Boldron People

Boldron people in the Village Hall, 3 June 2012 for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations - and 50th anniversary of the Village Hall
Boldron people in the Village Hall, 3 June 2012 for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations - and 50th anniversary of the Village Hall

Names associated with the Parish over the years include:- Newton, Benson, Coates, Richardson, Plews, Lowes, Cook, Jackson, Alderson, Barnes, Dawson , Baxter, Donald.

Many of the families’ occupations were in agriculture either as farmers or farm labourers or were quarrymen or lime burners in the local limestone quarries.  However others ran the George and Dragon pub, were shopkeepers, members of the North Yorkshire Militia, doctors, annuitants, carpenters, blacksmiths and even cheesemongers who owned shops and property in London.

FreeReg has many of the baptisms, marriages and burials of people from Boldron whose significant events took place in Startforth Church. These can be accessed at FreeReg.  Input Yorkshire (North Riding) as the County and then Startforth as the parish.

Census

Mary Elizabeth Dawson in her monthly nurse uniform
Mary Elizabeth Dawson in her monthly nurse uniform. Mary Elizabeth was born in Boldron around 1840, the daughter of carpenter George Dawson and his wife Elizabeth, almost certainly in one of the three Rose Cottages in the terrace at the west end of the village. Thanks to Ann Thorn for allowing us to use this photograph which remains her copyright.

Boldron Wills