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20 Sandside, Bethel Mission Chapel, once the Town Hall Historical research by John Rushton shows the following:- 1736- The 1736 election saw Lord  Dupplin stand against Mr. Osbaldeston The  44 burgesses. were the electorate. ...

Scarborough cargo 17th century William Lawson the master brought this cargo from Rotterdam for Francis Sollitt in the "Isabel" of Scarborough, on the 15th November 1643 3 hogshead of sack 4 cwt of prownes one hundred of raysines ...

Article on the coal trade by John Rushton The traffic in coal was increasing dramatically. Queen Elizabeth had incorporated the Newcastle hostmen, who had the monopoly right to move coal from shore to ship. Scarborough apparently had no shipsi...

When the Colliers came to Scarborough The greatest stimulus to the north east Yorkshire ports over several centuries was the expansion in the despatch of coal from the Northumberland and Durham coal fields . The port of Sunderland was improved and...

Earliest residents of Scarborough The borough of Scarborough was formed in two stages byNorman lords during the 12th century.A Norman baron,William of Aumale .lord of Holderness, built a castleon Crown land within the Manor of Falsgrave, of whichh...

Early industries Anchor Smiths William Cobb William & Benjamin March (Quay End). Corn Factory Jeremiah Hudson Fishmongers Thomas Busfield, Sarah Lancaster & Co Timber and Raff Merchant Anthony Beswick. 1823 Terry and Hill 1...

Luxury imports in King Henry VIII's Scarborough Shopping has never been as exotic as in the presentage, when imported essentials and fancy goods come from all over the globe. Scarborough matrons looking for imported luxuries, five hundred and ...

Muster Rolls listed the men who crewed the vessels.  Scarborough's muster rolls are in the British Library but here is a sample (forname beginning with 'A') from 1747-1765. Name Age Ports Sailed to ...

An article on the port of Scarborough in the late 15th century by John Rushton Scarborough had been an active borough for about three hundred years. The old borough sited on a bounded plot west of the King's castle had been supplemented by...

Richard III house An article by Jeremy Clark - Click here ...

Few records exist of the smuggling which happened on the North East coast. It was an activity which was carried on in secret and supported often by Customs Officers in secret. The memories of the smugglers are passed down by word of mouth. It was...

Some stories of human interest from Bakers history of Scarborough • 1694 - John Collings was executed at Tyburn, York for stealing lead and copper from St Marys Church, Scarborough. • 1724 - George Duesbury was fined for selling ...

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