The British book trades: topographical listings. Yorkshire
This page is one of a series of county listings which are being developed to bring together biographical information relating to localities throughout the British Isles which is currently scattered in other sections of the Exeter Working papers. They are not intended as exhaustive listings. The main sources covered are bankruptcy notices 1731-1806, apprenticeships 1710-1777 and insurance policies 1775-1787. Other information is being added and entries amalgamated as information is available.
Stafford, H.C. Died on the 26 Nov 1837, at Bellary, East Indies, in the 19th year of his age, William Frederic, eldest son of H.C.Stafford, Esq., proprietor of the Doncaster Chronicle. Northern Star 26 May 1838. Source: Berch.
div: 28 Dec 1795 28 Feb 1799
Tinker, C., bookseller, stationer, bookbinder, letterpress printer, and newsagent, Market Walk, Huddersfield, begs to inform his friends and the public in general, that he has removed from the shop he has for some time occupied to one three doors below, Northern Star 5 May 1838. Source: Berch.
Priestley, Joseph, New printing press. Joseph Priestley, printing press manufacturer and planing machine maker. Machine manufactory, Tenter-lane (near the bridge), Leeds. Advert Northern Star 19 May 1838. Source: Berch.
Wormald, Edmund Coates. Married on Saturday last [21 Apr 1838] at the parish Church [St. John's] by the Rev. J.W.Clarke, Mr Edmund Coates Wormald, letter press printer, to Eliza, youngest daughter of Mr. Joseph Back, joiner and builder, all of Leeds. Northern Star 28 Apr 1838. Source: Berch.
Martin, Thomas, late of Thurlestone, in the parish of Pennistone and county of York aforesaid, papermaker, listed as an insolvent debtor and jailed at Rothwell, West Riding, Yorkshire LG 9 Aug 1748. Source: Berch.
Bittleson, William. On Sunday last [6 May 1838] died at Wakefield, aged 32, Mr. William Bittleson, printer and bookseller, eldest son of Mr. T.Bittleson, supervisor of the excise of that town. He was formerly engaged at the York Herald and Courant office; was a pious and worthy member of the Wesleyan society. Northern Star 12 May 1838. Source: Berch.
Hinxman, John. A few days ago was married Mr. John Hinxman, an eminent bookseller at York, to Miss Morgan, of Paternoster Row, with a fortune of 10,000 l LDA 10 Nov 1761. John Hinxman married Jane Morgan 9 Nov 1761 Registers of St. Vedast Foster Lane and St. Michael le Querne. Source: Berch.
Ward, Caesar, York, bookseller and printer, to surrender 23 July, 7, 27 Aug at the house of Mr. William Kettlewell, known by the Sign of the Black Swan, in Coney-street, York LG 16 Jul 1745. All persons indebted to the estate of Caesar Ward, of the City of York, bookseller and printer, against whom a commission of bankrupt hath been awarded and issued forth, are hereby required to pay their respective debts to Mr. Joseph Styles, of King-street, near Guildhall, London, stationer, or Mr Richard Farmer, of the City of York, upholsterer, two of the assignees of the said bankrupt's estate, or they will be sued for the same LG 17 Sep 1745. Certificate of bankruptcy to be awarded 19 Jul 1746 LG 28 Jun 1746. Dividend declared for 18 Oct 1746 LG 20 Sep 1746. Dividend declared for 16 Sep 1747 LG 22 Aug 1747. Final dividend declared for 21 Feb 1750 LG 27 Jan 1750Source: Berch.
This page last updated 27 Feb 2005
© Ian Maxted, 2005.