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There is a dedicated Yahoo! Group for Genealogists in the Goole Area, run by people who may have access to the records you are after. However, below are some queries directly to this site. - Good Luck!

Contact:Marie Pound
Other Info:My grandmother worked at the Steam Packet Inn on the 1891 census. She and her family lived at Elvins Yard, Hook. Then later they lived at Bugges Yard in Goole. Her parents were Patrick and Sarah Morris, my grandmother was Ellen Morris.

Contact:Carole Paterson
Other Info:I understand that most were farmers and I understand latterly came from Barmby on the Marsh.

Contact:Kevin Bean

Contact:Penney Bell
Other Info:We have discovered that our ancestors arrived in Goole around 1826 with the opening of the port.

Contact:Brendan Broadhead
Other Info:Related to Tabiners. I am looking for my father who lived in Goole and his family still live there. He was married to my mum Julie (nee Bailey) in 1975 when I was born. He left Goole and came back and then went again to Bridlington. Does anyone know where he is?

Contact:Garry Caldwell
Other Info:Our family records state that in 1831 George and Hannah (Demeline) Caldwell left Goole and came to Canada where they settled in Oro Township, just outside what is now the city of Barrie, Ontario. Today many of their numerous descendants still reside in the Barrie area. If anyone has any information on my great great grandfather's family, I would love to hear from you.

Contact:Katie Fuller
Other Info: 1880's George Coggrave and Elizabeth Easton had six children in Goole/Hook: Ada Charity (1875), William George Easton (1877), Mary Ann (1879), Helena Jane (1882), Charles Henry (1885) and Beatrice (1889), my great grandmother; (see Any relatives out there?

Contact:Margaret Mary McArdle
Seeking:GANLEY (1850's)
Other Info:My Grandfather used to own a pub in Goole, don't know the name of it. How do I find out the surname list of Goole Cemetery?

Contact:Rob Wilson
Seeking:GARLICK, WILSON and BLAKER (1840's)

Contact:Denise Jose (Gooding)
Seeking:GOODING (1950's onward)
Other Info:My name is Denise Jose (Gooding) I was born in Goole in 1963 but moved to Hull when I was small, my father's name is Frank Gooding and his father and mother's names were Charles and Rose Gooding. My mother's name is Joan, maiden name McCoid. We emmigrated to Australia in 1970. I know I have heaps of cousins but I don't know any of them from my father's side, but I would love to contact any of them. CAN ANYONE HELP ME?!

Contact:Kevin & Lynne Hyde
Seeking:William and Catherine LEE
Other Info:We are looking for family of William and Catherine Lee. William was connected with the army and died in 1919. His son Henry owned a bookshop. Others in the family were William and Albert

Contact:Jack Newton
Seeking:NEWTON and GILL
Other Info:Mother and Father originated in Goole

Contact:Michelle Scorah
Seeking:SCORAHs (before 1900)
Other Info:They lived also in Hook

Contact:Chris Townsend
Other Info:I've decided to do the family tree thing and want to give my dear old mum as much of her history as I can. Does anybody know anything of the Tasker family who lived at 30 Cecil Street, Goole in the early part of this century? I have a few names to go on who will all be relatives and who would probably know my mum, (Marjorie Acaster). These may or may not all be Taskers;- Edward (Ted), his son John and daughter Peggy (my mum's cousins), May (mum's auntie), my mum's mother Sarah Ann who died quite young had married Stanley Acaster, there was also another cousin called Herbert (Bert).

Visitor Comments

Posted by Marie Pound at 22/05/2005 22:52
My grandmother worked at the Steam Packet Inn on the 1891 census. She and her family lived at Elvins Yard, Hook. Then later they lived at Bugges Yard in Goole. Her parents were Patrick and Sarah Morris, my grandmother was Ellen Morris. I loved your site. It is very nice. Pictures were great. Thank you.
Posted by Darlene Taylor at 17/09/2005 23:17
I am trying to find my mother. Her maiden name is Jeanette Elizabeth Larlee. Last known married name is Taylor.has two children, Joey and girl Darlene Taylor. If any one knows anything please email me.
Posted by Pat Weightman at 07/10/2005 00:33
Looking for any information or relatives of Samuel Weightman. He was Superintendent of Police for the West Riding Police force until approximately 1910 or 1911. His wife was Sarah (formerly Johnson) and they had 12 children. Sarah passed away in Feb. 1937 in the village of Easthorpe.
Posted by Patricia Spink at 29/10/2005 23:24
Boothferry Family & local history group have been a great help to me in tracing various things in my geneology searching. I particulaly find the lists of monumenal cemetery records they produce very useful & use them over and over again. Special thanks to Margaret Howard for all her hard work and patience.
Also the maritime museum have helped me.
Thanks to you all.
Posted by peter wright at 08/11/2005 16:22
Re Chris Townsend query

My G Grandmother was named Elizabeth Harrison. She married an Acaster who died before 1867 she then married George Wilby on 23/11/1867 in Howden
might help
Posted by Janice Tatum at 13/12/2005 15:03
Trying to find info on a Joseph Jackson, b. 1823, d. 1901, buried in Goole Cemetery. Tombstone states he was a Master Mariner. How can I verify this or find out more info about Joseph?
Posted by Barbara Gelder at 01/01/2006 22:19
i am tracing my family history on my late mother,s side.the name being hall was my mother,s grandfather,he was born in cambs in 1859,he came to west yorks to live in the late 1870,s.i have found he met annie dixon from hook and married her in the year 1881.they lived on main street in hook which is now named high st .i cannot find where the hall,s were wed hope someone can give me any information on george and annie hall.
Posted by ROBERT HARNESS at 10/01/2006 19:59
Mr grandfather was born in Goole and served with the 4th (Goole) battalion in the First World War. My father Leonard Harness was born in Rawcliffe in 1908, and I still have relatives in Goole. If there is anyone who has any interest in the 4th batt please get in touch.
Posted by Rachael at 16/01/2006 00:00
I am seeking any information about my Great Grandfather William Shaw. The only information I have is that he was born in Castleford, YKS was married to Annie (maiden name unkown) and had five sons and three daughters between 1891 and 1912. According to family sources William ran a barge called the Joseph and Ellen between Goole and Leeds carrying flour. He died in 1918 during the influenza epidemic and the barge was sold to the Aire and Calder navigation Company. I don't think the family lived in Goole as the children were born in Gode, Barnsley and Leeds, however I have been told that they resided on the barge sometimes and were all on board during the 1901 census when the barge was in drypool Hull.
Posted by jayne allen at 23/01/2006 18:28
i'm trying to find out what happened to my grandad, ERNEST JOHNSON - he's believed to have drowned in hull docks, around 1932.
he was carrying quite a large amount of money, to purchase something from a ship for his business, johnson and wright. my mum always thought he'd been murdered, as all that was found was his bike, but it's more likely he drowned.
ernest was born on november 16th, married his wife, alice robinson in september 1923 and lived at 10, landsdowne road in goole,with his 3 children, marie (my mum), betty and peter and apparently, was a well known person around the town.

if anyone remembers ERNEST JOHNSON or can advice me where to look next, i'd love to hear from them.
my aunt betty is the only relative left and she really wants to know what happened to him (if anything did) before she passes away.
looking forward to hearing from anyone !!
thanks - jayne.
email :
Posted by Neil Chappell at 02/02/2006 08:44
I`m looking for any info on my great great grandfather, John Chappell who was born in 1837 possibly in Hook, he married Elizabeth Smurthwaite who was born in 1842. They moved with family to Hartlepool in late 1860`s.He had 1 bro. William, and 2 sisters, Sarah and Elizabeth.
Thanks for any help.
Posted by Linda Cooke at 09/02/2006 12:51
Seeking Gervas Robinson.
I am looking for confirmation that this person is my great grandfather. On IGI Gervas Robinson was bapt in Hook April 1837.
I do not know the church and would appreicate any help in tracing him. His father was a William Robinson.
Thanks. Linda Cooke
Posted by Dawn at 15/02/2006 09:31
I am tracing my family tree and have discovered that my GGGrandfather (James Hardwick Martin) was (1881 census) living on board the 'Annie Gertrude' with wife, child and Jesse Gillyot. Does anyone have any information about any of these?
Posted by Jo Davison at 15/02/2006 19:33
Ref Joseph Jackson b 1823 d. 1901 buried in Goole cemetary. I am pretty sure that I have a Joseph Jackson in my tree but I am pretty new to geneaology so not sure if we are talking about the same one. If it is the same one I have a Moses Jackson who was also a mariner.
Posted by Horace Caisley at 21/02/2006 16:42
Researching the family name I have found that a William Caisley was a shipbuilder/shipowner in Goole early/mid 1800's. Any information about the business and family would be welcome.
Posted by joy calvert at 04/03/2006 13:16
I am looking for more information about James William Calvert (1871-1939). I believe he is buried in Goole Cemetery and owned a shipping/ Barge company from about 1900 to 1930. He was well known in Goole but I am trying to find his origins. Thanks you
Posted by Caisley, Shipbuilder at 07/03/2006 14:08
Worked out of Howdendyke, to my knowledge. Last builder 1890s of Wooden Ships at Kilpinpike Yard (ref. J. D. Porteous) - I'd be happy to copy my original research from 1999 on WC biography, shipping etc. approx. 6 pages A4 in return for a donation to Goole Action Group (fighting demolition of housing in two Goole streets, formerly homes of many Goole seamen)
Posted by Andy Clayton at 18/03/2006 15:18
Tracing my ancestors in and around Airmyn/Hook/Goole. RIDSDALE, SPINK/MAPPLEBECK/TURGOOSE/KENT. In particular, if anyone has any history of Goole Town FC - my Gt Grandfather Ernest KENT was chairman there for many years.
Posted by david lea-jackson at 25/03/2006 19:28
r.efthe Jackson family.My father davd Jackson was a ships master lost in 1940 on the CedarBANK.His father,My G/F,also David Jackson,Married to Annis Rebecca was also a master as was his father,name not known.My grandther was a twin his name being John.I wonder if there is a connection I would be interested to know.
Posted by terri headley at 29/03/2006 13:58
hi my grandad come from goole his name was ivan gaughan im trying to find some of the family with the surname gaughan if any one knows any gaughan's still living in goole get in touch
Posted by p harrison at 31/03/2006 22:10
re Ivan Gaughan originated from Hook went to live in London Email me for more info
Posted by Shirley Miller at 03/04/2006 17:46
My great grandparents Timothy Box and Ann Ellis Box were married on 24 Dec 1846 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church Chapel, Goole, Parish of Hook. Timothy was a resident of Cowick and Ann a resident of Pollington. They resided in Pollington with Ann's father, Samuel Ellis, until they emigrated to Sodus, Wayne County, NY in 1872.
Posted by maureen spencer at 04/04/2006 20:26
I am trying to find out any information about a Annie Elizabeth Joyner born in Goole in 1903, she later had a half brother called Joseph Gottfried Erickson - they became orphans after WW1 and ended up in Barnardos. does anyone know anything about their life in Goole
Posted by A Nicholson at 08/04/2006 14:26
I have traced my ancestors around Yokefleet Goole Hull areas ERY
Posted by John Riley at 19/04/2006 22:02
I have just started researching my mothers family history and have traced her gr gr gr grandfather back to John Riley born abbt1760 in Rawcliffe. I am trying to find his wife and parents, can anyone help. I also would like to hear from any other Rileys from the Goole area together with any relations of Charles Rollinson who was my grandfather and lived in Carlton.
Posted by Rose Clark at 21/04/2006 13:15
I am in the process of tracing my family tree. My father was born in Goole in 1922 - his name is Arthur Charles Garnham he lived with his parents until approx 1944, left left Goole and came down to London. He was deaf and so I expect that he would have gone to a deaf school so if anyone remembers him it maybe because he was deaf.
He lived with his parents Arthur Robert & Rose Ann Garnham - nee Kelly and their address was 41 Queens Avenue Goole. Arthur Robert - my grandfather died in 1937 aged 45 and his occupation was farm worker. Rose remarried George E Smith in 1944 and she died in August 1958. I think they had a son in 1927 called Alec Garnham who died at the age of 6 in 1933.
If anyone know anything about my relatives or knows of anyone with the name of Garnham in Goole I would really like to hear from them.
Posted by Sandra Penney at 21/04/2006 18:28
Hi , im trying to find any info on SIMON WHITLAM born c.1821 in Hook , Yorkshire .He married Eliza (Sarah) Longthorn . Simon was a lawyer/ journeyman .Together they had at least 5 children , Mary A , born c.1843. Mathew born c.1845 . Paul born c. 1847 . Peter born c. 1849 and Frederick William born 1853 ( my g.g.grandfather). All the children were born in Goole .Ive been tracking the family for months , but i cant find any of them on 1861 census , i have them on 1851 census. I cant find Simons parents as his wedding certificate is unreadable .Any help woul be really appreciated . Thanks for reading . Regards San
Posted by pam batchelor nee MANNERS at 01/05/2006 19:01
Have been waiting for the 1841 census to come out, to try and trace my g.g.granfather THOMAS MANNERS, the only one on the census was in the GOOLE UNION WORKHOUSE, aged 2 years!! Is this him, does anyone have any access to records of this workhouse. Evidently he was there on his own.Hope some one can help me, it has taken about 5 years to get this far, annot go ant further until I have parents names.
Posted by george jackson at 06/05/2006 21:44
has anyone any info on a George jackson in and around the Goole area in farming around 1900 would think was born 1890 or late 1880's ended up in Haisthorpe 1920's ? farming (tenanted) from Burton Agnes Estate any info would be greatly apprieciated thankyou
Posted by david rothery at 11/05/2006 23:57
for robert harness
I had two great uncle's who were in the 1/4th goole territorials kings own yorkshire light infantry in the first world war but were transferred to the 9th battalion just before the battle of the somme, one was killed sept 16th 1916,his brother survived.They also had a brother in the 2/5th who was killed on the somme in may 1917 and another killed in salonica (GREECE) with the machine gun corps on sept 15th 1916,My great grandma had lost three sons within 6 months.I have visited all the cemetrys of all the brothers.There was over a hundred goole men killed serving with the koyli during ww1.
Posted by john freeman at 13/05/2006 20:21
i am researching humber shipbuilders and their families, one of these is william caisley of howdendyke. how can i get in touch with horace caisley 21/2/06 and caisley shipbuilder 7/3/06 please?
Posted by jeanette headley at 14/05/2006 22:00
can anybody give me info on annie gott/gaughan who is my great grandmother. She lived in waterlane hook and also goole.i want to know when she died and where she is buried.I do believe it was in the fourties .I know who her children are.I cannot find a marriage for her or a death . On her childrens birth certificate it states mother as Annie Gaughan but no fathers name , but i think the father was Edward Gott so did she just take his name .
Posted by Heather Smith at 24/05/2006 15:32
Iam looking for anyone with the name of Phillipson, related to Leonard & Mable born in 1879,Frances Anne/ie 1878,Blanche born in 1886,Eliza gelderDxon in 1877, Pattie Duckels married to Leonard Phillipson 1906,
Posted by Janet Stevens at 07/06/2006 23:21
I am looking for information on the EYRE family Gladys born 1908 at Goole. Also florence Elizabeth daughters of William Joseph who was a ships captain and possible owner. It is said that he died at sea and was brought back on the deck. Other possible names in Goole FORESTER and SHORT. Can anyone help please. Also where are Goole records kept? and are they wheelchair friendly? Thank you Janet
Posted by neil chappell at 27/06/2006 12:49
Any information on CHAPPELL name from Hook, Hensall, Goole areas. My gt gt gt grandfather John George CHAPPELL was born about 1795 in Hensall, ANY RELATIVES?
Posted by Pat Fielding at 05/07/2006 01:00
I am trying to trace the family of my gtgrandfather and the only info I have about him is that his name is John Palmer and he was born about 1835 in Goole and his father was named William. I have found him in Guernsey in 1861 married to Julianna LeMaitre and he had a few of his children there and then moved to France where other children were born. His wife went on to marry a couple of times after John's death - and unfortunately have no details of that except that he died when his ship was wrecked in a storm - place unknown. Have been trying to find details of his family in Yorkshire for about 5 years with no luck.
Posted by Colleen Doy at 28/07/2006 14:06
I am trying to find any information on Alexander Street school. My mum Edith Large attended there from about 1936. Also does any one know where I might find information on Pollington Hall. Thanks
Posted by Lawrence, Purvis, Coulson, Pocklington, Fenwick, A at 07/08/2006 22:26
I am researching the families: Lawrence, Purvis, Coulson, Pocklington, Fenwick, Almond.

Anyone else doing similar?

Posted by Karen Cradock at 11/08/2006 11:23
Terry & Christine Trinder, living in the Goole area
Hi i am trying to contact the above for Jeny & John Randell from Witney. Terry was originally from Burford, Oxfordshire and Johnwill be 60 next year and we are trying to trace old school friends, anyone if you know them please email me. thanks
Posted by Rachel Rees-Hughes at 12/08/2006 14:30
KONARSKI Family - Rawcliffe area.
I am researching my f.tree and desperate for some help! I am not sure if I have the correct Rawcliffe. The family I am trying to trace - John/ Jan KONARSKI born:1811 est -Warsaw, Poland he later went on to live in Clowne (1851 census) and he was a Pedlar/ Hawker. He had two daughters - Louisa (later Skinner) born: 1845 est-Petersfield, Hampshire and Mary Ann KONARSKI born:1847 est-Rawcliffe, Yorkshire. I am unable to find any information on the girls mother. Their father is listed as a Widower on the 1851 census.
Maybe there is a lilst of graves in the Rawcliffe area?
Can anyone tel me why a Polish family may have been in the Racliffe area around 1847?
Was there a poor house in the area?
Posted by Pam Collier at 02/09/2006 19:18
William Collier born 1825 Lived and died in Goole in 1901 Married Anne Wells in 1846 Master Mariner and Shipowner of the 'Barclay' lost in 1886 and the 'Ouse' in the 1890's does anyone recognise him- if so please email me
Posted by Sarah Edrupt at 09/09/2006 05:19
Hi there, saw an Edrupt mentioned on this website and wondered how we might be related. I'm Australian, but my father was born in England and migrated out here, with his family, in 1949. Would love to hear from any Edrupts living in the u.k. , please send me an email!
Posted by Janet at 21/09/2006 21:10
I am trying to find any information about the sailorshome beerhouse doyle stret and the railway hotel albert street around 1895 my great grandfather James Frayne and my gggrandfather James Temple were the keepers at the time of the census thanks for any advice
Posted by Karen Merritt at 23/09/2006 20:55
I am seeking information about my Great Grandmother, Caroline Maude Pearson. I believe she may have been born in 1864 in Goole Yorkshire. Caroline may have moved to Nottingham as an adult. She was married twice. First to a Scott (she had two boys - one was my uncle Tom Scott). Then she married my Greatgrandfather Edward (Teddy) Lowe (who was a Barnardo boy). They had two daughters (Ivy Lowe, who was born in England and my Grandmother Grace Lowe- born 1920 in Strathroy Ontario Canada). They moved to Canada at some point. However, My G.Grandfather Lowe went to Britian and fought in the First World War for England.

I believe Caroline had several siblings. On one website I found a Pearson family from Goole who had a daughter Caroline and serveral other childern
Dad and Mom were William (died 1888) and Harriet (born 1833 died 1873. They were married in 1856.
There childern were
Helen born 1858
John born1858
Frederic born1869
James born 1862
Caroline born 1864
William born 1866
Albert born?

This Pearson family may be my Great Grandmother's family.
If anyone can help me clarify this, it would be greatly appreciated!
I live in Canada and we do not know a lot about our family history and we do not have many relatives here. It would be nice to meet some living relatives in England!!

Thank you,

Karen Merritt

My email address is if anyone has any info on Caroline Maude Pearson.
Posted by David Chappell at 27/09/2006 23:03
Neil Chappell mentionied he was looking for chappells in and around hensall. I have traced my family back to around 1841 (a michael and mary chappell) in that area. maybe there is a link between the two chappells. i'd be gratefull if you could drop me an email so we can share information. I seem to have hit a brick wall at 1841 without access to parish registers.
Posted by Beth Smith at 28/09/2006 13:27
I'm trying to trace my gt-gt-grandparents. My gt grandmother was MAUD MARGARET SHEPPERD / SHEPPARD born 1883 in Readness, married 1906 in Goole and died 1954 in Goole. Her parents were (i believe) WILLIAM SEATON SHEPPERD AND MARGARET SPOLDON, but without further details, I have hit a brick wall.
Can anybody help?
Posted by Julia Baker at 01/10/2006 11:53
Hi - I'm looking for information regarding the Morris family.

My grandad and nanna - Charles and Dorothy - lived in Goole for as far as I am aware nearly all their lives. They had two daughters, Carol and Pam who both still live in the town.

I'm trying to trace Charles' relatives as I think he had more in the area than Dorothy did - there may have been a Hannah and an Eliza in the family. Has anyone found any information on these two or knows where I can find out something more? Thanks.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 07/10/2006 02:13
Reply to Barbara Dixon. I may have the George Hall c1858 you are looking for. His father George c1831 was born in Wisbeach Cambs.Young George ended his life at 1 Montague St. His son Ted c1890 married my wife's grandmother. His son John Richard c1894 went down with the Rye. All were mariners. I believe George was married at Pontefract in 1880. I have not yet confirmed this or who he married. On his headstone in Hook cemetery it states a Louisa Hall, is within (could be his daughter) a shipmate by the name of Middleton and an infant. He held the record at one time of being the oldest person to have lived in Goole. His full name was George William Bowman Hall. I have much more info on this family if you want to contact me.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 07/10/2006 15:58
I must congratulate you on an excellent website. I located it late last night and ultimately was very late going to bed. It was like stepping back in time. I was born in Cross Stanley St. in 1934 but left Goole in1956. I now live near Southampton. From reading the stories I realised I knew quite a lot of these people. My father was a coal trimmer until in later life he worked for Bennets as a checker. After my retirement I became involved in family history. On my wifes side are the Morris and Hall familys. On my side the Sutcliffes and Dickinsons. In fact I have been trying for some time to locate a member of the later. In my very large collection of photos. there are three of a young girl with my sisters Gina or Jeana Dickinson. I would guess she was born around 1930. Her Grandmother must have been Georgina Dickinson(nee Bunting) My grandfathers youngest sister.In 1901 the Dickinsons lived in Edinburgh St. I would like to know what became of the little girl. She may be still around.Cheers.
Posted by Brian Sheppard at 16/10/2006 12:19
Information for Beth Smith in reference to the Sheppard/ Shepperd / Shepherd Family from Reedness. William Seatons Parents were John Cornelius (1796 Sculcoats/ 1875 Reednees) / Hannah Ellis -- Johns Parents were Cornelius (1760 Appleby Lincs / 1814 Sculcoats) / Mary Chesman--- Cornelius parents were Willoughby ( 1736 Appleby ) / Sarah Medley --- Willoughby's parents were Henry / Mary Wharton . I have a very detailed Sheppard family tree going back to 1735 which you can have a copy off if you leave contact details
Posted by K..J. at 03/11/2006 07:23
To Jayne Allen , Jan. 2006 :
Emily Wadsworth ,b.1851 was , I believe the eldest daughhter
of G.B.Wadsworth by his second marriage ( to Elizabeth Irish ) , and married Septimus Johnson , having several children :
Allen , ERNEST , Arthur , Ida , and Ethel . ' Ancestry ' may help you further .
Posted by eileen healey at 10/11/2006 14:43
i am trying to trace any relatives of MICHAEL THREADGOLD HEDLEY OR HEADLEY b.hull 1824 and was a master baker in Ebore Place Hull and he died in GOOLE 1886..his eldest son was JOHN FREDERICK HEDLEY b 1849 who later on in the late 1890's moved to Sheffield where he died regards eileen healey
Posted by Patricia Spink at 13/11/2006 21:43
I am a relation of Michael Hedley. He is my GGGGrandfather. I would like to hear from you to exchange notes. Do you have any photos of the family?
Patricia Spink
Posted by anne over maiden name rollinson at 13/11/2006 21:51
in reply to john riley searching for relatives of charles rollinson from carlton. i have relatives who live in carlton after reading your article i enquired about the name and it turns out that the name given is my great grandfather. you can email me on
Posted by eileen healey at 15/11/2006 21:23
message to patricia spink.....michael threadgold hedley is my to swap notes email is
Posted by eileen healey at 20/11/2006 16:08
Posted by Pauline at 21/11/2006 11:51
Hi My husband,s GGrandfather was Michael threadgold Hedley and his grandfather was James Threadgold Hedley born Hull lived in Goole all his married life. anyone know of these people. James was born 1855. Pauline
Posted by Andy Elkerton at 30/11/2006 21:40
I'm looking for any information on the ROBINSON family, who lived in and around Hensall from the 1700's onward. Family memebers included; Thomas, Sarah, Mark, Bessy, Ada, Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth.
It would be great to hear from any Robinsons in the area who know of these people.
Posted by Stellamaris Newlands at 30/12/2006 17:32
Looking for any information related to the death, burial of my ancestor, William WALTON b. 1795 Sunderland County Durham. He was a Master Mariner who captained the 'Nautilus', taking British Settlers to South Africa during 1819/1820. En route he married passenger Adelaide Emily Pullen.
Does anyone know what happened to him after 1830?
Thanks for any help!
Stellamaris Newlands nee Walton.
Posted by Robert Payton at 05/01/2007 02:03
John Chappell born 1836 Hook was the son of John Chappell & Mary Greenfield. I am related on the Greenfield side of this tree. Mary bapt 14 May 1801 Hook, daughter of William Greenfield & Mary
John (1836) also had a sister Mary Ann (1829-1845), and a brother Thomas (ca. 1840)
Posted by Paul Gowland at 05/01/2007 10:16
I am interested in any information about the Gowland family who originated from the Sykehouse/Fishlake area and moved to Goole about 1850/60's. Please contact me with any information thankyou.
Posted by j.g.m.crasborn at 05/01/2007 14:43
In 1951 I got stranded in Entebbe [Uganda] and had to stay there for a fortnight at the Lake Victoria Hotel.
I was on my way from Johannesburg to Amsterdam. The idea was that I stayed one night in Entebbe and then continue the flight the next day.
The carrier, Tropic Airways, had only one aircraft, a Dakota.
The hotel management made the mistake by putting me in the wrong room, so that the next day the plane left without me and I had to wait for fourteen days for the return flight from Johannesburg.
Because I didn't have a visa for Uganda, I was not allowed to
explore the country on my own. So I passed my time by playing lots of snooker in the hotel!
Peter Oads, a native from Goole, was at that time head of the Colonial Police in Entebbe. Because he felt sorry for me, he drove me around in his police car to Kampala and some other places of interest, which I appreciated very much.
I wonder if you could tell me what has become of Mr Oads?
Thank you in advance.

Van Cralingenlaan 18
2241 SC Wassenaar
Posted by Pauline Baillie (nee Evans) at 12/01/2007 21:16
Message to Anne re Charles Rollinson from Carlton. I have tried to e-mail you regarding your greatgrandfather and my grandfather but without success. It was great to have made a conection. Please e-mail me on I would love to here from you.
PS my previous e-mail mistakenly said that I was named John Riley, what I meant was that I was also trying to find John Riley.
Posted by cockwill or cuckwell at 29/01/2007 08:55
In 1829 an elizabeth cuckwell spinster from goole had a baby in sculcoates. we think the baby grew up to be my ancester. Can any one help find Elizabeth in goole. Spelling maybe cuckwill/cockwell/cuckwell/cuckwill or even caukwell or cawkwell.
Posted by ruth ashman at 14/02/2007 20:39
i am looking for information on the Duckels family, my greatgrandfather, William Duckels was born in Swinefleet in1834,my greatgrandmother,Ellen Hutchinson was born in Old Goole in1843 and my great, great grandparents thr Hutchinson family were Wheelwrights in Swinefleet in the 1851 cencus
Posted by Liz at 16/02/2007 13:18
I am tracing my family tree which includes members of the Duffin, Plaster, Constable and Stalhard families who lived in and around Goole, Asselby and Howden. If anyone has any information on any of these families please let me know.
Posted by Lynette Oakes at 22/02/2007 23:35
I don't think I can claim to have an ancestor BORN in Goole but have recently discovered that my ggrandmother Mary Allen married my ggrandfather Charles Pemberton 22 April 1838. Her father (my gggrandfather) was listed on the 1841 census as a waterman, living on his barge with his wife and children (minus gggranny!) In 1861 he is listed as the master of the Atlas, a coal barge in Eccleshall Bierlow, he seems to have got around. His decendants, too, have got around... South Africa and Australia!
Posted by Stephen Smith at 25/02/2007 10:54
I am researching Tom Harniess who was the founder of the family who travelled fairs around the Goole/Doncaster area and still have relatives in the area connected with the business. Tom Harniess died at his home at 78 Marshfield Road, Hook on 17th September 1911 and is buried in the cemetery on Hook Road. If anyone can tell me more about the Harniess family or the fair please e-mail me at
Posted by Marie Robbins at 04/03/2007 20:09
Hello, My name is Marie Robbins (nee Martin).
I have found my Great Grandparent's grave in Hook Road cemetery (Emma & James Martin). They lived at 147 Jackson St - Goole in 1901.
Has anyone any information on siblings or extended family.
Also, Martha James (died 1933) is buried in the same grave.
She died at 65 Boothferry Road - Goole.
Any information would be much appreciated.

Thanks, Marie -
Posted by jill bernhardi at 16/03/2007 13:30
In the 1901 census Edward Enoch Knowles was Headmaster at Goole, - would anyone know at which school and where I might find records? -
Posted by Pauline Hedley at 20/03/2007 13:27
Could anyone give me the address of Goole's Registry Office and the Library. thanks
Posted by EILEEN HEALEY at 31/03/2007 20:21
hi all....ELLIS FAMILY...Jane Ellis b 1826 Swinefleet and her sister Martha b 1824 Swinefleet....both were married to Michael Threadgold Hedley (Headley) is anyone researching the family or have any info byeeeee
Posted by janine at 02/04/2007 15:47
I'm looking for any info on the Smith family who lived at 3 English Buildings Hook in 1891 and Back South Street Goole in 1883
Posted by Shirley at 05/04/2007 00:08
Has anyone got any information on Goole Barracks. Have census records of family living there and have record of it on a map, but cannot find any other info about the building.
Posted by lane--duckels at 08/04/2007 01:42
To Ruth Ashman

I am a decendant of Thomas Duckels who owned a brewery in Goole in the late 1700's. He had a son named William, but he was born in 1805. He came to the U.S.A. in the 1830's. His son, Edward George, was my great grandfather.

My grandfather, Perry, said that with a name like Duckels, we must all be related somehow.
Posted by Priscilla Laybolt nee Shadwell at 25/04/2007 00:52
Hullo all from Goole, it has been 61 yrs, seen I left Goole, I am now 80 yrs. old, and I would love to communicate with someone who would like to be a pen pal. I cannot remember any of my school chums names, but it would warm my heart to hear from someone.
Please get in touch with a feedback message
Pat, as I am now called.
Posted by Nicky Dowd at 30/04/2007 21:59
I believe my relatives were Bargees in Goole, Sean Forde or John Forde from Westport Ireland married to Catherine Hagan from Roscommon. Is there a register I can look at? My grandmother showed me some fantastic photos of them when I was younger but we cannot find them now. I am thinking anytime between 1850 -1910
Posted by Adrian Hall at 06/05/2007 22:02
Hi I'm researching my parternal grandparents (Hall) who I'm sure used to live in the station house at Rawcliffe. If anyone has any high res photos of the house (past or present) or any info or memories c.1970-1975 I'd love to hear
Many thanks
Posted by Angela at 08/05/2007 11:47
Hi can anyone hep i am told of a possable connection between the ducketts ? duckells? and the Ramsay family who lived at 45 RC st get in touch if you can shed any light on this -
Posted by mary low at 15/05/2007 21:03
I am trying to find out about a relative known as pigeon sykes who is reputed to have brought the first bus to Goole.

can anyone help?
Posted by Karin Ronis at 20/05/2007 07:11
Tracing the Hyder family tree I have a George, Frederick, William and Emma Winifred.
George married an Ann Drury, Fred married a Jessie Tate, Emma married a Fred Goodare and William married an Amelia Standing Does anyone know any of these names
Karin Ronis
Darwin Australia
Posted by arthur frederick weightman at 27/05/2007 19:22
just found this site ,am Very new to family search and would be interested if anyone had info for me , my grandfather arthur f weightman was born in oxford in 1888 his father was charles bryant weightman and i`ve been told that they were a family of bargees would appreciate any feedback to help more in my search!
Posted by linda weightman.. at 27/05/2007 19:26
does samuel weightman have any connections to my great grandfather and grandfather?
Posted by Robert Collingwood at 27/05/2007 20:12
I am looking for any information on the Lister Family, they lived in Goole through the 1800's. Some names are George, William, Samuel, Henry, Robert, Ada, William Henry was my great grandfather, born 1854. If these names are familiar to you, I would appreciate hearing from you.
Posted by Gill Cummins at 16/06/2007 10:55
Re message posted by Rachel Rees-Hughes, Iam the gt. Grand-daughter of Mary Ann Konarski later Butcher. I have information on the family after this date but have none on passage from Poland of John Konarski.
Posted by Jeff Anderson at 19/06/2007 21:23
I am looking for the Hanley Family. Janet Patricia Hanley, born October 31st 196? Her father is Terri Hanley. Her sister is Lorraine Hanley.
Posted by Lorna Settle (should be Morton!) at 24/06/2007 00:07
My great great grandparents ran the Grocers shop at 42 Doyle Street in 1901. They had three sons Joseph, George and Harry. Harry was my grandfather who had a son named Eric but Eric's surname was Settle which was his mum's maiden name before she married Harry. Sadly Harry died in war after only being married 4 years. does anyone have any info or photos of the Mortons or the shop, would be very interested to hear from you.
Posted by joan hollinworth at 28/06/2007 22:40
Looking for info on master richard robinson 1861 census shows him on a ships coaster called active number 4390 he lived in selby yorkshire
regards joan
Posted by David Lea-Jackson at 29/06/2007 12:39
As an expat I read and see on TV the chaos caused by rising waters in Goole and the surrounding areas.Having travelled the same road down here in Essex I can fully understand the situation and trust that the situation improves before too long.
In the meantime my best wishes go out to all involved,not only residents but also the emergency services who it appears are doing stirling work.
David L-J
Posted by john knowles at 07/07/2007 13:14
Message for Marie Pound if still requring information. My GG grandparents were Patrick Morris (Roe) and Sarah Morris (Roe). I am not quite sure where the Roe part comes in as they are listed on earlier census returns as Morris. Contact me for a chat. Regards John
Posted by Zoe Palmer at 21/07/2007 13:28
To Karin Ronis - Australia

Hello, I am currently carrying out research into the Goodare family in Goole and think I may have a link to Fred Goodare. It would be great to hear from you.
Posted by LARAINE DONOVAN at 31/07/2007 11:49
Hi Kevin Bean,

I have a Edward Jackson - Elizabeth Woodall, Married 1833 in Goole , Yorkshire.

Had a son Named George Jackson, 1841 Goole, married 1864 to a Mary Elizabeth Thompson

Would love to here from you, and anyone else with the same connections!!!

Would love to email you from your passport email, but my computer is having none of it, any one else having this problem!!!!
Posted by Hilary South at 08/08/2007 01:27
Can anyone tell me where I can find a history of Hook & area. our family were all born, raised & lots of them died in Hook from as far back as 1700's till late 1800's.
The family name is South. There seems to have been many many of them from Hook.
Posted by jacqueline yvonne hill nee adams at 13/08/2007 02:13
hi im looking to get in contact with julie eldin she is probably married by now and in her late 40s or 5os i stayed next oor to her at 6 spring gardens hook roa d i was only 7 when we moved to scotland to be with my mums family i think her mums name was doreen i woul really like to hear from her i have no family in goole now i just remember 1 girl i used to be friend with before i moved was susan butterfield she would be 35 now same age as me
Posted by Greville Bickerton at 21/08/2007 11:59
The key words in my searches are:
BICKERton, Harry or George; SYLVESTER, Solicitor, Goole Gas Works, late 20C: WEBSTER & BICKERTON, founders ? shop keepers.
Any, but any, scraps of info. most welcome.
Thanks in anticipation, Greville
Posted by Tricia at 24/08/2007 10:55
Hi. I'm still researching my great grandmother's family (Honour Clay) and her second husband was Alex Marshal who was listed in 1891 as a marine stoker (~?) and lived in Second Avenue Hook. Does this road still exist and is anyone related to Alex??
Posted by peter jackson at 26/08/2007 20:03
can anybody help me find any relations of my father frank bradbury jackson born in Gowdall on 28-11-1915 at no1 council house gowdall. His father was john henry bradbury jackson and his mother was amilia (formerly warne)
Posted by Robert Ward at 29/08/2007 16:35
Tricia - I think that could now be Second Avenue, Goole, which was once in Hook Parish, still there, just off Pasture Road near the railway station, easily found on Google Maps.
Posted by Tricia at 31/08/2007 19:23
Thank you Robert for replying! Does anyone know of any Clays, Acasters, Weeks or Eldins in the Goole area? Does Goole have an ancestry weekend or conference?
Posted by Robert Ward at 02/09/2007 13:00
The Goole Genealogy group is
Posted by re: Eldin at 09/09/2007 20:30
Hey Tricia, I know of Eldins Of Goole. i could possibly help, email me at
Posted by Tony Jackson at 16/09/2007 10:59
Does anyone please have anymore information about my
Grandparents to help me with my family history?

My G G Grandfather, GEORGE JACKSON, was born in Mirfield, W
Yorkshire in 1812, and married ANN (NANCY) RICHARDSON. His
and SAM. His Father was SAMUEL JACKSON, but not sure which
He came to Goole about 1840 to represent the firm of
Jackson & Sons, who were canal carriers, tug owners and salt
merchants, and later went on to form The Goole and Hull Steam
Towing Company Limited.
He died in June 1888.

Another G G Grandfather was ABRAHAM SUTCLIFF, who came to
Goole from Leeds about 1840 to open a brickyard for the A.C.N.
Later he became the licencee of the Sydney Tap in George St.
and then the Crown Inn in Ouse St. He married Sarah Ann. His
children were John, Tom, and Joseph.
His son, JOHN SUTCLIFF, my G Grandfather, took over the
Crown Inn after his Father died. He married ANNIE ELIZABETH.
His children were Francis Edward, John, Maria, Abraham and
(More details on 'THE SHIPS' page.)

If anyone has anymore information I would be very happy to
hear from them.
Posted by yvonne batten at 17/09/2007 13:27
Hi I just found your web-site.
I am trying to trace the Mann family of Knottingley-anyone else please?
Posted by Heather Young at 08/10/2007 11:51
The name of my Great-grandfather appears on the war memorial T H Clarke.He served with the 2nd Bn. West Yorkshire Reg. and died on the 24th April 1918. His parents were Thomas and Mary Clarke of Goole but I have no other information on them.If anyone can give me any information I would appreciate it.
Posted by Pamela Howard at 08/10/2007 20:54
Looking for Joseph Jackson with connections in area. Wife Caroline and son joseph daughters Beartrice and Grace. Would love info.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 09/10/2007 17:32
Can Anyone help? I am trying to find any information about John Banks shipyard. From 1854 to 1874 he built sixteen ships at his shipyard at Skelton. So far I have located two . Unity and Sparkling Glance.I would appreciate any info, including photos, art work, plans,workforce ( my GGGrandfather being one) etc.Anything, or pointers as to where I should look.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 11/10/2007 16:28
regarding my research into Howdendyke shipbuilders. How can I contact John Freeman 13/5/2006. Horace Caisley 21/2/2006 and Joy Calvert 04/03/2006 ?
Posted by geoff depledge at 11/10/2007 17:49
Message for Tony Jackson, I have some info on the Jackson family as one of your ancestors married Alice Gertrude Depledge, my e-mail is if you wish to follow up.
Posted by Jo Hemingway at 12/10/2007 01:35
I am researching my husband's family tree and am looking for information on Grandad Charles Jackson married to Mary Sarah (nee Eyre), he was a dock labourer in Goole, but I believe the family originated from Swinefleet. They had a daughter Margaret Alice born 17.12.1910 and were living at 31 Victoria Street, Bridge Street, Goole. Please has anyone information.
Posted by Karin Ronis at 20/10/2007 00:05
Hello Zoe Palmer
Please contact me re Goodare family tree on
Posted by Margaret B at 23/10/2007 14:08
Is there anyone out there with a long memory?
I am looking for a lady ( her name was either Hannah or Maria nee Pickering).
She married a fried fish dealer from Old Goole, Together they ran this shop. They either had this shop in 1897.
The shop was either on Bridge St or Goverment St. But any information would be worth looking into. As this is all the information I have.
Hope someone can help.
Posted by alan tomlinson at 25/10/2007 19:28
everatt family tree
carole paterson was looking for info on the everatt family from barmby i might be able to help
Posted by David Lea-Jackson at 26/10/2007 13:37
Ref your enquiry dated 31/07/07.My mat G/F Joseph Lea had four brothers one of whom was Stephen Lea he married Honor Acaster in the early part of last century,no children of that union.
Trust this is of interest,
David L-J.
Posted by nigel a richardson at 03/11/2007 14:21
i am trying to trace my family history my grandfather was william oldridge he worked on the goole docks. his father was arthur oldridge,can anyone help regaurding arthur oldridge thank you,anyone with any information however small please email me at. thankyou all for your time
Posted by BRIAN SUNDERLAND at 04/11/2007 12:47
re tony jackson 16/9/07
regarding abraham sutcliff who was my descendant he had other children besides john-tom and joseph there was maria born 1854 isaac 1856-1932 and jacob born 1860 my grandmother was jessie daughter of jacob she married george taylor they were the parents of councillor alfred taylor who was mayor of goole in 1974
hope this is a bit of useful information for you
Posted by Helen Curran at 10/11/2007 15:58
Re post by Neil Chappell

I have a Jane Chappell in my tree born in Hensall 1824 she married my Gr Gr Gr Grandfather William England in 1847 - they lived in Castleford and her descendants eventually ended up in Goole where their gr gr granddaughter Gwendoline England married Ernest Auty.
Posted by Tricia at 13/11/2007 19:14
To David Lea-Jackson: I suspect we are related somehow but I can't quite get all the links in place. My working document is an e-mail from my uncle who died two years ago. He got me started on this ancestry hunt and gave me lots of names but no dates. Some of the names are not quite right but he gave me 'Stephen Lea m Honnor Acaster' and I have written in my notes that I found their marriage cert on microfische in Goole library..
4.10.1915 married with Tom Acaster and JOSEPH LEA ( 24 Weatherill Street) as witnesses. He also has George Lea m. Mary Acaster - again no year.
My details are; Elizabeth Acaster m (21.12.1857) John Clay. Their daughter Honour Clay is my great-grandmother. Elizabeth Acaster had a sister Honour who married Joshua Watson and a brother Tom (b.1858 d.17.9.38) who married Sarah Harrison. They had 6 children one of whom was HONOUR ACASTER who married STEPHEN LEA.Therefore Honour Acaster is first cousin to my greatgrandmother Honour Clay. She lived in the docks area of Goole inc The Half Moon Inn. Hope you have more info on the Acasters!
Posted by corby bunting at 14/11/2007 18:51
Whilst trawling through my shoeboxes of family photos A young girl keeps appearing usually in the company of my two sisters. Sometimes called Jeana, Gina or ina Dickinson.I think she is the daughter of John or George Dickinson both being the product of the marriage between John Dickinson, mariner to Georgina Bunting,my grandaunt. The marriage took place in Goole in 1891. They lived in Edinburgh St in the 1901 census I would guess the girl was born around 1930. Which means she may well be still around. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Posted by David Lea-Jackson at 18/11/2007 16:15
Sorry that I can't be of much help.The Joseph Lea mentioned would be my g/father,George Lea was also Stephens brother. ,
David L-J
Posted by caroline sample at 18/11/2007 17:59
hi i lived at howdendyke all my life if i can be of help to anyone on the history of the village i will do my best i can remember the shipyard buildings my uncle worked there but to us it was a place to go and play as it had finished been a shipyard . ah such a happy childhood
Posted by carla gumbley at 19/11/2007 03:18
Hi wondered if anyone could remember my grandmother originally called may woolass, she later changed her name to dobson i believe through marriage but am not sure.... after finding my father raymond dobsons birth certificate i found out that my grandmother was from goole... would love to know anything about my lost family history.
Posted by Tricia at 19/11/2007 11:18
David L-J. Do you have any information on what the Acaster family did or what kind of lives they had for their socio-economic group and generation? What was Goole like during these times? What did the Lea family do for a living and where did they live?
regards Tricia
Posted by Sue Rowell at 19/11/2007 18:26
This message is for Maureen Spencer msg dated 4/4/06. My Grandad's name was Joseph Godtfred Erickson and was born in Goole in 1912 at 28 Ellens View. His father John was a Marine Fireman and his mothers name was Annie Elizabeth Erickson (nee Joyner). My grandad did go to Dr Barnados and my mother is his daughter. We would love to know more about the Erickson history do you have anymore info please? Kindest regards Sue
Posted by David Lea-Jackson at 21/11/2007 16:13
There must be something in the air or a sign that winter is upon us because recently I have had a number of emails ref family history.Unfortunatly Tricia I Can't be of much help where the Acasters are concerned however with regard to the Lea's.A Joseph Lea Master Mariner is known to have resided in Horncasle Lincs in the 18th century and from thereon all males went to sea,becoming ships masters.
Feel free to ring me at any time 01268 544481,perhaps we could exchange email adds.
David L-J.
Posted by John William Groen at 02/12/2007 17:19
Reference Horace Caisley 21/02/06 You are enquiring about William Caisley the shipbuilder. Is this the Willaim Caisley who was married to Mary Hope? Their daughter Anne Elizabeth Caisley, known as Annie was my grandmother. You can contact me at
Posted by Deborah L. Goforth at 13/12/2007 07:51
Hi, in my family history information an ancestor by the name of Miles Goforth was said to have owned property in Gilberdike. Is this the same area, are there any Goforth's left in the area? Any Nutbrownes or Halliwell's? I'm from way across the ocean and trying to verify this information but don't know where to check exactly. Anyone that knows any thing about these names or that can direct me will be greatly appreciated.
Posted by jane tindall at 13/12/2007 21:40
heather smith mentions pattie duckles married leonard phillipson 1906. my grandma had a sister pattie colbridge who married william galton duckles 1898. He died 1902. Did she then marry Leonard and when did he die? My Pattie Duckles married Fred Taylor who had a grocery shop in Bridge St. Is this the same person?
Posted by peter wright at 16/12/2007 10:44
to jo hemingway re charles jackson.My G G F Joseph Christopher Jackson married kate wilby a witness was amanda eyre.I have some details of eyres in swinefleet .
Send me an email.
Posted by Graham Ward at 16/12/2007 16:49
Trying to find anything out about my Dad, Brian Ward, who was an evacuee during the war. He was placed at a Mr and Mrs Youle, who brought him up after his mum was killed in the Hull bombings.
Posted by Tony Duckels at 10/01/2008 08:43
My family history has traced back to John Duckles born 1798 who married a Jemima Clark born 1802. One of their children John Clark Duckels born 1830 married Annie Strickland and farmed in the area. Of their children Thomas William Duckels was my great grandfather and moved to Leeds. His brother farmed in the Gowdall area. Does anyone have any information on them? My grandfather moved to Crosby, Liverpool and became Mayor of Crosby in 1952, see Crosby Memories on your website.
Posted by Estelle Fowden at 14/01/2008 09:31
Hi, Can anybody give me information on the following for my Mum and myself who are trying to trace our family history?

My Grandma always said that her Grandfather, James Anderson born Newton on Ouse 1817, came from a boating family that had to move off the waterways around (1830?), because of a lack of work. Is there a local historian who might know the likely-hood of this or anyone who knows about Yorkshire Boating Families?

Regards, Estelle Fowden
Posted by maureen spencer at 16/01/2008 16:48
Message for Sue Rowell - 19/11/2007

Just when I had given up in my search I came across your response to my initial search in 2006.
I have been researching my grandmothers Goole history for a while and am especially interested in the Ericksons. I do have a photo of your dad aged four the day that he was admitted to Barnardos with my grandmother aged fourteen. Would love to correspond,

Maureen Spencer
Posted by Rachel Rees-Hughes at 18/01/2008 15:53
You replied to my email regarding Mary Ann Konarski. How do contact Gill Cummings who has information on my gt gt gt grandmother, Mary Ann's sister Louisa Skinner Nee Konarski.
How do I conatct anyone who has left a message on this website?
Posted by maureen Spencer at 21/01/2008 15:33
message for Sue Rowell

Contact details for information re the Erickson family in Goole
Posted by Deana at 27/01/2008 18:25
Re CRAWSHAW My father was born in HowdenJan 1918 .His father James Kitwood Crawshaw andmum Jessie , who later married a Walter Fletcher after J.K.'s death, thought to be a very premature death due to the effects of 'gas' during W.W.1
HOWEVER as both Jessie and James lied about their resp. ages to marry in Rotherhamin 1917 and said they were both age 21, when in fact James could only have been 17or18, it's not clear whether or not James actually served in the war. Stan always believed his father was a police officer but I'm not too sure about that, James K. must have been a very young Officer and it just doesn't ring true.I'm trying to access records of local cemetaries to see if J.K> was buried in ,or near Howden .
If anyone can offer any help or advice I will be most grateful.
Cheers for an excellent web-site, very interesting and easy to find ones way around.
Posted by Wilf at 28/01/2008 14:55
Deana Have you looked in the 1901 Census and the on line B,M&Ds. indexes? If not then at present have a free 14 day trial on offer. Regards
Posted by Pauline Scott at 02/02/2008 22:49

Hi Chris,
I dont know if you are still interested in finding info on the Taskers? I did a look up for you today and found the family at 30 Cecil St (as you said) on the 1901 census. There was Alfred Tasker Head age 32, wife Louisa age 31 and children George E age 4 and Louisa M age 1. Sarah Ann and the others must have been born after this census. Alfred's Occupation was Mariner- Seas. I found the family in 1881 and Alfred J. was a Scholar age 12, with his mother Sarah Ann Tasker who was a widow. She was a Boarding House Keeper at Edinburgh St Goole, she was aged 47, born at Hull. Alfred had brothers, William H aged 22 who was a Railway Clerk born Castleford.Hebert M aged 19 , a Sailmaker born Castleford. Edward Tasker aged 15, a Railway Clerk born Leeds.
Previous to that I found the family at Junction Lock, Barnsley on the 1871 census. The Head of the household was John G Tasker aged 44 Collector of Tolls for Canal Company, born at Goole. Wife Sarah A aged 37 born Hull. Sons Wm 12 and Herbt M 9, both born Castleford and young Alfred age 2, born at Leeds.
I discovered that John was John Grisdale Tasker, born at Goole 16 feb 1827 Died 11 oct 1876, according to a member of the Family Search site.

I'm sure I could take the family further back if you would be interested.
Best wishes,
Pauline Scott
Posted by corby bunting at 04/02/2008 22:43
I am seeking information on a Herbert Hewson Harrison. Born in Somerby, Gainsborough in1870. Married Lucy Ellen Lawman1905 and lived at Bankhouse. Reedness. from 1910 onwards. Profession, Miller. I believe working at Timms mill, Goole. I am interested when he died and how if possible please
Posted by David Green at 06/02/2008 20:07
Hello everyone, after a recent death in the family I've begun researching the family tree. I've only just begun but have traced things back to the John Banks Shipyard at Kiplin Pike, I see a few people here have mention this yard in the past - does anyone have any information or can anyone recommend anywhere to find more?
Posted by corby bunting at 06/02/2008 22:59
Hello David. I believe you are in for a long haul. I have been trying for some time now and have tried different sources. But have gleaned very little.If you click on to
The Ships page and look for 9/11/2007. George Robinson was kind enough to give me all the ships built by John Banks who died in 1877 and his son the following year After which William Caisley took over. Building more fine ships. I have pics and more details if you wish to contact me on
Posted by Corby Bunting at 11/02/2008 21:12

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.

I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.

I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.

If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.

Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?

Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.

Pam Harazim.
Posted by pamela howard at 18/02/2008 18:52
looking for any information on my father Joseph Jackson I believe he had two older sisters Grace and Beatrice and his mothers name was Caroline. He was stationed in Norfolk in 1916 and married my mother Rose Goodbody. I believe he had uncles living in Hull who may have been trawler owners. When he married my mother all contact with his family in Leeds was lost. I also think his father died and his mother remarried.
Posted by Jan Peacock at 23/02/2008 17:36
William KENNEDY lived in Goole shortly after WW1. He was a stoker on the HMS Rifleman. He married Mary GILCHRIST in 1918 and they had five children. He transferred to a Merchant shipping company as a fireman after the war. Around 1925, he left home and was never seen or heard of again. Leaving his family destitute, Mary took in a lodger called GIBBONS. They had five children before Gibbons died in 1932 of a heart attack, just prior to the birth of his fifth child. His previous childrens' birth certificates bear the fathers' name as William KENNEDY!
Any information, suggestions, etc. regarding William Kennedy is sought following many years of searching. Thank you in anticipation.
Posted by Whitton at 25/02/2008 19:17
My gandfather was born in REEDNESS
Posted by Margaret at 03/03/2008 23:33
Rev William H Carr.

Hi I am looking for any info about the Rev William H Carr, born abt 1851 in Settle, Bentham, Yorkshire.
He was the Vicar of Kimberworth before coming to Goole. [He lived in Hook]
He became the Vicar of Goole, don't know which church.
He died in Goole about 1901.
He married a Gertrude born abt 1859/60, Hull. She died in Goole in abt 1899, aged 39.
William & gertrude had 8 children...
Alfred A.. born 1889
Alice M.. .born 1885
Henry F...born 1885
Ethel G ...born 1884
Isabel B...born 1882
Dorothy S...born 1892
Irene M...born 1897
Gertrude ..born 1899
They had a School governess, Constance Baker
A Groom/Gardener, Lewis greewnwood
Nurse/Domestic, Bertha E Siddall
Housemaid, Besty Wild
Cook/Domestic, Elizabeth P Wright.
Servant, Emily Broughton nee Winskip.
If anyone has any info I would be grateful to hear from you.

Thank you
Posted by Reg Butler at 04/03/2008 11:58
Hallo Corby Bunting. You posted THE STRANGERS IN THE BOX on 11th Feb. Is there any copyright to this verse as I would like to print it in our Family Histoy Society Journal.
Yours truly Reg Butler.
Posted by corby bunting at 05/03/2008 10:16
Thankyou Stuart for sorting out that little problem
Posted by corby bunting at 06/03/2008 23:50
Can anybody help? I am seeking information about Cook's buildings on George Street. About late 1800's. I would like to know where and what it was,thankyou.
Posted by corby bunting at 07/03/2008 00:15
Hello Jan Peacock.I am sorry I cannot help you in your search for William Kennedy. But you may help me as you know the family well.An incident took place many years ago at Wezzaks(West field banks) where a group of boys were skinny dipping,just after slack water when the tide was on the turn.We were taking turns to jump off the branch into the shallows. When one boy decided to dive in.Resulting in him drowning by getting his head stuck in the mud. He was a Kennedy. If had lived he would be about 75 now. Do you know of this?
Posted by Norma Lunn Filipkowski at 14/03/2008 13:45
I am looking for relatives of Mary Smart said to live in Skelton Yorkshire. Worked at Salt Marshe Hall somewhere around 1960-1980 (a rough guess). Married Henry Wood died in Goole on Carter Street. Had 5 girls, Sally, Charlotte, Edie, Alice, Lily maybe more some died.
Posted by Prim Herridge at 16/03/2008 09:55
Corey Bunting, please contact me on I am a descendent of the Hall family in Goole.
Thank you!
Posted by David at 21/04/2008 15:33
My mother is Sarah Margaret Duffin, born in Asselby in 1917, daughter of James Henry Duffin and Martha Emma Plaster.

Any help with the family tree most appreciated.
Posted by Darren Clarkson at 04/05/2008 19:00
Currently researching the family tree....interested in the following surnames if anyone has any info

Salmon surname from Goole/Hook
Hance surname from Goole/Hook
Clarkson surname from Reedness, Pollington, Sykehouse
Leetham surname from Howden/Laxton/Saltmarshe area
Ramskill surname from Pollington/Beal

If you think you may have any links please contact me! Have quite a bit of info already with some 740 people on the family tree - would be nice to get some stories behind the names!
Posted by Norma Lunn Filipkowski at 29/05/2008 14:36
I made a mistake Mary Smart worked at Saltmarsh Hall not in the 1900's, but in the 1800's. Estimated date would be
sometime around 1860, 1865. She married Henry Wood and lived in Goole on Carter Street next to one of her daughters Charlotte Day.
Posted by Wilf at 01/06/2008 15:02
Norma, Have you looked in the Census Records. The 1861 records only 15 Mary Smarts in yorkshire. The site has I believe a free 2 week offer available at present which allows you to look at transcribed details from the original census and also the actual census pages.
Posted by Debbie Eagle at 24/06/2008 12:15
I am trying to trace some of my family, my mothers father was George Albert Mant, I believe there were 9 siblings, Dick, John, Jo (Jo was a lorry driver and was killed on Garrowby Hill), Mary, Charlotte and Anna but we can't remember the rest. My grandfathers father was Albert Mant and he married Mary (surname unknown) and her family were barge people from the Goole area. We think my grandfather was born in Goole, it is also believe that my gg grandmother had 3 families, she lost 2 lots of children one lot by drowning and one by fire.

Mary Mant married a man named Thacker and we think had a son called Ian there may also have been a daughter. My mum had a cousin called Stanley Mant who drowned in Hull docks.

If anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated.

my email address is

thank you
Posted by corby bunting at 24/06/2008 20:10
Does anyone know of a Marmaduke Richardson Wright Born in Selby 1862 In 1881 living at Duckles Buildings. 1901 qualified Stonemason. I believe he married Jane Plaxton in 1892. I would like to know anything about this man. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by ann beal at 05/08/2008 18:41
To Eileen Healey.
Just read your information about michael threadgold hedley. I believe he was my husband's gggrandad. John frederick was his ggrandad.
hope you can fill me in on any other information.
I believe Michael's father was michael hedley born 1795 and his mother was sarah threadgold born 1796 married at st mary's church sculcoates hull in 1821.
Look forward to hearing from you
Ann Beal
Posted by Samantha Gregory at 06/08/2008 10:05
I wonder if anyone could give me any information on the ADDY /Knox family.

I believe my gr grandma used to be a dance teacher and held her classes in Pheonix street from family it was said she clled herself Madame Addy.The Knox family were mostly master mariners in the late 1800 and sailed on ships such as ONWARD,SWALLOW,BRACKENHOLME, MICZER, AND JANE KNOX.
any info however small will be greatly appreciated.
Posted by norman clark at 07/08/2008 16:17
I am trying to locate my wife's father. We beleive he was from the Goole or surrounding area's. His name is Leonard Fairbairns but we dont know if the s on the end is correct, if anybody can be of help we would be very grateful. He was born in 1910 but not sure of month and died in 1948 in West Yorks. I hope someone can help
Posted by Ian Haynes at 08/08/2008 15:51
I have a yellowed cutting from the "Goole Times" about the Bombay wedding of Ellen Frances Duckels (born c. 1884) and Frank Silvester White (he, deputy manager of Bombay branch, Bank of India, born c.1888). Day was Nov. 18 but no year. Can anyone tell me what year this was? My family is linked to Duckels through Chantry.
Posted by eileen healey at 09/08/2008 18:59
Message for Ann Beal

Have replied to your e mail. Have you got it???
Eileen Healey
Posted by Maureen Penrose at 14/08/2008 17:59
Am looking for any infomation about a William Penrose who was a a greengrocer in goole about 1890. His wife was Martha and his children were Eva, lily, sarah and Herbert.

We are coming up at the end of Aug and need to find a local history information point. Does anyone know where I should go to investigate Goole/Sculcoates and Wroot.

Many thanks
Posted by John Stewart at 19/08/2008 12:33
We are in the process of compiling various family trees and we would like to know if anyone in Goole and district knows of the family of Amelia Tate.Amelia was my Grand mother and was tragically killed in the Barnbow munitions explosion in the First World War.My dad brought me over to Goole and told me that he lived there as a young boy after his mother had been killed.I got the impression he stayed with relatives or as a evacuee.Any help would be appreciated
Posted by maureen spencer at 19/08/2008 21:27
I am trying to find out about the Joyner and Erickson family who lived in Goole in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. I do know that John gottfried Erickson was killed in WW1 and with the death of his wife Annie Elizabeth the two children Annie and her half brother Joseph were admitted to Barnardos, any other information about these families would help

Maureen Spencer
Posted by Jeff Anderson at 31/08/2008 04:34
I am looking for the Hanley Family. Janet Patricia Hanley, born October 31st 196? Her father is Terri Hanley. Her sister is Lorraine.
Posted by Brenda Tunnicliffe, nee (Morris) at 20/09/2008 07:35
I am lookiing for any info on the Morris/ Watson family's of Goole and surrounding area.. Brenda
Posted by Roger Watson at 24/09/2008 18:46
I'm looking for the parents/ancestors of Thomas Watson lived in Howdendyke area,died 1888 probably in Tadcaster (75yrs) married to Mary Anne Scorah Died 1887 (66yrs) or parents/ancestors of Thomas Harrison 1834-1907 married June Mercer (b 1842)in Beverly.
any information on any of those above would be helpful, I'm stuck.
Posted by Janet Wheal at 04/10/2008 13:43
Does anyone have a Photo of Duckles Buildings,or could tell me where they were please.
Posted by corby bunting at 05/10/2008 09:28
Hi Janet. Email me at I will forward photo and info
Posted by brian sunderland at 05/10/2008 15:07
does anyone have any photographs of herbert sunderlands butchers shop down weatherill street and tom sunderlands butchers shop on the corner of boothferry road and gordon street i am willing to purchase them or pay to have them copied thanks in anticipation
Posted by john howard at 09/10/2008 22:12
janet duckells buildings was on capstan st i lived there from 1959 to 1960s they were next to gas house near dutchriver bridge they were pulled down late 60s early 70s used to be red telephone box opposite vermuyden pub imlooking for photos too there were about six terrace houses with old gas works opposite now a haulage yard
Posted by john howard at 09/10/2008 22:17
bill could you possibly send me photos of duckells buildings please i used to live ther as a child thank you so much you dont happen to have any of albert and may howard do you
Posted by john howard at 09/10/2008 22:23
can you send me some phots of duckells buildings please as i used to live there alsoany info or photos of albert and may howard if u can this is my mam an dad thanks a million if can
Posted by john howard at 09/10/2008 22:27
looking for photos of tommy dunderdale butchers shop on bridge street 60s used to work there as a kid
Posted by john howard at 10/10/2008 01:46
john stewart munitions was in barlow near selby
Posted by john howard at 11/10/2008 21:07
margaret cemetary list at goole town council offices opposite police station near alexander street hope it helps
Posted by jackie rushton at 14/10/2008 22:14
Looking for info on Sarah Wheldrake my 3rd GGrandmother b:1808. d:1894
daughter of Joseph & Mary, born @ Bowlands House Hemingborough Par, married William Arnold (Arnell) (b:1808 d; 1889) Hemingborough 1830. William was a shepherd @ Bowlands House.
Would like to know who owned Bowlands House at this time and anything else of interest.
Posted by Steve Haldenby at 16/11/2008 20:14
Hi. I'm researching the family tree of the Haldenbys, who originated just accross the country border in Yorkshire. All that remains of the village of Haldenby now is a farm and nearby hall - it didn't survive the 16th C. I'm wondering if anyone can prove a possible link between a Roger Haldenby who was in Adlingfleet with wife Ann and son Robert at the beginning of the 17th C, and a William Haldenby with wife Elizabeth who was there at the end of that century.
Posted by lisa holland nee morton at 17/11/2008 20:17
i am trying to find any information about Charles V Morton who lived in Goole, he was born in 1914 and married Sarah Bennett on boxing day 1934. They moved to Mansfield some time after that and had 6 children. I've tried ancestry and genes reunited and asked family memebers but to no joy. Any info would be great thanks.
Posted by john rubie at 22/11/2008 14:42
I am trying to find any info on my grandad Harry Oldridge, I believe he was the youngest of 9 and I believe a brother of his either owned or had something to do with Goole Hall. He was born in Eastoft and my grannies name was Florence Louisa (Locking)
Posted by JCR at 03/12/2008 17:51
To Janet Wheal, John howard concerning Duckles Buildings.

These houses were at the side of the shipyard in Old Goole. You got to them one of two way first, cobbled alley way at the side of the Old Goole Working Man club on Swinefleet Rd or a second rd a little further, at the side of what used to be Moorhouses fish and chip shop which also lead onto Humber st. The houses John mentioned were called Dutch River side Villas or Terrace. There was another street next to that one unsure of its name but South St springs to mind. Duckles Building definately is where I said, spent most of my childhood days down there with my mates.
Posted by Glynne Hughes at 09/12/2008 20:27
Follow the 'Readers Answers' link on the left-hand side for maps showing Duckels Buildings and also Clements cottages between DB and Humber St
Posted by Beck Woodrow at 22/01/2009 16:02
I have just found from the 1911 Census that my great grandmother Isabella Garrett lived at 76 Swinefleet Road with her two youngest children Leonora (then 12), my mother's mother, and Joyce. Her husband Henry Walter does not appear on the census form, although she is listed as 'wife' not 'widow' so maybe he was away at sea? Other older children (Beatrice Mary, Leith, Roy and Gwyneth) must have left home already. My mother would be very pleased with any information.
Posted by Jack Newton at 18/02/2009 18:07
Born 42 Richard Cooper street, Grandad and Granny Gill lived at number 66, Grandad and Granny Newton lived in Old Goole.

I went to Alexander St School, headmaster Mr Franklin. I remember the shops in Richard Cooper st, Revills, Miss Gledhills and Ernie Firth the butcher at the top of the street.

Aaron Jackson cake shop in Argyle St and Cutts tripe shop on the main road.

The first world war tank in Riverside Park together with the house railings in Richard Cooper St cut up for scrap in the WW2 war effort. And the cog boats fishing for salmon when the tide went out.
Posted by corby bunting at 22/02/2009 09:53
To Jack Newton. We probably knew each other as children Jack. But what interests me is your Grandad and Grandma Gill. Was his christian name Maltus and hers Rose H? Your mothers name, would it be Rose Hilda by any chance? If so it will answer a few questions for me
Posted by Dennis Middleton at 23/02/2009 21:41
I am trying to find out information about my family and would appreciate any help you could give. Details of the area, knowledge of the family names, photos of buildings, or access to records would all help.

My Grand father JOSEPH MIDDLETON BORN AIRMYN 1853 was living in Hook at 3 Sherbourn Buildings in 1891, with his father JOSEPH BORN ABERFORD 1875, mother Hannah nee Wilson born 1855 brothers George and James, and sister Rose. He move out of the area and was at Blybourgh grange in 1901.

JAMES MIDDLETON appears to have remained in the area and is shown on the 1911 census as being at 21 Paradise Place, Goole with wife Ethel May, son James, and daughter Olive Rose. He was a coachman at a livery stables at this time. I cannot find reference to him between 1891 and 1911 for certain.

ROSE MIDDLETON also remained in Goole and does not seem to have married, but cannot be sure. In 1901 she was living with her father and mother at 45 Alexandra St., and in 1911 they are all at 19 Sotheron St.

My great, great, great grandfather was ROBERT MIDDLETON BORN 1825. He was living in Armin at 35 cottage in 1851 with wife Mary 1855, and daughters Mary Ann 1849, and Hannah 1851. In 1861 he is at 14 Doyle St. a border with Charles Wilson. In 1871 he is at 214 Inglebys Bld. All this time he is an agricultural labourer, but in 1880 he is obviously not so strong and is an indoor servant in Victoria St.

I find two spellings for Armin and Airmyn, are both correct?
Posted by corby bunting at 23/02/2009 23:22
to Dennis Middleton.I do not know if this information will be helpful. But buried in the grave of my wifes GGrandfather George William Bowman Hall (Mariner) are two Middletons. Sydney 1855. (Mariner)and his sister Louisa 1856. Louisa being the second wife of GWB Hall. I have tried to trace where Sydney and Louisa originated but without success
Posted by Garth Andrew Walton at 25/02/2009 06:44
hi there Stellamaris Newland
i am a decendant of Capt William George Walton, when he married Adelaide Pullen, they returned to England and they had 3 boys 1-William Borrodaile Walton 2-Tindall Thomas Walton 3-Augustus Reed Walton, apparently he died at sea in 1833, near or around the arctic region when the Nautilus went down, not sure, Adelaide then returned to South Africa with her boys and stayed with her parents Thomas Pullen and Dorothy pullen, she then purchased 2 farms for the boys near Grahams town
Posted by corby bunting at 25/02/2009 18:14
To Jack Newton. Your comment 18/9/2008 about your grandma Rose Hilda Gill She happens to be my grandad's sister. Also the sister of John Singleton Cook in RC Street. Goole really is one big happy family. Talk about Duelling Banjos !!
Posted by Alan Anderson at 27/02/2009 20:50
Hello Corby Bunting.I have only just found your request for information regarding Georgina Dickinson.If you are still looking for info let me know and I authorise Stuart to give you my E-mail Add.Jeana as we called her was my wifes aunty.
Posted by Alan Anderson at 28/02/2009 13:11
Stuart,I have made contact with Corby Bunting thank you.As he says we have seen each others 'Input' to your Web Site but not thinking there could be any connection.It now appears he is 'Distant Cousin' of Doris my wife.'Small World' A lot of 'Info' is being and will be passed to each other.Thanks,Alan.
Posted by Margaret at 08/03/2009 22:25
Previous posted on 03/03/08
I have found out that William did not die in Goole, in fact I don't know where he died or is buried.
But I do know that he moved from Goole to Foston near York.
His wife Gertrude is buried in Hull, so it's possible that is where William is.
His wife was GERTRUDE EARLE of the Earles family in Hull. Her parents were the owners of Earles Cement works.

Regards Margaret
Posted by corby bunting at 09/03/2009 12:07
John Sutcliff 1846 (not the publican) married my great aunt Eliza Charlotte who lived in Castleford with John's family..Edward being the head a waterman from Hebden Bridge. When John brought his family to Goole. He fiirst of all had a letter "E" added to his surname for some reason. Which has made it difficult for me to trace relatives. He first set up home at 49 North St. Later moving to 12 Church St. His family comprised of John (who married Edith J Wilson. They had a daughter Also Edith J.) Edmond,Ada,Mabel,James,Bessie,Maud and Edith. I would like to know if John and Edith had a son? Also any other information about this family.

Regards Corby Bunting
Posted by corby bunting at 10/03/2009 13:46
Further to above. Families married into... Ada wed James B. Smith 1899. Mabel wed Robert Sleight 1908. James wed. Eva L West 1917 and Bessie wed Harold Cowling 1919. Any help greatly appreciated

Corby Bunting
Posted by Dorothy Ellison at 13/03/2009 07:30
I am trying to trace my Grandfathers relatives. He was George Thomas Craven, he was a seaman,as was his father and grandfather. He was the eldest of 11 children and they lived in Southern Street.I'm guessing he was born around 1883? I know he was born in London, but then the family moved back to Goole. His mother was a French woman who met her husband in London.his father at one time owned three ships. Any help would be most welcome
Posted by Adam Regis at 24/03/2009 12:43
I am looking for information on the Batman (also Battman/Bateman) family. I believe William Batman, born 1797 in Hook was my wife's great, great grandfather. He married Hannah Fretwell in 1821,had several children and lived in the Goole area all his life. I think he was living in Goole Barracks for the last few years. I would love to hear from anyone who has any information on him or any other Batmans.
Posted by Roy Sayner at 26/03/2009 14:33
I am researching my family my father was born 1900 in 51 manuel st my grandad george henry lived richard cooper st
he married amy bradley 1898 can anyone help please
Posted by Barbara Jakson at 01/04/2009 13:58
I am researching my husbands ancestry and i the 1881 census I have found the family of Henry Jackson born 1853 in Woodlesford, York had a wife Mary born in Gartorpe, son George born in Liverpool, daughter Sarah J born Liverpool, daughter Henrietta born West Hartlepool and son Joseph born in Goole.

There address is given as Marshland Road Arnolds Houses, Goole.
Can anybody tell me about these houses as there are no numbers quoted. There was also a Samuel Jackson born Goole, with wife Sarah born Swinfleet, son George born Goole and son Allen born Goole they are listed as next household could they be related?
Any information wouldbe appreciated. Thankyou.
Posted by geoff green at 05/04/2009 16:34
I am seeking any information about my grandfather - George Edward Lea who was at one time Goole Harbourmaster. He was a merchant seaman all his life. He was a steward of Hull Trinity House. He died 14th May 1939.I have been given to understand that he was awarded an OBE but have no information to confirm this.He had 3 brothers who were all captains - William,Joseph,Stephen. He married my grandmother Edith Emma Moore 25th June 1904 in the Primitive Methodist Chapel

Has anyone out there any information?
Posted by Jean Ralph at 06/04/2009 11:39
I am seeking any information about my Grandfather John William Handford who was born in Goole in 1880.
His parents William and Mary died when he was very young
and he went into Workhouse. He was a fisherman and also
in the RNVR during both World Wars.
Jean Ralph
Posted by Kim White at 06/04/2009 17:39
Hi, I'm tracing my ancestors and a lot of them came from Goole. My great grandfather Jerimiah Frederick Murphy (I think he used the name Frederick) was a keelman or mariner depending on what census/certificate you look at. In the 1901 census it lists him on board the barge named either William or Hull. Jerimiah and his wife Kate (nee Smart) had 3 sons - Frederick b1901, James Edward b1902 and Robert John b1904 - all born in Goole. By the time of the 1911 census the 3 boys were all resident at Newlands, Hull which I understand was a home for the orphans of sailors. Kate was a housekeeper, still in Goole and Jerimiah is nowhere to be found - presumably he had died but I cannot trace any record of his death. Please can anyone shed any light on this?
Also does anyone remember the Murphy's who lived at 10 Jefferson Street, Goole - Frederick, Ivy (nee Ward, and formerly married to Charles Lawson) and their children Muriel & Marion Lawson and Raymond & Sheila Murphy. If anyone can give me any information about any of the above I would be extremely grateful. Thanks. Kim
Posted by Barry Elliott at 24/04/2009 21:59
I'm seeking ancestors of my great-grandfather CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT, born in Selby 1820, married ANN ELIZABETH SALTMARSH (1831-1888), died 1890 in Wath. His father was another Christopher and his mother was Charlotte. That's all I've been able to find about his antecedents. If anyone has the data, I'd love to have it.


Posted by Alex Coxhead at 04/05/2009 16:55
A message to 'Margaret' re REV. WILLIAM H CARR, vicar of Goole in late 1800s. Margaret left two messages in March 2008.

The Reverend William Henry Carr was my great x 3 uncle, and I have much genealogical information which Margaret may be interested in. Please contact Alex at
Posted by ken sayner at 05/05/2009 10:47
Re Roy Sayner searching for his father & Grandfather. Did he work on the railways? Did he originate from Hambleton? If theses are of interest please contact me at
Posted by Margaret at 17/05/2009 17:46
Hello Alex,
Just found your message on this site. Have sent you an email and hope to hear from you soon. Am interested in the Carr & Earle family.
Posted by Kim White at 11/06/2009 00:38
To Barbara Jackson, re Samuel Jackson. He was married to my GG grandfather, William Lambert Laverack's daughter Sarah Ellen Laverack in 1877. As well as the children you mentioned they also had 3 further children - Mercy, Percy and Albert. Samuel died in 1889 aged around 34. I don't know if he was the brother of your Henry as on the 1881 census it gives his birthplace as Goole and I haven't been able to find him on any previous census. Kim
Posted by Diane Wardell at 21/06/2009 21:18
Brooksbank Family from Barmby on the Marsh. Recently I discovered my mother's people came from this area. Her grandfather was Robert Parker Brooksbank and her mother was Emma Brooksbank. Are there any relative left in Bramby or does anyone know this family?
Posted by Marie at 12/07/2009 18:05
Message to Margaret re. Earle family. My Earle family arrived in Goole in the late 1890's. I have researched them back to the late 1790's. I haven't found a link with the Hull cement work family as yet. Please feel free to email me if you would like to share info.
Posted by alan tomlinson at 01/08/2009 20:21
looking for help!
i am trying to trace my family tree but have become a little great grandfather was john william tomlinson born 18th aug 1877 and married amy cecilia drackford 30th oct 1901.his father was john tomlinson who married mary ann dowson he was 25yrs old in the 1881 census(etton beverley)and in the 1861 census he was 5yrs his mother was jane but no reference of his father only a stepdad.the vliiage of shipton is mentioned this place is now known as shiptonthorpe.any info would be much appreciated.thank you
Posted by tracy halkyard (nee) dunn at 05/08/2009 19:36
i am trying to find anyone with any info on my Dunn/Gonland relatives that lived in the Whitgift & Hook areas of Goole. I have a Patrick (Patsey) dunn b) c1841 ireland d) 1899 knottingley & married to mary Ann Follon b) c 1833 d) 29/1/1880 Masons terrace hook. Children were (1)mary ann b) c1864 Whitgift & married George gonland b) c1858 Doncaster. (2) Hugh (who was usually called lewis/louis) b) c1865 Whitgift & married Mary Jane Goulding b)c1867 (3) John William b)c1868 Whitgift & (4) patrick (patsey) b)c1870 Whitgift.
i have been unable to find a marriage for patrick & mary ann follon & i am unable to send for patricks birth cert because i do not know where in ireland he was born. i am hoping to find any other family members who may know something more of the family. Many thanks tracy
Posted by Jim Tilt at 08/08/2009 16:14
Looking for anyone who knew Joseph Tilt who died suddenly in 1985, Hull, following a night out with friends.

Joe was born 1946, Sunderland, Co Durham, and had a younger brother, Gordon.

Thank`s in advance,

Posted by Darren at 08/08/2009 18:45
COSTELLO - does anyone have any information on a William Horace Costello born 1908 at Goole, died 1937 at Redruth, Cornwall believed to be a fisherman?? Researching the family tree and interested in any further details....thanks
Posted by Dennis Middleton at 21/08/2009 08:03
Reply to corby bunting posting on 23/02/2009 23:22
from Dennis Middleton.

I am sorry for not responding earlier but I had forgot I had posted on this site. I cannot trace a Louisa or Sydney Middleton in my tree, so do not think we are related.
Posted by Wendy Owen at 30/08/2009 15:39
Copy of Marriage Certificate of Elmil?? Wray 57 yrs to Hannah Lee 50 yrs @ Goole Parish Church 1882. If anyone would like this copy please contact me.
Posted by Elizabeth Bryant (birth surname) at 01/09/2009 18:43
born 1966 september 23rd trying to find real dad as g bryant was step dad and does any one hold any information. mum/dorothy bryant or may be remembered as a murray from abney avenue, albrighton/shropshire
Posted by Kathy Pearson at 05/09/2009 23:19
I am looking for information on my possible ancestor John Knappy/Nappy. Cencus shows birth place as Mineflat. Could this have been incorrectly written and should read Swinefleet ? I live in Canada so not familiar with locale. Thanks anyone ?
Posted by tracey Baddeley (Shipley) at 13/09/2009 19:41
Im looking for the Shipley family who lived in goole luddington crowle eastoft and many more villages close by can anyone help
Posted by Jack Newton at 14/09/2009 11:46
Appreciate any information on my late grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Woods married to Isaac Newton Cottingham St Old Goole.

Parents of my father Albert Newton.
Posted by RICHARD EAST at 15/09/2009 20:46
Looking for the crew list of S S COTTINGHAM which was lost off lundy in Dec 1915.I want to know if SIDNEY HENRY CLEMENT was on that ship.can anyone help please
Posted by Mary Quirolo at 17/09/2009 20:13
To Beck Woodrow, who posted about Henry Walter and Isobel Garrett in January of this year, Roy Garrett was my grandfather. He ended up as a rancher in Wyoming (in the US).
Posted by Ralph Walker at 18/09/2009 08:32
Re: Samuel William Crump.

Samuel Crump, born in Warwick in 1821, was a schoolmaster at Reedness in 1871, and "Assistant Overseer" at Reedness in 1881. He seems to have disappeared from the censuses after that. Does anyone know anything about him? What school was it (there doesn't seem to be a school in Reedness now), and what might he have been overseeing in 1881? Thanks
Posted by Julie Johnson at 20/09/2009 20:13
To Deana....
I read with interest about James K Crawshaw, this is my husbands Great Uncle...James K brother is the brother of Harold L Crawshaw..his grandfather...James K was born and bred in Crowle, Lincs, He did serve in the 1st world war I have managed to find his army records on ancestry...which states he was posted and discharged..he lied about his age when enlisted and states 19, when only 15, very young to serve....I have the crawshaw family tree on ancestry...we often visit crowle to lay flowers on his mum grave, but we have not found a grave for James K....if you are registered with ancestry you will be able to access all records related. My husbands mum Ivy Crawshaw is one of 13/14 children to Harold L Crawshaw who 2 years younger than James K...I hope this gives you more information about James K...Good Luck
Posted by corby bunting at 21/09/2009 20:00
Hello Tracy. You asked for a Shipley family in Goole. How about Charley Shipley. Born in Fockerby in 1866. Worked on the land at Belton in 1881. In 1891 we find him living at 65 Carlisle St. Goole. Married to Hannah Mary nee Taylor (my grandmother's sister. Their parents being Waterway people Thomas the father born in Barnsley and Mary nee Jeff of Mexborough) Charley and Hanna's children were Charlotte Mary,Ernest and Charles Henry After Hannah Mary's death in1893. Charley moved to 12 Queen's Ave. My grandfather moving in to 65 Carlisle St. where my father was born in 1895. Charley remarried to a Kirton Lindsey girl Annie Elizabeth where in 1901 their family included Minnie and Harry. The latter was to become the "famous" Hook milkman with his horse "Trixie" Hope this may be of help
Posted by maureen Spencer at 25/09/2009 18:55
To Corby Bunting

It would seem we are related somewhere along the line, my maternal grandmother x3 Sarah Taylor , the daughter of Mary Jeff and Thomas Taylor lived in Goole. You mentioned your Grandmother as being sister to Hannah Mary, was she Elizabeth who later married a John Hunt? I know that Sarah married a Henry Joyner and they had a big family in Edinburgh street. I am puzzled why my grandmother Annie Elizabeth Joyner born in 1903 ended up in Barnardo's age 14 when she had such a large family in Goole.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 25/09/2009 20:03
Hello Maureen. The only info I have on the Taylor family is Thomas and Mary Jeff were married at Goole Parish church in 1850 They lived on board and Hannah Mary was born in Goole Dec. 1863. My grandmother Annie was born in Selby March 1871.Thomas bled to death in Goole docks when his leg became crushed between his vessel and the quayside in June1871. considering there was 8 yrs. between the girls ages I often wondered if they had siblings for I knew nothing of a Sarah. Annie Taylor married my grandfather James Arthur Bunting in 1891 from her home in Back North St. There is a Jean Bunting 1951 who married a John Hunt in1970 who still live in Goole. After the death of my Grand dad in 1906 a daugter was born Ena who later married a William Ash.Annie lived with "Tash" Spenceley their daughter Mary married Harry Dunwell . They had two children Margaret and Tommy. I hope you can follow all that and you may know some of the names I have mentioned. Good Luck
Posted by brian sunderland at 18/10/2009 15:52
f.a.o jack newton
information on your grandmother sarah jane newton nee wood.she was married to isaac who was a coal trimmer on goole docks and they lived at 39 cottingham street old goole .
they had ten children edith--james frederick--albert--frank--william charles--joe harlington--john thomas--harold--lily --and olive.
hope this info.helps you
Posted by Jack Newton at 19/10/2009 09:47
Brian Sunderland, Thanks for the info Brian, didn't know they had so many children.
Posted by alan tomlinson at 20/10/2009 22:01
i am tracing my family tree but unfortunately i am stuck!!! i am trying to trace my great great grandfather john tomlinson possibly from shiptonthorpe. his son john william was born in etton(beverley) around 1877 baptised in goole same year.john william was lossed at sea in 1939 on the ss corea off cromer norfolk. any info or pointers in the right direction would be appreciated. thanks
Posted by Corby Bunting at 22/10/2009 09:25
Is there a Marie Clark out there? At one time interested in searching out her Rowbottom connections. If so, I would very much like to speak with you on this subject.Or anyone with connections to this family
Posted by Helen Curran at 07/11/2009 20:00
To Jack Newton

I have a Maltus Gill in my tree - he was brother to my gr, gr grandmother - Elizabeth Gill - she married a Joseph Addy and their daughter Elizabeth Emma married Richard Auty - their eldest son Ernest was my grandfather - born in Goole
Posted by Corby Bunting at 08/11/2009 20:59
Hello Helen. At last you may have come up with the elusive Maltus Gill. But I wonder if there may be two. Your Maltus , brother to Elizabeth born 1833. My Maltus born in 1877 who married my grand aunt Rose Hilda Cook 1878 in 1897. could there be a span of 44 years between siblings?
Posted by Pauline Stainton at 11/11/2009 20:35
Memo for Kathy Pearson in Canada. There are some John Nappys in local records but they are in the Howden/Bubwith area. However, according to the NBI there is a 2yo George Knappy interred in Swinefleet Churchyard on 30 March 1829, so your hunch could be right. Have you any dates or other clues to help you?
Posted by Danna Chappell foster at 17/11/2009 19:14
John Chappell from Southhampton Greaveend lineage is my lineage looking for decendents.

If you a decendent of Chappells who came to america on the speedwell i am also a decendent email me at
Posted by Pat Tharratt at 19/11/2009 16:37
I am trying to trace my grandfather's family, he was called Frank Depledge and lived at Queensway in Goole. He died in 1978/79, my mother Kathleen died in 2000. We have an album of fantastic family photo's and would love to trace the individuals in it circa; 1890's,
Pat Tharratt
Posted by Wendy Owen at 21/11/2009 22:27

JOHN CLAYTON born Patrington, E. Yorks 1852-1909 moved to Rawcliffe to work at Flax Mill C 1880.
His housekeeper ELIZABETH CAWOOD/CAWARD/COWARD/YOUNG 1858-1939 born and bred in Rawcliffe with extended family.

ELIZABETH Cawood/Caward/Coward was also known as ELIZABETH Young after her mother HANNAH CAWOOD 1834-1908 Rawcliffe remarried to JOHN YOUNG c1863 Rawcliffe.

ELIZABETH had children before she worked for John.

ELIZABETH CAWOOD/CAWARD/COWARD/YOUNG & JOHN CLAYTON married c 1881 - but where Rawcliffe or Goole?? Have searched many records, now checking Civil and Chapel Records.

They moved from Rawcliffe to Staddlethorpe, nr Gilberdyke. John was a manager at Staddlethorpe Flax Mill. They lived their lives out in same area. Children born at Staddlethorpe Dennis, Jane, John, Arthur, Fred, Isobel, Gertrude, Lucy, Sydney and Mabel.
Elizabeth and John are my Great Grandparents.

One of Elizabeth's earlier born child went with her to live at Staddlethorpe WALTER CAWOOD 1878-1951, he too was known as Walter Cawood/Coward/Caward/Young !!!
Does anyone know of the other children born to Elizabeth and left in Rawcliffe???.

Records state her Elizabeth's surname as Cawood/Coward/Caward but family surname is CAWOOD and is traced back to AMBROSE CAWOOD c1673 ASKHAM BRYAN, YORKS.

I really need info on Elizabeth and Hannah and their children. How did Elizabeth feed her earlier born children if she was not married? Where did the family live???
Her dau Isobel, my Nanna, always said her mother Elizabeth had 18 children with 2 sets of twins. To date we have found 11, some might have died in infancy - no deaths found ?? were the others working etc to be left in Rawcliffe after Elizabeth's move or did they live with relatives in Rawcliffe???

So many unanswered questions and no records as yet found to say these other children existed and/or died.

Please contact me if you have info to share
Posted by pauline wheeler(neeAddy) at 23/11/2009 19:03
to helen curran
re elizabeth gill an joe addy he was my 2xg grandfather thomas addy's elder brother, parents john (bpt1805) and mary ellis born about 1812/13 they lived in the aire street/island area of knottingley and worked on the waterways, if you require any info on the addy family feel free to ask
Posted by MARK DAVIS at 28/11/2009 11:49

I am trying to find anyone with a family connection to the Davis's,Taylor's and Parratt's of Goole. My Davis's were originally from Brotherton who both my great great granddad Thomas Davis and great great great Granddad Thomas Davis moved from with their families to Goole in the 1870's to work on the Docks and at sea. My Taylor's were originally from Cawood and York who moved to Goole.

Posted by Corby Bunting at 30/11/2009 00:43
Can anyone please help.I am anxious to find any details as to the birth and death of Thomas Jackson Wright. He married a Ann Burman in Eastrington Jan 1810 . Their children were, John born Nov.1810. William born 1813. Richardson born1816 and Jabez born1818. All baptised at Eastrington..Richardson Wright my GGGrandfather,spent his life in Howden.Three years after the death of his wife Caroline Matilda Vause. He died in 1853. Leaving seven children. Olive,Frederick,John,Charles Vause,Mathew,Francis and Septimus
Posted by Patricia Spink at 17/12/2009 20:53
FAO Mark Davis
I have Parratt family in my tree. Alonzo born 1813 to 1887 he died in the Goole Workhouse. I can give you some other info if you contact me.
Posted by Dawn Jarvis at 27/12/2009 15:12
Hi I am trying to find out anything about the Clark, Rushton and Nicholson families of Hemingbrough prior to 1800' Any assistance would be gratefully received.
Posted by Darren at 07/01/2010 11:07
Posted by mARK DAVIS at 09/01/2010 21:11
Thanks Patricia

We've already made contact a few years back,unless you know something new. My great granddad John Davis was married to Laura Elizabeth Taylor who was the daughter of Elizabeth Parratt,Elizabeth is the sister of Sarah Parratt.
Posted by Veronica Wilson nee Williams at 10/01/2010 21:00
Hello I am wondering if anyone could help me, like lots of people I'm doing my familly tree.
I'm looking anyone with information on William Denby D.O.B 1855 born in Wisbech Cambs who married Mary Moody. William was a sailor on S.S China, S.S Narrava and S.S Africa. William lived with his wife Mary and family at 30, Sotherton Street, Goole.
Also I'm looking for information on Albert H. S. Williams groom born in Aldershot D.O.B 1842, who married Olive Moody born in Goole D.O.B 1869 daughter of George Moody D.O.B 1829 brother of Mary Moody. George lived at 65, Albert St, Hooke, Goole in 1861 also Albert and Olive Lived at the same address.
If anyone can help I would be grateful.
Thank you Veronica Wilson nee Williams.

Posted by Wilfred Brown at 11/01/2010 14:42
Darren. Earnshaws Clough is a land drainage "stream" which flows under Swinefleet Road just outside Old Goole. The stream may have been associated with warping land before becoming used for only drainage. There is another warping drain at the outskirts of Swinefleet known as Swinefleet Clough. Lots of the farm land in the area was produced, after digging out peat, by feeding river water rich in mud into the diggings. The mud settled out of the water and very slowly as the level built up it became land which could be cultivated. When the "streams" were no longer needed for warping the inflow from the river was stopped and they reverted to drainage only use.
Posted by Darren at 12/01/2010 16:42
Many thanks Wilfred on the information on Earnshaws Clough, I know exactly where you mean and thanks for the useful information with it as well. I have driven past it many a time without realising its name or thinking too much about it. Now when driving over, it will have a whole new meaning and is great to put the name on the map where I know my great grandfather recovered a revolver. Cheers and all the best, Darren
Posted by jdr at 16/01/2010 15:50
great website just been introduced to it by my sister. need your help, would love to trace my dads brother alan wheldrake has my dad has often mentioned he would love to get in contact but doesnt know where he is. alan would be in his late sixties early seventies born and lived in goole but met a girl from hull called pat whose family had some wet fish shops in hull. we think he married pat and emigrated to new zealand. but he could be now back in the goole or east yorkshire area or nth lincs. if anyone knows the whereabouts of alan or knows the family from hull who alan married into please contact me as i would love to give my dad a nice surprise. thankyou
Posted by Geoff Depledge at 17/01/2010 14:08
Message to John Depledge can you please contact me on
Posted by Quoy Bradbury at 17/01/2010 22:27
I am trying to help a family in Australia find their roots. The following is the only information they have.

Harold James or James Harold Green born Goole between 1898 and 1903 parents Frederick and Beatrice Green, Frederick was a Vessel Pilot at the time of Harold/James birth in Goole.Harold /James stowed away in a ship age about 12 and went to Australia

Harold /James joined the Army in Australia in 1916 and gave his next of Kin as Mrs. Annie Collins 6 Cecil street Goole.

It has since been discovered that Harold/James Green was in fact born as Harold Retberg in Goole. Harold's father was listed in the 1901 census as Fred Retburg Master Mariner living at 49 Carter Street Airmyn Goole.
Harold's sister in 1916 was Annie Collier 6 Cecil Street she then moved to Marshfield Avenue.
Annie and John Collier had at least 3 children in Goole
1912 Beatrice E Reberg Collier
1919 Reins Retberg Collier
1921 Mary Retberg Collier
Posted by Jayne at 31/01/2010 19:17
Any information regarding William Whelham, Marie kittleson. Pam & Ted Guest, Michael Reynolds and someone called Renton would be gratefully recieved. I am trying to piece my family tree
many thanks
Posted by Robert Thornton at 06/02/2010 16:08
My parents were both born in Goole. Grandfather george Richard Thornton in Byron Street in 1910 and Mother, Kate Turnbull 1912.

I am trying to trace something of my Grandfather who was a sea captain and died in Belgium but was brought home for burial and apparently the whole town turned out. But do not know when or his age at death.

Anyone help please?

Thanks, Robert
Posted by shirley at 08/02/2010 21:21
has anyone come across the name beavers jackson from hook and also the bradley from jackson st in the1800s
Posted by Sandra at 11/02/2010 12:03
Trying to find a marriage for Mary Elizabeth Horsfield. I know she married in Goole in 1909, but don't have the husband's name. Any help would be appreciated. Or if anyone has Mary Elizabeth in their family it would be nice to hear from them.
Thanks Sandra
Posted by christine rickards at 14/02/2010 16:49
I am trying to find members of the Hodgson family who were born in Goole. They are the children of my grandmother's sister. Does anyone know of a Jack born 1907, Emily 1905, Mabel 1910 and Edith born 1904. I think that Edith may have married Thomas C Butler in 1928. Any help much appreciated. I have tried all other avenues of help like Genes Reunited and Ancestry.
Posted by Moira Buttle (Thomas) at 15/02/2010 14:48
BUTTLE family...I am seeking information about the family of Thomas Alfred Buttle born George St. Goole 1854. He died in 1929 at Clifton Gardens Goole, I believe he was a steamship manager and previously a shipping agent. I am particularly keen to receive information regarding one of his sons, my Grandfather,
namely Arthur Edwin Buttle born 1881 who seved in Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry during W.W.1. Arthur Edwin married and had family in Llanelli South Wales, where my father, another Thomas Alfred Buttle was born. The last record I can find of Arthur Edwin Buttle is in Llanelli in 1922. I cannot find his death recorded anywhere; does anyone know what became of him. Any information about this family would be gratefully received.
Posted by Krysia Wood at 16/02/2010 10:04
I am trying to trace my family - the Hearns's and the jacksons.

My great grandmother was Ada Ann Hearn and she was born in 1887 in Airmyn. Her father was John and his wife was also Ada Ann. As of the 1891 census they lived in Milton Street, Hook. John Hearn was a Railway Horse Shunter, he was actually born in Spaldington, so not sure at what age they arrived in Goole.

My great grandmother married Claude Jackson, his father was Robert Jackson and all the men and boys worked at a timber merchant. Robert and Claude lived in Heber Terrace (I live in Cornwall and know nothing about the area, so not sure where that is)

Has anyone any info at all that may help me find out about any of them please.
Posted by stella smith at 21/02/2010 00:43
RYALLS (Lyalls) My great-grandmother was Mary Jane. On my grandmother's birth cert she is listed as formerly "Lyle". She is on the 1871 census as married to Richard Ives, with nephew Henry Ledger living with them. His father Sollitt is also present. I have found a marriage of Sollitt Ledger and Anne Elizabeth Ryalls. In 1861 she was living with father Reuben, mother Sarah and siblings, including Mary Jane. (right birth date and place). I would love to hear from anyone who has an info on this family.
Posted by JILL LOVE at 06/03/2010 21:09
CHARLESWORTH/BONNETT FAMILY. Has anyone any info leading to my Grandfathers family. My Gt.Grandmother died @ Highfields Farm, Reedness 13/12/1926, her first husband was George Bonnet from Lincoln, she had 3 children to him. She met Thomas Glew Charlesforth from Sheffield working for Joseph Temperton @ West Butterwick as a farm servant 1881 census, has anyone any details on Joseph Temperton? No records they ever married. She had 3 children to Thomas. Jane is buried ' Whitgift Cemetery, Thomas is buried in Scunthorpe Cementery.
Posted by Patricia How at 10/03/2010 09:38
Is there an ancestry day in Goole this year? Does anyone know when the 1911 census returns will be released?
Posted by Amanda Lawson at 10/03/2010 10:29
Does any one know anything about Hannah Shipley or her husband James or Thomas Lawton who was my Grandfather?
They all lived in Old Goole in the early1900s
Posted by geoff depledge at 11/03/2010 09:05
The 1911 census has been released, you will find it by putting 1911 census in the search engine on google
Posted by Amanda Lawson at 17/03/2010 08:55
To Tracey
We may have a connection. I am sure one of my great uncles had a similar name to your relative.
Posted by jackie neale at 23/03/2010 13:04
Willbe or Wilby to Tasker and Philpott
Trying to trace back parents of CHARLES WILLBE (Dock Labourer).
Charles was born Howden c. 1849 and shown as head of household in 1881 census living at Water Lane, Hook, Goole.
Married (shown as Wilby)to Nina Tasker(Ag. Labourer) in Jan 1869 and she was born Hook c. 1844 ..her parents William and Fanny Tasker.
Children to Charles and Nina Willbe are
Emily WILLBE (c.1870) b.Howden Dykes, York
(Emily is our family link to the Philpotts being mother
of my husbands Grandfather Frederick Philpott born 1898..he married Edith Emma Sharp1899,died 1919 and then Catherine Howard)
Frances A. WILLBE c.1872 Howden Dykes, York
Roseline WILLBE c. 1874 Hook, York.
Ada WILLBE c.1878 Hook, York

Anyone out there in Goole connected?
Jackie Neale (
Posted by David Harrison at 29/03/2010 20:21
How interesting to have come upon this website.My Mothers family were the Amery,s and Broughton who used to live at RoseHill,Station Road,Rawcliffe Bridge,up to the 20s.i have several close relatives at Goole,and several more in Rawcliffe cemetery. I had a close relative George Broughton who was killed at the paper mill about 1914 when a boy turned on a machine while he was in it!My Grandfather died of gangrene in his finger at the mill as well in 1930.He had served in the KOYLIS from 1880 till just before Mother was born in 1903.He was in India,and both Boer wars.I cant locate his record. I see people mention the Gunn family.Mother told me their 2 boys were killed as stretcher bearers in WW1, one I think was called Ernie. My Mother was Lily Evelyn,her sister.Ivy,and Annie and Mary.The youngest boy George Broughton b 1915 was killed in the RAF in 1942,and is on the war memorial.If anyone is interested in this,pleased contact me if you wish David Harrison
Posted by kevin taylor at 14/04/2010 22:53
i am trying to trace details and family relatives of stanley taylor my grandfather born in 1904 in cross gordon street goole and details of his sisters doris annie taylor (married morris) lived at 66 manuel st goole,(1906)phyllis taylor,(1908)gladys mary taylor (1910) and brother ernest rowland taylor (1902),
my great grandfather was walter taylor railway goods guard at goole station lived at 83 pastures road goole wife ann rebecca taylor nee parkin.
Posted by Sue at 03/05/2010 15:43
I think Mary Elizabeth Horsfield married Ridsdale Warrener Bellood
Posted by LindaD at 21/05/2010 16:46
Looking for any information about the Earl family from Rawcliffe - in particular Frank Earl born 1920 and his siblings and parents who were Frank Earl and Rose Daltry. Also Arthur William Earl and his wife Hannah Sweeting.
Frank and Rose Earl lived at 10 New Cottages, Rawcliffe in 1911 and their son Frank was living at 9 Canal Cottages, Rawcliffe Bridge in 1946
Posted by anne watson at 25/05/2010 19:19
hi my grandmother nellie lockwood watson (nee spink ) 1898 to 1967 married to john william watson 1892 to 1943 had 6 sons. the spink family i have traced back to 1680 and the watson side to 1891 has any one have any memories or imformation would love to hear from you to help me on my way please email
Posted by bob carson at 28/05/2010 19:45
looking for catherine patrica carson,born in goole1943 in the dunhill rd area.
Posted by Joanne Brown (US inquriy about Goole resident curr at 11/06/2010 18:25
Would someone be kind enough to let me know if there is a TW Scruton Briggs residing on Boothferry Road in Goole? He posted a question about John Hounsley in 1998 on a genealogy page in Macoupin County, Illinois.

I have a photo I would like to send to him. It is of John Hounsley, an emigrant to Illinois. My great grandfather was raised by John and my great aunt Molly in Illinois.

I'm sure he would appreciate the photo....
Posted by Tony Jackson at 21/07/2010 21:14
FOR JOANNE BROWN. I know Mr Briggs, and he now resides at Wentworth Drive, Goole, East Yorkshire. I told him about your enquiry and he was very exited about the photograph.
Posted by Stuart (Webmaster) at 22/07/2010 20:39
Tony - I'll forward the address details on. It's usually not a good idea to leave full address details on a public web page
Posted by Harold & Olive Shepherd at 05/08/2010 03:30
Can anyone help, We are looking for an Alfred Shepherd and according to his marriage info (In NZ) he was born in Goole around 1847. His decendants in NZ would love to know if he had family in Yorkshire. Keeping fingers crossed.
Posted by Joanne Brown at 09/08/2010 05:58
my email is for Mr. Brigg's new address, I mailed a small photo to his old address, but will gladly send him another better quality one. His relative raised not only my father, but my grandfather as well. He and my Aunt Molly were quite wonderful people, and I have quit a history on them.
Posted by kath at 17/08/2010 01:04
Hello. Looking for any info on William Plowes/Plows born Goole. (Sandhall?)Married Elizabeth Featherstone. Lived in Heminbrough. Marriage did not last. Elizabeth Plowes died in the 1930's.
Posted by geraldine at 20/08/2010 15:06
I am trying to find information about the Costello family from Goole Yorkshire.My mother was Elizabeth Mary born 14 December 1902(?). Can anyone help please
Posted by Christine Spencer at 21/08/2010 19:50
Harold & Olive Shepherd - Please send email address or contact me at my email address and I will forward info my brother found regarding the Shepherd you are looking for.
Posted by Christine Spencer at 21/08/2010 19:53
Harold & Olive Shepherd -
Posted by melissa louth at 28/08/2010 23:01
hi geraldine is it possible to ask did you have a sister and if so what was her name
Posted by Olive Shepherd at 01/09/2010 22:54
Thanks Christine, will look forward to hearing from you or your brother.
Posted by stevo at 05/09/2010 18:17
hi i was wondering if anyone knew my uncle george maguire he died of cancer when i was very young
Posted by John Mitchell at 09/09/2010 20:40
I am seeking information of Laura May Christina Mitchell who I believe was employed at The Hall, Rawcliffe. She came from the Industrial Training School, Dorking, owned by the Duchess of Albany, when she was aged 17 (c1914) as a Laundry Maid.
I have an article outlining her life until she died aged 102
Posted by BOB CARSON at 11/09/2010 17:00
Posted by Sue Arne (nee Bristow) at 12/09/2010 02:40
Hi, a message for John Rubie,
I know it is nearly two years since you asked about some information about your grandfather Henry Oldridge but I am certain he is a brother to my dad's (Winston Bristow) maternal grandmother, Ada Mary Oldridge. Three generations lived in Westwoodside until my mum and dad emigrated to Melbourne in 1956. Dad has a very sketchy idea of the family history and remembers his grandmother's brother visiting from Goole Hall in the 1930's driving a car which apparently was still pretty unusual back then!
I am living in British Columbia and am planning a trip to the Goole area next year to have a look at my ancestral home as my paternal great-grandfather, Arthur Bristow, (married to Ada) was from Eastoft, dad Winston is also planning to come, so I hope he can even though he will be 75 he's pretty tough which I believe is a family trait!!
My email contact is
Best wishes in your search!!
Posted by David Harrison at 24/09/2010 22:54
I am trying to find out the builder of Queensway Goole.I believe it was about 1906. I did post the earlier message about the Amery family at Rawcliff Bridge (my grandparents) I had assumed they would have included my e mail in the message.If anyone wishes to contact me my address is thanks
Posted by Melanie Hardy at 26/09/2010 21:57
I am trying to find any information about the Drurys who lived in the Reedness area. My Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather was Benjamin Drury and his wife was Ursula(Duccles)I have visited the church at Whitgift and have seen their gravestones but would like more information about their son Anthony Drury.Please contact me, email
Posted by chris baker at 28/09/2010 16:51
Hi, we are looking for anybody that knows of or is related to Eric Wilson Masterman who was born in Goole around 1920/1930 all we know is he was around the south of england Portsmouth/bournemouth in the early to mid 40's any information would be appreaciated, regards Chris Baker
Posted by Ven at 29/09/2010 20:43
Posted by David Chappell at 14/10/2010 20:45
I note there is several enquiries on the CHAPPELL family. I have traced the family back to1633 living in Cowicke. In about 1790 the family moved to Hensall and in about 1826 (when the Aire and Calder canal was built) the family moved into Goole. The family has spread far and wide since then. The family of Rubin Chappel (the marine artist) moved to Par in Cornwall. My branch of the CHAPPELLs are now in Stamford, Sheffield, Gloucester and in Northumberland. From the previous enquiries I guess they are all over the country and probably abroad. If there are any specific enquiries regarding the CHAPPELL family I will try to monitor this site and respond.
Posted by Peter Masterman at 18/10/2010 21:30
Hi message for Chris Baker reference Eric Wilson Masterman i am a son of Eric my name is Peter Masterman.Please get in touch my e-mail address is
Posted by Christine at 28/10/2010 19:57
To geraldine, maybe able to help in your search about the costello family in Goole.
Posted by Elaine Louth at 28/10/2010 19:59
I am looking for Bob and Lilly Barrows' family, within the London area, who originated from Goole East Yorkshire.
Posted by helen lloyd at 16/11/2010 22:10
hi Elaine, have you any more details, i have some barrows in my tree, but not sure if any left for london
Posted by Annette at 22/11/2010 11:04
Trying to find info on a Margaret Charlesworth (deceased 2009?) who I believe lived with her mum in Sutton St, Goole. This query is of a very sensitive nature. Would appreciate any info as to whether this lady had children.
Posted by ian blee at 23/11/2010 21:23
f.a.o annette. you where wanting to know if margaret charlesworth had any children. she had a boy and a girl who r grownup now.their father was norman walsh who was margarets husband he still lives in goole.hope this helps
Posted by Annette at 24/11/2010 16:40
Thanks Ian for your info. Do you have any names/ages/contacts for these grown up children? My email address is If you could help me further I'd be very grateful.
Posted by ian blee at 24/11/2010 18:01
hope u got my email annette if not let me know via this site.Ian Blee
Posted by helen lloyd at 26/11/2010 20:20
barrows in my family were from hook .then ended there days in old goole .east yorks u can find me on face book
Posted by CHARLESWORTH family at 28/11/2010 20:45
Has anyone any info relating to JOSEPH TEMPERTON or where the farm was. My gt gt grandfather (I do not have any proof they married) is listed in the censors THOMAS GLEW CHARLESWORTH working for Joseph Temperton as a farm hand. He lived at HIGHFIELDS, Reedness, where my gt gt grandmother died, and is buried in Whitgift Churchyard in an unmarked grave. He is buried in Scunthorpe. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Jayne Ward at 29/12/2010 19:40
Does anyone know of Norman Downs. david Clayton? the Welhams
Posted by Helen at 02/01/2011 04:17
Looking for any info on the Walsh family who lived in Swinefleet.
My mother was Winifred Vera Walsh, born 1929.

Posted by Pam Collier at 03/01/2011 14:45
John W Levitt - born Asselby 1816 Blacksmith in Howden
Married Mary Palmer- Drax Feb 1844
Died bet Apr June 1866
I cannot find his birth details anywhere - is there a Baptism book for Asselby anywhere.
Think he may be the brother of Robert Levitt born Howden 1827 - died in Charge of the Light Brigade 1854. Robert's widow and children moved to live next to John W and family in Howden by the 1861 census
Would like to establish a link and go further back if possible.
Posted by V Bristow Ferguson at 08/01/2011 03:08
Looking for anyone with connections to or information on Bristow/Batman/Bullas in the area.
Posted by Shirley Booth at 22/01/2011 21:14
I am trying to trace the Addy sisters who had a fish and chip shop in Pollington during the war, then went on to open a sweet shop in Wombwell. Any information or pictures would be great.
Posted by pam ives at 25/01/2011 20:35
message for stella smith re. mary jane lyle. she is my g.grandmother i have been trying to trace her.she married richard/henry ives and lived jn sheffield in blastlane my grandfather william ives born in sheffield 1975 was married to edith berry. if possible would like to get in contact with you
Posted by elaine louth at 05/02/2011 20:29
geraldine from south africa contact elaine wait fr u to post on goole times web site
Posted by bob carson at 12/02/2011 12:07
still looking for Patricia carson born 1943, mother Gladys,father robert carson who died1958. thay lived in the dunhill road area.also would like to know if anyone knows of anymore carson family in same area .
Posted by bobCARSON at 16/02/2011 16:16
i have traced my family back to 85 carlise street 1911. thay moved to dunhill rd at some point.I know thay would have been at dunhill rd in the 50s.I am still looking for pat carson her dad was Robert Carson & he died1958 aged 48,pat would have been 15.His older brother victor also died 1958 aged 54.there where 6 people in the family. Mary,victor,margaret,robert,gwendoline&jack my dad.If you can help with finding pat carson or help with other info on my family i would be most greatfull.thanks Bob Carson
Posted by SHIRL SMITH at 04/03/2011 22:52
Posted by Peter Masterman at 05/03/2011 19:38
Message for Shirl Smith do you mean George Martinson and Mary Ann EPTON if so Mary Ann was my great aunt.If you would like to get in touch my e-mail address is
Posted by Peter Masterman at 05/03/2011 19:44
To Shirl Smith sorry forgot to add George Martinson and Mary Ann Epton were John Martinson's parents.
Posted by Tina at 05/03/2011 22:18
Hi I am researching the Axup family - My grandfather Walter was born in Goole - any information would be gratefully received! Tina
Posted by Tina at 05/03/2011 22:19
Was or is there a Wright Street in Hook? Tina
Posted by sue lawson at 08/03/2011 13:31
RAAVLAND..Help! does anyone recognise the name, (or any part of it - even spelled differently), 'Hans Christian Raavland Wilson', of Dutch decent,(born 1828), a Master Mariner, believed to once have been the Harbour Master at Goole? Please email me with any information whatsoever, i'll be most grateful
Posted by mary low at 11/03/2011 19:42
Does anyone have information about PIGEON SYKES ?
He was reputed to have run buses in the Goole area, they had a pigeon on the back of the buses.
Posted by jo england at 25/03/2011 19:27
my great grandad was herbert jackson his daughter ivy was my grandmother my grandad was john goodworth my mum was christine goodworth my dad is roy england . my dads gg grandad was thomas headley baker of goole
Posted by jo england at 25/03/2011 19:47
my greatgrandma was maria sutcliff who married herbert jackson
Posted by anthony richardson at 27/03/2011 20:50
hi i am after any info on the employees of saltmarshe hall @ 1900-1920-30 gran and grandad worked in service and they were from staddlesthorpe and holme on spalding moor .....gran was a maid and grandad was a gardener ....groundsman...their married name was richardson but my grans maiden name was either kinsley or kingsley just wanted to know if thats where they worked???....also have found out that my distant relatives came over from holland and settled all along the river ouse right up to selby,wistow,temple hirst etc the name was brunyee or brunyea ....also got relatives in goole surnames,gamwell or gambel hutchcroft,cocking , any info welcome, thank you a richardson
Posted by jo england at 01/04/2011 18:15
thomas threadgold hedley baker of goole was my fathers ggg grandad my dad is roy england there is a large grave stone in goole cemetary which my dad and i have visited
Posted by jo england at 01/04/2011 18:19
to the lady who is seeking information on pigeon sykes i work for is grand daughter im sure she as plenty of information for you if you get in touch with me i will pass your name on to her
Posted by Marybeth Turk at 01/04/2011 22:26
Searching for ancestor who died @1863 in Saltmarshe. Her name was Sarah Wilson Hutchcroft who was married to James Emanuel Hutchcroft. They were my great, great, great grandparents. Am searching for any into as to her marriage date and death/cemetery and/or burial. Thanks!
Posted by Bob Carson at 02/04/2011 19:29
Still looking for pat carson.dont know if she married.born 1943 goole.Any info would be most
Posted by Lynda at 03/04/2011 02:20
Came across this site in the early hours and found several references for Branson Bowles and his shop at Goole. He was the nephew of my Gt. Grandmother Catherine Bowles born 85 Goose Green, Bowling and his mother, Catherine's older sister, was Ann Branson Bowles. Ann had another son John but never married and died Leeds 1893. Their grandmother was Mary Ann Branson b. Leicester 1820. I have been contacted by lots of distant relatives and it's surprising how many have included Branson when naming children. I'm still hoping to find the link to Richard !!!!!!!

Lynda Crossley
Posted by Corby bunting at 03/04/2011 09:30
To Marybeth Turk. Regarding your request for Hutchcroft burials. There are five Hutchcrofts buried in Howden Minster cemetery. Dated from 1841 to 1901. not the ones you are asking for but possibly related.
Email me for details if you are interested
Posted by Patricia Spink at 15/04/2011 21:04
For the attention of Jo England
My GGranddad was James Threadgold Hedley.I wondered if you had any photos of this side of the family.I have some of James, if you would like to contact me I can send you copies.
Posted by Carol Shields at 17/04/2011 12:42
Message to Tina re Axup Family 05/03/2011. I believe I am the Grandaughter of Charles William Axup who died on the Coln ship when it sank in 1906. There is a Walter Axup listed born 1899 as Charles Brother.Please contact me.
Posted by bob at 10/05/2011 20:19
I am looking for info on Gladys Carson.she died in1979 aged 67 . she lived in the dunhill rd area for some years .any info on living family would also help.many thanks
Posted by pam ives at 12/05/2011 17:51
can anybody let me have any information about mary jane lial/lyle who married henry ives in 1863 they lived in blast lane sheffield henry ives worked on the canal can you please help
Posted by Bob at 13/05/2011 09:55
Anyone live on parliament street around 1957/58.did you know Robert,Gladys,Pat Carson.Also did anyone know the Carson family at 150 dunhill road? any info would be helpful . Bob
Posted by pat at 21/05/2011 15:55
Looking for Edward Bertie VINER who died in Goole in 1980's- possibly.
Posted by shirley at 21/05/2011 18:08
for Linda d looking for the earle family. Just wanted to let you know that my dad was born and lived in Canal cottages , this was at Rawcliffe Bridge, not Rawcliffe. His parents were eli turner and ann blanche (formerly stones) Eli died in 1919 and then my gran married Isaac Challenger. I was born at rawcliffe bridge in 1936, but my brother is 4 years older than I am and mak know a bit more about them. My friend has a very old post card of Canal Cottages (otherwise known as Frog Row). The cottages were all demolished and the land is now part of the Croda International .
Posted by shirley at 21/05/2011 18:10
for Bob looking for the Carsons.
My sister in law lived at 12 Parliament street and I am sure that the near neighbours were this family. I certainly remember the names.
Posted by GORDON GREEN 1926 at 23/05/2011 10:33
Posted by bob at 27/05/2011 19:34
Thank you for your info on the Carson familyShirley. If you or anyone has anymore info you can contact me on anyone knows of Patricia Carson who would be now in her 60s this would help.Thanks Bob
Posted by Christine Rickards at 02/06/2011 11:24
Is there anyone who lived next door to my grandfather Captain John William Townsley at 78 Dunhill Road until his death in 1965 or who has family who lived nearby. I am trying to find out about his second wife Mary Townsley (nee Harrison ) who died in l955. They are buried together in Goole cemetery with Louisa Harrison Mary's sister. Louisa died in 1950. Having searched long and hard I have been unable to find where the two sisters were born. Mary was born in 1881. The only information I have is that their father was Samuel who in 1927 when John and Mary married was described as deceased and retired. Hoping that the address will jog someone's memory.
Posted by Mike Gunnill at 23/06/2011 10:28
Does anyone remember Matthew Gofton, known as Jack? He lived in East Parade & was in 1935 berthing master for Goole I am looking into his work-life as a seaman. Grateful for any memories & help, thank you. He was my grandfather.
Posted by BONNET/CHARLESWORTH at 23/06/2011 22:53
Does anyone have any info on JOSEPH TEMPERTON. My GT GT Grandmother JANE BONNETT lived with a man who worked for Joseph Temperton as a farm labourer.. He was Thomas Glew Charlesworth. My Grandad was born in Burringham. His mother JANE(BONNETT /CHARLESWORTH) is buried St Magdelines / Whitgift. Her first husband was GEORGE BONNETT from Springthorpe, Gainsborough, I cannot find a death for him. I know she changed the children's names to BURNETT
Posted by Margaret Moss at 06/07/2011 21:44
George Lebourne was my great-uncle, born in 1866 in Sudbourne, Suffolk, to Isaac and Hannah. Sometime between 1881 and 1889 he moved to Goole and left working on the land in favour of working at sea. In 1889 he married Mary Jane Norton, born in Goole about 1869; in 1891 they were living near Vermuyden Terrace. A daughter Annie was born in 1892, and two years later baby George lived for a few months only. George himself died in 1897. Two years later Mary Jane remarried, to William Herbert Pounder in Sculcoates, and in 1911 they were living at 16 Kingston Street with Annie and 10 year old Herbert. William was a holder up in the shipyard. I would be very interested to hear from anyone who has any knowledge of these people, particularly George Lebourne and the manner of his death which I can remember being told was an accident on board ship.
Margaret Moss
Posted by Mo Penrose at 10/07/2011 13:44

My husband's grandfather (his father was a greengrocer and before that was a toll man in Goole.) and a group of friends left Goole about 1906 and went to Fleet in hampshire. A long way to go for 14,15 year old - anyone know why as Fleet in hants was suffering great poverty. My husbands grandfather became a journalist and then Editor of a newpaper in Farnham. Are there any penrose's still in Goole
Posted by Margaret J at 31/07/2011 21:37
I noticed the name Pounder from Sculcoates in your message and wondered if you are interested in the Pounder family history. My reasons for asking is that my grandmother was a Pounder and lived in hull, her grandparents came from the Brigg area.
Posted by MargaretJ at 31/07/2011 21:41
Hello, I see you are aPenrose,wellmy great great grandparents were Penrose, but not from Goole.They came from Bainton, Yorkshire and around that area.I wondered if we had a connection.
Posted by John Riordan at 25/08/2011 05:24
My GGGrandfather a Richard Watson was said to have run Keels on the canal between Goole and Leeds in late 1700s to eary 1800s...
He was a Keeper of haulage horses and Publican of the "Griffin'
at Allerton Bywater 1830.
Posted by Janice Bristow at 04/09/2011 18:06
Looking for connection of Thomas Bristow B about 1801 and his wife, Elizabeth Bullass b. 1805. Their children, William, George, Hannah, Harriet, John Thompson, and Anne.
Posted by Lynn Naylor at 13/09/2011 10:29
I am researching the Wakefield family from Hook. My grandmother was Lily Wakefield, daughter of Anthony and Mary Hannah. I understand there was quite a large family and they owned several businesses in Hook - a butchers, sweet shop and fish and chip shop. I understand that they also had a biscuit stall in Goole market. I would be really grateful to hear from anyone who has further information or where I can research further regarding them.
Posted by Simon O'Corra at 18/09/2011 08:32

I am researching the following

The Barley family, Tom edwin 1873-1959 vwas my great grandfather and a ship captain sailing out of goole

The Gledhill family, William Gledhill 1848-1908, a ships captain sailing out of Goole

The Isle, Woodhead, Curry, Chappell family (Albert Chapel born in 1919 was my great uncle George Barley's natural child
Posted by Katie at 05/10/2011 20:30
I am researching the following families and would like help please.

CAMPSELL- Thomas Campsell b. 1850 married Sarah ?? b. 1848. not sure on the date they married but the had the following chlidren:
Alice, Henry, Hannah, John, Tom, George and Sarah.
I believe she was born in the goole area.
Posted by michelle at 06/10/2011 20:13
i am researching my mums family the mastermans of goole who originally came from welwick and patrington i have researched james s. masterman who came to goole sometime late 1800s settled in goole had 13 surviving children lived in couper street in old goole james came to goole aged about 15 married mary ibbetson in airmyn in 1890, i am presently trying to trace any photos of james and mary and their children can you help..
Posted by Paul Campsell at 06/10/2011 21:30
Att. Katie

I believe Thomas Campsell was my great grandfather- his son Tom being my grandfather. However I was informed many years ago that grandfather changed name from Campsall to Campsell. If I can be of further assistance please come back and I will forward my e-mail address.
Posted by katie at 18/10/2011 20:24

My email is
Posted by Katie at 29/10/2011 18:08
Can anybody halp me with some information on the following people:

CAWSON- Ellen Cawson b1856 in Eccles, Manchester she married Richard Anderson in Goole 1872.

ANDERSON - Richard Anderson born in Goole c1951.

1901 census says they lived at 5 Argyle Street and Richard was a Ship Engineer.
I wouold like to find siblings and parents of both these people.
Posted by trevor hardwick at 30/10/2011 20:09
my mum ( 105 years old ) born irene abson at goole was telling me today that her mum used to take her to hook to visit her aunt who was mary moffit she remembers mary having sons ( mums cousins ) ROBIN & BOB i wondered if there are any descendents of mary moffit still living in the area has we would be related and mum would be thrilled to here from them
Posted by DAVID DRURT at 08/11/2011 15:17


Posted by Margaret Allerton at 08/11/2011 16:59
Does anyone remember the Allerton family - they lived in the High Street, Swinefleet. Levitt and Eliza Allerton had 10 children
Posted by Lis at 10/11/2011 20:18
DUFFIN, James Henry & PLASTER, Martha Emma. David, have just seen your post 21.04.08. These were my Great Grandparents and my Grandmother was your Grandmothers sister. I have a lot of information. Please get in touch.
Posted by Chris Laidler at 16/11/2011 17:16
FAO Heather Young Re: Thomas Henry Clarke

Have a few details about Thomas, including an Irish address for his wife Jeanie c.1921.

Have known about this site for a while, and a couple of people who visit this have suggested it but just never taken the plunge about plugging my own 'little' project, so here goes!

Since Oct 2005 I have been researching the 452 men named on Goole Cenotaph from the First World War. To date I have over 70 Service Records, photos of men who died and these are displayed with info put together from CWGC record and GT. Also have copies of a number of letters, with over 20 written by LCpl Alfred Johnson which have/are been transcribed and printed in The Norseman.

Also have info relating to about 300 other men who also lost their lives with connections to Goole and would like to find more about these men as well. They are no less important than those who are named on the Cenotaph.

Would like to hear from anybody who is related to any of the men named on the Cenotaph, or not, to exchange info etc.

Posted by alan tomlinson at 16/11/2011 19:51
to chris laidler
im sure there was a j.w tomlinson on the centotaph plaque ,this could possibly be my great granddad he was a boilerman on the merchant sea vessel ss corea which sank off cromer norfolk in 1939
Posted by Patricia Spink at 16/11/2011 19:59
Chris Laidler
Since Chris started the cenotaph project he has put many hours of work into his research, a lot of it at his own cost.He always is keen to share the information with anyone interested and I think he deserves a big thank you for bothering to produce these records for future generations to know about what their ancestors went through.Well done Chris and keep up the good work.I hope a lot of people will be able to help Chris out with his research.
Posted by Chris Laidler at 16/11/2011 20:59

With regard to the Second World War, I have purposefully left it alone. A couple of reasons - chief among them military records are still 'sealed' to all except direct relatives. If you haven't already got them, I'd recommend Mike Marsh' three wonderful books about Goole during WW2.

Thanks for those words Pat, really appreciate them.
Posted by Tim HOWARD Fletcher at 22/11/2011 22:12
HOWARD family
seeking info on John HOWARD, wife Edith Gertrude, Chlrn Stanley Hardy, Constance Mary, Margaret Annie.
In 1901 John was a coal merchant & corn miller (address: Mill House, Station Rd, Rawcliffe, Goole).
In1911 John was a coal merchant (address: Lowgate, Snaith, Goole)
The family originate from Lincoln.
Posted by Daniel (Danny) Johnson at 25/11/2011 15:18
Tracing Helen Watson / Helen Kenning Lived Westfield square Goole 80`on wards Next door to Pat Robertson. Pat worked M&S Brian shoe repairers in boothferry road.
Posted by Maureen Spencer at 25/11/2011 17:00
For Chris Laidler re goole cenotaph

My Great Grandmother was married to J.G.Erickson whose name is on the Goole Cenotaph. I do know that he died in 1917 at Arras - Also he received the Military Medal and the Croix de Guerre - Do you have any further information. Would love to know.

Maureen Spencer
Posted by Chris Laidler at 25/11/2011 23:07
Maureen, have a little info about John Gottfred Erickson. Send me an email and will pass it on

Posted by Danny Johnson at 26/11/2011 09:04
Info about Helen Watson ? Helen Kenning

Thank You
Posted by Corby Bunting at 26/11/2011 12:14
Hello Maureen Spencer. I well remember your quest to find Sue Rowell on these pages
Sue if I remember had offered information on your search for the where abouts of young J G Erickson's family. But later for some reason failed to comply
Another unsolved mystery!
Posted by norma frear nee weston at 06/12/2011 23:13
hi i am trying to find anything i can about my dads family my dads name was frank weston my grandads name i think was also frank i think my grandad is buried in goole i do not know my granmothers name my dad had a stepsister called amy and stepbrother called len please can anyone help
Posted by Danny Johnson at 07/12/2011 14:16
Kenning. Malcolm/Helen Anybody remember them from westfield sq.goole??
Posted by eileen o'grady (gould) at 29/01/2012 11:49
John Drury master Mariner of the Sloop 'Planet' 1838 - 1864. Would welocome a any information. Married Elizabeth Bell both came from Swinefleet Goole?
Posted by stephanie harrison at 03/02/2012 03:18
Posted by mel featherstone at 13/02/2012 15:13
Seeking Dave Fallon ex singer of 60's Goole R & B Group, called the Blueberries. Mel, John and Jim would like a reunion. Dave lived in Thorne at this time. He was married to girl called Lynn.
Posted by Paula at 25/02/2012 16:32
Re:Darren at 07/01/2010 11:07
Stephen SALMON was also my great grandfather. Some of the stories you related are true according to my Mum, but other ones she has never heard of. My grandad Claude Salmon (Stephen's second to youngest son) told us the story of great-grandad chasing a villian around the docks when he (Stephen) fell in. The bad 'en refused to help great grandad out; saying "You're a Salmon - you can swim!"
We don't know that much about Stephen because my grandmother (Claude's wife) disliked him. It seems he was a bit of an old goat!
Posted by penny perry at 25/02/2012 20:56
My mother was Dorothy Cawkwell born in Rawcliffe..1912. She had 2 sisters Frances and Phyliss but was orphaned when she was 5 and was fostered to a family called Bell who had a daughter Mary. I think they lived at Snaith. I know all about my Aunt Frances as she stayed in Rawcliffe all her life and married Ted Brooke and we used to visit her but my mum never spoke of her childhood. I have traced the Cawkwells back but can anyone tell me about the Bells
Posted by Darren Clarkson at 06/05/2012 03:37
Hello Paula and nice to hear from you regarding our great grandfather Stephen Salmon! I have also heard that he was a bit of an old goat, my grandad was Harold Salmon and my mum used to tell me that Stephen would give him a clout and when asked what it was for he would say, "THATS JUST IN CASE YOU DO SOMETHING!".... I have learned quite a bit about Stephen, numerous newspaper cuttings and have his retirement medal from Goole Police from 1901, and a Pocket Watch from 1888 when he left South Kirkby Police Station to come and work in Goole and now have a few photos. I have heard about Claude and believe your grandmother would be Vera if my memory serves me well! Have unearthed a few skeletons and love the story about Stephen and Kezia pretending for years to be married when in fact the were not, due to the fact Stephen had a wife back in Norfolk! I have managed to get the family tree back on Stephen's side back to the 1680s and if you ever wanted any info, please let me know, quite happy for you to make contact, Darren ...
Posted by Tricia at 17/06/2012 14:16
Hi Chris! I don't know much but I do know the name of my grandfather (Harold Purvis) who was born in Goole and came back from WW1 and married my grandmother who also lived in Goole. I often wonder if the stress of being in the war was what contributed to their marriage breaking down. They moved to Manchester where my grandfather gambled and drank away the family money. After the family split, my uncle came to live in Goole with his 'grannie marshall,' and my mum moved to Blackpool.
Posted by Stephanie Harrison at 03/07/2012 02:25
Posted by norma frear nee weston at 06/07/2012 23:14
hi i now have a bit more imformation about my dads family my dad was called frank weston when he was young he lived at fleamans buildings goole his dad was called frank also i have been told that at one time he was a coal merchent and also played a big part in the salvation army my dad had step brother called len step sisters clara and amy they could have been more a minnie cook played a big part in my dads young life me and my sister called her grandma is there anyone out there who can help
Posted by David Hunt at 13/07/2012 01:42
Hi im looking to find my grandfather he moved from goole in 1960s he was born on 4th jan 1938 his name peter james he married margaret rose raspin sadly i never knew her to her dying of lukemia in her mid 40s margeret re married norman stainton who now is deceasec died 2011 boxing day. Im just trying to find if Peter had any more children if my mum who has just recently gone through cancer and ok now. Peters other son Andrew James DIED IN 2005. it would be a great surprise for my mum to find where her father is and if she has any other sisters or brothers nephews nieces etc. My mum has tryed to find her dad Peter james born in goole 1938 for a long time she even wrote to surprise surprise when it was on and lost long family itv but no look. can anyone out there help please.
Posted by David Hunt at 13/07/2012 01:48
If anyone has any info for me please contact me
Posted by norma at 19/07/2012 14:45
my mothers family called mahoney and doubtfire.any one have any information
Posted by Christine at 20/07/2012 15:02
What sort of information? eg Family tree or living relatives.

Marriage record - Is this the right people?
Timothy Mahoney married Ada Doubtfire on 31st March 1907 at Goole St John Church
Timothy Mahoney, age 24, Boiler maker, abode 87 South Street, son of Dennis Mahoney (deceased), Boilermaker

Ada Doubtfire, age 20, abode 29 Albert Street, daughter of Samuel Doubtfire, Labourer

Posted by norma at 21/07/2012 11:39
hi christine.have got family tree thanks .but trying to find out ada lister 1862 and robert lister about1881.
Posted by norma at 22/07/2012 07:55
hi christine my mothers name was margaret mahoney.she was known as peggy r u a relative of mine.
Posted by Christine at 23/07/2012 13:16
I am not a relative, but I have a lot of Goole records and am addicted to genealogy.

From a transcript of Nonconformist Baptisms:
Robert Forester Lister baptised 29 Sep 1879 at Methodist Chapel, son of Ada Lister, a Domestic living in Victoria Street, Goole. No Father's name given.

However GRO index has:
Robert Forsyth Lydster, GRO Ref: 1879 Dec Goole 9c 732

Robert Lister (Boatman) of 3 Princess Street, married Elizabeth Hirst on 1st April 1902 At Goole. Marriage record says Robert is the son of Samuel Lister (deceased) - which is not true.
Elizabeth Hirst, age 21, of 58 South St., daughter of Joshua Hirst.
Posted by norma at 23/07/2012 20:32
hi christine.i started doing my tree about 2mths very addicted.i got to the 1911 cencus for robert but no furthur.i did find out that ada listers mother jane forsyth gave her listers name but george lister had gone to canada years before he left jane with 4 children .
Posted by Christine at 23/07/2012 23:54
Hi Norma,
Other people on Ancestry don't agree with that version.
There is a Canadian passenger list record showing George Lister (age 35), William Henry and Annie Elizabeth (both 11) and Samuel (age 8) sailing from London to Quebec in 1865.
They think Jane Lister (nee Forsyth) died in Manchester in 1864).
Maybe George came back for the children?
Ada seems to have been left with an aunt and uncle.
Since Samuel appears with the same aunt and uncle in 1881, presumably he came back too.
Posted by hi christine at 24/07/2012 13:29
been in touch via ancestry to collingwood in went to canada about 1858 came back in 1865 for the children.jane died in couldnt be ada s father
Posted by Margaret Greenhow at 26/07/2012 15:47
Trying to find any Allens in the Hook Goole area about 1870. My Gt. Grandfather John William Allen was born there to John Allen & Sarah Elizabeth nee Cookson (she from Knottingley) about 1870. John Allen senior was a Sawyer & he was born in Nottinghamshire about 1836, his father was a William Allen.

Posted by EDDIE AUDAS at 28/07/2012 22:08
I am trying to establish any conections between the AUDAS family of goole and the Audas/Audus of thorn,selby, or howden. The audas family of goole were in Rawcliffe in 1745.
Posted by Raymond Laing at 14/08/2012 10:57
Hi all, I am trying to locate the graves of two of my relatives, for my Family History project. They are Gladys Amscott, died 1960, aged about 68 and Felix Amscott, died 1973, aged about 84, both in Goole. Was/is there more than one Cemetery in Goole, or will they be in the Hook Road one.
Posted by Tricia at 17/08/2012 21:58
Can anyone help me with Acaster family connections. Some of them lived on the river and I am curious to know what kind of life they had in Victorian Goole. Thanks :-)
Posted by Kevin Pears at 05/09/2012 12:54
Hi folks, would anyone have details of the burials in Carlton juxta Snaith pre-1800.... I am interesting in my Pears family from the area...
Posted by marjorie hardwick at 06/09/2012 22:16
fao raymond laing log on to find a grave = type in goole cemetary _then the names you are looking for good luck with your search marj in somerset
Posted by Stephanie Harrison at 20/09/2012 04:47
Still looking for philip grantham, information about harrison and doughty ship repairers in hull and goole. please contact me!
Posted by george plaxton at 24/09/2012 23:44
I am trying to find information on my ancestors:- George Plaxton christened 1812 Rawcliffe by Goole, Yorks ( his father James Plaxton - wife unknown ). Were they from Rawcliffe ? Thank you
Posted by Margaret J at 23/10/2012 16:16
To Mo Penrose

My ancestors are Penrose, they originate from Cornwall and ended up in east yorkshire. As yet I don't know if any came to Goole plus I don't know of any here in Goole. Happy Searching
Posted by Margaret J at 23/10/2012 16:20
I noticed the name Pounder from Sculcoates in your message and wondered if you are interested in the Pounder family history. My reasons for asking is that my grandmother was a Pounder and lived in Hull, as were my great grandparents.

I have checked my fam tree and have plenty of Williams (not Herbert).

The Pounders have a connection to the Bentley/Penrose family.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 05/11/2012 13:52
Hello Marjorie I took your advice and tried Find a grave.after inserting my surname. to my surprise there was the grave of my favourite aunt Florence Vivian.I folloewd the pages to find out who would go to the trouble of not only locating the grave ,but also take a photo.for I know of no one. I then reached the page which read SUBSCRIBE. Natives of Goole have always had the opportunity to simply ring the Cemetery records office which are now located at the Junction.Where ,for free you can obtain where the person is buried, who is also within the grave and when they were buried all this information is by phone and usually on the same day I have done this for many years and not only for my family connections. But others
Posted by Margaretmd at 08/11/2012 16:23
I am seeking the baptism of Robert Harrison, please, who was born in Goole circa 1850/1851, son of William and Mary Ann Harrison. William Harrison was a shoemaker.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks, Margaretmd
Posted by Christine at 12/11/2012 22:30
Hi Margaretmd,
Robert Harrison, son of Wiliam Harrison and Mary Harrison, formerly Ward, was born on 16th March 1850 and christened on 4th April 1850.
It was at Swinefleet Methodist Chapel, even though the abode was given as Goole.
Posted by Steve at 11/12/2012 14:30
I am trying to find out more about my Granfather, Eric Hutchcroft - who worked as a schoolteacher in Hull - in WW2 he was an air raid warden in Filey - dying on Christmas day 1940 (aged 38) !!
Posted by looking at 17/12/2012 17:17
eny imfo please of robert owen. he was known as red bob
he was a welsh man .sailing out of thr early 1900/s
20/s and/30s
Posted by Jane at 04/01/2013 00:13
Hi, would anyone be able to help me locate my late Uncle's grave. I am trying to find where he was buried presumbly in the Goole area. He lived in St. Georges Terrace, Goole. His wifes name Sheila Rockett and he had a son who both survived him. He died at sea 12th February 1962 adrift in lifeboat belonging to the MV Fountains Abbey but was found and buried. I am aware he was remembered by the Goole and Mariners' Association at a Memorial Service held in 2011 at the Seamans Memorial, Memorial Gardens, Hook Road, Goole. A dedication read by a Mr. T. F. Dobson, J.P. I do not live in the UK so any leads or help here would be very much appreciated.
Posted by Jane at 04/01/2013 12:06
With regard to my earlier posting today (4th Jan) searching for information on burial place of my late Uncle and in my eagerness forgot the most important part, my Uncle's name, James Cleary, Bosun on the MV Fountains Abbey in 1962.
Posted by David Michael Hunt at 05/01/2013 23:32
I was told recently that my Grandad Peter James maylive in southsea near portsmouth and may be blind. Once again it would be great if anyone knows is were abouts and could let him know that my mum was diagnosed with Lukemia a month ago and she would love to talk to her Dad theres a bit more info if you scroll up. Thankyou all for your time.
Posted by Gary Wolf at 19/03/2013 17:59
I am looking for family members of Alfred Jackson who was killed during a U-boat attack on his ship, S.S. Northfield on 3 March 1918. He is either buried in Goole or a memorial marker is establishment there in his name. Any information would be appreciated. Cheers.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 19/03/2013 20:01
Hello Gary.Alfred Jackson first Engineer on SS Northfield sank 3/3/18. son of Afred and Martha Jackson. Martha was my GGrandfather Charles Cook's sister.He also a mariner.
Because of no known grave his name is on the Tower Hill Memorial. Caption reads Alfred, son of Alfred and MarthaHusband of Minnie Lizze nee Northing of
8 Colonels Walk Goole Remembered with honour
Also there his Herbert Jackson fireman who perished when the SS Burma went down23/6/16 son of George and Martha Jackson ?Husband of Maria nee Sutcliff
of 7 North St.
Posted by Christine at 23/03/2013 23:16
"JACKSON, Frmn. Abraham. S.S. "Hebble" (Goole). Killed by mine 6th May, 1917. Age 41. Husband of Annie Jackson, of 11, Humber St., Goole. Born at Goole.

JACKSON, 1st Engr. Alfred. S.S. "Northfield" (London). Drowned, as a result of an attack by enemy submarine, 3rd March, 1918. Age 38. Son of Alfred and Martha Jackson; husband of Minnie Lizzie Jackson (nee Northing), of 8 Colonel's Walk, Goole. Born at Goole.

JACKSON, Frmn. Herbert. S.S. "Burma" (Goole). Killed by mine 23rd June 1916. Age 34. Son of the late George and Martha Jackson; husband of Maria Jackson (nee Sutcliff), of 7, North St., Goole, Yorks. Born at Goole."

Abraham Jackson was the son of William James Jackson and Maria Sutcliff. Currently I know almost nothing about William James Jackson; but his wife, Maria, was the aunt of the Maria Sutcliff who married Herbert Jackson.
So Abraham Jackson and Herbert Jackson's wife, (the younger Maria Sutcliff) were cousins.

Herbert Jackson was the son of George Jackson and Martha Jackson nee Crane.

Alfred Jackson (b 1879) was the son of Alfred Jackson (b 1845) and Martha Jackson nee Cook. The older Alfred was George Jackson's brother; thus the Herbert and Alfred who died at sea, were cousins.

There is another Jackson from Goole on the monument:
JACKSON, 2nd Engr. George Edward. "Prunelle" (London). Drowned as a result an attack by an enemy submarine, 22nd Aug, 1918. Age 33. Son of the late W. and H. Jackson ; husband of Polly Jackson (nee Garner), of 61, Fourth Avenue, Goole. Born at Old Goole.

As far as I know, George Edward Jackson was not related to the others. The Sutcliffs and the other Jacksons originally came from Mirfield and Leeds. George Edward's ancestors came from Swinefleet and Eggborough.

The reason I know all this is because Herbert Jackson was the
father of my uncle, John Sutcliff Jackson.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 24/03/2013 19:04
Hello Christine.I was hoping to hear from you for some time having followed your early postings.
I was aware of all you family conections but not Abraham
about four years ago my caravan was pitched at Howden and we there met Alan Goodworth and his wife. He told me that he and his wife had travelled from Suffolk to find answers. After a week he had made very little progress. Because he was leaving I could not help him. but we kept in touch on line for some time. Of course your family and the Enlands came up. I know where you lived in North Street and hoped your family were conected with my Sutcliff family.John and Eliza Charlotte (my Grand aunt) Lived on the same side as your family from 1890 until they moved to 12 Church St.
their children were John, Edmund,Ada,Mabel,James,Bessie,Maud & Edith. The Fathers stemmed from Hebdon Bridge as waterway people via Castleford and finaly Goole. He became a Master Mariner
Alan sent me photos of his seagoing family who were Officers on the don, Dearne and Bennets ships.but we have not been in touch for some time.
Posted by Harry Driffill at 08/04/2013 20:27
Just read your note from way back re:- JOSEPH JACKSON born 1823 died 1901.
I have a JOSEPH JACKSON River Pilot who died 14 April 1901 at 17 Marshfield Road Goole,where he lived with one of his sons John Thomas Jackson Grocer.
Joseph Jackson being my g.g.grandfather.
Posted by Harry Driffill at 08/04/2013 20:36
Also have just read your note re:- JOSEPH JACKSON AND AMOS jACKSON.
I have a Joseph jackson a River Pilot who is the father of Amos Jackson, Master Mariner (Masters Cert dated 13 Oct 1883)
Joseph is my g.g.grandfather and Amos my g.grandfather. Is this the same as your Amos.
Posted by harry Driffil at 08/04/2013 20:44
SORRY JO have got my biblical names mixed up FOR AMOS it should have been MOSES. The Joseph part is correct. I made a Boo Boo!!
Posted by samantha holton at 11/04/2013 14:33
GOODARE im in the process of building my family tree and its led me to goole, any help would be great.
my great great grandfather called frederick goodare born 1854 he married emma winafred. they had numerous children including william f born 1875, abraham born 1886, jessie born 1888 and amos born 1894 who is my great grandfather and went on to marry elsie sharp. do your recognise any of these deatails??
Posted by PHILIP GRANTHAM (STEPHANIE HARRISON) at 24/05/2013 23:01
Hi Stephanie,
I am now desperately trying to contact you too!

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

Posted by David Michael Hunt at 02/07/2013 13:57
Hi all there will be no need to contact peter james no longer as my mother passed away 24 may 2013. She tried so hard to find him but no look just recently had long lost family send me a message stating i have not been successful this time. It would of been nice for my mum to find out where he was if was deceased or alive or if she had other siblings. I do wish one day someone could give some info cause im the only one in the family now still looking.
Posted by john rockett at 08/07/2013 20:48
looking any information regarding joseph rockett master of thr schooner tyro late 1800's and edward grace master of humber keels and humber sloops
Posted by Corby Bunting at 09/07/2013 08:20
Hello John Rockett. Not THE John Rockett 1934 If so I often wodered what happened to you. I presumed you went to sea.along with most of my mates. John Appleyard was also one of our mates. John is having a bad time of it at the moment I'lll see what I have on your request
Posted by Margaret Gilbert at 21/09/2013 20:26
Great web site, just discovered it whilst tracing the Colbridges. Back to the 1700 they were Master Mariners. My gran lived at 19 Broadway with her family, her father was William Robinson Colbridge, his father William Henry then his father I believe was Thomas Colbridge born 1810 died 1886. I am guessing that his father was a Nathaniel Colbridge and before that another Nathaniel. It makes it difficult to trace the family line when there are no cencus records prior to 1841 available online. If anyone can help please?
Posted by Jayne Feasby at 23/09/2013 21:48
Hi Margaret, I live at 19 Broadway...have been here about 20 years. I have the deeds to the house so will get them out and have a nosey x
Posted by Corby Bunting at 24/09/2013 15:30
Hi Margaret. do you know the names of the vessels your ancestors sailed in? I have a few Thorne born on my tree but I can findno mention yet of yours'
My Gran also lived down Broadway Annie Spenceley who died in 1960 aged 89
Posted by norma coultard at 05/10/2013 10:48
hi colbridge.theres a site called red hope you find any info from there.regards norma
Posted by Margaret Gilbert at 25/10/2013 15:37
Posted by Hi Corby at 25/10/2013 16:32
Nathan Colbridge b 1821 "Leeds of Goole"
Thomas Colbridge b 1810 of Paradise Place Thorne, Master of "Mary" "Pearsons" "Nancy" "Ann" "Richard L Wood" & "Barnsley"
William Henry Colbridge b 1839/40 "Secret" " Maria"
Died at sea 1905
Thomas Husband Colbridge b 1841 (Williams brother) "India"
Thomas Seaton Colbridge b 1873 (William's son) "Maria"
William Robinson Colbridge b 1866 "Maria" "Jeharah ?"
My Godfather Thomas Colbridge b 1906 sailed on "Chasmoor" & "Simonside" before joining British pretroleum co. sailing in twenty and commanding fifteen.
I got this info from various census.
Posted by Margaret Gilbert at 25/10/2013 16:33
Hi Norma

I'll check that out thanks.
Posted by Margaret Gilbert at 27/10/2013 22:38
Hi Jayne
I forgot to say that my dad was bilited at 19 broadway during the war that's how he met my mum, Irene Petman. They married December 1945.
Posted by Margaret Gilbert at 29/10/2013 18:23
Hi. Does anyone remember Rhodes and Sarah akeroyd and lizzy brooks. They lived at 48 adeline street. I have a postcard addressed to L Books at this address in 1962.
Posted by corby bunting at 29/10/2013 19:24
Posted by Margaret Gilbert at 30/10/2013 15:56
Posted by Margaret Gilbert at 11/11/2013 18:35
I'm trying to trace Jean Smith that was in the 60's. living at Limetree ave. my sister Barbara became a friend when we came to stay with our gran in Broadway during the summer school holidays.
Posted by Harry Driffill at 22/11/2013 20:47
Hi Margaret Gilbert

Saw you note in which you mention that Hilda Colbridge was your grandmother, she was married to Ernest Petman. Small world, I am tracing various family tree's and have on the Crabtree Tree my uncle, Joseph Crabtree married to Annie Petman daughter of Robert Petman (the brother of Ernest Petman married to Hilda Colbridge in 1919)

Ernest Petman born 1892, died Mar 1953, enlisted in the Army on 9 Nov 1915 (have seen a copy of enrolment papers) in KOYLI. At that time lived at23 Vermuyden Terrace, Goole.

His father was Robert Petman 1861-1893
His grandfather was Robert Petman 1840-1875

Is this of any interest to you.

Regards Harry
Posted by Harry Driffill at 22/11/2013 20:54
Hi Corby, I'm still around. Saw you paragraph mentioning a Thomas Colbridge born 1906 being your Godfather. My late father born 1905, in his early sailing days was on the Chasmoor. I have two photo's of my father and some of the Chasmoor crew. this is just to let you know that I will be sending you copies by e-mail when I can lay my hand on them.

my regards. Harry
Posted by Corby Bunting at 23/11/2013 12:53
Hi Harry .good to hear that youre still around
The Posting dated 25/10/13 with my name on the header was in fact from Margaret.which means the Godparent mentioned was Margarets
Keep well. I will be in touch
Posted by Margaret Gilbert at 09/12/2013 15:25
Hi Harry Driffield
Like Corby said, Thomas colbridge was my godfather. Born 1906. Brother to Hilda colbridge. I would appreciate any photos you could email me.
Thanks for the info re. Ernest Petman I also saw his enlisting papers. I was 3 when he died but I can remember him.
Posted by Harry Driffill at 16/12/2013 19:31
Hi Margaret,

Sorry but I do not have any photos.
Will note your e-mail address in case I do come across any or any other material that may be of interest to you.


Posted by me at 18/12/2013 16:09
Posted by Margaret Gilbert at 09/01/2014 22:33
Hi Harry Driffield
In your search into the Crabtree family tree you gave me info about Ernest petman and his father Robert. I have been told by my mum, Ernest's daughter, that Ernest was a baby when his dad died and that Ernest and siblings went to a sailors orphanage for a while because Amelia his wife couldn't afford to look after the children. Did you come across any information regarding this?
Regards Margaret.
Posted by emmo at 17/01/2014 09:14
dose anyone remember a lad called cris kilvington who attended goole modern school around 1970 to 1974 that will make him about 56 now
Posted by Harry Driffill at 24/01/2014 20:24
Hi Margaret,

Sorry I am late in replying to you question. I have no knowledge of them being at the Orphanage and alas my Aunt Annie died some ten years ago. All I have is from the census of 1901 & 1911.

1901. Amelia is living at 12 Calder Square, Goole with Robert jnr (18), Joseph (16) and Ernest (8) then in 1911 was living at 23 Vermuyden Terrace, Goole with Joseph (26), William (23), Harvey (21) and Ernest (18).

As for the eight years between Robert's death and 1901 I have nothing, but if anything turns up I will let you know.

Regards, Harry
Posted by Margaret Gilbert at 14/02/2014 22:02
Thank you.
Posted by Bart Goffa at 25/02/2014 16:22

As I found out today that one of my ancestors emigrated from Antwerp, Belgium to Goole where he died on april, 14th 1876, is there a way of finding out something more about his life? When did he arrive? Did he marry? etc. His name was Pierre Jean Goffa, born in Antwerp on may, 22th 1845

Many thanks in advance,

Bart Goffa
Posted by R THIRSK at 13/03/2014 17:08
Garner my gradmother sarah ann born 1877 haldenby her father is buried at all saints adlingfleet . The name seems very common around goole area a photo of her would be great also family history
Posted by Barry Coates at 07/04/2014 13:39
Hi, I am currently researching my paternal line that goes back through Goole to Rawcliffe Bridge. I am looking for any local insight that some readers may have or even some "heads up" on generations still living in the area. My great grandfather was Arthur Coates, one time captain of SS Alt who was born 1883. I am especially interested in tracing further information on his siblings: John, Joe, Nellie, Ernest and Richard to name a few. The family home appears to have been Carter Street Goole but the roots lead back to Rawcliffe, with connections to the Black Horse Inn, which Arthurs grandfather Joseph appears to have run for some years. If anyone has any insights or even thinks they may be related, please email me. Great site btw - like the tone...!
Posted by JohnDepledge at 10/04/2014 15:57
Hi Barry you were asking about the Coates family. I am Joe Coates grandson. I have some info on the family tree yet you seem to know the same detail as I do. You are right about the Black Horse at Rawcliffe Bridge being in the family. As far as I know it still stands, or did say five years or so ago! You may prefer to continue this conversation by email -
Posted by Glynis Wellings (nee Needham) at 31/05/2014 23:03
Are there any NEEDHAMS in Goole? I have just found out that my grandfathers brother, Myrtle (yes, brother) lived in Goole in the 1920's. He came from the Swinton area, and he married a Mary Savage. Not sure how many children they had. He received a Silver War Badge in the First World War. He died in 1925 in Goole aged 42. Get in touch if any of this info sounds familiar Thank you. Glynis.
Posted by Patricia H at 29/06/2014 16:03
Hello! I'm still looking for anyone who has any information on my Goole relatives....Purvis, Clay, Marshall, Acaster and any photos of Goole railway station offices taken before WW1 thank you.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 08/07/2014 11:57
Buyer Beware
Last year a friend of mine who is the step father of my Grand nephew joined a well known source of Genealogical research.He sent me a 51 page document which showed that I am a descendant of not only the Plantagenet Kings .but went much further back to William Longsword..He asked that I should inform all who may be interested. This I did.But lived to regret it
For another friend who after reading it provided me with a document which completely blew me away. The two documents are in disagreement as to a marriage that took place in the 17th century.The first friend still believes the company that supplied the information is correct. I believe the document supplied by my second friend is correct
Where does this leave me? As neither of these friends no longer contact me. Friends who I admired and still miss their input
I am now wondering why I even bothered in the first place
Posted by Glynis Wellings at 08/07/2014 20:33
Some good sites for reading about the Plantagenets are by Dr. John S Plant. My ancestors were Plants from the Sheffield area.
There is a Heraldry shield for Nedham, my maiden name. (Needham) Hope you find this useful.
Posted by ann at 01/08/2014 14:38
i am looking for my 2 old female friends whom surname was steele and lived west cowick finnley lane? their mother is called josie steele father joseph steele, think one of the girls is now 49, one went to live in scotland, anyone know of their wherabouts?
Posted by ann at 01/08/2014 14:39
i am looking for my 2 old female friends whom surname was steele and lived west cowick finnley lane? their mother is called josie steele father joseph steele, think one of the girls is now 49, one went to live in scotland, anyone know of their wherabouts?
Posted by LEAROYD FAMILY at 02/10/2014 15:35
My grandfather George Thomas Learoyd and great grandfather George Henry Learoyd and great great grandfather Thomas Woodhead Learoyd lived at;
47 Burlington crescent, Goole.
Can anyone direct me to where I can find more information about my ancestors other than census records?.
What school would they have attended?
What was the local paper called?
What church would they have been near?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Sheila Parker at 23/11/2014 11:04
In reply to Dawn - my great grandfather was James Hardwick Martin, if you need any information please get in touch.
Posted by Amanda Lawson at 05/12/2014 11:20
Any one looking for the Shipley family who lived in Old Goole?
My great Grand Mother was Hannah Shipley and she lived near the shipyard on Swinefleet Road. Husband was James and children Herbert, Francis, Clara etc. Also Thomas Lawton my Grandfather from Leeds.
Posted by F. E. Wheldrake at 01/03/2015 05:05
To The Learoyd family
Local paper: The Goole Times.
Christ Church: United reform- 2 minute walk at end of Victoria street, by the river bank. ( River Ouse)
Primitive Methodist Chapel: 4-5 minute walk on Carlisle Street.
Goole Parish Church of St John The Evangelist: Church Street: 5 minutes walk.
Alexandra Street School ( Boys) next to Alexandra Street School ( Girls) 4 minutes walk.
Goole Grammar School at top end of Boothferry Road 20 minute walk of 6 minutes on a bicycle.( Est.1909)
Goole Secondary Modern School opposite GGS- see above.( Est. later than GGS, after 1930- ddo not have date)

I hope all of this helps, With warm regards, From Sunny Adelaide, South Australia
Posted by Corby Bunting at 23/03/2015 16:50
Help needed A few years ago on my many visits to the cemetery I had noticed a well maintained grave which belonged to members of my maternal treeThe grave belonged to Elmit Cook and his wife Patricia nee Rowbottom. I placed a message in the other Goole history site. Asking who tended the grave I was then informed by a Tina Clarke to get in touch with her. but had to give my contact via email to another person. This person sent my wrong Email address so I had no further contact from Tina
I am trying now to pick up the pieces Does any one has any knowledge of this family or of Tina?
Posted by Bill at 24/03/2015 12:42
Hi Corby, hope you are keeping well. You mention 'the other Goole history site'. What's that? Something I don't know about? Soon be warm enough to roll the Triumph out! . (Apologise to genealogists, I wont invade your site again)
Posted by Corby Bunting at 25/03/2015 08:50
All I asked for was a little help
Bill, we have known each other for some time now.Speaking direct or through these pages.You know very well which site I speak of.Pedro and others used both sites.You know this.Firstly ,why did you not contact me direct if you were that interested? Is this a poor attempt to ridicule me once again ( remember my posting about eating Brains) My reply to that is if you have never tried it, don't knock it.
We know that you may have had a better education than most. but do you need to police this site complaining about spelling ,punctuation and apostrophes?
As we need more input. Why should people not bother to add items of interest. Because they feel that they are walking on eggshells for fear of ridicule This is about Goole .Not Oxford
Should your final salvo had read Apologies to Geneaologists?
Posted by Bill at 27/03/2015 20:38
Wow Corby this is so unexpected and I can't imagine what I have done to prompt this reaction from you. Or that my light hearted comments could have been so misunderstood. My enquiry was genuine. I did not know which site you were speaking about. I have always greatly respected you and Pedro. If you are at all interested in my defence. My comment about eating brains was an attempt to be humorous, I never for one moment meant to ridicule you. I don't 'police' this site for grammatical errors. I admit I am pedantic and very occasionally get irritated by obviously bad use of English. Sorry can't help that. And you are fearfully wrong in assuming I have some kind of superior education. I haven't and have never never been to Oxford or a proper university. I am saddened and hurt that you think of me in the way you do. I hope we can rebuild bridges. And if an apology helps, I make an unconditional one. Bill
Posted by F.E.Wheldrake at 28/03/2015 07:01
I would like to know the name of the other site too. I have never heard of one, so am very interested to know the details.
Posted by wendy at 05/07/2015 00:01
Anyone know of a Joseph and Elsie nosey Steele of west cowick and their children
Posted by steele at 05/07/2015 21:38
Anyone know of the Steele family from finnleys lane west cowick, they had daughters Deborah Steele Mandy steele
Posted by Anji morris at 08/07/2015 23:57
looking for photos info on the Coolledge , Taylor , Easton , Wilson family's from Goole my gran an grandad lived Stanley street an Malven road , some of family lived Ellen's view , an Alexander street to , my grandad was Ernest Coolledge my gran Ivy may Taylor her father was Cecil any school photos of my mum Shirley Coolledge would be lovely to see if anyone has any from 1940/50 thanks anji
Posted by Josephine Cooper (nee Coolledge) at 12/07/2015 09:36
Hello Anjii,
Your Grandfather, Ernest William Coolledge ,was my great cousin.
l have a feeling l have been in contact with you before about the Coolledge family history, but if you email me you are more than welcome to share what information l have. l go back a long way with them and have several photos/documents. You may already have the photograph that l have widely circulated around those linked to the Coolledge's , that of John Coolledge and Susan Elizabeth Wilson. l also have one of Leonard Bertram Coolledge, born 1880 ( your great grandfather). My email address is :
Looking forward to your reply.
Josephine Cooper. (nee Coolledge)
Posted by Ernest Green at 25/07/2015 21:25
Hello, I am Ernest green. I am trying to locate any relatives of John and Carolyn Green. They lived in the Hook, Goole area late 1800's to early 1900's.They had a home in hook that was called Bleak House. There were fourteen children. eleven girls and three boys. My grandfather Ernest was the oldest son. I have heard from a Simon Walker who is the grandson of Maude who I believe was the youngest daughter. I would be interested in any recollections of the family and any information about past or present relatives. Any replies can be posted here or sent to me at , Thank You
Posted by Sarah Stokoe at 01/08/2015 09:10
I am researching my family tree and I have discovered that my gt, gt, grandfather was a pork sausage butcher in Goole living at Bridge street in 1871. He came from Germany, Wuttenburg around 1863. He was Scheu but changed his name to Shy (George). Please can anyone help me with some more information.
Thank you
Posted by Sarah collins at 07/08/2015 20:37
Seen some comments about the goodare family . My mother is one of the family in goole her name is Avril and is the youngest of the family her parents we're Susie and Abraham . She had several brothers ans sisters and would love to hear from anyone who knew of them . Thank you
Posted by Ernest Green at 08/11/2015 19:19
correction, my email address is
Posted by Corby Bunting at 20/11/2015 21:19
To Anji Morris. I am intrigued about all names that you have mentioned. My wife and I knew of the Coollidge family. your mother being the same age as my wife Audrey Pearce as was. Her maternal side were Morris . I lived in Stanley Street and later Malvern road.My paternal Grandmother were Taylors. Ellens view,Alexander street being where they lived The list is long In the 20 years I spent in Stanley Street 1934-1954 I do not remember the Coolledge family down there .Before my time I believe
Posted by Eireen Coulson at 21/11/2015 23:03
To the Learoyd family. There was also a church school, St John's, opposite the Parish Church. My family also lived in Burlington Crescent and some of them attended St John's School. There was a Methodist Chapel in North Street, which adjoins Burlington Crescent. The archives at Goole Library have some information on St John's School and Beverley Archives
holds some records from Alexandra Street School.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 22/11/2015 11:28
To FE Wheldrake I wonder if you are a relative of Alan Wheldrake, native of Goole Who in 1949 joined the Merchant Navy and ultimately ended up in your part of the world, where he died.
Re my earlier posting
Posted by alan bell at 20/12/2015 17:25
iam looking for lynetter bell and family lived goole 1970s lynetter was a nurse at lgi leeds around 1970 to 19 75 not sure she lived with the tuner family alwoodley as nanny for stort time then went in to hospital for op that's it don't know any more please help me any info no matter how small please let me know thank you 07771258302
Posted by Liz Gelder at 01/03/2016 17:17
Posted by Howard blacker at 19/06/2016 17:15
Great site just started tracing my past my grandfather named Albert son of Thomas Henry father in law foster gouland lived in Goole and hook the gouland a lived at 53 Doyle st hook in 1881. In 1891 they lived in Jefferson st hook with Henry gouland (son)Thomas Henry blacker (son in law) Emily Mary Henry's wife Albert blacker (Henry's son my grandfather(William blacker and George a blacker brothers to Albert any info would be amazing this research is really addicting thanks Howard
Posted by Corby Bunting at 28/06/2016 11:51
To the person interested in Edward Sutcliff Waterman of Hebden Bridge In 1881 census he then lived in Castleford with wife Jane His children present were Jane S Polly Cox AnnieSLily S AdaS Thomas S Edwin T. Cox Grand, child Willie Cox grand child
Vistors were Eliza Charlotte Sutcliff nee Bunting My Grand aunt and her daughter Eliza John Sutcliff husband and father to visitors ,at sea hoping that you may find this of interest.But I do not know about Simon Whitlam
Good luck
Posted by Lancaster at 28/07/2016 23:45
Does Granny Cross mean anything to anyone? I believe her name was Beatrice Cross (nee Newland). She married Alfred Cross and may have lived on Grey Street. She apparently collected glasses at the Buchanan pub and was known for her sharp tongue. She had several daughters... Nora (1914 - 1987), Ida (1927 - 1989), Betty and possibly Connie. Nora was a Lancaster, Ida was a Carr, Betty may have emigrated to Australia and Connie left for Norfolk. I'm particularly interested in Betty if anyone knows of her and whom she may have married.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 01/08/2016 18:26
Hello Lancaster. You mention a few girls names in that Cross . you know of a Samuel Cross .born 1893ish In latter years worked for Kettlewells.His wife was a Shipley. Involved with the Coal trimmers as were many of my family
Posted by Lancaster at 07/08/2016 09:27
Hi Corby, the names you mention are not familiar to me. Beatrice Cross was formerly Beatrice Newland and she lived in Gray Street with her daughter Ida Newland, who called herself Ida Jones. Ida Jones later became Ida Carr. Beatrice Newland married Alfred Cross in 1940. Sadly, Alfred died seven years later at the age of fifty three. Beatrice died in 1968. Ida Carr died in 1989 two tears after her sister Nora Gleadhill, who was previously known as Nora Lancaster. I need information on two people... Harry Butler and Nora and Ida's other sister Betty Newland, who may also be known as Betty Jones prior to getting married.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 10/08/2016 07:09
Hello Lancaster It appears I was adrift in the time scale My grandparents who married in 1891 moved into their first home in Gray Street.but, their again too far back in time
However the name Gledhill means something to me. As a close friend of mine Alan Gledhill.We followed the Jazz scene in the 50's. I do not think Alan married. I died a few years ago
Posted by Corby Bunting at 10/08/2016 10:01
I apologise for my last statement.It was not I that died (As many wished I had!!) It was he, Alan
Posted by Goodall marrying Green at 25/08/2016 21:51
Long shot but does anyone know of a George Goodall who married a Maud Evelyn Green in 1929 in Goole please? There's quite a story to this lady, and not a very nice one unfortunately. I have them living along Boothferry Road in 1933 if that helps a bit. Thanks in advance,

Julia Baker nee Johnson
Posted by Ernest A. Green at 28/09/2016 20:32
My fathers aunt was Maud E. Green, However she was married and moved to South Africa. Could this be the same person?
Posted by F.E. Wheldrake ( nee Chevis) at 09/10/2016 09:56
To Corby,
Hello from Adelaide, The Wheldrakes were from Snaith/ Rawcliffe/ Whitgift variously & my late father in law was Edward Wheldrake. ( Ted) There was no Alan in his immediate family. He had a brother Arthur & Sister Marie, although one or other may have been a half brother or sister. Ted was in the Royal Navy in Malta during W.W.2. His wife was Murial Ida Irene Woodhead, daughter of Fred Woodhead of Rawcliffe, organist at Goole Parish church & her brothers were Lesley & Roy.
With warm wishes from cool, wet & windy Adelaide ( Most unseasonal)
Posted by Margaret gilbert at 16/10/2016 16:53
Hi. I'm trying to find Trevor Petman. I have seen a link to his family tree on a heritage family history website. My grandparents were Ernest and Hilda Petman. I'd like to make contact with you.
If anyone can put me in touch I would be very grateful.
Posted by Patricia How at 12/02/2017 21:24
Chris Townsend: I tried to email you about the Acaster family but your email address isn't live any more. Did you find out anything useful? I have Acasters in my ancestry (not the grave stone cutters.)
Posted by allen bell at 19/07/2017 18:31
looking for lynetter bell lived goole 1970s worked at lgi 1970s lived with tuner family alwoodley leeds any info please 0777125830
Posted by pat fielding at 21/08/2017 17:27
Looking for a John Palmer born Goole c 1835 father William. Anyone have this man in family tree please?
Posted by Steven Wood Collins at 15/09/2017 23:10
I am trying to find any information about the Drurys who lived in the Reedness area. Benjamin Drury (1750 - 1833), my 8th great-grandfather, and his wife Ursula(Duccles) were married in Whitgift in 1769. Please contact me if you have genealogical information about his Drury ancestors.
Posted by Terry Kent at 07/12/2017 17:25
We are doing family tree of my late uncle Jimmy Caisley whose ancestor was William Caisley who had the shipyard. Jimmy passed away couple of years and his wife Vera was my mother's sister.
Wouls appreciate any info and pics, drawings etc
Posted by Corby Bunting at 11/12/2017 16:31
Hell Terry. I have information on Ships built at Howden Dyke By William Caisley and John Banks' Which may be of interest to you.
Ask Stuart for my email address and i will forward all to you
Posted by Corby Bunting at 18/12/2017 16:13
Hi Terry. My interest in the Caisley built ships stems from, the fact that one of my G G Grandfather Joseph Auckland boat builder and his inlaws the Chester family of Thorne moved to Howden to work on that huge shipbuilding programe
If you wish to share knowledge contact me on
Posted by Patricia Spink at 05/01/2018 15:11
James Caisley married Elizabeth Wilson in 1886.His father William Caisley married Mary Hope.He was born in 1836 in Newcastle.James is related to me very distantly, so I do not have a lot of info on him.Elizabeth's first husband,James, died in 1905 and she married my GtGtGrandfather in 1906.He was called James T.Hedley.They had two children together Ellen and Elizabeth.Ellen died as a baby.James had been widowed in 1896 having had 17 children.The last pregnancy killed both his wife,Sarah, and their baby daughter.Hope this helps?.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 07/01/2018 13:14
Hello Patricia. Our paths have crossed before on occasions.There is one item that keeps bugging me,I cannot remember if it was you mother or Grandmother recognized on the Burlington outing photo My Uncle Willy Cook who always maintained was my Uncle Percy.Never the less if she knew my Uncle Willy who lived in Lime tree close she must have known his son Billy who lived in Lime tree at no. 6 I believe. i never found out what happened to My cousin Billy I would appreciate any help if the person is still around
Posted by Patricia Spink at 07/01/2018 20:20
Hi Corby,I had a quick look at the photo you mentioned and I have Albert Cook sat behind the board and Percy Cook sat on his right.Back row far right is Frank Raspin.It would be my mum who named them as she lived with her in laws and knew a lot of her father in laws friends.He is 3rd in from the left sat on the front row.He was William Spink.The only William Cook births/deaths I can find are:
William Cook abt 1870 Sep 1944 Goole
William A Cook abt 1870 Dec 1956 Goole
William Cook abt 1879 Mar 1954 Goole
William Cook abt 1881 Jun 1958 Goole
Hope this helps?
Posted by Corby Bunting at 08/01/2018 14:35
Hello Patricia. The photo you mention. Of which I still own the original. Got me in a spot of bother.I gave a copy to the Goole Action Group where it was accepted and used as a logo. Simply that it showed in the reflection of the pubs windows The chimneys of the terraced streets.Some one began selling the photo on the open market.I was the one accused.!!
The man behind the board was my uncle Albert Bunting who married Florence vivien Cook
If you have a copy of Mike Marshes Goole at War V. 3 On page 178 is a paragraph about driver William Cook . One of the first to return home after spending time in a Japanese
pow camp He being the one who lived at no. 6 Limetree
Posted by Patricia Spink at 08/01/2018 18:29
Thanks Corby for the information.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 08/01/2018 21:19
Thanks.I have a Spink on my tree. Going way back
Hannah Spink 1771
Married Thomas Chester in Howden 1793
Living in Kilpin1841
Died 1843
Ring any bells?
Posted by Patricia Spink at 09/01/2018 15:19
Hello Corby
No sorry Corby, you did mention this family to me before.No relation.
Posted by Laurel Chappell at 20/03/2018 14:22
I am looking for any info on Simon Chappell born about 1775 in the area. He married a woman named ann bradley in june 1796 in Rawcliffe. They had John L. Chappell in 1805 who married Sarah Hepworth inat Rawcliffe by Goole 0n 03 April 1831. I live in Canada where they emmigrated to in 1832 and know nothing else about the familiy before or after they left. I am cming to visit York UK in April and was wondering if you know if there is parish info or original church records somewhwere. They may have been married in the St. James church in Snaith but I'm not sure. Any assistance or advice you could give would be so very appreciated!
Posted by Margaret Gilbert at 27/08/2018 09:24
Having been on this weekend I was looking for Nora Thompson nee Todd, her name came up on the 1911 census as Lodd, someone had made a comment 5 years ago that this should be Todd. So I am looking for Shiela Smith who made the comment to see if she new Nora, she was my Grandmothers cousin.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 01/10/2018 14:28
Hi.Through the magic of dna testing I have just discovered that I have relatives on my mothers side now living in Goole
I would love to contact the daughters of Billy Cook who spent time in a Japonese POW camp He was my cousin.
Marion Newman and Elaine Blanchard. Who possibly know of twins Peter and Patricia nee Cook who I believe may still live in Goole
If either wish to contact me direct.Please contact Stuart Webmaster for my email address
Posted by CARLOS VALINHAS at 10/10/2018 02:18
Seeking Margaret Simpson (Maggie).

Simpson family was living in Goole by the 60ths.

I am 67 years old and Margaret was my penfriend girl.

Posted by Corby Bunting at 02/06/2019 15:02
Can anyone help
Prior to the Grand opening of the Lowther Hotel I received news that a number of photographs were available upstairs
One in particular was of one of my uncles A Coal trimmer Holding the tool of his trade The heart shaped shovel I was present in the morning and sought out the new owner.Expressing my desire for this part in my family history The owner asked me to return after the event, when I would be able to obtain it.Sadly,after the event there was no sign of any photos upstairs If any one has seen the photo. I would appreciate any help

In previous posts I have expressed how many of my family died early from pulmonary ailments involved in this profession
Posted by Richard Wakefield at 08/07/2019 22:00
Hi all
I was born in Old Goole in 1960. My mum was Betty Broderick.
I was trying to find an old family friend that used to visit from time to time during the 1960s.
His name was Walter and he was Polish and in the Merchant Navy, he was a lovely bloke but unfortunately I don’t have a last name and since my mum passed I never found out.
Would be truly grateful if anyone had any information on him. Shot in the dark but worth a try! Thanks Richard (Ricky) Wakfield😎
Posted by Bill at 09/07/2019 23:02
Richard, you might want to copy your message to the 'Ships' section which is sometimes used by ex MN people.
Posted by Richard Wakefield at 10/07/2019 22:39
Cheers Bill! Most helpful!
Posted by Nicola Patterson at 28/11/2019 11:27
Hi I wonder if anyone can help and I know this is probably a long shot, I have been trying to find a ship named The William Maskill, this was a jointly owned ship by William Maskill & William Holdsworth from what I have I think the ship was decommissioned in 1901 in Goole, If any one has any information on the 2 owners or the ship I would be grateful.
Posted by Johanne England at 21/12/2020 21:27
Hi this is for Corby bunting and Christine my great grandma was Maria Sutclife my grandmother was her daughter she married my grandad John goodworth they lived at 16 north at
Posted by Corby Bunting at 22/12/2020 18:26
ada.Hello Johanne I believe we have been here before There were two Sutcliffe families in north St. My Great Aunt Eliza Charlotte Bunting married a John Sutcliffe in Norfolk Both moved to Castleford in 1918 census He was master of the ship "Quiz" in Essex After which they set up home at 49 North St. Their children were john, Edmund.Ada,Edith,James and Maud The house was a half way house For Eliza.s siblings to meet and My Grand father James Arthur married Annie Taylor in 1871 The same year Georgina married William Dickinson
In 1911 What remained of the family moved to 12 Church St.
Many years ago I met a Goodworth Who spoke of you and other members of your family One was a crane driver at the Shipyard I believe I also recall a Mr. England who came on the stage always wore a Trilby
Posted by Corby Bunting at 23/12/2020 15:41
I apologise for that gaff Not 1918 but 1881
Posted by Lucy J at 25/01/2021 08:44
Looking for relative of a Richard J Pike who lived / worked in Goole in the 1920s. He may have been a woodcarver or similar, I have a violin dated mid-1920s that he made. It's marked 'violin no. 4', does anyone have another from the same sequence? Or is related / knows anything about him?
Posted by Lucy J at 25/01/2021 08:49
Looking for relative of a Richard J Pike who lived / worked in Goole in the 1920s. He may have been a woodcarver or similar, I have a violin dated mid-1920s that he made. It's marked 'violin no. 4', does anyone have another from the same sequence? Or is related / knows anything about him?
Posted by Corby Bunting at 28/01/2021 14:14
Hello Lucy Back in 1909 I used to be in touch with a Alan Pike Born in Edmonton ,London in 1938 He told me that his father trvelled between there and Goole He first married a member of the Gott faily His wife died and is father remarried a Binnington and was related to the Gill family
As we went to the Alexandra St. school I knew of all these families. He had four siblings but made no mention of a Richard in his family
He first contacted me after reading a story that I penned when the memories came flooding back
On your behalf I will see if is email is still "on"
Posted by Lucy J at 04/03/2021 11:00
Thanks Corby, would be interested to know if they have any links to RJP!
Posted by Corby Bunting at 04/03/2021 12:18
So Sorry Lucy As Alan Pike no longer repines to my emails I felt sure that a violin maker would not be a Goole person. But, Edmonton. Maybe
Good luck with your quest. The answer to which is certainly to be out there
Posted by Jayne Amin at 22/05/2021 12:07
Hi, do you have an email address of Dorothy Ellison who has posted a couple of times (it was 11 years ago though). I believe she is my great aunt and would love to be able to make contact.
Posted by Janet Mackin at 29/07/2021 19:24
My Great Grandfather John Potts lived in Goole in Ouse Street and Calder Square listed as a Keelman/Dockside Labourer. Hus wife was Maria Nee Howden. My Grandmother Mary Hannah Potts was born in 1876 and married Robert Askam who was a Boatman. My father Robert Askam was born in 1908. Would appreciate any knowledge anyone has of the family. My dad and parents moved to Saltaire around 1920s. Thanks
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