Brigg 1828-1829

Pigot and Co.’s
National Commercial Directory for 1828-9

Published by J. Pigot & Co.
24, Basing-lane, London & 18, Fountain-street, Manchester

Pages 515-517 (in the directory book)

 

BRIGG,

Or Glamford Briggs or Glandford Bridge, a market town and chapelry, in the hundred of Yarborough and division of Lindsay, is 156 miles from London, 24 N. of Lincoln, and 16 s. w. of Hull. It is situated on the banks of the river Archolme (sic) (Ancholme), in the centre of the level of that name, the draining of which was accomplished some years since, at a considerable expence, and which is supported by a tax on the land, and tonnage on the navigation of the river, which is navigable from Bishop’s Bridge, to Ferraby-sluice, where it opens into the Humber. Above and below the town the river divides into two branches, one of which runs through the town, the other a quarter of a mile westward of it, and has a small, but commodious bridge over each branch. It forms a part of the four adjoining parishes of Wrawby, Bigby, Broughton and Searby, but has no place of worship for the established church, except a small but neat chapel, erected at the expence of four gentlemen in 1699. The primitive and Wesleyan methodists, independents and quakers have each a meeting house in the town, and the Roman catholics have a chapel. The free grammar school here was founded and endowed by Sir John Nelson, Bart. for the instruction of boys born in the town of Brigg, in the classics, and for others, not natives, in reading, writing, and arithmetic, the number of scholars being limited to eighty. Robert Carey Elwes, Esq. is lord of the manor, and holds a court occasionally; there is also a court of requests: and the magistrates hold petty sessions once a fortnight. This town was originally a fishing hamlet, but has been for some centuries past a small market town. It is a neatly built and paved, and has a good trade, which consists chiefly in corn, coal and timber; the principal manufacture in the town is that of skins, particularly rabbit, in which last there are more hands employed than in any other provincial town in the kingdom. The soil about the town is sandy, and the land of the several parishes with which it is connected is generally highly cultivated. The market is on Thursday; and the annual fair on the 5th of August, for horses and cattle, but it is generally more of a pleasure fair. The chapelry contained, according to the census of 1821, 1,674 inhabitants.

 

POST OFFICE, Wrawby-street, Matthew Cox, Post Master. -- Letters arrive from LONDON, LINCOLN, SLEAFORD AND SPITAL, at half-past one in the afternoon, and are despatched to those places at half-past twelve at noon. --- From HULL and BARTON, at half-past twelve at noon, and are despatched at half-past one in the afternoon. -- From GRIMSBY, LIMBER, CAISTOR and LOUTH, at half-past eleven in the morning, and are despatched at two in the afternoon.

 

GENTRY & CLERGY.

Firth Mrs. Ann                                       Wrawby st

Gatley Rev. Edward                             Wrawby st

Musgrave Ralph, gent.                        Wrawby st

Nicholson Lieut. John                         Bigby st

Oyston William, gent.                          Bigby st

Walter Rev. Jas.                                  Grammar school

Watson Rev. Thos.                             Grammar school

 

ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS.

Bingham H. M. (ladies' boarding)      Bigby street

GRAMMAR SCHOOL                         Wrawby st

   Rev. James Walter, head master
   Rev. Thos. Watson, 2nd. master

Miller, John                                            Bigby street

Ping Benjamin                                      Paradise row

 

ATTORNEYS.

Holgate Patteson                                Wrawby st

Nicholson & Empson                         Market place

Nicholson John (deputy recorder, deputy high steward of Grimsby, clerk to the commissioners of the Ancholme drainage, to the commissioners of taxes, and to the magistrates)
                                                             Market place

Owston Robert                                     Wrawby st

 

BAKERS & FLOUR DEALERS.

Mundey George                                  Bigby st

Otter Wm.                                            Methodist chapel yard

Pennythorne Wm.                               Wrawby st

Quip John Spring’s yd,                      Market pl

Smith Wm. (& shopkeeper)               Bridge st

 

BANKERS.

Smith, Ellison & Co. (draw on Smith, Payne & Co. London)
           William Owston, agent              Bigby st

 

BASKET MAKERS.

Etches James                                       Black Bull yard

Stubbins James                                   Bridge st

 

BLACKSMITHS.

Mundy Joseph                                       Bridge st

Parish Joseph                                       Bridge st

Whitworth George                                Bigby st

 

BOOKSELLERS & STATIONRS.

Ball Thos. (& printer)                           Wrawby st

Richardson John (and printer and vender of patent medicines)
                                                             Market place

 

BOOT AND SHOE MAKERS.

Addleshaw John                                  Bridge street and Chapel yard

Barratt James                                       Bigby st

Camomile Robert                               Wrawby st

Cawkwell Chas.                                   Wrawby st

Daddy Wm. (& leather cutr)                  Little la

Darwin Wm.                                         Robinson’s row

Holdsworth Geo.                                  Robinson’s row

Mawd Benjamin                                   Wrawby st

Smith Thomas (and leather cutter)    Wrawby street

Wray Edward                                        Market place

Wray Joseph                                        Wrawby st

 

BRAZIERS & TINMEN.

Smith Edwd. jun.                                  Market place

Young Thomas                                      Bigby st

 

BRICKLAYERS.

Clark Edward                                       Bigby st

Jarvis Benjamin                                   Wrawby st

Johnson Luke                                        Bigby st

Leaning George                                  Bigby st

Miller Edw.                                           Bridge st, Scawby

 

BUTCHERS.

Ashton William                                      Market place

Barnard John                                        Wrawby st

Brown John                                          Wrawby st

Clark ------                                            Market place

Goodwin ----- (late)                             Wrawby st

Hill William                                           Bridge st

Jackson Henry                                    Wrawby st

Johnson Luke                                       Butchery

 

CABINET MAKERS AND UPHOLSTERERS.

Kennington William                             Bridge st

Robinson Francis                                Bigby st

Schorfell Wm. (chair)                          Butchery

 

CHYMISTS AND DRUGGISTS.

Nicholson Wm. Ostler                         Market pl

Soulby John                                         Wrawby st

 

COAL & CORN MERCHANTS.

Atkinson Robert John (and general agent)
                                                             Bridge end wharf

Colton William                                      Bridge st

Darley Wm. (coal)                               Paradise row

Dawber John                                        Market place

Goodwin, Thorp & Co.                        Bridge end

Hayton Thos. (coal)                             River side

 

COOPERS.

Bartle William                                        Bigby st

Forrest Wm.                                         Eccles yd. Wrawby st

Story Thomas                                        Bentley’s lane

 

FIRE, & c. OFFICE AGENTS.

COUNTY, William O. Nicholson          Market place

PHOENIX, Thos. Ball                          Wrawby st

YORKSHIRE, Robert John Atkinson
                                                             Bridge street

 

FRUITERERS.

Colton John                                          Wrawby st

Cook Thos. (& fishmngr)                     Wrawby st

 

FURRIERS -- HATTERS’.

Green Joseph                                       Bigby st

Smith John                                           Bentley’s la, Market pl

Young Edward                                      Bigby st

 

GLASS, CHINA & EARTHENWARE DEALERS.

Bradley Frances                                  Wrawby st

Hill Frances                                          Bridge st

Jackson Elizabeth                               Wrawby st

Smith Samuel                                       Market place

 

GROCERS & TEA DEALERS.
    (See also Tea Dealers.)

Barnard John                                        Market place

Barnard Peter                                       Market place

Booth & Ellis                                        Market place

Bradley Frans. (& hosier)                     Wrawby st

Gladwin Mary                                        Bridge st

Lamb George                                       Bigby st

Mason Edward                                    Bigby st

Mumby Robert                                       Wrawby st

Smith Samuel                                       Market place

Thompson William                              Bigby st

 

HAIR DRESSERS.

Henderson Rachael                            Market place

Quipp Jonathan                                   Wrawby st

 

HAT MANUFACTURERS AND HATTERS.

Eccles John                                          Wrawby st

Gregory Betsy                                       Market place

Sharp John                                           Bridge st

Thompson William                               Bigby st

 

INNS, TAVERNS & PUBLIC HOUSES.

Angel Inn (& posting house)
     Sarah Walkden                               Market place

Bacchus, Rebec. Hunter                     Bridge st

Black Bull Inn, John Gibson                 Wrawby st

Coach and Horses, Thos. Cressey
                                                              Bigby st

George & Dragon, George Saville    Bridge st

Hammer-in-Hand, Richd. Withers      Butchery

Hope, Jonath. Spring                          Market pl

Lamb, George Green                          Bigby st

Lord Nelson’s Arms, Ann Wressell
                                                              Butchery

Red Lion, John Cressey                     Wrawby st

Ship, Isaac Pinkess                            Market place

Wheat Sheaf, John Colton                  Bridge st

White Hart, John Popple                     Bridge st

White Horse, Jn. Stringer                    Wrawby st

White Lion Inn (& posting house)
     William Welburn                             Market place

Woolpack, Geo. Stringer                    Market pl

 

IRONMONGERS.

Hildyard Elizbth. & Sons                     Bigby st

Smith Edw. jun.                                    Market place

 

JOINERS.

Brown Thos. (& cabinet maker)          Robinson’s Row

Leggott David Hatfield                        Butchery

Lundy Thomas                                      Chapel yard

Marshall John                                        Bridge st

Parker Jos. (& cabinet mkr)               Bridge st

Smith Nathaniel                                    Nicholson lane

 

LINEN & WOOLLEN DRAPERS.

Barnard Peter                                       Market place

Booth & Ellis                                        Market place

Mason Edward                                    Bigby st

 

MALTSTERS.

Clark Martha (and flour dealer)           Castlethorp

Goodwin, Thorp & Co. (& corn merchants & wool staplers)
                                                              Bridge end

Parker James                                       Silversides

Sargeant Wm. F.                                 Scawby brook

 

MERCHANTS.

Goodwin, Thorp & Co.                        Bridge end

Smith Edw. & Son (iron)                     Market pl

 

MILLERS, &c.

Gommerson Mary                                Bigby st

Goodwin, Thorp & Co. (and seedsmen & bone crushers)
                                                              Bridge end

Oxtoby John                                         Bridge st

 

MILLINERS.

Jackson Elizabeth                               Wrawby st

May Elizabeth (and haberdasher and perfumer)
                                                              Market place

Mundy Charlotte                                   Bridge st

 

MILLWRIGHTS.

Hart James                                           Bridge st

Pape Clarkson                                      Silversides

 

NURSERY AND SEEDSMEN.

Cooper William                                   Wrawby st

Trower John                                         Bigby st

 

PAINTERS.

Barker Jas.                                          Methodist chapel yard

Oates Stephen                                     Bridge st

Senyard Chas.                                      Nicholson lane

 

PLUMBERS AND GLAZIERS.

Brown William                                       Market place

Cheeseman John                                Bridge st

Driffill William                                        Robinson’s row

 

ROPE MAKERS.

Lyne John                                            Wrawby st

Popple John                                          Bridge st

 

SADDLERS.

Anderton Christopher                         Bigby st

Potter William                                       Wrawby st

Spring Christopher                              Wrawby st

 

STONE & MARBLE MASON.

Britton John                                          Bigby street

 

STRAW HAT MAKERS.

Barratt Sarah                                        Bigby st

Clark Susan                                          Market place

 

SURGEONS.

Aston William                                        Bigby st

Blundell Ed. (physician)                       Bridge st

Hayes Richard                                       Bigby st

Mason George                                      Bigby st

Richmond Robert                                 Butchery

Rudkin John                                          Wrawby st

 

TAILORS.
    Marked thus * are Drapers also.

Cawkwell Thomas                               Wrawby st

Colton William                                      Wrawby st

*  Eccles John (& hatter)                      Wrawby st

*  Gregory Betsy                                   Market place

Havecroft William                                Bigby st

*  Hornsby Ths. (& Hatter)                   Market pl

*  Thompson William                           Bigby st

 

TALLOW CHANDLERS.

Barnard John                                        Market place

Mumby Robert                                      Wrawby st

Nainby David & Wm.                            Wrawby st

 

TANNERS & FELLMONGERS.

Clark Martha                                        Castlethorp

Nainby David & Wm. (& glue manufacturers)
                                                             Wrawby st

Parker James                                      Silversides

Sargeant Wm. F.                                Scawby brook

 

TEA DEALERS.

Ball Thomas                                         Wrawby st

Clark Alexander                                   Paradise row

Goodwin Mary                                       Paradise row

Richardson John                                  Market place

 

TIMBER & RAFT MERCHNTS.

Parker Joseph                                      Paradise row

Slight Edward                                       Bridge st

 

WATCH & CLOCK MAKERS.

Bartle Geo. (& jeweller)                       Market pl

Robinson William                                Wrawby st

Wray John                                             Wrawby st

 

WHARFINGERS.

Atkinson Robert John                          Bridge end wharf

Colton & Thorp (& seed crushers)      Bridge end wharf

 

WHEELWRIGHTS.

Bartle William                                        Bigby st

Dixon William                                        Bridge st

Holdsworth John (and carpenter)      Bridge street

 

WHITESMITHS.

Smith Edward sen.                              Market place

Whitworth George                               Bigby st

Withers Richard (and gunsmith)         Butchery

 

WINE & SPIRIT MERCHNTS.

Hildyard Elizabeth & Sons                   Bigby st

Nicholson Wm. Ostler                         Market pl

 

WOOLSTAPLERS.

Akeroyd John                                        Wrawby st

Nainby David & Wm.                           Wrawby st.

 

WORSTED MANUFACTURERS.

Akeroyd John                                        Wrawby st

Gladwin Benjamin                               Bridge st

 

Miscellaneous.

Bradley James inspector of corn returns
                                                              Wrawby

Brown John appraiser                         Wrawby st

Brown John & Co. ale and porter dealers
                                                              Wrawby st

Duffield Geo. stay maker                     Wrawby street

Evans John breeches mkr.                 Chapel yd

Fletcher Robt. linen weavr.                 Bridge st

Kirk Geo. nail maker                           Bridge st

Lewiss Hugh supervisor                      Bigby st

Oates Stephen sail makr.                    Bridge st

Slight Geo. boat builder                      Bridge st

Spring Jonath. auctioneer                    Market pl

Turner Richardson brush & patten maker
                                                              Wrawby street

Watkinson Spencer, sen. pipe maker
                                                              Bridge street

 

COACHES.

To LONDON, the Royal Mail (from Hull) calls at the Angel, and Red Lion every alternate day at half-past twelve; goes through Lincoln, Sleaford and Peterborough -- the Express (from Hull) calls at the above Inns, every evening (Sunday excepted) at twenty minutes before eight; goes the same route as the Mail.

TO HULL, the Royal Mail (from London) calls at the above Inns, every afternoon at half-past one -- the Express (from London) calls at the same Inns, every afternoon (Sunday excepted) at four.

 

CARRIERS.

To APPLEBY, John Keighley, from the Woolpack, every Thursday at three.

To ASHBY, Samuel Tate & E. Drainton, from the White Hart, every Thurs. at 3.

To BARROW, James Gibson, from the Black Bull, every Thursday, at two o’clock.

To BARTON, James Jubb, from the White Lion, every Thursday at two -- J. Skinner, from the Red Lion, every Thursday at five -- & Wilson & Wattam, from the White Lion, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at six.

To CAISTOR, Henry Singleton, from the Hope, every Thursday at four.

To ELSHAM, V. Frankish, from the Red Lion, every Thursday at five --& Francis Easton, from the Woolpack, every Thursday at three.

To GAINSBOROUGH, Thomas Taylor, from the Hope, every Thursday at two.

To GRASSLEY, William Hogg, from the Lamb, every Thursday evening.

To GRAYINGHAM, N. Elston, from the Woolpack, every Thursday at three.

To HULL and BARTON, Thomas Hall, from the Woolpack, every Tuesday, according to the tide -- Thos. Cook, from his house, Wrawby-st, every Tuesday and Friday.

To KELSEY, J. Cousens, from the Red Lion, every Thursday evening.

To KIRMINGHAM, Richd Catley, from the Red Lion, every Thursday at five.

To KIRTON, Thos. Hall, from the Woolpack, every Tuesday at three -- Joseph Wattam, from the White Hart, every Monday morning -- and Thos. Woodall, from the Ship, every Thursday at five.

To LINCOLN, Wilson & Wattam, from the White Lion, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday -- and William Brown, from the White Lion, every Thursday at one; by whom goods are forwarded from Lincoln to London, Manchester, and all parts of England.

To MESSINGHAM, J. Major, from the White Lion, every Thursday at two.

To SCONSTHORPE, Cotton & Boothby, from the White Hart, every Thursday at three.

To SHEFFIELD, MANCHESTER, &c. T. Taylor, from the Hope, every Thurs.

To ULCEBY, John Bird, from the Red Lion, every Thursday at five.

To WADDINGTON, F. Middleton, from the Woolpack, every Thursday at three.

To WINTERTON, Henry Gilding and Sarah Wray, from the White Lion every Monday afternoon -- and Thos. Wells, from the Woolpack, every Thurs. at 3.

To WOOTTON, Geo. Mundy, from the White Lion, every Thursday at two.

 

CONVEYANCE BY WATER.

TO FERRIBY SLUICE & HULL, Colton and Thorp’s Fly Boats, from the Bridge end wharf, every morning at six.

TO LEEDS, WAKEFIELD and all parts of the kingdom, vessels twice a-week, from Colton & Thorp’s and R. J. Atkinson’s wharfs.

 

 

Transcribed by  Mr. William Wallworth
San Jose, California USA  2005

 

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