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As you may imagine, researching other people's family histories takes us to many varied resources. Local libraries in just about every place have loads of snippets of information contained in their various archives. In addition there are the resources at the County Record Office.

We thought we would share one or two of these with you on these pages. If you have snippets of your own that you would like to share send them to Webmaster

Watch Lost

Lost on Tuesday last the 25th March betwixt Selby and York, supposed near the ferry.

A plain silver watch, Maker's name Rouck-Life, Bridgewater with a black string and two seals; one a small compass set in silver, the other the head of stained glass set in Pinchbeck ???

Whoever will return the same to Mr William Tuke and Son, York, Mr Thomas Proctor and Son, Selby, or Mr Nathan Dearman, Thorne shall receive half a crown reward.
Taken from the York Courant dated 1st April 1783

29th May 1845

William Dunlin fined 10 or 3 months in the House of Correction. Vagrancy at Ferriby, trading without a licence.
East Riding Quarter Sessions

16th September 1836

For letting off fireworks in North Bar Street, Beverley. Fine 5 shillings. Francis Dunling, Tailor.
East Riding Quarter Sessions

Felony on Board a Steamer

A smart looking young seaman who gave his name as Joseph Wilson was arraigned on a charge of having stolen a blue jacket with a velvet collar, a waistcoat, a pair of trousers, the property of John Flatt of the "Champion" steamer lying in the Humber Dock. The prisoner slept on the vessel Tuesday till Thursday. Mr Carr, pawnbroker, proved the articles were pledged with him on the 4th instant.
Taken from the Hull Advertiser dated Friday 11th June 1841

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