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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
English's Mill
The mill was probably one of the mills in the Domesday Book. A miller is last mentioned in 1921. Shortly after this the water mill was demolished. It was of two stories and ran two pairs of stones The wheel was fed from a dam. The mill moved into the old warehouses between the wars and electric driven mill rollers were installed and run by messrs. R.M. English. In 1896, a warehouse fire damaged the building.
1803
Brass Castle Island - The York Herald Jan 1st 1803
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William Watson's map of 1855 showing the mill and mill house
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Ordnance survey map of 1891 showing the mill dam
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A photo of the mill before it was demolished
Robert Massey English
Richard Massey English
Picture courtesy: Farming Museum at Murton
RM English Flood
York Herald - Tuesday 09 December 1879
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The mill and millhouse is visible in the background
war memorial
This photograph shows the early mill was demolished just after the first world war, the remnants of the mill can be seen in the background
Englishs mill between wars
English's mill between the wars
 
Millers of English's Mill
   
1951 T & C English & Sons, Market Street - Auctioneer
1937 Kelly's Directory ENGLISH R. M. & SON auctioneers & valuers, estate agents, corn, seed & manure merchants, Mar­ket street (TN 6); attend markets at Leeds; York; Wakefield; Driffield; Manchester; Market Weighton & Selby
1933 Kelly's Directory ENGLISH R. M. & SON, auctioneers & valuers, estate agents, corn, seed & manure merchants, Mar­ket street (TNG); & at Market Weighton ; attend markets at Leeds; York; Wakefield; Driffield & Manchester
1929 Kelly's Directory ENGLISH R, M. & SON, auctioneers & valuers, estate agents, corn, seed & manure merchants, Mar­ket street (T N 6); & at Market Weighton ; attend markets at Leeds ; York ; Wakefield ; Driffield & Hull
1921 Kelly's Directory English R. M. & Son, auctioneers & valuers, millers, corn, seed, wool & manure merchants, Market street; & at Market Weighton; attend markets at Leeds; York ; Wakefield; Driffield ; Hull; Malton & Selby
1913 Kelly's Directory English R. M. & Son, auctioneers & valuers, millers, corn, seed, wool & manure merchants, Market street; & at Market Weighton; attend markets at Leeds; York; Wakefield; Driffield; Hull; Malton & Selby
1909 Kelly's Directory English R. M. & Son, auctioneers & valuers, millers, corn, seed, wool & manure merchants. Market street; & at Market Weighton; attend markets at Leeds; York ; Wakefield ; Driffield & Hull
1905 Kelly's Directory English R. M. & Son, auctioners & valuers, millers, corn, seed, wool & manure merchants, Market street & at Market Weighton; attend markets at Leeds, York, Wakefield, Driffield & Hull
1897 Kelly's Directory English Jane (Mrs.), wine & spirit mer. Brass Castle hill
English Richard Massey, auctioneer & miller, Percy road
1892 Bulmers Directory English Rd. Massey, Percy rd
1889 Kellys Directory English Jane (Mrs.), -wine & spirit mercht. Brass Castle hill
English Richard Massey, auctioneer & merchant, Percy road
1879 PO Directory English Jane (Mrs.), wine & spirit mercht. Brass Castle hill
English Richard M. corn, cake & manure mer.Chapmangate
1858 White's Directory English Richard, Brass Castle Island
1851 White's Directory English Rd, Brass Castle Island
1851 Census  
1844 William's Directory English, Rt., Swine-market
1841 Census  
1840 White's Directory English, Rt., Swine-market
1834 Pigot's Directory English Richard, brass-castle hill
1831 White's Directory English Richard, Swt.
1823 Baine's Directory English Richard, Market place
1803 York Herald (see above) George Beal, Brass Castle Island
1802 3rd Nov. - Hull University Archives DDCV/208/15 - Petition and Commission in Bankruptcy of Joseph Moyser of Sutton upon Derwent and George Beal of Pocklington millers, dealers and chapmen.
Great Britain. Committee for compounding with delinquents, 1. (189396). Yorkshire Royalist composition papers, or the proceedings of the Committee. [London]: The Society. Link No. 249, Thomas Bishop of Pocklington, Gent. G208, p. 739. REPORT.- His deliquency that he hath adhered to and assisted the forces rasied against the parliament; he petitioned here 8 Feb. 1648; he hath neither taken the Coventant nor Oath. He is siezed in fee tail to him and his heirs the remainder in fee to the Crown, as he saith, in the manor of Pocklington with 2 messuages and cottages and lands belonging with a water mill of the yearly value of £28, of rents out of other lands in Pocklington worth yearly £12. There is come to him after the death of Isabell. Bishop his mother lands in Pocklington with the tolls of the markets and fairs there worth yearly £13 6s 8d. Out of which he craves allowance of £8 19s 7d issueing yearly to the Earls of Northumberland of whom the premises are holden. 15 Feb 1648 - Jo. Readinge. D. Watkins. Fine at sixth £116. 19 Feb 1649.

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