Ships built at Mexborough
1832 'Bee' Sloop 43 tons, official No. 5495, registered Hull 1865/80 for Robert Grace, Hull.
October 1837 built Mexborough - 'Wanderer' Sloop, official No.5418, registered Hull, 38 tons, 1865 for James Graburn, Hull. 1870/75 registered Gainsborough for Anthony Read, Flixborough Stather.
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 1865/90.
1850 'Industry' Sloop 47 tons, official No.4749, registered Goole for George Bisby, Mexborough.1865/90.
November 1854 'Eva' Sloop, 54 tons, official No. 800, registered Goole, 1865/80 for Thomas Alsop, Stainforth for Lynn coastal trade, Captain T. Alsop 1860..
1855 'Edward & Hannah' Sloop 41 tons official No. 4935, 1865/70 registered Goole for Edward Rowbuck, Mexborough. 1880 for Edward Rowbuck, Rawmarsh. 1883 for George B. Godfrey, 6 Savile Chambers, Hull. 1885 for Ezra Gleadhill, 30 Alma Street, Drypool, Hull..
1855 built Mexborough - 'Active' Sloop, official No.4925, registered Goole, 54 tons, 1865/70 for John Shaw, Mexborough.
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.
April 1860 built Mexborough - 'Kathleen' Ketch, official No.28409, registered Goole, 58 tons, December 1872 stranded E. Barrow Sand bound London from Gainsborough with coals, 3 crew, owner John Oliver, Stainforth.
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 built Mexborough - 'William' Keel registered Hull, official No. 51227, 39 tons. 1870/90 owned by William Thompson, Prussian Chambers, Hull.
1864 'Samuel & Ann' Sloop (Official No. 47129) 42 tons for William Lancaster, Lynn, Norfolk, 1890.
1870 built at Mexborough - 'Hannah and Harriet' Keel, 14 ft 2 in beam, 85 tons burthen. July 1878 for 32/64hs sale at Queen's Dock. Hull.
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, 1865 for Robert Dannatt, Barrow Haven. 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, 1867 for Thomas Young, Louth. 1875/80 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.
Ships built at Silkstone
1844 built Old Silkstone - 'Wonder' official No.4756, registered Goole, 36 tons, 1865/70 registered Lynn for W. Wilburn, Lynn. 1872 for James Wilson, Stainforth.
1849 built Silkstone - 'Samuel' Sloop, official No.2660, 1850 registered Grimsby, 34 tons, 1865 registered Boston for James Atkin. Holbeach Road, Spalding. 1880 for Edward Barber, Hull.
Ships built at Barnby Basin
'The Barnsley Canal is a canal that ran from Barnby Basin, through Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England to a junction with the Aire and Calder Navigation near Wakefield. It was built in the 1790s, to provide a transport link from coal reserves at Barnsley to a wider market. Both the Aire and Calder Navigation and the River Don Navigation took a keen interest in the project, the former buying many of the initial shares, and the latter constructing the Dearne and Dove Canal to link the canal to their waterway. Water supply issues meant that the AIre and Calder - Wikipedia'.
'Baines Directory 1822 - On the Barnsley Canal, the Dearne end Doncaster Canals. Pearson and co.'s (of Thorne) packets, convey goods to Doncaster, Thorne, Selby, Gainsbro', Louth, and all parts of Lincolnshire; to York, Hull and London; to Wakefield and Leeds; to Huddersfield, Manchester and Liverpool; to Sheffield and Rotherham, whence goods are forwarded to all parts of the kingdom. Wells and Morley (of Doncaster) packets, to Hull, London, &c. the same as above. Agent at the Canal Warehouse, Octavius Halt.
1847 built Barnby Basin, Yorks - 'Lucks All' or 'Luck's All' Sloop, official No.30, registered Hull, 37 tons, 1870 for Theophilus Carrick, Hull. 1880 for Soloman Henry, Hull.
1846 built Silkstone, Yorks - 'Ann' Sloop, official No. 26544, August 1854 registered Goole, 37 tons, 1865 registered Yarmouth for Matthew Butcher, Yarmouth. 1870 for Joseph Temple, Hull. 1872 registered Hull for Thomas Jenkinson, Barton upon Humber.
David Thompson, boat builder and owner, Water Lane.
1833 built Rotherham - 'Prosperous' official No.2737, 1837 registered Goole for Thomas Hanson, July 1856 registered Rochester for Robert Hammond Binzee, Maidstone, September 1858 registered Hull for Thomas Mapplebeck, Hull, 56 x 16 x 7ft, 38 tons, 1858/65 registered Grimsby for William Ellis, Grimsby.
1842 - 'Dove' Sloop, official No.11891, registered Lynn, 50 tons for William Thomas England, Chapel Street, Lynn.
1843 built Rotherham - 'Gipsey Lass', 'Gipsy Lass' Sloop, official No.11353, registered Goole, 40 tons, 1865/90 for Samuel Crabtree, Gainsborough.
1844 built Rotherham - 'Fancy' Sloop, official No.4800, registered Goole, 36 tons, 1865 for James Snowden, Goole. 1870/80 for Richard Wilson, Hull.
July 1857 built Rotherham - 'John and Elizabeth' Sloop, official No.19154, registered Goole, 50 tons, 1865 for John Hildyard Mason, Musbrough/Thorne. 1880 for William Winterbourne jnr, Brancaster, Norfolk. 1890 for Mrs. Ann Dunn, Holbeach Road, Spalding.
1863 built Rotherham - 'Fanny' Keel, official No.51233, registered Hull, 37 tons, 1865/72 for William Thompson, Hull.
1852 built Masbrough, Rotherham - 'Hopewell' Sloop, official No.15190, registered Hull, 37 tons, 1865/75 for Henry Burkill, Winteringham. 1879 for Robert Burkill, 208 Victoria Street, Grimsby. 1890 for Matthew Beacock, Winteringham. 1900/20 for Thomas Barley, Whitton. 1930/38 for Thomas Barley, Neap House, Scunthorpe.
Mrs Mary Worfolk, boat builder and wheelwright, Rotherham Road.
1842 built New Park Gate, Yorks - 'Economy' Sloop, official No.4730, registered Goole, 41 tons, 1865 for James Watson, Goole. 1870/76 for George Lee, Hook.
Henry Turner, boat bulder, Tingle Bridge.
1840 built Worsbrough Dale - 'Prince Albert' Sloop, official No. 4866, 1850 registered Goole, 36 tons, 1865 for W. Rowbottom, Thomas Lane, Wakefield. 1867/85 for Edward Powell, Reedness.
1846 built Worsbrough, Barnsley - 'Abraham' Sloop, official No.4901, registered Goole, 37 tons, 1865/76 for William Wood, Goole.
1847 built Worsbrough - 'Welcome Home' Sloop, official No.4923, registered Goole, 40 tons, 1865/72 registered Wells for Henry Mussett, Brancaster.
1848 built Worsbrough - 'Joseph and Ann' Sloop, official No.17414, registered Gainsborough, 46 tons, 1865/80 for Henry Curtis, Gainsborough.
1854 built Worsbrough - 'Martha' official No.4764, registered Goole, 37 tons, 1865/70 for Edward Frear, Knottingley.
1862 built at Worsborough - 'Amy' Keel, 14 ft 8in beam, 95 tons burthen. July 1878 for sale at Queen's Dock. Hull.
Built at Worsborough - 'Alice' Keel, 14 ft 8in beam, 80 tons burthen. July 1878 for sale at Queen's Dock. Hull.
'Providence of Mexborough' KilnHurst in the coal trade, 1861 J. Birly Master.
Bargh Locks, Barugh.
1842 built Bargh Locks, Barugh - 'Mary' , official No.28664, registered Grimsby. 32 tons, 1865 for Thomas Hawkworth, Grimsby. 1870/80 for Matthew Noble, Grimsby. 1890 for Arthur A. D. Bayldon, Posterngate, Hull.