Messrs. Atkinson & Thompson.
January 1859 - "Jane Jackson" Schooner (Official No. 27145) built for Messrs Morris & Jackson, Goole for the coastal trade. 80 tons, 76 x 18 x 9 ft, Captain Raddings . Captain W. Jackson 1860. Thomas Morris, Knottingley (1870 - 90)
"John Howard" Schooner built in 1859 for Crabtree, Goole for the London coastal trade. 79 tons 74 x 18 x 10, Captain J. Crabtree (1870)
"Sarah" Schooner (Official No. 47115) built in 1863 for W. Branford, Goole for the Hull coastal trade. 59 tons 63 x 18 x 8, Captain W. Branford (1870) Owned by William Branford 1880.
"Joshua" Schooner (Official No. 47126) built in 1864 for Kilner & Co., Goole for the Hull coastal trade. 60 tons 66 x 18 x 8, Captain G. Jackson . Owned by George Kilner, Thornhill Lees (1870 - 90)
"Amelia" schooner (Official No. 50425) built in 1865 for J. Howard, Goole for the Goole coastal trade. 90 tons 82 x 19 x 10. Captain J. Horrocks (1870). Joseph Horracks, Knottingley 1880, John Oliver, Hull 1890.
"John & Alice" Ketch built in 1866 for Masterman, Goole for the Goole coastal trade. 55 tons 62 x 18 x 8, Captain Masterman (1870)
"Aguila" Schooner (official No. 54513) built in 1866/7 for Morrell & Co., Goole for the Goole coastal trade. 72 tons, 70 x 18 x 9, Captain W. Morrell (1870). Captain Joseph Arnold 1881.1880 George Wilson, Knottingley, George Jackson, Knottingley 1890.
"Emily" Ketch (Official No. 58723) built in 1867 for Ward & Co. Goole for the Goole coastal trade. 57 tons 63 x 18 x 8, Captain J. Powell (1870) Owned by William Denton, Leeds 1880/90.
"Arrival" schooner built 1869 for Cawthorne of London for the Goole coastal trade. 77 tons 74 x 19 x 10. Captain Cawthorne (1870)
John Branford born around 1839 in Knottingley started in 1871 as a mariner then in 1881 was a grocer and corn dealer before becomming in 1891 and 1901 a ship builder.
Charles Carr born Askern 1836 shown as shipbuilder in Knottingley in 1901.
Thomas Cliffe & Sons.
Thomas Cliffe, Ship Builder, Knottingley born about 1798, died 16th October 1851 aged 53 years.
John Cliffe born about 1822 in Ferrybridge was described in 1871 as a shipbuilder.
1838 - 'Spring Rice' Sloop, built Knottingley by Thomas Cliffe for William Moorhouse and John Grindell.
1842 - 'John & Elizabeth', Sloop, official No. 4898, built Knottingley by Thomas Cliffe for J. Grindell, J.Hill and J. Blackburn (also Captain).
1842 - "Lawrence" Sloop 52 tons (official No. 23196) 1870 owned by William Jackson, Knottingley. 1880 owned by Thomas Wilson, Hull. Registered Goole.
1848 - 'Eclipse', Schooner, 75 tons, built Knottingley by Thomas Cliffe for W. Moorhouse, J. Grindell and J. Blackburn.(also Captain) Registered Yarmouth 1861.
1850 - 'Lily', Sloop, official No. 16504, 49 tons, registered Colchester. 1870 registered Maldon for John Greaves, Hull. 1880/90 for William Collier, Goole. 1900 registered Goole for Thomas Cooper jnr, Reedness, Goole. 1910 for George Draper, Grimsby.
1859 - "Unite" Schooner 66 tons (official No. 27988) owned by John Copley, Knottingley, registered Goole, 1880/90. September 1890, for sale by auction schooner 'Unite' together with all her stores, small boat, etc. 64 tons register and carries 120 tons to sea. She is laid near Mr. Garlic's slipway, Knottingley. further particulars from the Auctioneers or Mr. John Copley, Shipowner, Knottingley. 1900 for Edwin Smith sen, Bronola House, The Crescent, Bridlington.
1862 - 'Eliezer' Schooner, official No. 44028, registered Goole, 76 tons. 1870/80 registered London for Caleb Kilner, Thornhill. 1890/1910 for Joseph A. Hargrave, Wakefield. 1915 registered Goole for Alfred W. Knox, Goole.
1863 - "Alarm" Schooner/Ketch (Official No. 44040) built for W. Whitaker of Goole for the Goole coastal trade. 82 tons 72 x 18 x 9. Captain W. Whitaker (1870). Henry F. Ward, Goole 1880, Thomas Ramsey, Goole 1890.
1864 - 'Aquila (formerly called 'Mouse')', Schooner, official No. 47123, registered Goole, 83 tons for John Arnold, Knottingley.1870/80. September 1877 - The Schooner 'Aquila', of Goole, Captain Wilson, was the only vessel lying in the quay during the Exeter regatta. During the regatta several persons paid three pence to watch from the vessel and join in the 'greasy pole' competition. All at once the chains securing the vessel snapped throwing 50 persons overboad, all apart from a nine year old boy were rescued. 1890 renamed 'Aquila' for Paul Fornill, Goole. November 1891 - Schooner 'Aquila' of Goole was towed into Albert Dock, Hull by the fishing cutter 'Parramatta'. She was on a voyage from London to Boston with a cargo of wheat, and a little to the north of Cromer an unknown vessel, supposed to be a French fishing lugger came in collision with her. The 'Aquila' commenced to leak and Captain Jackson made for the Humber. He anchored on the Sand Hall Flat but during Wednesday night the schooner parted with her anchor and the vessel drifted 18 miles out to sea. Signals of distress were made and the steam fishing cutter 'Parramatta', which hove in sight, stood by her all night and took her in tow early yesterday morning. The 'Aquila' was in a sorry plight, her decks were level with the water, and she was with difficulty kept afloat. She had lost bowsprit and head-gear. September 1902 - A telegram was received from Spurn this morning stated that the Goole Schooner 'Aquila', from Portsmouth to Hull, stranded on the Inner Binks at 7.30 on Saturday night. The Spurn lifeboat was launched and as the vessel appeared to be in a dangerous position, the crew were brought ashore. Soon afterwards the Schooner sank and Chief Coastguardsman Pye thinks she will become a total wreck. October 1902 - it is a coincidence that the builder of the Goole Schooner 'Aquila' died at his home at Knottingley the very day last week on which the vessel was lost off Spurn. 1910 for John Thomas Bentley, Bury St. Edmunds. 1915/20 Ketch rigged for George H. Brown, Hull.
Built Knottingley 1864 'Aguila' Schooner/Ketch, registered Goole, official No. 47123, 68 tons, 1870 for John Arnold, Primrose Hill, Knottingley. 1880 John Arnold, Wesley Terrace, Knottingley. 1890/1900 now called 'Aquila' for Paul Fornill, Marshfield Road, Goole. 1910 for John Thomas Bentley, Bury St Edmund, Suffolk. 1915 for George H. Brown, 7 Pemberton Street, Hull. 1920 for George H. Brown, Lime Street, Hull. 1891 Master Samuel Hall with wife and 4 children, Knottingley, Mate Samuel Johnson, Knottingley, AB seaman Arthur James Ward Holland, Goole, Cook Charles Davies, London.
1865 - "Speedwell" Schooner (Official No. 50424) built for Dudding & Co., Goole for the Plymouth coastal trade. 87 tons 81 x 19 x 10, Captain Radcliff (1870) .1880 owned by Thomas Harrison, Rawcliffe.1890 John Thomas Sarvent, Goole.
1867 - "Caroline" Ketch built for Whitaker, London for the Goole coastal trade. 83 tons 73 x 19 x 9, Captain J. Spence. William Whitaker, Knottingley(1870-90)
1867 - "Village Belle" Schooner built for Arnold & Co., London for the Goole coastal trade. 99 tons 85 x 19 x 10, Captain B. Arnold (1870) 1890 Burton Arnold, Knottingley.
1868 - "Ada" Schooner (official No. 60863) built for Gandy & Co.,London for the Goole coastal trade.76 tons 72 x 19 x 10, Captain W. Cawthorne (1870) ,1890 William Cawthorne, Knottingley
John Garlick born about 1850 was described in 1881 as a timber merchant and shipbuilder employing 10 men and 5 apprentices and in 1891 as a shipbuilder.
1855 - "Affiance" Schooner (official No 11) built for John Austwick of Knottingley for the Goole coastal trade. 86 tons 70 x 16 x 10, Captain J. Lowe (1870-1890)
1859 - "Affinity" Schooner 84 tons (official No. 27581) Captain B. Arnold, owned by John Arnold, Knottingley, Goole Coaster, registered Goole, 1880.
1861 - "Jessie" Schooner, official No. 44023, built for W. Baldwin, Goole for the Goole coastal trade. 74 tons, 67 x 19 x 9, Captain W. Baldwin Owned by William(1870/80)
1861 - "Sefton" Schooner, official No. 29195, built for J. Graves, Goole for the Goole coastal trade. 58 tons 64 x 18 x 8, Captain J. Fozzard (1870)
1863 - "Chase" Schooner, official No. 47114, built for Austwick & Co., Goole. 98 tons, 85 x 19 x 10, Captain E. Jackson (1870) 1880 owned by John Austwick, Knottingley.
1864 - "Triad" Schooner (official No. 47124) built for Johnson & Co., Goole for the coastal trade. 91 tons, 88 x 19 x 10, Captain W. Johnson (1870)
1864 - "Robert Alba" Schooner built for Arnold & Co., Goole for the Hull coastal trade. 90 tons, 85 x 19 x 10, Captain J. Arnold (1870)
1865 - "John Martin" Schooner/Brigantine built for Martin & Co., Goole (Official No. 50419) for the Hull coastal trade. 83 tons, 75 x 19 x 10, Captain T. Martin (1870) Owned by Thomas Simmons, Knottingley 1880.
1866 - "Hannah" Schooner built for W. Johnson, Goole for the Hull coastal trade. 76 tons, 71 x 19 x 9, Captain W. Johnson (1870)
1867 - "Lavinia" Dandy official No. 54518, built for Townsley & Co.,Goole for the Goole coastal trade. 57 tons, 61 x 18 x 8, Captain William Townsley (1870)
1868 - "Cymbeline" Schooner official No. 60813, built for George Perfect, Castleford, registered London for the coastal trade. 79 tons, 80 x 19 x 9, Captain J. Perfect (1870)(1880/90 for Benjamin Perfect, Castleford)
1868 - "Promise" Ketch ( Official No. 58730) built for Taylor & Co., Goole for the Goole trade. 69 tons, 70 x 18 x 9, Captain G. Bennett (1870) Owned by William Taylor 1880. Burton Arnold, Knottingley 1890.
1869 - "Nova Rosa" Schooner official No. 58734, built for Joseph Arnold, Goole for the Goole coastal trade. 89 tons, 82 x 19 x 10, Captain J. Arnold (1870) Owned by Joseph Arnold 1880.
1871 - "Nil Desporandum" Ketch official No. 58742, built for Joseph Robinson, Goole for the Goole coastal trade. 72 tons, 74 x 19 x 9, Captain J. Robinson (1870) November 1875 – ‘Schooner Nil Desperandum of Goole had been run down off the Kentish Knock by a Norwegian barque bound for Boston, Lincolnshire. The crew were saved. She belonged to Mr. Jos. Robinson, of Goole and Mr. R. Garlick of Knottingley.’
14th February 1903 - ‘Mr. John Garlick, Shipbuilder, of Knottingley, died at about ten o’clock this morning, from a cold which developed on Thursday into pneumonia.’
17th February 1903 - ‘The remains of the late Mr. John Garlic, for many years a member and then chairman of the Knottingley Urban District Council, was interred this afternoon in the Wesleyan Cemetery, Knottingley.’
1904 - 'Bernard' Ketch, official No. 114045, 59 tons, registered Goole, 1910/15 for George Armitage, Rothwell, Leeds. 1920 for Matthew Butcher, Yarmouth. 1930 registered Bridgewater, for William B. Stokes, Milton, Weston-Super-Mare.
John Harker Ltd.
April 1929, J. Harker, Ltd. Shipyard bought from Messrs. Garlick's wood boatyard for the construction and repairing of steel ships.
July 1928 - Before the Stipendiary Magistrate (Mr J. R. Macdonald) at Hull Police Court, Joh Harker Ltd, of Knottingley, was summoned for not giving notice to the master of the Old Harbour, Hull of the fact that two barges had entered carrying cargoes of petroleum spirit, and William Ward and Arthur Ward, the barge captains, were summoned for not berthing at the correct berthing place. The Magistrate dismissed the cases against John Harker & Co. and allowed a guinea costs for each case but found the Corporation were entitled to proceed against the two Captains.
September 1929 - "Victor H" Petrol Carrying Vessel 82 ft long carrying 110 tons, for inland transport.
November 1929 - "William Harker" Steel Sea-Going Vessel 100 x 20 ft, carrying 300 tons, for East and West coasts with petrol.
May 1930 - 'John Harker' the largest all steel Motor Tanker built in Knottingley launched, 110 x 20 x 8 ft. 200 b.h.p. (Yard No.34)
October 1932 - 'Bertha H' (Yard No.52) Tanker Barge, official No. 163136, registered Hull, 83 x 16 x 7 ft, 68 tons. September 1934 whilst being towed from Hull to Nottingham, near Gainsborough hit the pillar of the Trent Railway Bridge and caught fire. It drifted seven miles before it could be moored by Hull Tug 'Service' and the flames put out. The Captain Mr. Edward Newall jumped into the River Trent and drowned. April 1935 - It was in a case under Admiralty Jurisdiction of the Court, in which masters and crews of motor barge 'Direct' and the lighter 'Rosa Mary' of Hull, claimed £300 from the owners of the barge 'Bertha H' owned by Messrs John Harker Ltd. Knottingley. The Judge Sir R Mitchell Banks, K.C. awarded £200 for the salvage.
March 1933 - 'Limnell' (Yard No.53) Steel Motor Barge, official No. 163138, registered Hull, 83 x 16 x 7 ft, 44 tons, 140 b.h.p. for John Harker, Knottingley.
March 1934 - "Carson" (Yard No.61) Steel Motor Tanker registered Hull, official No. 163929, 150 tons, 83 x 16 x 7 ft, 145 b.h.p. diesel engine for Mr H. L. Lyon, Hillam Hall, to trade between Saltend and Nottingham. 1940 for John Harker Ltd, Knottingley.
October 1934 - "Intrepid" (Yard No.65) Coal Steel Barge 120 tons, 76 x 15 x 7 ft, 140 b.h.p. diesel engine for James Wilby, coal merchant, Pontefract..
April 1935 - 'Vinney H' (Yard No. 72) Motor Tanker Barge, 82 x 16 x 7 ft, 100 tons, 125 b.h.p. June 1936 - Clifford Lowther, engineer of Goole aboard the Barge 'Vinny', whilst seaching for a coin struck a match and started a fire from an open petrol can. Although taken to Hull Royal Infirmary he died later.
June 1935 - 'Nancy H' Motor Tanker Barge, made for John Harker Ltd. of Knottingley, was launched from the Selby Yard of Messrs Cochrane and Sons. The vessel is 87 x 18 x 7 ft , official No. 163998, registered Hull, 57 tons, 150 b.h.p.
November 1935 - "John Adrian" (Yard No.81) Steel Lighter 70 x 20 x 9ft, carrying capacity of 250 tons, for J. Deheer & Sons Ltd. Hull .
November 1935 - "Mary F"(Yard No.82) Steel Lighter 70 x 20 x 9ft, carrying capacity of 250 tons, for J. Deheer & Sons Ltd. Hull.
June 1936 - "Victor H" (Yard No.87) 50th Steel Vessel launched by Mr. Victor Seely.Official No. 164956, 82 x 16 x 7ft, 45 tons, 40 h.p. for John Harker, Ltd, Knottingley.
August 1936 - "Silverwood" (Yard No.89) Steel Motor Barge, registered Hull, official No. 164970, 62 x 16 x 8ft. 38 tons, 11 h.p. diesel engine built by Messrs. Rushton & Hornsby Ltd. Lincoln. Built for Messrs. Good, Havercroft Ltd. Hull for the coal trade. 1940 for the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation Co.
September 1936 - "Stainforth" (Yard No.90) Steel Motor Barge, registered Hull, official No. 164973, 62 x 16 x 8ft. 37 tons, 14 h.p. diesel engine built by Messrs. Rushton & Hornsby Ltd. Lincoln. Built for Messrs. Rafferty, Watson Ltd, coal merchants, Hull. 1940 for the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation Co.
November 1936 - The Trial Trip of 'Joan H', a party from Hull will board the vessel at Minerva Pier. The vessel is 95 x 18 x 8 ft, 135 tons and engines are Ruston Hornsby 200 b.h.p. (Yard No.88)Launched August 1936.
January 1937 - "Scunthorpe Trader" (Yard No.94) Steel Motor Barge for Clarke's Boat Company, Scunthorpe, used to carry goods Scunthorpe to Hull. Official No. 165668, registered Hull, 67 x 17 x 7 ft, 47 tons, 11 h.p. 1840 for L.S.D. Transport Ltd. Gunness.
February 1937 - "Fishlake" (Yard No.95) Steel Motor Barge, registered Hull, official No. 165652, 62 x 16 x 8ft. 48 tons, 11 h.p. diesel engine built by Messrs. Rushton & Hornsby Ltd. Lincoln. Built for Messrs. Rafferty, Watson Ltd, coal merchants, Hull. 1940 for the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation Co.
April 1937 - Trial trip of 'Constance H' Motor Tanker, a new diesel engine by Messrs Crossley Brothers Ltd. Manchester. 120 x 17 x 7 ft, 350 tons. The vessel was loaded with 165 tons of creosote for the trials and against the tide had an average speed of eight knots. This is the third vessel to be fitted with this type of engine. The vessel is to be put into service immediateley and will operate between home trade limited ports and on the river and canals between Goole, Knottingley and Leeds.
July 1937 - "Darleydale H." (Yard No.96) Motor Tank Barge official No. 163879, registered Bristol, 96 tons, 110 x 21 x 9ft. 59h.p. diesel engine built by Messrs. Rushton & Hornsby Ltd. Lincoln. Built for Messrs. J. Harker, Ltd. Knottingley for service on the river Seven.
July 1937 - Judgment was given by Hull County Court Judge, Sir R. Mitchell Banks, in the case which was before him on June 17th in which the owners of two tugs brought claims against each other. The Tugs were involved in a collision in the River Trent. The parties were J.W. Cook Ltd. of London, owners of the Tug 'Seamew' and John Harker Ltd. Knottingley, owners of the Tug 'Limnel'. His Honour said the collision was caused by negligence of the 'Limnel' and gave judgment for the owners of the 'Seamew' with costs. The question of damages was to be refered to the registrar.
January 1938 - 'Borrowdale II' (Yard No.101) Dumb Barge, 290 tons dead weight, capable of carrying 87,000 gallons. 124 x 18 x 8 ft. This is the 68th Steel vessel built and launched from the yard for their own service as a petrol crrier principally between Hull and Leeds.
May 1939 - "Gwen D." (Yard No.109) Steel Lighter registered Hull, official No. 167057, 108 tons, 70 x 20 x 9ft. Built for Messrs. John. Deheer, Ltd. Hull (fifth repeat order).
November 1941 - "Vee" (Yard No.132) Motor Barge built for Leeds Corporation Electricity Department to carry coal from the collieries to the Leeds power station
October 1941 - "Eda" (Yard No.133) Motor Barge built for Leeds Corporation Electricity Department to carry coal from the collieries to the Leeds power station
October 1942 - 'Empire Reaper' (Yard No.146) Motor Collier for Ministry of War Transport. Official No. 167140.
January 1943 - 'Empire Rancher' (Yard No.147) Motor Collier 332 tons for Ministry of War Transport. Official No. 169278.
December 1943 - 'Empire Alderney' (Yard No.166) Motor Coastal tanker for Ministry of War Transport. Official No. 180114.
January 1944 - Captain (Temporary Major) George L. Lyon M.C. who has been awarded the M.B.E for gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East, is the son of Mr and Mrs. H. L. Lyon of Hillam Hall, Monk Fryston. Before he was commissioned in the transport section of the Royal Engineers he was a director of John Harker Ltd. of Knottingley. He received the Miliary Cross at Dunkirk and was mentioned in dispatches.
October 1946 - 'Barnsley' (Yard No.209) Barge, 57 x14 x 5 ft.
October 1946 - 'Haddlesey' (Yard No.209) Barge, 57 x14 x 5 ft.
May 1947 - 'Westerdale H' (Yard No.216) Motor Tanker, For service in the Bristol Channel, she has a stowage capacity of 112,500 gallons. 130 x 21 x 9 ft, 120 h.p.
September 1948 - 'Martindale H' (Yard No. 229) Tanker Barge, 124 x 18 x 8 ft, 250 tons, 120 b.h.p.
November 1948 - "Middledale H" (Yard No.230) launched in thick fog at Knottingley, the seventh vessel launched at the yard this year. Official No. 181360, 124 x18 x 8 ft."
January 1950 - "Victor H" Oil Fueller for Hull and Grimsby Fishing Fleet.
January 1950 - 'Northdale H' (Yard No. 237) Tanker Barge, 124 x 18 x 9 ft, 320 tons, 120 b.h.p.
January 1951 - Four Hull Fishermen were thrown into the icy water when two Hull Trawlers, 'St. Leander' and 'Davy', collided in the Humber. The men were rescued by the Fuel Barge, the 'Northdale' and were taken to Hull Royal Infirmary. The Barges 'Martindale', 'Northdale' and 'Gainsborough' left the St. Andrews Dock after seeing some men in the water. In charge of the 'Martindale' was Captain W. Emmerson, of Headon Road, Hull whose barge picked up two men, the 'Gainsborough' was under command of Mr. Frank Barrass whose barge rescued 17 men. The 'Northdale' skippered by Captain S Hebdon, Shaftesbury Avenue, Goole rescued one man near Hessle.
October 1951 - A safe containing £1,500 stolen ten days ago from the offices of John Harker Ltd, shipbuilders, of Knottingley, was found empty in the Aire & Calder Canal yesterday, abou two miles on the Goole side of Harker's shipyard. Also found in the canal was a quantity of welding equipment stolen at the same time from the shipyard. The safe which weighs about 2 cwt was discovered after it had obstructed the path of a barge.
October 1953 - 'Wheeldale H' (Yard No.254) A small oil tanker with separate cabins for all members of the crew and a large saloon and well planned galley. The vessel has a cargo capacity of 375 tons, and will operate in the Bristol Channel. 135 x 22 x 9 ft, 200 b.h.p.
April 1967 - 'Farndale H' (Yard No.333) Tanker Barge, 176 x 19 x 8 ft, 520 tons.
August 1967 - 'Fossdale H', (Yard No.334) Tanker Barge, 176 x 19 x 8 ft, 520 tons,.
February 1968 - 'Fusedale H' (Yard No.335) Tanker Barge, 176 x 19 x 8 ft, 520 tons, for carrying petroleum products from the Humber to the Esso and Fina Depots in Leeds.
July 1842, Launch - On Saturday week was launched from the ship-yard of Mr. John Hartley, a beautiful new vessel, intended for the coasting trade, the property of William Moorhouse, Esq.
1842 - 'William Septimus de Septimo', Sloop registered Goole, built by John Hartley, Knottingley, official No. 23041, 49 tons. June 1846 sailed Spalding for Goole with grain and flour, Captain Hartley. October 1847 sailed from Lynn to Goole with corn, Captain Hartley. February 1848 arrived Mistley with coal from Goole, Captain Hartley.March 1853 arrived Gravesend from Dunkirk. November 1854 on route from Antwerp to Gravesend. July 1857 For sale in the Grand Surrey Canal, London the useful Billy-Boy Sloop 'William Septimus de Septimo', 55 tons per register, built Knottingley in Yorkshire of English Oak - hatchway 22ft. Length 55 ft 5-10ths, breadth 14ft 1-10th, depth 7ft 5-tenths, apply Brenan and Son, London.
April 1845 - Died, aged 34, William, son of Mr. Joseph Holmes, Boat Builder, Knottingley.
July 1878 - A new pleasure boat for sale, carries six. - Apply to John Holmes, Boat Builder, Knottingley.
James T. Pollard.
James T. Pollard born about 1871 in Seacroft was in 1901 a shipbuilder in Knottingley.
William Sharp Sen & Jnr.
William Sharp senior baptised 6th September 1747, buried 12 July 1818. Aged 73 years at Knottingley.
William Sharp junior, Sloop builder baptised 14 May 1781, buried Knottingley 30 May 1823 aged 43 years.
November 1782 - Showing nine colliery vessels at the auction of Austrop/Ouchthorpe Colliery and equipment.
April 1796 - For sale at the house of William Sharpe, Knottingley on Monday 16th May between 4pm and six pm. Seven Sloops of the burthen of 45 to 50 tons each, that have been used in the trade betwixt Hull and Leeds or Wakefield, are all in excellent condition, well found with materials, and three of them registered for coasting at sea, and may be sent to Lynn, Wisbeach or such places in the corn trade, occasionally as required.
March 1797 - Sloops to be sold by auction, at the house of Mr. William Sharp, Innkeeper, in Knottingley, on Monday the twentieth of March instant, between the hours of four and six o'clock in the afternoon, subject to such conditions of sale as will be then and there produced. Two sloops, with all materials, thereto belonging, now laying on the river Aire, at Knottingley aforesaid. For full particulars enquire of the above named Mr. William Sharp.
July 1808 - Vessels to be sold at auction. At Mr. William Sharp's sign of the Sloop, in Knottingley, on Monday the First of August 1808, at four o'clock in the afternoon, subject to such conditions as will be then produced, a Sloop, called the 'Leopard', with all the materials belonging to her, now lying at Messrs Sharp and Son's Yard Knottingley. A Keel called the 'Industry' with all the materials, lately navigated under the care of John Wright. A Keel called 'Elizabeth' with all the materials, lately navigated under the care of John Walker.
1815 'Waterloo', Sloop, 47 tons, Captain and Owner George Copley registered Hull.
July 1842 - 'Sylph' built Knottingley, registered Goole. Official No. 80, 52 tons For William Moorhouse, Knottingley. 1870 owned by Joseph Auckland, Goole. 1880/1900 owned by Israel Jackson, Goole. November 1897. The ketch 'Sylph' (Captain Crabtree) was assisted into Yarmouth yesterday morning with loss of anchor.
Joseph Thompson born Knottingley in 1820 was a shipbuilder employing 9 men and one boy in 1881 and joined by his son Oliver Thompson born approximately 1845. He was described in 1891 as a shipbuilder.
May 1914 - Motor Ferry 37 x 18 ft, 22 h.p. petrol Gleniffe engine. Accommodation for 150 passengers for Earl Percy Boothferry, near Goole.
George Tunningley in 1891 was desribed as a ships carpenter but by 1901 was described as a boat builder.
Richard & Robert West.
Robert West, Sloop Builder, Knottingley born about 1777, buried 1st December 1818 aged 41 years.
August 1809 - Two good sloops now laying in the River Aire at Ferrybridge on by admeasurement 44 and the other 35 tons burthen. To be sold at the sign of the Royal Oak, Mr. Richard West's, Knottingley, between the hours of twelve and one oclock on Monday the twentyfirst of August inst. if not previously disposed of by private contract, with all their masts, Booms, gafts, standing and running rigging, sails, ropes, anchors, cadges, cables, materials and boats, according to inventories which will be prepared against that day. The large Sloop is well adapted for the River Aire and coasting trade, being an excellent sailer, and the small one for the corn and fruit trade, in which it has for several years been employed. The purchasers may be accommodated, if required, with twelve months credit, on one half the amount of each purchase or six months on the whole at 5 per cent interest, and approved security. Further particulars apply at the Counting House of Messrs Richard Wade and Sons, Timber and Iron Merchants, Ferrybridge.
Joseph Willoughby aged 19 described as a shipbuilder in 1891.
William Worfolk born about 1816 in Brotherton was described in 1871 as a farmer and shipbuilder employing 11 men and a boy.
Thomas Worfolk born approximately 1844 in Knottingley and was in 1871 a carpenter and in 1881 as a shipbuilders son but by 1891 was described as a shipbuilder and registrar of Births and Deaths.
James C. Worfolk born about 1853 in Hunslet was described in 1891/1901 as a ships carpenter. August 1925 Mr. & Mrs J. C. Worfolk, of Primrose Hill, Knottingley, celebrated their golden wedding, having been married on August 1875.
Walter Worfolk born 1821 in Brotherton was described in 1871 as a carpenter and a ships carpenter in 1881 and 1891.
Ben Worfolk born about 1856 in Knottingley was a ships carpenter in 1881.
17th March 1846 - 'Argo' Schooner, official No. 522, 59 x 14 x 7 ft, 143 tons, registered Goole, for William Moorhouse, Captain David Jackson (part owner). December 1874 - A strong gale prevailed at the Lowestoft Roads and a Ketch was observed to part from her anchor and drive towards the shore. As she neared the land the excitment of the spectators was increased by witnessing a woman lashed to the rigging some height from the deck. The Ketch struck the beach opposite the Royal Hotel. The breakers were so heavy that it was extremely dangerous to venture near the vessel on foot and yet there was not sufficient depth of water to float a boat, in fact the water between the vessel and the dry portion of the beach was all surf. The wind increased in force and was accompanied with torrents of rain. The heavy breakers washed over the deck of the vessel completely enveloping the crew in mist. A messenger was despatched to the coastguard station for the rocket apparatus which was quickly brought to land. In the meantime the gallent beachmen made desperate efforts to get to the vessel in order to bring the woman ashore. At last a number of men formed a chain by grasping each others hands and the one nearest to the Ketch succeeded in throwing a rope on board, by which he and a second man hauled themselves on deck. They then ascended the rigging, brought down the woman and dropped her over the side of the vessel, where the brave men stood in the midst of the breakers and brought her ashore. The second rocket fell with a rope across the bows of the Ketch and the crew of four men were brought to land by the cradle. The Ketch was the 'Argo' of Goole, Brown Master for Maldon with wheat.
1849 - 'Agenoria' official No. 4893, registered Goole, built Knottingley, 60 tons, 1850 for Clegg & Co. Master Southwill and on the Goole to London route. 1870 for George Fenby, Goole. Schooner, 1880 for Mrs. Mary Watson, Knottingley.
1855 built Knottingley - 'Auspicious' Schooner, official No. 208, 86 tons, registered Goole. 1861 for W. Worfolk, Captain R. Chappel, Leith Coaster. 1870 registered Middlesbough for Richard Seymour, Staithes. 1875 registered Goole for John Rowley Jones, London.
March 1862 - Worfolk v Thompson - Plaintiff is a boat-builder at Knottingley, and the defendant is a waterman at Addlesey. Mr. Worfolk had a canal boat called 'John' and he agreed to sell it to the defendant for £45, payment to be made on the 13th January. The vessel was returned to the plaintiff in consequence of a leakage, and when asked for payment the defendant denied there had been any bargain for the sale of the vessel, and stated that he had only taken it on trial. The jury found a verdict for the defendant.
1862 - "Zoar" Schooner built for Worfolk & Co., Goole for the Goole coastal trade. official No. 44035, 82 tons, 74 x 17 x 10 ft, Captain G. Meil (1870) September 1879 - In collision with Screw Steamer 'Mid-Surrey', of London off Flamborough head during fog. Captain William Brown and the crew of the 'Zoar' saved by the steamer.
1865 - "Affigo" Schooner ( Official No. 50421) built for John Rhodes & Co., Goole for the Newcastle to Spain run. 86 tons, 73 x 19 x 10 ft, Captain S. Tayor (1870/80) 11th October 1882, 'Affigo' left Goole with a cargo of 139 tons of coal from Glass Houghton Colliery for Tynemouth. She was lost with all hands probably in the gales on the Thursday and Friday following her departure.
1868 - "Charlotte" Ketch built for Burdon, London for the Goole coastal trade. 57 tons 67 x 19 x 9, Captain J. Burdon (1870)
May 1869 - At Pontefract on Saturday, William Worfolk, Shipbuilder, Knottingley and ex surveyor of highways, was summoned for not having paid over to his successor £16 18s, and was ordered to pay double that amount and all the costs of the case.
1870 Panther Ketch built Knottingley, originally registered London then Goole for London for the Goole trade, official No. 63571, 78 tons, 74 x 19 x 10ft. 1870/90 owned by Captain William Flower, Knottingley. 1900 owned by Richard Hickman, Goole. 1915 Fred Taylor, Goole. November 1897. The ketch Panther (Captain Charles Pearson) was towed into Lowestoft with loss of anchor, and chain.
March 1885 - For sale at Knottingley, three keels, fit for carrying dry cargoes, from 78 to 80 tons each and an open boat about 95 tons, all recently repaired. Also one small keel suitable for a lighter - apply William Worfolk, Knottingley.
16th August 1879 - Died, aged 61, Harriet, wife of William Worfolk, Shipbuilder, Knottingley.
Ships built by unknown builders.
1811 - "Bang-up" Sloop 38 tons (official No. 47914) 1880 owned by William Robert Ridsdale, Hull. Registered Hull .
1824 - "Mary" Sloop 29 tons (official No. 6323) owned by Isaac Greenall, Spalding. registered Boston, 1880.
1825 - "Providence" Sloop 40 tons (official No. 4827) owned by Joseph Eastwood Snr, Barnsley, registered Goole, 1880/90.
1829 - "Henrietta" Sloop 32 tons (official No. 5569) owned by Richard Johnson, Hull. registered Hull, 1880.
1837 - "Albion" Sloop 53 tons (official No. 793) owned by William Holdsworth, Goole. registered Goole, 1880.
1837 - "Hope" Sloop 50 tons (official No. 3544) owned by Newson Garrett, Suffolk. registered Woodbridge, 1880/90.
1837 - "Queen" Ketch 50 tons (official No. 6255) owned by Israel Jackson, Goole. registered Goole, 1880. 1890 Richard Skelton, Hull.
1838 - "British Queen" Schooner 55 tons (official No. 5520) owned by John Wiseman, Hull. registered Goole, 1880.
1839 - "Laurel" Sloop 50 tons (official No. 659) owned by William Holdsworth, Goole 1880, Thomas Wilson, Hull. registered Hull, 1890.
1839 - "Christiana" Sloop 38 tons (official No. 4906) owned by G. Henley, Goole. registered Goole, 1880.
1839 - "John" Sloop 39 tons (official No. 412) owned by John Davy, Leeds. registered Goole, 1880.
1840 - "Anne" Sloop 50 tons (official No. 4714) owned by Mary Watson, Knottingley 1880, George Burkill, Winteringham. registered Goole, 1890.
1840 - "Cunliffe" Sloop 41 tons (official No. 19689) owned by George Robinson, East Halton. registered Hull, 1880.
1840 - "Fairy" Sloop 51 tons (official No. 4761) owned by Wilfra Oldridge, Barton. registered Hull, 1880.
1840 - "Orbit" Dandy 51 tons (official No. 771) owned by William Holdsworth, Wakefield. registered Goole, 1880.
1840 - "Union" Sloop 50 tons (official No. 4417) owned by Benjamin Wray, Knottingley, registered Goole, 1880.
1841 - "Elizabeth & Mary" Sloop 50 tons (official No. 18832) owned by Joseph Chapman, Grimsby. registered Grimsby, 1880.
1841 - "Prosperity" Schooner 57 tons (official No. 17117) owned by Edward Gill, Goole. registered Goole, 1880.
1842 - "Amity" Sloop 42 tons (official No. 326) owned by Joseph Chapman, Grimsby, registered Goole (1880/90)
1842 - "Berengaria" Sloop 45 tons (official No. 17112) owned by William Broughton, Knottingley. registered Goole, 1880.
1842 - "Samuel & Ann" Sloop 43 tons (official No. 342) owned by John Thorpe, Brotherton, registered Goole, 1880.
1843 - "Fanny" Sloop 54 tons (official No. 21533) owned by John Gibson, Hull. registered Hull, 1880.
1844 - "Felicity" Ketch 45 tons (official No. 5401) owned by Jos. Cawthorn, Knottingley. registered Goole, 1880/90.
1844 - "Sisters" Ketch 48 tons (official No. 18803) owned by George Tree, Knottingley. registered Goole, 1880/90.
1844 - "Speedwell" Schooner 56 tons (official No. 23239) owned by Martin Barrass, Stainforth. registered Hull, 1880.
1844 - "Wells" Schooner 67 tons (official No. 4790) owned by Israel Jackson, Goole, registered Goole, 1880.
1844 - "Aguia" Registered Middlesborough Sloop built Knottingley 1844, official No. 17630, 48 tons for John Holmes, Kings Lynn.
1845 - "Yorkshire Lass" Schooner 58 tons (official No. 3635) for Losh and Co. Captain W. Booth 1860. Owned by Charles Upcraft, Boston, registered Boston, 1880/90.
1847 - "Alert" Ketch (official No. 602) 59 tons, owned by Donald Campbell, Skye 1880, J. P. Nichols, Bridgewater (1890)
Built Knottingley 1847 - 'Araunah' Schooner, official No. 21537, 63 tons, registered Goole, 1870/90 for Edmund Asquith Green, Knottingley. 1881 Edmund Asquith Green Master, Arthur Ford Mate at Dorset.
1847 - "Favour" Sloop 51 tons (official No. 4746) owned by George Powell, Reedness. registered Goole, 1880.
1848 - "Pearl" Ketch 53 tons (official No. 1397) owned by Joseph Wetherill, Knottingley. registered Goole, 1880/90.
1848 - "Truth" Schooner 58 tons (official No. 23471) owned by John Fenton, Knottingley. registered Goole, 1880.
1849 - "Agenoria" Schooner 60 tons (official No. 4893) owned by Mary Watson, Knottingley. registered Goole, 1880.
1849 - "Ann Jewitt" Schooner 58 tons (official No. 4712) owned by J. Clark, Knottingley. registered Goole, 1880.
1849 - "Johns" Schooner 69 tons (official No. 4701) owned by Benjamin L. Raddings, Knottingley. registered Goole, 1880.
1849 - "Madam" Schooner 56 tons (official No. 23210) owned by Nathanial Dickenson, Knottingley. registered Goole, 1880.
1850 - "Hope" Schooner 68 tons (official No. 5421) owned by Joseph Ellis, Goole. registered Goole, 1880.
1850 - "Lily" Sloop 49 tons (official No. 16504) owned by William Collier, Goole. registered Maldon, 1880.
1850 - "Time" Schooner 71 tons (official No. 2624) for Hudson, registered Goole, for the Sunderland coastal trade. Captain R. Hudson 1860. Owned by Joseph Witteron, Knottingley. registered Goole, 1880.
1851 - "Excel" Schooner 64 tons (official No. 403) owned by John Austwick, Knottingley, registered Goole, for the Goole coastal trade. Captain Braithwaite 1860. 1880/90.
1851 - "Lady Elizabeth" Schooner 76 tons (official No. 286) owned by Joseph Hodgson, Goole, registered Goolefor the coastal trade Captain Hodgson 1860.
1851 built Knottingley - 'Ring' Schooner, 64 tons, for Horracks, registered Goole for the Sunderland coastal trade. Captain T. Hudson 1860.
1852 - "Amelia & Ann" Ketch 72 tons (Official No. 3460) owned by Joshua Pollard, Knottingley 1880, Israel Jackson, Goole (1890)
1852 - "Ann" Ketch 50 tons (official No. 17121) owned by Mary Watson, Manchester. Registered Goole, 1880/90.
1853 - "Concord" Schooner 59 tons (official No. 104) owned by Samuel Rhodes, Knottingley, registered Goole, 1880.
1853 - "Janes" Sloop 84 tons (official No. 4816) for Austwick & Company, registered Goole for the London coastal trade. Captain J. Arnold 1860. Owned by John Arnold, Knottingley. registered Goole, 1880.
1853 - "Spencer" Ketch 53 tons (official No. 4850) owned by William Carlile, Wisbeach. registered Wisbeach, 1890.
1853 built Knottingley - 'Aurora' Schooner, 51 tons, for Hasalman, registered Sunderland, Captain Hasalman 1860, for the coastal trade.
1856 - "Alliance" Schooner (Official No. 13371) built for Green & Co., Goole for the Goole coastal trade. 84 tons 75 x 18 x 10, Captain W. Green 1861. Captain J. Lewis (1870). 1880/90 William Green, Knottingley.
1857 - "Elizabeth" Snow/Schooner (Official No. 18251) built for J. Wetherall, Goole for the Goole coastal trade. 79 tons 76 x 18 x 9, Captain G. Townsly. Joseph Weatherall, Knottingley.(1870-90)
1857 - "Aire's Branch" Schooner 58 tons (official No. 18068) owned by Elizabeth Johnson, Knottingley, registered Goole, 1880.
1857 - "Pacific" Schooner 60 tons (official No. 18069) owned by Alfred J. Blackman, London, registered Goole, 1880/90.
1858 - "Ariel" Schooner, 67 tons (official No. 20471/4) owned by Thomas Cawthorne, Goole, registered Goole, 1858/90. 1891 for Robert Gell, Barton upon Humber. July 1880 John Cawthorne's son died when the boom struck him. John Cawthorne died January 1911. Both graves at Goole Cemetery.
1858 - "Nine Brothers" Sloop 36 tons (official No. 20997) 11th March 1865 ashore off Filey during easterly gale. 1870 registered Middlesborough for J. J. Smith, Middlesborough. 1880/1900 registered Hull for Alfred Dent, Goxhill.
1858 - "Sarah" Sloop 55 tons (official No. 25190) owned by Richard Thompson, Beverley, registered Goole, 1880/90.
1858 - "William & Dinah" Sloop 56 tons (official No. 20990) Captain Whitaker 1860. Owned by William Whitaker, Knottingley, registered Goole, 1860/80.
1859 - "Onward" Schooner 59 tons (official No. 27590) owned by George Bennet, Castleford, registered Goole, 1880.
1859 built Knottingley - 'Integrity' Schooner, official No. 27587, 69 tons, for Burstead, registered Goole, for trade as Sunderland coaster. Captain Burstead 1860. 1867/8 for James Barston, Knottingley.
1860 - "John" Sloop 47 tons (official No. 28284) owned by George F. Birch, Spalding, registered Lynn, 1890.
1860 - 'Jane' Sloop, 39 tons, official No. 29196, registered Goole 1870 for E. Adams, Knottingley. 1880 for Abraham Belsham, Lynn. 1890 registered Lynn for Charles Hartley, Lynn. 1900 for William Brown, Barton.
1860 - "Mary & Ann" Schooner 56 tons (official No. 28719) owned by William Burnitt, Knottingley. registered Goole, 1880.
1860 - "Savill's" Ketch 58 tons (official No. 28412) owned by James Dudding, Lynn. registered Goole, 1890.
1860 - "Williams" Schooner 59 tons (official No. 27989) owned by William Tummons, Knottingley, registered Goole, 1880/90.
1860 - "W .S. Flower" Schooner 58 tons (official No. 28411) owned by Israel Jackson, Goole, 1890. 1900 for George Bartlett, Bridge Street, Kings Lynn.
1861 - "Harriet" Ketch 68 tons (official No. 44022) owned by G. Wilson, Knottingley 1880, John Abbott, Hull. registered Goole, 1890.
1861 - "Violet" Schooner 58 tons (official No. 29207) owned by George Lee, Knottingley, registered Goole, 1880/90.
1862 - "Eliezer" Schooner 76 tons (official No. 44028) owned by Joseph A. Hargrave, Wakefield, registered London, 1890.
1862 - "Elizabeth" Dandy 53 tons (official No. 21355) owned by William Hamilton, Grimsby, registered Grimsby, 1890.
1862 - "Martha & Ellen" Schooner 73 tons (official No. 44036) owned by John Crabtree, Knottingley 1880, William Cole, Ipswich. registered Goole, 1890.
1863 - "Two Brothers" Sloop 37 tons (official No. 44916) owned by Samuel Laythorpe, Louth, registered Gainsborough, 1880.
1864 - "Aquila" Schooner 75 tons (official No. 47123) owned John Arnold, Knottingley 1880, by Paul Fornill, Goole. registered Goole, 1890. November 1897. The ketch Aquila, of Goole, carry coals.
1864 - "Elizabeth" Ketch 51 tons (official No. 50413) owned by John Hargrave, Knottingley, registered Goole, 1880/90.
1864 - "Joshua" Schooner 60 tons (official No. 47126) owned by George Kilner, Thornhill Lees, registered Goole, 1880/90.
1864 - "Rosa Alba" Schooner 89 tons (official No. 50414) owned by Joseph Arnold, Knottingley, registered Goole, 1880. 1890 Joseph Arnold & John W. Eastwood, Knottingley.
1865 - "Hebron" Ketch 52 tons (official No. 50427) owned by John Wright, Castleford 1880, Mark Pearson Wright, Leeds. registered Goole, 1890.
1865 - "John" Ketch 46 tons (official No. 50426) owned by John Wilmott, Kent 1880, Edwin Gill, Kent. registered Goole, 1890.
1865 - "John Martin" Schooner 83 tons (official No. 50419) owned by John Ruddings, Antwerp, registered Goole, 1890.
1866 - "Try" Schooner 40 tons (official No. 54512) owned by Edward Adams, Knottingley, registered Goole, 1880. 1890 John Adams, Saltfleet.
1866 - "Amy" Sloop 40 tons (official No. 83548) owned by Mary Hannah Bowes, Hull. Registered Grimsby, 1890.
1867 - "John & Alice" Schooner 55 tons (official No. 54514) owned by William Kilner, Middlesex, registered Goole, 1880.
1868 - "Cymbeline" Schooner 74 tons (official No. 60813) owned by Benjamin Perfect, Castleford, registered London, 1890.
1868 - "Ada" London Schooner built Knottingley 1868, official No. 60863 ,76 tons for William Gandy, Knottingley.
1869 - "Result" Sloop 38 tons (official No. 67813) owned by Edward Adams, Knottingley, registered Goole, 1880. 1890 Grace D. Adams, Saltfleet.
1869 - "Arrival" Ketch 77 tons (official No. 60945) owned by Edward Link, Knottingley. registered London, 1890.
1870 - "Adelaide" Ketch built for Miriam Holmes, Lynn. 45 tons , official No. 55415, 1890.
1874 - "Hyperion" Schooner 77 tons (official No. 67814) owned by George Perfect 1880, Jabez Perfect, Castleford. registered Goole, 1890.
April 1898 - 'Rose', Ketch, purchased by Captain Bayes, of Knottingley, is reported missing since the recent gales.
1939 Knottingley - 'Roundwood' Motor Barge, official No. 167071, registered Hull, 65 tons, for Good, Havercroft & Co. Ltd. 27 Humber Dock Side, Hull. July 1948 sank during gale but refloated by Lincoln and Hull Water Transport Co. Ltd. She was beached at New Holland pumped out and towed to Hull with only 6 per cent of her cargo of coal lost to the Humber.
Castleford Boat Builders Pigots 1828 - Joseph Jackson, Brotherton.
At the age of 50 years he was described as a shipwright married to Mary with children Nancy Smith, Sophia, Maria, and Elizabeth. At the age of 62 was descibed as a ships capenter born Fishlake, still married to Mary 61 years.
Built Brotherton 1840 - 'Welcome' registered Goole, official No. 804, 46 tons, 1867 for Isaac Whitaker, Hull.1870/82 for Charles Watson, Brotherton. 1881 at Kings Lynn, Charles Watson Master, Tom Stead, Mate.
Castleford Boat Builders Pigots 1828 - Thomas Lake, Castleford.
Built Castleford 1857 - 'William & Sarah Ann' Schooner, registered Goole, official No. 19155, 57 tons, 1870 for William Heppenstall, Castleford. 1880 for James Ambler, Castleford.
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