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Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
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Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
Pocklington Board of Guardians
The following remarkable photograph can be found hanging in Burnby Hall. It shows all the Pocklington Board of Guardians and Rural District Council and Officers. The photograph taken in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. My Thanks go to Derek Wileman for discovering the origin of the photograph when he researched his talk “The workings of the Poor Law – inside and outside the Workhouse” given to the Pocklington LHG on March 18th 2010. (See below the listed names for the research information).
No. Name of Guardian or Officer Parish Represented or Office Held
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1 Reginald John Knapman Highways Surveyor
2 William Sampson Bolton
3 John Scaife Scrayingham
4 Joseph Sergeant Workhouse Master
5 John Robert Greenshaw Nuisance Inspector
6 Thomas Jaques Hayton
7 Mark Fowler Relieving Officer
8 Edward Wyvill Fangfoss
9 John Johnson Burnby
10 William Wilstrop Bishop Wilton with Belthorpe
11 Samuel Flint Bugthorpe
12 George Legard Hewson Ousethorpe
13 William Barnby Huggate
14 Francis Thomas Jennings Storwood
15 Robert Newbald Shipton
16 Arnold Rapp Press Repr. Pocklington Weekly News
17 Arthur John Oliver Assistant to clerk to Guardians
18 William Bayliss Everingham
19 Revd. Alexander James Pocklington
20 William Dixon Petch Yapham cum Meltonby
21 James Brock Sutton on Derwent
22 John Hayhurst Bielby
23 John Houlden Barmby Moor
24 Charles Hutchinson Sancton with Houghton
25 Alfred Simpson Allerthorpe
26 George Precious East Cottingworth
27 John Sawyer Seaton Ross
28 Thomas Newbald Wilberfoss
29 Edmund Johnson High Catton
30 John Gilbertson Low Catton
31 John Harper Newton on Derwent
32 Mrs Janine Marie Sargeant Workhouse Matron
33 John Thornhill Elgey Kilnwick Percy
34 John Hughes Skirpenbeck
35 Alfred Dunhill Market Weighton and Arras
36 Henry Beedham Full Sutton
37 Thomas Dresser Stamford Bridge East
38 George Henry Ogle Melbourne
39 Thomas Robson Clerk to the Guardians
40 Frederick Wright Medical officer
41 William Trend Hamlyn Von Beverhouldt Medical officer
42 Alexander Ferrier Angus Fairweather Medical Officer
43 Robert Byas Thixendale
44 John Allan Waplington
45 Peter Wake Market Weighton and Arras
46 Francis William Rickett Millington with Little Givendale
47 Benjamin Hesleton Treasurer
48 John Brigham Nunburnholme
49 George William Appleton North Cliffe
50 Alfred William Jackson Goodmanham
51 James Coxon Warter
52 Robert Wharram Fridaythorpe
53 Robert Gibson Storey Thornton
54 Amos Wilson Youlthorpe and Gowthorpe
55 Israel Kelsey Mkt. Weighton & Arras (Vice Chair)
56 Trevor Wholer Calverley Rudston Allerthorpe Hall (Chairman)
57 Mrs Martha Jane Boydon Pocklington
58 William Kempley South Cliffe
59 William Grundon Great Givendale with Grimthorpe
60 James Kempley Thorpe Le Street
61 Anthony Berriman Pocklington
62 Revd. John Mason Chaplain

Beverley Archives ref: PUP/1/2/15 - Guardians Minutes August 1897 to 1900.

A letter wriiten by the Chairman of the Pocklington Board of Guardians is recorded in the minutes of the meeting held on 22 February 1898:

Allerthorpe Hall

It was my intention to attend your meeting today and formally hand over the picture of the Pocklington Board of Guardians and District Council as it is now hung on the walls of  the Board Room for the first time ………(states why he cannot attend)  ……

I trust however it will receive your acceptance as a lasting remembrance of Her Most Gracious Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee and also a as a small memento of many kindnesses and uniform courtesy that I as your chairman have received from all members of the Board and District Council, and I trust it will also be a pleasing remembrance of all the members and a reminder of the kindly feelings which exist among all.

            I remain your most faithfully

                        J W Calverley Rudston

The next paragraph includes a resolution accepting the picture  …with best thanks ……..for his hanson gift.

Mr and Mrs Sargeant were elected as Master and Matron of the workhouse at a guardians meeting on the 3 March 1894.  Master’s salary £35 per year, matron’s £25 per year, plus rations, washing and apartments in the Workhouse for both of them.  They started work on the 10 March 1894.  Ref:  Guardians Minutes PUP / 1 / 2 / 13.  They were still at the workhouse in 1911.

At the Guardians meeting on 6 April 1897 they approved a new Insurance policy for the new building and alterations: 

            New Vagrants block insured as follows

                        Main building   £2,410

                        Lunacy Block    £ 150

                        Stone breaking shed and oakum store  1             £200

                        Stone breaking shed and oakum store  2             £100

            There were other bits of insurance as well.

            The main block [old WH and infirmary presumably]           £1,925


            Total insurance  £7,000.