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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.
The Griesbach / Singleton family of Pocklington
This information is kindly provided by Patricia Singleton Bennett who has written the text to accompany the photographs.
Rev Griesbach Vicar of Fridaythorpe
Rev. William Robert Griesbach (1802-1861),
the Vicar of Millington & Fridaythorpe
This was taken in 1859, 2 years before his death.  He was married twice, had 3 children with his first wife Anne, 7 children with his 2nd wife Hannah Singleton.
Hannah Singleton Griesbach
Here is Hannah Singleton (1807-1882), 2nd wife of Rev. W.R. Griesbach. She is the daughter of John Singleton, Esq (1771-1853), and granddaughter of John Singleton (1715-1793), England's first professional jockey. She was born in Givendale and lived most of her life there and Pocklington. In the 1871 census, she was living in Headingly With Burley, Leeds.
Arthur Henry Griesbach Arthur Henry Griesbach
This is my great-great grandfather, Arthur Henry Griesbach (1839-1916). He was the oldest son of Rev. W.R. Griesbach and his 2nd wife Hannah Singleton. He had 3 marriages, the first of which (to Julia Anne Maybury 1831-1861)) produced my great grandfather Arthur Singleton Griesbach (1856-1933). An illustrious military began when he was just 17.  He was a member of the Yorkshire Militia, 15th Hussars, Cape Mounted Rifles, and Cavalry Instructor.  In 1869, he left Pocklington and migrated to Canada. Known as "The Father  of the Force", he was instrumental in forming, and the first man to enlist in the Royal Northwest Mounted Police, wearing badge #1. My great grandfather Arthur Singleton Griesbach left England as well, and made his home in Chicago, Illinois. In 1894 he changed his middle name to his last name, then was known as Arthur G. Singleton.  We have been Singletons ever since!
Bertha Singleton Griesbach
Bertha Griesbach (1841-1898), oldest daughter of Rev. W.R. Griesbach and his 2nd wife Hannah Singleton. She lived in Pocklington until she married Chisnall Hamerton.
Emma Singleton Griesbach
Emma Singleton Griesbach (1843-1892), 2nd daughter of Rev. W.R. Griesbach and Hannah Singleton.  She married her cousin Carl Ludolf Griesbach, who was the Assistant Superintendent of the Geological Survey of India. She also lived in Pocklington until she married at age 26.
If you have any further information on this family, please contact me and I will add the information to this page.