Ships built at Mexborough
1832 'Bee' Sloop 43 tons, official No. 5495, registered Hull for Robert Grace, Hull.1880
1839 'Eleanor' Sloop (Official No. 24982) 43 tons. 1880/90 registered Wisbeach and owned by William R. Smith, Lynn.
1840 'Kate & Jane' Sloop (Official No. 13938) 54 tons. 1880 registered Goole and owned by Samuel G. Hunt, Knottingley. 1890 William Hunt, Hull.
1842 'Alice' Sloop 43 tons, official No. 21524, registered Goole for Richard Taylor, Knottingley 1880/90.
1850 'Industry' Sloop 47 tons, official No.4749, registered Goole for George Bisby, Mexborough.1880/90.
1854 'Eva' Sloop, 54 tons, official No. 800, registered Goole for Thomas Alsop, Stainforth for Lynn coastal trade, Captain T. Alsop 1860..
1855 'Edward & Hannah' Sloop 41 tons official No. 4935, registered Goole for Edward Rowbuck, Mexborough/Rawmarsh.
1856 'Day Spring' Sloop 42 tons official No. 17854, registered Hull for John Abbott, Beverley. August 1878 - 'Dayspring' of Hull, Captain Hamilton from Kings Lynn to Teneriffe anchored at Torbay when a sruggle between the master and mate ensured. The coastguard were called and both removed to hospital. (1890 owned by John Thompson, Barton)
1857 'Elk' Sloop 58 tons, official No. 19156, registered Hull for John Lord, Winteringham.
1857 'H.M. & R.' Sloop 50 tons, official No. 18257, registered Goole for Harvy Woodwood, Keadby. 1890 Joseph Garside, Worksop.
1863 'John Priest' Keel (Official No. 51234) 38 tons. 1880/1900 registered Hull and owned by William Thompson, Prussian Chambers, Hull.
1863 'Amelia' Keel registered Hull, official No. 93114, 47 tons. 1890 owned by Thomas Walker, Hull.
1863 'William' Keel registered Hull, official No. 51227, 39 tons. 1890 owned by William Thompson, Hull.
1864 'Samuel & Ann' Sloop (Official No. 47129) 42 tons for William Lancaster, Lynn, Norfolk, 1890.
1873 'Evening Star' Ketch 51 tons, official No. 68672, registered Hull for Samuel Cooper, Doncaster.(1890)
April 1874 'Ivy' Keel 100 tons, launched from Mr. P. Waddington's Boat Yard, registered Hull for H.W. Clayton & Co., Coal Merchants, Hull.
1883 - 'Hero' Sloop, official No.109098, registered Hull, 49 tons, 1900 for George Stewart, Finkle Street, Thorne. 1915/40 for Mrs. Sarah H. Steward, 27 Lockwood Street, Hull.
May 1888 'Samson' Barge 120 tons, launched from Messrs Scholey's Boat Yard ( 120th vessel built), registered Hull for Messrs Howard & Atkinson, Hull, for the South Yorkshire to Hull trade.
July 1889 - A barge built by Mr. Waddington of Mexborough, for Mr. Ford, a Hull merchant, was started on its journey. It is said to be the largest boat ever constructed at Mexborough. Reaching the bridge spanning the canal at Mexborough it was found that it could not pass the openimg not being of sufficient capacity. After considerable patient manoeuvering, however, the vessel proceeded on its way.
July 1889 - Messrs. Waddington had the distinction of launching the first barge ever made at Mexborough for the Aire & Calder Navigation. It was 80 tons burden. The drop was an unusual long one and the vessel rode admirably.
June 1893 - On Saturday afternoon a boat christened 'Cedar' was launched from the yard of Mr. Joseph Waddington, boat builder, Mexborough, being for use in connection with the South Yorkshire coal trade, and it is built for Mr. Daniel Wildblood, of Stainforth. The dimensions are 61 x 15 x 7 ft, all being of English oak.
1895 - 'Industry' Keel, official No.105025, registered Hull, 47 tons, for Mrs. Christina Hinchcliffe, Thorne. 1940 for William H. Hinchcliffe, West End, Stainforth.
1897 - 'Day Star' Keel, official No.109005, registered Hull, 61 tons 1900/40 for Thomas Hanley & Sons, Ltd. Fisher Gate, Corn Mills, Doncaster.
July 1906 - A new keel, Sheffield length, for prompt sale, just launched, make a splendid lighter for 135 tons - For price etc apply Guest and Co. Boat Builders. Mexborough and Swinton.
1914 built Mexborough - 'Pax' Keel, official No.136208, registered Hull, 59 tons, for Furley & Co. Ltd. East Anglian Buildings, Hull.
Mr. Thomas Scholey, Swinton, Boat Builder and Owner.
1884 built Swinton - 'Read's 12' official No.136180, registered Hull, 43 tons, for Henry C. Read, 20 High Street, Hull.
February 1890. ‘Yesterday in the presence of a large company, a new keel was launched from the boatyard of Mr. T Scholey, at Swinton. The vessel was christened “The Bee” by Miss Scholey, and has been built for Burnby and Sons, coal merchants, Sheffield. She is about 100 tons burthen, and is intended for coal carring trade between the South Yorkshire collieries and Sheffield. This makes about the 130th vessel that Mr. Scholey has turned out of his yards. “The Bee” was knocked off by Messrs. Bankhouse and Senior.’
1892 built Swinton - 'Comet' Keel, official No. 99577, registered Hull, 47 tons, 1896 for Charles James Newbald, Commercial Road, Hull. 1900 for the Hull Keel & Lighter Co. Ltd. Kingston Street, Hull. 1920 for Arthur Cherry, 10 Temples Terrace, High Street, Hull. 1930/40 for Arthur Cherry, 3 Regents Square, Sykes Street, Hull.
1892 - 'Annie', Sloop, official No.109053, registered Hull, 60 tons, 1900/20 for George Whiteley, Keadby, Doncaster.
1894 - 'Frank' Sloop, official No. 102953, registered Hull, 61 tons for William Wood, Finkle Street, Thorne. 1910/15 for George Day, 23 Beverley Street, Goole.
1896 - 'Emily' Keel, official No.106760, registered Hull, 58 tons 1900/40 for Ellison & Mitchell Ltd, Kilnhurst, Rotherham.
1898 - 'John' Sloop, official No. 109099, registered Hull, 49 tons, 1900/20 for The Hull Keel & Lighter Co. Ltd. Hull. 1930/40 for Percy E. Andrews, 74 Lowgate, Hull.
1898 built Swinton - 'Kate' Keel, official No.109020, registered Hull, 43 tons, for the Hull Keel & Lighter Co. Ltd. Hull. 1920 for Stanley Moxon, 3 Regent's Square, Sykes Street, Hull.
1899 - 'Elma' Sloop, official No.110779, registered Hull, 50 tons, 1904 for Arthur T. Tate, 72 High Street, Hull. 1910 for Hull Keel & Lighter Co. Ltd. Hull. 1920 for Albert Deanley, 45 Jenning Street, Cleveland Street, Hull.
1907 built Swinton - 'Quill' Keel, official No.128084, registered Hull, 47 tons, for Hull Keel & Lighter Co. Ltd. Hull.
June 1899 - In the presence of a large number of spectators a bot was launched from the yard of Messrs Scholer at Swinton yesterday afternoon. The vessel which is to ply between Sheffield and Hull, has been built for Mr. A. T. Tate, of the latter place and the measurements are 56 x 15 x 8ft. The barge was christened 'Elma' by the owner's wife.
1908 built Swinton - 'Glade' Keel, official No.128126, registered Hull, 47 tons, for the Hull Keel & Lighter Co. Ltd. Hull. 1920 for John S. Dannatt, Castle Hills Farm, Barrow Haven. 1930 for Fred Dawson Barrow Haven. 1935 motor added, 58 x 15 x 7 ft, 47 tons, 19 b.h.p. 1940 for Richard Leggott, Southfield, South Ferriby.
George Livesley, Boat Builder and engine smith, Old Mill Lane, Barnsley
John Turner, Boat Builder, Old Mill Lane, Barnsley
Ships built at Barnsley
1849 built Barnsley - 'Thomas and Mary Ann' Sloop, official No. 5306, registered Hull, 35 tons, 1870 for William Richmond Wells, Barton on Humber. 1880 for William Chapman, Killingholme. 1890/1900 for Mrs Jane Chapman, Killingholme.
1861 built Barnsley - 'Victoria' Sloop, official No. 54803, registered Grimsby, 36 tons, 1870 for Thomas Young, Louth. 1880 for Robert King, Louth. 1890 for William Finney, Louth. 1900 for James Goodson, Pilot Street, Kings Lynn. 1910 for William Thomas Goodson, 7 North Street, Kings Lynn.
1880 built Barnsley - 'Woodman' Ketch, official No. 110690, registered Hull, 49 tons 1900 for John Watt, care of Haagensen, Watt & Co. Hull. 1910 for Fred Moxon, Grange Buildings, Thorne.
David Thompson, boat builder and owner, Water Lane.
1842 - 'Dove' Sloop, official No.11891, registered Lynn, 50 tons for William Thomas England, Chapel Street, Lynn.
Mrs Mary Worfolk, boat builder and wheelwright, Rotherham Road.
Henry Turner, boat bulder, Tingle Bridge.
1840 built Worsbrough Dale - 'Prince Albert' Sloop, official No. 4866, registered Goole, 36 tons, 1867/85 for Edward Powell, Reedness.
'Providence of Mexborough' KilnHurst in the coal trade, 1861 J. Birly Master.