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Posted by B G Shirley at 27/05/2005 10:47
Asselby - the village with nowt but a pub when it is open; no PO - nothing. No social life - nothing. No feeling of village life; no feeling of being a small comunity; no life - just Asselby. Take it as you find it - that's if you can find it. One road in, one road out. Still I have been here 30 years, so it must have something, but what is it?
Posted by Ex Asselby Dweller at 26/07/2005 21:25
I have often wondered the same thing myself, looking back, I see it is the viscious network of neighbourhood gossips and commuters. Once, because a neighbour's dog kept coming to do its business on someone's front lawn, the owner of the lawn scooped it up and flung it at the dog's owner's window!
Posted by new resident at 21/01/2006 14:40
Just moved to Asselby for a quieter lifestyle, we lived in a town with a football stadium opposite us! We've been made very welcome by everyone we've met. Shame it has no shop or post office, but that's a small price to pay to live away from drunken yobs. Having grown up in Cliffe I know that village life is what you make of it, talk and people will talk back, drive through and miss out.
Posted by GOOLE ACTION GROUP at 19/03/2006 11:22
Seeking genealogy about TAIT resident in Asselby 19c.

Anyone out there know any local history?
Posted by ex asselby teenager at 05/02/2007 20:15
yes its true asselby is truely a village of nothing !
i spent most if not all of my teenage life speeding up and down the lanes of asselby & barmby on a motorbike with freinds of mine upsetting all the whinging farmers and residents of asselby :-).as there was nothing else to do in this god forsaken place.
im glad i dont live there anymore as i now have a 4year old daughter and wonder what she would be doing in this community with no village hall,no playing feild,no shops & no school !!!!!!!!!!
need i say more......................
Posted by GGG Grandaughter of Martha Constable / Stalhard at 16/02/2007 12:58
I am trying to trace my family tree and it would appear my family were centred around Asselby. However, the more I find out about the place, the more reluctant I am to come up there to find further information - surely it cannot be that bad? I'm beginning to expect a sign saying `Abandon hope all ye who enter here'! Someone please assure me otherwise. In the meantime, if there is anyone out there related to either a Stalhard, Constable or Plaster, I would be very grateful if you would let me know.
Posted by Great x 3 Grandaughter etc at 16/02/2007 13:06
If there is only one pub and nothing else in Asselby, how do you all survive on ale alone?
Posted by Kevin at 27/02/2007 17:33
Seeking genealogy on Mouncey or Mounsey around Asselby in 16-17 century. Perhaps they were all dying to leave.
Posted by Sue at 04/06/2007 19:43
We have lived in Asselby now for 17 years. After living in Leeds, Doncaster - only the best parts of the cities, we lived in fear at nightime to go out anywhere, even driving home at night we had to make sure that the car doors were locked. We next moved out to Gowdall but somehow that didn't fit the bill eiher, so here we are. Yes there is only one pub!!!!! some pub!!!! and 2 days a week when the bus comes through, but to sleep peacefully in my bed at night knowing that there will be no drunks turninig out at God knows what time, my neighbours are friendly without being in each other's home -- gossiping. If you don't like the very quiet, peaceful country life then go back to somewhere that's more suitable to you and let other quieter people move in.
Posted by DUNCAN at 30/07/2007 18:52
Leave asselby alone! It does'nt pretend to be anything other than an agricultural village. My wife and I have found the people are extremely friendly and helpful-even to us ex wessies! Yes you can sleep at night without worrying if you've padlocked everything you possess. At the 'only pub' you can get a lovely meal for 80's prices and if that does'nt suit you, travel the two miles to nearby Howden where theres at least a dozen more to choose from. You have also got nearby river walks, bird sanctuaries and the M62!
Posted by corby bunting at 15/11/2007 18:55
My GGGrandfather John Singleton Cook born in Asselby1816 to Mary nee Singleton of Howden and Father John Cook. I am having difficulty in finding which John Cook for certain. anybody know the family?
Posted by Claire-Marie Habbishaw at 02/12/2007 15:45
I am trying to find out about one of my ancestors, Adelaide Habbishaw. She died in Asselby in 1865 at the age of 11. She had come from Leeds where her parents had died. Her death was witnessed by Mary Bowling. Unfortunately, having been to Asselby and Howden, I have been unable to find a grave - can anyone help? Also, I am unsure why she would have been their -any ideas?

Posted by charles openshaw at 12/02/2008 22:11
Well, we are looking to move to asselby, we are moving from a small farming village in Lancashire and really shocked at the negative feed back from its residents, a real turn off, we are thinking twice because of it, if these people really want to turn the village into nothing then carry on it will disappear by the sound of it, great shame, when we visited we thought it lovely.
Posted by sue franklin at 13/02/2008 14:58
We moved to Asselby almost 5 years ago and have found the people very friendly. It is a quiet village but that is why we moved there, we have no noise at night and feel safe which we feel very important. The locals are friendly in the village pub - food served in the evening - its like anywhere else if you make the effort people will accept you.
Posted by June Emsall at 08/05/2008 19:51
Seeking any information about Emily Morritt born 1865 married John Mills ???
Posted by martin boldan at 05/06/2008 20:37
asselby may be a quiet place,but i spent 10 yrs there,and i must say i wished i was still there,everyone new each other and there was no trouble what so ever,some of my family still live there.
Posted by Antony John Boldan at 08/06/2008 10:19
What can i say but take no notice of the negative feedback of our quiet little village, yes it may have no shops or post office but you only have to go 2 miles down the road for one and on a summers day it is a pleasure to get on your bike and take in the wounderfull scenery we have. People who say there is no sense of community in Asselby are the ones who dont talk to people or go to the pub to meet other locals, as we dont have a village hall the pub is the next best thing and have a quiet drink a beautiful meal and most importantly meet people.My family have lived in Asselby for generations and I have lived here all my life and that may only be 21 years but i wouldnt move anywhere else.
If you would like to know a bit of history of our little village there is a wonderfull book called "Those magnificent shires" you can get written by an ex Asselby lad on his accounts of growing up in the village just after the war and working on some of the farms in Asselby.
Posted by Mike Brier at 09/07/2008 23:24
I spent most of the happiest days of my childhood, growing up in Asselby. May75-Jan82 in Linton Ho. I see on Google Earth that someone has annihilated the rustic charm of this particular residence. Progress I suppose! Some of the negative comments pertaining to Asselby leave me dumbfounded. What happened to Freddie Elwood & his wooden hut? & leg? The Boldan brothers (Mike, Mark & Martin) were the greatest people I ever knew. Can one of them contact me? South Africa has been my home for almost 30yrs, but I can't forget an idyllic childhood, in your perfect little village.
Posted by Trish at 22/07/2008 23:20
Posted by martin boldan at 04/08/2008 08:54
im glad to see that more people are talking about the village i used to live in,i dont understand why some people have such negative thoughts about asselby,maybe its just the next generation?,i was suprised to see michael brier on,ive been trying to find him for a while emails,get in touch if your passing by mate.
Posted by david at 19/09/2008 16:01
My mother was born in Asselby in 1917 and still talks warmly of the happy years she spent as a child there with her parents and brothers and sisters.. she walked every day to school in Barmby (unless it was raining or very cold when her mum would get out the pony and trap).. grandad was a farm labourer (James Duffin), grandmother was a Plaster, the sister of Sydney, killed in action at Gallipoli in August 1915 and named on the Howden War Memorial..
Posted by claire Cooper at 03/01/2009 02:30
trying to find parent's of Robert Boldan (b 1807) Barnby on the marsh-
Posted by Anonimouse at 08/02/2009 12:02
It's a wonderful village - there are one or two who appear to 'legends in their own minds' - but guess that is what comes from living in village and not not knowing what goes on in the outside world.
Posted by Sandra Levey at 11/02/2010 00:10
Re old posting:
Posted by June Emsall at 08/05/2008 19:51
Seeking any information about Emily Morritt born 1865 married John Mills ???

The marriage was to John Milston March qtr 1883 Beverley vol 9d page 147. The couple seem to disappear after that point as I can't find them on following census.
There is a birth reg for an Emily Morritt that may or may not be correct: Dec qtr 1865 Howden, Yorks.
1871 census at Asselby with parents Thomas Singleton Morritt & Hannah plus 7 siblings.
1881 census the family are incorrectly transcribed as Morrill still at Asselby with both parents plus Emily and 4 older siblings. The 3 younger children from the previous census are not shown.
I hope that helps you.
Posted by Paul Ellerington at 10/05/2010 18:06
I live in Barmby i do, cheers x oh, and i like horses too!!!
Posted by Mark Boldan at 14/07/2010 17:52
Some people are so shallow minded, the best years of my life was in Asselby, how can they give so much negative feedback about such a fantastic place to live. Now it is much larger then it was when i was a child but we were never bored, always someone to help in the village, has no one got any community spirit anymore or is it just people being ignorant to their neighbours and local folk that have lived there for many generations.
Yes Asselby is still my favourite place, my family still live there and i visit as often as i can to catch up on the chat in the local pub, if people dont like it they can put a for sale sign up and let somebody that appreciates the friendly community move in.
Posted by Paul Ellerington at 09/10/2010 18:16
Where`s me horse gone then? Come on, you know who you are, give it back!! I`ll be in the Kings Head pub in Barmby all the time, cheers.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 19/02/2011 16:58
I would like to contact Sandra Levey regarding the Morrit Family who owned the mill at Asselby.Going back to David 1789. Or any other info regarding Cooks, Singletons,Pears,Brabbs and Morritts
Posted by Tricia at 25/06/2011 01:31
As Mike Brier mentioned him in his posting in July 2008, and for all other ex Asselby-ites around the country who read this, I wish to inform you my uncle, Fred Ellwood, died this week, after a short illness, age 93.
He was well known in the village, (not least as Mike Brier said for his shed,) and was the last of generations of Ellwoods to have lived there.
Posted by Michael Brier at 04/09/2011 08:12
R.I.P. Freddie Elwood. You taught us young lads alot back then. To Tricia, thankyou for informing us. A big thanks for this Asselby page, ultimately for reuniting me with Martin & Mark Boldan. The latter shall be making his second visit to our home in South Africa in a couple of days time!
Posted by Mark Boldan at 05/09/2011 19:32
Trisha, so sorry to hear about Fred, as kids we spent many hours with him, myself, Mike and my brothers, in 1976 he built me and Mike Brier a rather steep ramp for our skateboards. He was a much loved man, in my latter years i do recall many people meeting at his green shed, Vic Boldan, Norman Hessletine, Dan Deeley, Jeremy Oats, Dennis Ounsley are but a few to mention, in winter there was a parrafin heater burning and a nip or too of the harder stuff.
God bless you Fred.
Posted by Tricia at 06/09/2011 20:47
Thank you Michael and Mark for your lovely comments about Uncle Fred. I have printed them off for my Mum (Dorothy, Fred's sister) who looked after him for many, many years and she will be so pleased to see them.

Hope that you and Mark have a good catch up and he brings the good weather home with him!!
Posted by Lis at 14/11/2011 17:01
David, re your post 19.09.08 - I am still trying to contact you re DUFFIN & PLASTER - my Great and Great, Great Grandparents. Please get in touch if you see this post.
Posted by Ken. at 14/03/2012 20:15
Moved here in 1968. Raised my family who have moved away but regularly return. Sadly the post office has closed and there is no school. In 1968 there was no pub, but since it re-opened there has always been a welcome and the food is plain, plentiful, home cooked and good value. The village has changed in character from a working farm centered to a commuter village. Yes it is quiet but Howden is only 2 miles away, Goole only 5 miles. The M62 is just over 3 miles away so the whole road network is available. Asselby is quiet, safe and secure. The newspapers are delivered from Howden daily!
Posted by Tony Williams at 30/10/2012 10:09
Asselby now has a thriving village community. Since the Jubilee celebrations of 2012 and the takeover of the pub the village has a new life. Whelans of Asselby is the new pub hub for this close knit community and has become a regular for most of the locals with its varied events and comfortable atmosphere for socialising.
Now with a men's and ladies darts team and a new bar and lounge and refreshed menu along with its fun loving and very sociable landlady the pub serves a selection of fine real ales, beers and wines and a tastey fayre of food. Call in and try it for yourself.
Posted by elizabeth shipley at 10/12/2012 14:20
We are looking for Rose Cottage the birth place Thomas Singleton Morritt who is one of our ancestors. We are coming to Asselby Tuesday 11/12.

Can anyone give information?
Posted by Corby Bunting at 10/12/2012 19:51
Hello Elizabeth If you are speaking of William son of David Morritt 1787-1852 died in Manchester married Ann Singleton Howden Known as the Miller.I don't know of Rose Cottage Asselby .What I do know is that the site of Asselby Mill can be found by turning left at Knedlington Cross roads. As soon as you enter Asselby (see nameplate) The second house on the left is Mill House. The present owner was very obliging to me on the phone and said if I was in the area not to feel shy but knock on the Door I have never taken the oportunity but will one day as he owns a very large map of the area dating back to 1850 I have a Singleton connection on my tree.David Morritt also had the mill at Howden Dyke
both Post mills.My email address can be found on these pages. But I suggest that you ask Stuart The webmaster
Posted by Corby Bunting at 10/12/2012 22:49
Hello again Elizabeth, The Thomas Singleton Morritt1829 must be the one you are seeking. Which I wrongly assumed was of the same family as the Miller. I appologise for the blunder
Posted by Elizabeth Shipley at 16/12/2012 20:34
Thomas Singleton Morritt 1829 is our Great great grandfather. We had quite the interesting trip to Asselby. We got off of the train at Howden, not realizing it was in the country. Fortunately, I spotted a car that was parked and it turned out to be a private hire waiting for a passenger from the next train. She said she would only be a few minutes and came back for us. We found Rose Cottage a little past the pub on the right side. Quite moving to see where our grandfather's family came. She drove us to Howden where we saw Hannah Morritt's grave in the minster graveyard. She was the wife of Thomas Singleton. again quite moving.

Thank you for your effort. I appreciate it.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 17/12/2012 19:18
Hello Elizabeth.glad to hear that you not only found your Rose cottage.but were lucky enough to find the grave you were looking for.I have spent many hours searching the Minster graveyard Usually in the rain. I have the cd of graves and noted yours which is much more recent than my connections.
I noticed your name is Shipley. Are you connected to any Goole Shipleys?
Posted by Elizabeth Shipley at 18/12/2012 21:20
We may have Goole relations. Our Shipley data is lacking. So far they are in county Durham. Hetton, South Hetton, Easington.
Posted by margaret boldan at 26/12/2012 14:41
why so many people calling asselby? its a lovely village with a good communiy spirit.I lived opposite the pub for many years and cooked there for 14 years.The Boldans were farmers,they had a farm just over the old Hull and Barnsley railway crossings.Asselby used to belong to an estate and was called a garden village.I remember Freddie Ellwood and his mum and dad,his Dad George was the village blacksmith and his wife was known to my 3 lads as Aunt Mary Anne.I loved Asselby and if i could i would live there again.
Posted by Elizabeth Shipley at 12/01/2013 08:29
I would love to know more an estate town and whose estate was it. Asselby?
Posted by margaret boldan at 19/01/2013 16:52
Posted by Tricia at 06/03/2013 00:49
Hello Margaret, it was nice to read your comments about Uncle Fred, Gran and Grandad Ellwood. Grandad was was indeed the village blacksmith but was called Tom (Thomas John). I too would live in Asselby again - if i could afford it!! I believe the Black Swan has change names now, I am all for progress but do think it is such a shame changing it after over 100 years I spent many many happy hours there as a child and it will always be The Black Swan to us, and I am sure to many of the original villagers. I also remember 2 of your boys locking Uncle Fred in his shed when they were little, Mum and I still laugh about it. Kind regards Tricia (Dorothy's daughter)
Posted by Willo at 10/03/2013 22:48
Hi Tricia and Margaret

My mother used to work at the Black Swan when Frank Richards used to be there and I spent far too much time there during my formative years sampling the wares.
I often spent time sat with Vic talking about "who knows what" until it was time for one of us to leave.

I also remember Fred working down at Frank Stead's farm and one day a number of us went exploring there probably with Mike or Geoff Warrilow. Anyway Fred found us and as I tried to escape through a small hole in the barn wall I became stuck and he really gave me a helping hand to get out with his trusty size nines. I last saw him in a care home in Goole some 3 years ago and was extremely sorry to hear he had died.

I suppose I was at school with you Tricia, was your dad John?
Posted by Tricia at 12/03/2013 19:59
Hi Willo, It was nice to read your comments, particularly about Uncle Fred. Gran & Grandad left the pub in about 1960, they were followed by the Kitwoods (Cedric?) but after that Mum cant remember and does not recall the name Frank Richards. We were prob at school together but Ellwood was Mum's maiden name and John was her cousin and his daughter, who is the same age as me was called Margaret, there was also another cousin/half cousin with us, Susan, Percy's daughter. Would you like to email me, Mum would like to know more and will probably know your family if you were local. I am at "" if you would like to share more info. Regards
Posted by Elizabeth Shipley at 07/04/2013 04:46
Courious, has anyone of or at the Black Swan made a comment about my dance shoe and postcard of the Queen Mary 2, that I left hanging on the door knob to signify that the Morrit's great great grandaughter's of Hannah Morritt made the trip back to Asselby?
Posted by Elizabeth Shipley at 16/04/2013 22:22
Can pictures be added to this blog?
Posted by Stuart (Webmaster) at 16/04/2013 23:16
Hi Elizabeth,

Although it's not possible to include pictures yourself via the comments, you can email relevant items of interest to and I can then include them in the article
Posted by Tony Williams at 17/04/2013 11:24
Hi Elizabeth. We did recieve your shoe and postcard and are curious.we did wnder about the connection. Do you live in the country or abroad? We have also had communications with Les Elwood who now lives in Kildare in Ireland which seems ironic that the Black Swan is now called Whelans of Asselby ( irish pub).
His grand father was the pub landlord many years ago.
Posted by Wendy Robertson at 18/05/2013 10:59
Posted by Wendy Robertson at 18/05/2013 11:42
ASSELBY in Baines's Directory of 1823 --


Cook Thomas, farmer & vict. Board
Levitt John, blacksmith
Midgley Francis, carpenter
Morritt Wm. corn miller
Singleton Isaac, shopkeeper
Singleton Wm. yeoman
Taylor Geo. tailor
Wood Wm. schoolmaster


Birkett Josiah
Boldan Robert
Dalby Elizabeth
Dales John
Greaves John
Humphrey Mthw.
Pears James
Underwood John
Posted by Corby Bunting at 19/05/2013 19:32
Hello Wendy your posting is for me a light at the end of a very long tunnel. My research on my family goes back much further On the Singleton side to Williams marriage to Hannah Hoop. Producing William and Isaac.who are both mentioned in your Baines directory. although that William may have been William Jnr.1766
On the Cooks side a Thomas Cook married Ann Thompson 1784,witnesses William Singleton and George Easingwood Producing John 1786(myGGGGrandfather)Thomas1788,Mary 1791 and Hannah1793 I have been unable to find out what happened to John's siblings But John married Mary Singleton Daughter of William and Mary Fletcher I was given a cutting of this wedding announced in a Leeds Newspaper in which it gave John's profession as Banker.
John died in 1824. Mary later married George Pearsgoing back to John's father Thomas his father also a Thomas who I believe (I may be wrong married Mary Norwood in 1759. I'm there to be shot down on this one
Posted by Wendy Robertson at 24/05/2013 11:38
Hi Corby
I am at present deep in helping other's but as soon as it is all cleared I will see what I can do to help you. You have my email address contact me during July, things may well be clearing by then, got a big wedding in June too.
Posted by Elizabeth Shipley at 02/07/2013 20:47
I am pleased that the shoe was found. I wore it while I crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Mary 2. Our intent was to find Rose Cottage in Asselby where our Mother's father family lived from 1792 to 1880. We did find the cottage. We were sorry that the pub was closed. We left the shoe to mark the return journey back to Asselby
Posted by Corby Bunting at 03/07/2013 13:43
Hello again Eizabeth I have been following your mail and am quite intrigued.Firstly you mentioned finding Hannah's grave. Was not her husband's name on the headstone? Thomas Singleton Morritt 1829 preceded her by ten years. although he passed away in the East riding Asylum 1900 and he was interred within the minster graveyard. i would assume that they would have been together
Secondly, the cruise that you went on.Was this by any chance the one that left 13/6/09? If so that would hve been a coincidence
Posted by Nellie Shipley Frazee at 18/08/2013 15:06
I am Elizabeth's sister. We sailed on 27 Nov.2012.Hannah Morritt's grave stone has the following information: Hannah Morritt, wife of Thomas S. Morritt,(of Asselby,) Born January 20, 1828, died March 20, 1910, She was a good mother. We saw no nearby grave with a head stone for Thomas. I don't remember if we looked at the back of Hannah's stone or not. I expect we did. I had known he was buried there and thought perhaps they would be together or nearby.

Joyce Mary Palmer, daughter of Mable Morritt, daughter of Fred Morritt, son of Thomas and Hannah Morritt, a geneology researcher of this Morritt line kindly shared her information with me. Before I lost contact with her she lived in Leeds and her sister lives in Cherry Burton, Beverly, Yorks. We were unable to contact either of them on on our wonderful trip to England. I have some information on Emily Morritt, sister of our Great grandfather but still need to double check authenticity.

I have enjoyed reading references to the Morritts on this web page.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 18/08/2013 19:04
Hello Elizabeth. according to Howden minster burial records,Headstone reading
In loving memory of Thomas Singleton Morritt
Of Asselby . Who died Octoner 6th.1900 Aged 71 years
G&A Leake Hull ?
PR 1900 Oct 9th Thomas Singleton Morritt East Riding Asylum
Ihave done a little more searching and it appears that the Asylum had their own burial ground in Walkington from 1911 .Prior to that St. Martins and St. Johns
I am no historian and took an interest because our trees cross If you would like to email me I will send all relative information
Posted by Corby Bunting at 21/08/2013 12:32
Hello Nellie and Elizabeth.It has just been confirmed by Treasure house Archives Beverley that Thomas's Grave is within Howden Minster Cemetery. Where, I know not. I am now intrigued by all this that I need to find it myself.Unfortunately as I live in Southampton and have no plans to go up this year. I will have to put it on hold
Posted by Elizabeth Shipley at 18/10/2013 04:18
CB, very interesting that you found Thomas Singleton grave. I hope you get up north soon.
Posted by Nellie Shipley Frazee at 18/10/2013 20:55
Corby, thanks for the additional information on Thomas Singleton Morritt. I will be working more on the Morritt and Shipley lines when I return to Wisconsin from visiting Elizabeth in Red Bluff. We are currently exploring our GG grandfather Wright in this area, which we discovered last year much to our surprise.

I was very pleased to visit Asselby after hearing about Rose Cottage and the family much of my life. Too bad the Pub wasn't open for a celebratory pint.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 19/10/2013 10:08
Thank you to Eizabeth and Nellie for your mails
Nellie, you mention The Wright connection. I have a family of Wrights Hailing from Eastrington,Howden.At one time I was having problems tracing members.When I recieved a load of info which had been unavailable this side of the water.From an descendant living in Scarborough Canada..He not only told me of where the family were spread around UK But The ones interred in the Howden Minster. The names of the clergy who carried out the rites/Of couse I am not suggesting a connection with your Wrights. for it is a common name I have still no plans to go North But watch this space!
Posted by Norbert Dentrasangle at 04/01/2014 22:55
The pub here always seems to be closed, which is very unfortunate, as I have to call in at The Kings Head down the road every week with my bus load of pensioners. They have money to burn, honestly!!!
Posted by Corby Bunting at 08/06/2014 23:11
Hello Nellie and Elizabeth.We were in the area of Asselby last week. Our first visit for almost two years.The visit was unplanned.Therefore after seeing most of our friends I am sorrry but found no time to visit the Minster cemetery as promised We had lost our beloved dog of 15 years Therefore sold our caravan But we were lucky to find accommodation in a Straw bale cabin at the village of Brind We have never experienced such peace and tranquility We went to Asselby to buy eggs from a roadside stall Imagine my surprise when looking over my shoulder. Your Rose Cottage Immediately behind me
Also the pub you visited turns out to be once run by my 4 times Great Grandfather Thomas Cook. As a farmer in Asselby He had 5 children John, Thomas,Mary and Hannah. But his final son Francis was born at the pub when Thomas became a publican and victualer Francis later crossed the river to live in Long Drax This family married into the Morrit family via Morrit the Miller
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Posted by Peter Denholm at 17/08/2016 19:36
Reference 6/3/2013 posted by Tricia - hi Tricia I have just found this site my Dad now 84 is Peter Denholm and Mary was his Auntie his mum was called Sarah Ellen Sails (they were sisters) and she married Hector Denholm and moved to St Albans in Hertfordshire - Dorothy your mum is my Dads cousin my dad used to spend his holidays in Asselby and I Lisa as a young child also used to stay with Aunty Mary with my Dad would live to hear from you if you receive this message I now live in Wheldrake York and so does my dad look forward to your reply Lisa xx
Posted by Tricia Bush at 17/11/2016 21:18
Hello Lisa

It is ages since I was on this site and apologies for only just seeing your message, which I was very glad to. If you would like to email me on my address on my original posting we can have a good catch up about family and Asselby. Best wishes Tricia.
Posted by janehennebry at 02/01/2017 09:12
Hi Rose Cottage Asselby is where my late mother in law was born in 1922 she was Grace Mickleborough, her mother was Ada Turner, father ?? Mickleborough. Both farm labourers we believe. When her Dad died the family eventually moved to Hessle nr Hull. Any info on the Mickleboroughs would be great? Thanks Kiwi Jane.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 02/01/2017 15:34
Hello Jane. You my have seen my previous interest in Rose Cottage. Asselby.Which is why I took up an interest in your quest
Lawrence Mickleborough married Ada Turner in Howden in 1924
I believe he possibly chose his second name.A William Lawrence Mickleborough was born in Norfolk 1889.died in Doncaster 1964 By Googling the name I found a Captain by that name of a trawler out of Hull The same name appears in Army records during the War.Is he the same man? I do not know. But it's a start from which you may have the answers to
Posted by Corby Bunting at 03/01/2017 14:34
Hello Jane. Please disregard my last mail.
My apologies for a complete load of nonsense. In my attempt to find Lawrence's place of birth (which I have still been unable to do)
It appears He died in 1932 aged 28 in Howden
I put it down to a senior moment.An excuse I am doing often, of late.
Good luck in your search
Posted by Kiwi Jane at 21/01/2018 08:28
Mickleborough of Asselby help. Thank you for your help regarding the marriage of Lawrence Mickleborough and Ada Turner. Kiwi Jane
Posted by Keith Wilson at 24/01/2018 23:40
Hi janehennebry, I have just seen your post about Rose Cottage Asselby. I was interested as my Grandmother was born there Beatrice Lillian Turner and she was the sister of Ada. I have a photo of William Turner,Francis Turner was Watson with their children outside Rose Cottage. Get in touch if you want to discuss the family tree.
Posted by Keith Wilson at 24/01/2018 23:50
Further names for the children of William and Francis. William Turner , Rhoda Turner, Jessie Turner, Beatrice Lillian Turner, Mable Turner, Arthur Turner, George Turner, Aida (believe that is correct spelling)Turner, Fred Turner and Hetty Turner.
Posted by Corby Bunting at 25/01/2018 12:43
Hello Keith. You have no doubt viewed my input on Rose CottageYou may be aware of the Minster burial records of the Turner family Nine entries from An To William One that caught my eye was John Mainprize Turner. As I have only read the index so far. This name has a tale to tell!
Posted by Keith Wilson at 25/01/2018 13:26
Hi Corby, glad you saw my post. No I have not seen the Minster records, how do I go about seeing them. Keith
Posted by Corby Bunting at 25/01/2018 16:18
Hi Keith. Many years ago when I set off on this journey.The soundest advice, which cost me nothing was from a Howden historian Ken Powls. He told me to obtain the Howden registers also The Minster butial records. his advice cost me nothing and with the help of a very friendly group at Beverley who went to great lengths to help me If you contact. You will find what you need
Or if you email me at I can send you the nine relevant pages

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