KIRKLEATHAM – Local Board and Appoinments

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 24/08/1877.  


          The first election of nine members to form this Board will take place next week, and the extravagant numbers of forty four persons have been nominated as fit and proper persons to become members of the Board. It is to be hoped that the ratepayers will appreciate the gravity of the situation, and vote for such gentlemen as are really fir for office. The importance of having really practical men can hardly be over estimated, and it is to be feared that some of the nominators have treated a very serious affair as a practical joke. The work before coming onto the Board is anything but a joke, and the very best men of business the parish boasts of should be selected to organise and administer the important sanitary and other matters which must engage the attention of the Board at the outset. A mistake at the beginning may cost the parish hundreds of pounds, and is quite possible to be “penny wise and pound foolish.”

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 31/08/1877


           The result of the first election of nine members to serve on the Local Board for the newly formed Local Government District of Kirkleatham, will be known in a day or two. Of the forty four candidates originally nominated, leaving thirty persons for the selection of the ratepayers, viz:-

Thomas Hugh Bell, iron master                                Thomas Bradley, builder

Francis Hewlings Cooke, grocer, etc,;                      John Cowl, gentleman

John Crossley, sanitary pipe manufacturer               John Hikley, inn keeper*

Alfred Hill, manager                                               James Hogg, ship owner

Alexander Holmes, merchant                                 John Imeson, gentleman

Pearson Jackson, joiner                                        Thomas James, manager*

Walter Johnson, iron merchant                              John William Spink Locke, gentleman

William Love, builder                                             William Lynas, milk seller

Robert Moore, architect                                         Robert Mothersdale, gentleman

William Nelson, builder*                                     John Proud, farmer*

Arthur Henry Turner Newcomen, gentleman*     Thomas Dawson Ridley, contractor*

Edward Robson, mine owner*                            James Rutherford, land agent*

Thomas Shiel, ship broker                                     John Richard Stubbs, solicitor

Thomas Taylor, shipping agent                              Peter Wallis, farmer*

Thomas Watson, farmer                                        Thomas Cooke Yeo, builder

 The boating papers are now inn the hands of the ratepayers, and will be collected today (Friday)

* See below

Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 27/08/1877


The first meeting of this board was held on Friday afternoon 20th inst, at the Lobster Hotel, Coatham. The whole members of the elected board were present viz., Messrs T. D. Ridley, J. Rutherford, J. Hikley, A. H. Turner Newcomen. P. Wallis, J. Proud, E. Robson, T. James, and W. Nelson. Mr. Joseph Dodds M.P., acted as clerk, and Mr. Ridley who was returned at the head of the poll, was called upon to preside during the preliminary proceedings incidental to the first meeting.


Each member having signed the usual declaration on taking his seat, Mr Ralph Woodwark (the returning officer) handed in the Order of the Local Government Board constituting the Parish of Kirkleatham a Local Government District, and fixing the number of members to act on the Board; also the Register of Owners and Proxies, and the Nomination and Voting Papers, together with a copy of his declaration of the result of the election.


Mr. Ridley then proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Woodwark.





dean July 30, 2011 Kirkleatham