Three Ecclesiastical Parishes

In 1855 St. Mary's, Old Malton, was considered the mother church for both St. Michael's and St. Leonard's. Rev. W. Carter was the incumbent of the united parishes. His resignation (the living at nearby Slingsby was conferred upon him), prompted the ecclesiastical separation into three separate parishes, each with their own church and incumbent.

Wide Choice

Maltonians have traditionally had a very wide choice of places to worship. Trade directories have listed these from mid-Victorian times. The Malton Messenger 25th October 1902 lists 10 places offering services.

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1857 Locations
  • The Catholic Chapel, neat but plain brick building erected 1841
  • Baptist Chapel, plain brick building, adjoins the Catholic Chapel on the south side
  • Independent Chapel, in Saville Street, a good brick building capable of seating about 700 persons
  • Unitarian Chapel, is in Green Gate, and will seat about 500 hearers.
  • Wesleyan Chapel, in Saville Street, was erected in 1811, and is a large commodious building, capable of accommodating up to 1,00 persons. the pulpit is handsome, and there is a good organ on a tribune behind it. *Primitive Methodist Chapel, is a large but plain stone building, on the north side of the town. Friends' Meeting House, in Green Gate, is very neat but characteristically plain.

Transcribed from City and Topography of the City of York and North Riding of Yorkshire by T. Whellan & Co, 1857

St Michael's

St. Michael's stands in the Market Place and has Norman origins but very few parts from this date remain. The tower was added in the 1400s and there have been a series of restorations since. Two of the three main bells date back to the late 17th century. Not surprisingly there have been a number of restorations over the years.

St. Michael's re-opened after a major restoration, in May 1858. This was funded largely by subscription and the names of the subscribers appeared in the final statement and was published in the local paper. Image on the left ©British Library, Malton Messenger 10 December 1859 [2] The scope of the work, some controversial, and criticism of the final result, is described in the newspapers of the time [1]. It included replacement of the pews and floor. During this work, excavations revealed vast quantities of human bones close to the surface, indicative of the former practice on interring the dead in churches.

A further restoration, costing £2,500, commenced in 1882, the church re-opening in September 1883 [3]. In January 1886 there was still a debt of £850 [4]

  • [1] Yorkshire Gazette, 22 May 1858
  • [2] Malton Messenger, 10 December 1859
  • [3] Yorkshire Gazette, 15 September 1883
  • [4] Yorkshire Gazette, 16 January 1886
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St Michael's Incumbents
  • 1591 - 1624 William Walker
  • 1625 - 1637 Francis Proud
  • 1637 - 1671 Henry Paget
  • 1671 - 1684 William Mason M.D.
  • 1684 - 1689 George Winshopp M.A.
  • 1689 - 1707 William Perse
  • 1707 - 1723 Henry Walmsley B.A.
  • 1723 - 1757 Peter Walmsley
  • 1757 - 1773 Geoffrey Walmsley B.A.
  • 1773 - 1818 John Cleaver M.A.
  • 1818 - 1822 Richard Davies
  • 1822 - 1838 William Flower M.A.
  • 1838 - 1855 William Carter M.A.
  • 1855 - 1896 George A. Firth M.A.
  • 1896 - 1903 Herbert E. Gaussen
  • 1904 - 1911 David Barclay M.A.
  • 1911 - 1921 Hugh L. Ogle M.A.
  • 1921 - 1929 Alfred J. Walker M.A.
  • 1929 - 1937 R.F. Cardale M.A.
St Leonard's

St. Leonard's is of late 12th century origin but did not get its' spire until the 19th Century. Like St. Michael's it was a lesser church to St. Mary's in Old Malton. Located in Church Hill, it passed to the Church of England on the dissolution of the Monasteries and was 'returned' to the Roman Catholic church in the early 1970s. Inevitably there have been a number of restorations. The scope of the 1855/56 restoration of St. Leonard's is described in the Yorkshire Gazette, 15 November 1856.

The leader of the Malton Messenger of 23 June 1860 referred to the scheme to restore the clock faces on the tower of St. Leonard's Church and announced that the MP of the time, James Brown had presented £100. As a result of this it had been decided to include a wooden steeple in the plans. The whole height of the structure was proposed to be 130ft from the ofundation to the pinnacle. The church previously was notorious for the ugliness of its spire and due to that unsightliness and its unsafe condition it was pulled down some six years ago. [1]

There was a public meeting in May 1896 to discuss the dangerous state of St. Leonard's tower. Earl Fitzwilliam agreed to contribute £500 if the parishioners could raise £500 to effect the repairs [2]

  • [1] Malton Messenger, 23 June 1860
  • [2] Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 29 May 1896.
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Primitive Methodists

The Chapel has moved around a bit! The chapel now in use had 'become far too small' when the Borough Bailiff, Jno. Hopkins, a Quaker, laid the foundation stone for a new chapel on 11th July 1866. The site was provided by Earl Fitzwilliam, in Wheelgate, next to the Cross-Keys [1] Services in the new Chapel started on Wednesday 22nd May 1867 [2]

The first Primitive Methodist Chapel at Malton was opened on 22 October 1822, there being 96 members. The interior cost £225. Earl Fitzwilliam built the shell and charged £10 a year rent. There is no lease, and the Earl can claim back at any time. It stands in Spital street, and is now used as a Parish Hall.

The present chapel was erected in 1866. The original cost was £1,834, and the original and subsequent cost being £2,250, there being a debt on the building when finished of £984. Under the Rev. P. Gibbon's ministry the freehold was bought for £250 [5].

The Reverend Gibbon was also instrumental in remodelling the steps at the front of the chapel and installing new iron gates and unclimbable iron rails to take the place of the 'old clumsy work', and an entrance made direct into the chapel. The alterations, together with the erection of the new Post Office building were said to 'make a decided improvement to Wheelgate'. The gates were opened on Thursday 26th August 1909 [3]

The Sunday school was started on 12 October, 1825. The first school was held in a small day school in the Back Lane near the Cattle Market used by Mr. Coates, then in a day school used by Mr. G. Haley until 1834, when a new school was built behind the old chapel. In 1844 there were 30 teachers and 160 scholars, and in 1921 12 teachers and 83 scholars.

In 1872 Mr. W. Gibson was asked by the Quarterly Meeting to try and organise a singing class out of the Sunday school. For some years a string band supplemented the choral efforts. Later a harmonium was bought and afterwards a pipe organ. The chapel at Norton was built in 1864, and that at Old Malton in 1857, the latter costing £172, being leasehold [3]

  • [1] York Herald, 14th July 1866
  • [2] York Herald, 25th May 1867
  • [3] Malton Messenger, 28th August 1909
  • [4] Taken from a cutting, possibly Yorkshire Gazette 24 Nov 1928
  • [5] Malton Messenger, 16 October 1909
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The original chapel was built in 1715 (in Wheelgate, according to the Unitarian Historical Society), partially restored in 1824 and thoroughly restored in 1877. Early in 1878 there was a three day bazaar in aid of the restoration fund [1].

A report late in 1837 [2] states that ' . . . delivered the first of a series of five lectures on the Unitarian doctrine of Christianity, in Wheelgate chapel, Malton . . . '

The 1953/54 Malton Town Guide refers to 'a Unitarian Church in Greengate close to the Friends' Meeting House'.

  • [1] Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 12 January 1878
  • [2] York Herald, 4 November 1837

Recollections of the early Independent movement were published in the Yorkshire Gazette in 1908. They sprang from the Presbyterians who worshipped in Greengate. [1]

The first minister to receive "a call" from Malton was the Rev. W. Greenwood followed by the Revs. E. Gatley, G. Schofield, JT Shawcross, D. Senior, Wm. Clark, T. Milnes, L. Hartley, RC (afterwards Dr.) Scurrah, WH Fox, FJR Young and J. Haigh [1].

The foundation stone of the Independent chapel was laid on 30th June 1814, by Mr. Joseph Rider (a merchant in Yorkersgate), 'on a site liberally granted by Earl Fitzwilliam for 999 years on a pepper corn rent, when asked for' [2]

The one time Minister of the Malton Independent Chapel, the Rev. George Schofield emigrated to Newfoundland, Canada, in approximately 1849 according to an 1857 newspaper report [3]. Four columns in the publication 'Newfoundland Express' of April 29th 1857 are devoted to testimonials as to his life there. He was Minister of the Queens Road Independent Chapel, St. John's.

  • [1] Yorkshire Gazette, 2 May 1908
  • [2] Yorkshire Gazette, 9 June 1888
  • [3] York Herald, 6 June 1857


The origins of the Malton Baptist Church were in a plan submitted in 1821 to the Baptist Itinerant Society (of North and East Ridings) in 1821 for commencing preaching in Malton. Later in 1821 six people were baptised in the Derwent by the Rev. John Hithersay, of Hunmanby. In 1822 the church was formed, regular services were taking place and an effort to raise funds for a chapel were made. A site was secured in Wells Lane and a foundation stone laid in 1823 for a building to seat 250 to 350 persons. The Rev. C. Morrell was ordained the first pastor of Salem Baptist Church. Wells Lane Malton in 1823. In 1857, membership of the church was reported as 42, with attendance in the morning of 40 and for the evening service of 80 [1]

In August 1860, 3,000 people gathered in the railway goods warehouse to hear the preachings of a Reverend C. H. Spurgeon. [2]

  • [1] A Brief History of the Malton Baptist Church, 1908
  • [2] Yorkshire Gazette, 28 October 1905
Baptist Pastors
  • Rev. C. Morrell 1823 to 1827
  • Rev. L. Shaw 1827 to 1831
  • Rev. E. Godson 1831 to 1832
  • Rev. J. Rouse 1833 to 1840
  • Rev. Boyce 1840 to 1843
  • Rev. W. Hardwick 1843 to 1850
  • Rev. J. Bane 1853 to 1855
  • Rev. B. Shakespeare 1857 to 1863
  • Rev. J. Clough 1863 to 1865
  • Rev. W.H. Allen 1866 to 1868
  • Rev. W. Turner 1869 to 1870
  • Rev. J. Chadwick 1870 to 1872
  • Rev. R.J. Beecliff 1874 to 1875
  • Rev. W. Smith 1875 to 1879
  • Rev. J. Rigby 1879 to 1893
  • Rev. J.O. Ogilvy 1894 to 1902
  • Rev. E. Smith 1903 to ?

John Wesley visited Malton and preached in the first Methodist Chapel which was in Old Maltongate. This Chapel was bartered to Earl Fitzwilliam for the ground on which the present Chapel now stands in Saville street, and which was built in 1811. At the same time two ministers houses were built, one each side of the Chapel. These were used until houses were built on The Mount. The architect of the building was Mr. J. Jenkins of London. During the building work a slater fell from one of the ceiling joists to the chapel floor, Mr. John Temple, surgeon, was paid £4 4s for services in attending him [1].

On Wednesday evening the Wesleyans of Malton celebrated their chapel anniversary ' . . . the public meeting was held in the chapel, Saville street . . . ' Mr. W. Wilson mentioned that it was 76 years ago last month since their chapel at Malton was opened [2]

A History of Wesleyan Methodism in the Malton Circuit during the last thirty years: its past and present financial position, fluctuation of members, with various suggestions for placing the circuit on a more substantial basis. Author J. Collier, 1864.

  • [1] Malton Wesleyan Circuit Magazine, May 1911
  • [2] York Herald, 22 June 1888

Religious Society of Friends

Quakers have worshipped in Malton since 1650. They acquired their first Meeting House in 1677, in Spital Street. This was replaced by the Meeting House in Greengate in 1823


This opened on 19th April 1815 and the first pastor was appointed on 18th August 1815. Prior to that the Congregationalists had the church now used by the Unitarians. [1]

  • [1] Malton Gazette, 22 April 1905

The York Herald of 8 June 1839 reports that 'it had heard that a new Catholic chapel is about to be erected in New Malton . . . When this is effected there will be no less than nine different places of religious worship . . . in the town, which will be thus well provided, seeing that there is only a population of about four thousand.'

1851 Religious Census

At the same time of the 1851 Population Census, enumerators distributed forms to all churches and chapels for the purposes of collecting statistics on attendances at services on 'Census Sunday' (March 30th, 1851). The forms asked for slightly different information depending on whether the recipient was Church of England clergy, Nonconformist ministers, or to Quaker meeting houses. Request was made also for information about the date when the church/chapel was built, for average attendances and capacity. This Census revealed that out of a population of nearly 18 million, only 5.2 million attended Church of England services, with 4.9 million attending other Christian places of worship.  A Maltonian at that time had a great number of choices as to their place of worship.

NOTICE is hereby given that a separate building, named the Protestant Dissenting Chapel, situated in New Malton, in the parish of St. Leonard, in the county of York, in the district of Malton union, being a building certified according to law as a plaace of religious worship, was, on the 16th day of February 1844, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of the 6th and 7th of William 4, chap. 85.

Witness my hand this 17th day of February 1844 Alfred Simpson, Superintendent Registrar.

The London Gazette, 23 February 1844


The table below contains a collection of information about ministers presiding over events in the Malton churches and cemetery. If for example you want to see information for a particular individual you can enter their name in the 'search' field to filter the table and the 'sort' buttons to order the results.

Surname Forename(s) Denomination Notes Source
Abbs John Congregational Congregational Minister, Kirby Moorside, buried Malton Cemetery 22nd March 1888 Malton Cemetery Register
Alderson John Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister Internet
Allen William Henry Baptist Obituary mentions pastorate at Malton Burnley Advertiser, 9 Oct 1875
Ball William Clement Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister, Malton Circuit 1898-1902 Internet
Barclay David Buxton C. Of E. ‘Vicar St. Michael’s and St Leonard’s’ Directory, 1905 Kelly's N&E Ridings
Beecliff R.J. Baptist Pastor, 1874-75 A Brief History of the Malton Baptist Church, 1908
Bell Frederick Richard Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, died April 1937, short obituary April 1937 Hull Daily Mail, 29 Apr 1937
Bennett William Independent Independent Minister of Bethel Chapel, living Staithes Census, 1871
Bird George Wesleyan Rev. George Bird, officiated at wedding in Wesleyan Church, Malton, August 1917 Yorkshire Post and Leeds intelligencer, 29 Aug 1917
Bishop Albert Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, living Monkgate, York Census, 1891
Bolton Thomas Wesleyan Rev. Thomas Bolton, Wesleyan Minister, Saville street Kellys, 1889
Bootland James Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister Internet
Boughey John Unitarian Unitarian Minister - lived in Cattle Market Census, 1891
Bransom Benjamin Wesleyan Weleyan Minister, living Folkestone Census, 1911
Bratt Charles Howard Baptist Baptist, Malton Directory, 1925 Kelly's
Brown Thomas W. Primitive Methodist Malton, Primitive Methodist Directory, 1925 Kelly's
Bull Alfred John Primitive Methodist ‘Primitive Methodist Minister’ living at Sandal Magna Census, 1881
Burgoine Henry Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, married Whitby 1875 Whitby Gazette, 20 Nov 1875
Calvert Jonathan Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister, Malton Circuit 1869-1871 Internet
Calvert James A. Wesleyan Wesleyan, Norton Directory, 1925 Kelly's
Cardale R.F. C. Of E. Incumbent of St. Michael's, Malton, 1929-1937 List of Incumbents
Carter Arthur C. Of E. Curate of Tewin, Hertford, born Malton Census, 1881
Carter Charles Clement C. Of E. Son of Rev. William Carter, Rector of Slingsby York Herald, 30 Nov 1881
Cattle Henry Wesleyan Appointed by Wesleyan Stationing Committee to Malton in August 1862 Yorkshire Gazette, 2 Aug 1862
Caunter John Govett Wesleyan Wesleyan Methodist Minister Internet
Chadwick J. Baptist Pastor, 1870-72 A Brief History of the Malton Baptist Church, 1908
Chapman C.J. C. Of E. Vicar, St. Peter's, Norton Malton Messenger, 25 Oct 1902
Chilman William Gwillim C. Of E. Vicar of Wharram-le-Street Directory, Bulmers 1892
Clarkson John Cooper Addison C. Of E. Vicar, St. Leonard's Directory, 1859 Whellan
Clough J. Baptist Pastor, 1863-65 A Brief History of the Malton Baptist Church, 1908
Coghlan James Catholic Roman Catholic Priest, living Wells Lane Census, 1891
Coleman Edwin Octavius Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister Internet
Coombs William Joseph Mundy C. Of E. ‘Clergyman, Established Church’, lived Brook Bank, Norton Census, 1911
Cordeux Godfrey Pigott C. Of E. Incumbent of St. Leonard's, lived Yorkersgate, Malton Census, 1861
D'Hooghe Augustine Catholic ‘Priest, Catholic Church, Malton’ - Directory, 1905 Kelly's N&E Ridings
Dawson W. Goodhugh Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, Wesleyan Conference report, August 1896 York Herald, 6 Aug 1896
Day Edmund C. Of E. Vicar of Norton Directory, 1858 White's
Denham Charles Wesleyan ‘Wesleyan Methodist Minister’, lived 2 The Mount, Malton Census, 1911
Denham John Wesley Wesleyan Wesley Methodist Minister, living Woodville, Burton on Trent Census, 1911
Despres Thomas John Wesleyan Appointed by Wesleyan Stationing Committee to Malton in August 1885 Yorkshire Gazette, 1 Aug 1885
Devis John Greenfield Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister Internet
Dodsworth Jeremiah Primitive Methodist ‘Minister of the Primitive Methodists’ Census, 1861
Don Andrew Chalmers Presbyterian Presbyterian Minister, living The Manse, Alnwick Census, 1911
Drummond Harold John C. Of E. ‘Clerk in Holy Orders, established church’ Census, 1911
Duffin Charles Thomas C. Of E. Vicar Huttons Ambo Internet
Dyson Joseph Wesleyan ‘Wesleyan Minister, Malton’ – lived at The Mount Census, 1871
Eacott James Weech Wesleyan Wesleyan Methodist Minister, transferred from Malton to Witney Oxford Journal, 8 September 1900
Edman Aron Edman Wesleyan ‘Wesleyan Minister of Malton Chapel’, (likely the same person as Aaron Edmunds) Census, 1881
Elliot Robert William C. Of E. Vicar of St. Leonard's, Malton, lived Census, 1871
Elton John P Wesleyan Wesleyan Methodist Minister, living at Bedford St. Paul, Bedford Census, 1881
Evans Edward Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister Internet
Evelegh John Henry Carter C. Of E. Clergyman, Church of England, lived Horsell, Chertsey Census, 1901
Fidoe William Primitive Methodist ‘Primitive Methodist Minister’, lived 56 Newbiggin Census, 1911
Finnemore Joseph Wesleyan ‘Wesleyan Minister’ – lived at Wold Street, Norton Census, 1871
Firth George Arthur C. Of E. Clerk in Holy Orders, lived at the Parsonage, York Road, Malton Census, 1861
Foster William Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister living Selby Census, 1871
Frater William Dyson Wesleyan Rev William Dyson Frater, Wesleyan, Saville street Kellys 1905
Gardiner Ebenezer Adlington Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister of Walkergate Chapel, Beverley Census, 1871
Garrett Henry Godden C. Of E. Clerk in Holy Orders, Old Malton Census, 1891
Gausen H.E. C. Of E. Vicar, St. Leonard's Malton Messenger, 25 Oct 1902
Gratton J. Maxwell Wesleyan Norton, Wesleyan Minister Directory, 1929 Kelly's
Grenside Christopher C. Of E. Vicar of St Marys (1864) List in Church
Griffiths John C. Of E. Vicar of Huttons Ambo, present at consecration of St. Peter's, Norton York Herald, 30 June 1894
Guest Thomas Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister boarding at Saint Nicholas St., Norton Census, 1861
Haigh James Congregational Congregational Minister, had goods auctioned November 1905 Leeds Mercury, 24 Nov 1905
Haigh James Congregational The Rev. James Haigh concluded his ministry at the Malton Congregational Church on Sunday. Yorkshire Gazette, 2 May 1908
Hamer William Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, living Barnard Castle Census, 1881
Hancock John Congegationalist ‘Congregational Minister’, lived at Aston Villa, Malton Census, 1911
Hardwick William Baptist Baptist Minister, Norton, buried Malton Cemetery 31 July 1879 Malton Cemetery Register
Hartley Leeming Congregational Preaches his last sermon at Malton Congregational Church Leeds Mercury, 14 Jul 1887
Hayward Edwin Wesleyan Mentioned in Stations of Wesleyan Ministers 1870-71 Internet
Hickey Edmund Joseph Catholic Attended dedication of new Catholic Church in Bridlington Hull Daily Mail, 23 Aug 1894
Highfield Henry George Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, Norton, buried Malton Cemetery 2nd February 1917 Malton Cemetery Register
Holtby Tom Routlidge Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister (likely recorded as Tom Robert Holtby in register) Internet
Hudson Matthew Baptist Student at Rawdon College, (the Northern Baptist College), living in Ripon Census, 1861
Hughes Reginald J. Trinity Methodist Norton Directory, 1933 Kelly's
Illingworth Eli Clafton C. Of E. Appointed temporary Chaplain to the forces, Royal Army Chaplains Department London Gazette, 5th May 1919
Ingham William C. Of E. Vicar of St Marys (1892) List in Church
Jackson Christopher C. Of E. Vicar of St. Peter's, Norton, death reported Dec 1906, appointed May 1881 Leeds Mercury, 10 Dec 1906
Jenkinson Samuel Unitarian Obituary mentions service at Malton 1892-1905 Unitarian history website
Johnson Alfred Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister of Knaresbro Chapel... Census, 1881
Jones Frank Wesleyan Wesleyan, Malton Directory, 1897 Kelly's
Kitching Robert C. Of E. Vicar of Westow, living Firby Vicarage Census, 1881
Knott James Edward Wesleyan Wesleyan Methodist Minister Internet
Law T. Wesleyan Wesleyan Chapel, Norton Malton Messenger, 25 Oct 1902
Leach William Syers Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister Internet
Lear William In Holy Orders Without Call, lodging at Kirby Misperton Census, 1881
Leigh Harvey Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister Internet
Lloyd Evan Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, stationed at Malton, mentioned in short obituary December 1932 Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 16 Dec 1932
Lowry Frederick M. Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, living in Brighton Census, 1871
Lowther W. Harold Methodist Methodist Minister appointed to Malton July 1934 Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 9 July 1934
Luddington William Broadbent Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister of the ? Of York Circuit & Branch, living Easingwold Census, 1861
Mackintosh John Wesleyan Appointed by Wesleyan Stationing Committee to Malton in August 1862 Yorkshire Gazette, 2 Aug 1862
Markwell T. Primitive Methodist Primitive Chapel, Malton Malton Messenger, 25 Oct 1902
Marwood C.D. Baptist Baptist Chapel, Malton Malton Messenger, 25 Oct 1902
Mayall Harold C. Of E. Clergyman, Church of England, lived Old Maltongate Census, 1901
Maylard John Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister Internet
McKernan Patrick Catholic Malton Directory, 1925 Kelly's
McLane G.W. C. Of E. Vicar of Norton, attended memorial service for Rev Cardale, March 1939 Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 23 Mar, 1939
Mears Tristram de Quincey Mears C. Of E. St. Marys Directory, 1937 Kelly's
Merryweather Harold C. Of E. Vicar of Norton from 1911 Sunderland Daily Echo, 26 Apr 1932
Middlehurst Thomas Catholic ‘Roman Catholic Minister’ – lived at Wells Lane Census, 1871
Middlemiss John Presbyterian Minister of Presbyterian Church of England, living Roker, Sunderland Census, 1901
Mills James Congregational Congregational minister, attended Yorkshire Congregational Union meeting in Malton, September 1888 Yorkshire Gazette, 22 Sep 1888
Milner Thomas Independent ‘Independent Minister’ – lived at The Mount, Malton Census, 1881
Milner John Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister, two spells on the Malton Circuit, 1857 and 1871 Internet
Moore Daniel Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister, lived Barnsley Census, 1861
Morton Samuel Henry Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, living Horsforth Census, 1881
Normandale George Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Preacher, living Otley Census, 1861
Nume Phillip Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister Internet
Ogilvy J.O. Baptist Pastor, 1894-1902 A Brief History of the Malton Baptist Church, 1908
Ogle Hugh L. C. Of E. Incumbent of St. Michael's, Malton, 1911-1921 List of Incumbents
Oyston George Organist and Teacher of Music, lived Willington, Durham Census, 1901
Parker George Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, Wesleyan Conference report, August 1896 York Herald, 6 Aug 1896
Paterson C.D. C. Of E. Senior Curate, Malton, farewell sermon reported November 1907 Yorkshire Evening Post, 25 Nov 1907
Pemberton H. Wright Methodist Methodist Minister appointed to Norton July 1934 Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 9 July 1934
Pickering Charles Wesleyan Wesleyan Preacher for Malton district, appointed July 1864 Yorkshire Gazette, 30 Jul 1864
Pitman Edward Augustus Bracken C of E Rector of Stonegrave Census, 1881
Pitman Edward C. Of E. Vicar of St Marys (1874) List in Church
Purvis John C. Of E. Vicar of St Marys (1941) List in Church
Quirk Gerald Catholic Catholic Priest, St. Peter's, Scarborough Internet
Ranns Thomas Henry Ranns Wesleyan ‘Wesleyan Minister’, lived at 67 Commercial Street, Norton Census, 1911
Raw John Frank Methodist Reference in 133rd Annual Conference of Methodist Ministers, 1860, said to be stationed in Kidsgrove Internet
Reynolds Samuel Bartholomew Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister joining the Malton Circuit in 1869 Internet
Rigby Joseph Baptist ‘Baptist Minister, Malton’ – lived Vine Street, Norton Census, 1881
Rigby J. Baptist Pastor, 1879-93 A Brief History of the Malton Baptist Church, 1908
Roberts Arthur Wesleyan Rev. Arthur Roberts, Wesleyan Minister, Saville street Kellys, 1889
Robinson Edward C. Of E. Vicar of Norton, 1876-1880, report acceptin the living at Tansley near Matlock Derby Daily Telegraph, 25 Aug 1880
Robinson William Wesleyan William Ovington Robinson, Wesleyan Methodist Minister, living Wesleyan Manse, Driffield Census, 1911
Rodham Thomas Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, lived Ripon Census, 1861
Rouse William C. Of E. Vicar of St Marys (1870) List in Church
Rushworth Thomas Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister of Malton Chapel, living Newbiggin Census, 1881
Russell William Wesleyan Appointed to Malton district, conference July 1891 York Herald, 11 July 1891
Sadgrove Frederick Edmund C. Of E. Appointed to the living of Norton, Shields Daily Gazette, 24 April 1874
Sayers William Brydges C. Of E. ‘Clerk in Holy Orders’, lived 4 St Paul’s Terrace, Norton Census, 1911
Scholes T. Wilfrid Wesleyan Wesleyam Methodist, Malton Directory, 1929 Kelly's
Scurrah Ralph Contrill Congregational Congregational Minister, living Myton, Hull Census, 1891
Seller Edwin Wesleyan Appointed by Wesleyan Stationing Committee to Malton in August 1885 Yorkshire Gazette, 1 Aug 1885
Sellors Thomas Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister Internet
Senior David Ebenezer Independent Minister of Ebenezer Chapel, lived Prospect Place, Norton Census, 1861
Shakespeare Benjamin Baptist ‘Baptist Minister’ Census, 1861
Simons J.A. Methodist Methodist Minister appointed to Malton July 1934 Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 9 July 1934
Smith Edwin Baptist ‘Baptist Church, Wells Lane, Malton’ - Directory, 1905 Kelly's N&E Ridings
Smith W.H. Baptist Pastor, 1875-79 A Brief History of the Malton Baptist Church, 1908
Smith E. Baptist Pastor 1903 - A Brief History of the Malton Baptist Church, 1908
Smith R.N. Trinity Methodist Norton Directory, 1937 Kelly's
Spencer Allan Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, living Cromer Cottage, Sandsend Nr Whitby Census, 1911
Spensley John Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister Internet
Stephenson G. Primitive Methodist Primitive Chapel, Malton Malton Messenger, 25 Oct 1902
Stockdale Christopher Primitive Methodist ‘Primitive Methodist Minister of Malton Chapel’ Census, 1861
Storr Thomas Primitive Methodist Primitive Methodist Minister Internet
Sutcliffe John Unitarian Unitarian Minister, Chatham Census, 1881
Sutherland William Unitarian Unitarian Minister’ – lived at Wold Street, Norton Census, 1871
Sykes Joseph Wesleyan ‘Wesleyan Minister officiating at the Malton Chapel & 22 others’ Census, 1861
Thackray Joseph Congregational Congregational Minister' Malton Cemetery Register
Timms Samuel Wesleyan ‘Wesleyan Minister of the Malton Wesleyan Chapel & 22 Others’ Census, 1861
Toft John Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, living Thorne, Doncaster Census, 1891
Tungate Benjamin Methodist Free Church Methodist Free Church Minister, living Cleckheaton Census, 1891
Turner W.H. Baptist Pastor, 1869-70 A Brief History of the Malton Baptist Church, 1908
Tyndale Henry Annersley C. Of E. Rector of Holton, living Holton Rectory, Headington Census, 1871
Walker John C. Of E. Vicar of Old Malton. Lived Greengate, Malton Census, 1861
Walker Alfred J. C. Of E. Incumbent of St. Michael's, Malton, 1921-1929 List of Incumbents
Walters John Wesleyan Re. John Walters, Saville street Whites 1867
Ward D'Arcy W. C. Of E. Incumbent of St. Michael's, Malton, 1938-1947 List of Incumbents
Wheeler Eric C. Of E. Vicar of St Marys (1946) List in Church
Wilcox Frederick Thomas C. Of E. Clergyman, lived The Vicarage, Coniston, Lancs Census, 1911
Williams Price Baptist ‘Baptist Minister’, lived Wold Road, Norton Census, 1911
Wilson Mr. Wesleyan Wesleyan Chapel, Old Malton Malton Messenger, 25 Oct 1902
Wilson William Wesleyan Wesleyan supernumerary, appointed at Conference Hull and Eastern Counties Herald, 5 Aug 1869
Winters C.T. Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, living Wellington Road, Bridlington Census, 1911
Woollisscroft Arthur Wesleyan Wesleyan Minister, living Urmston, Stretford Census, 1911
Wray Richard H Wesleyan ‘Wesleyan Methodist Minister’, lived 2 The Mount, Malton Census, 1911
Young Fred Congregational Minister, Malton Congregational Malton Messenger, 25 Oct 1902
Young T.E. Wesleyan Wesleyan Chapel, Malton Malton Messenger, 25 Oct 1902

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Lots of information about who lived here and where! Families, Malton Butchers Cricket Team, Malton People Database, Memories of Malton, Charles Dickens Connection, Town Bellman, Town Crier, Wives Wanted, Malton in the 1840s, Census including some transcriptions, 1858 List of Voters for St. Michael's, Earl Fitzwilliam Rent Accounts, Newspaper announcements of births, deaths and mariages

The Town

What was the town like in Victorian and Edwardian times? Where is/was that street? House numbering, Malton in the 1840s, Planning & Building Control, Toilets in Chancery Lane, Streets Butcher Corner, Castlegate, Greengate, Market Place, Middlecave, Newbiggin, Old Maltongate, St. Michael Street, Saville Street, The Mount, Wentworth Street, Wheelgate, Yorkersgate, York Road, Peasey Hill, Planning & Building Control, Town Guides Old Pictures and Maps, Walks around the town take in a bit of history! Land Hearth Tax, 1873 Return of Owners of Land, Property, North Riding Register of Deeds, Finance Act 1910


What businesses and industries were here? Trade Directories, Photographers, Undertakers, Apprentices, Banks, Breweries, Local Traders and Advertisements, Bankruptcy, Malton and Norton Cooperative Society, Longsters, Fitch & Co, Thomas Taylor, Public Benefit Boot Co., Shopping Week 1922, The Manure Company, Biscuit Mills, Milling, Iron Foundries, Ralph Yates, Industrial Safety

Topics & Events

What happened here both locally and in response to wider events? Baker's Chronology, New Malton Spa, Emigration, The Telephone Comes to Malton, Cemetery, Horse Procession, Coronation of Queen Victoria, 1937 Coronation Celebrations, St. Michael's School, Racecourse, Emigration, Malton Golf Course, Sebastopol Cannon, Middlecave Windmill, Traffic, Theatre, Queen Victoria's Jubilee, Coronation of Edward Vll, Longster's Spa Garden, Curling, Talbot Hotel Newspapers Historical Background, Malton Messenger, Malton & Norton Gazette, including digital copies of the first few editions from 1855 Worship Three Ecclesiastical Parishes, 1857 locations, St. Michael's, St. Leonard's, Primitive Methodists, Unitarians, Independents, Catholics, Baptists, Wesleyans, Society of Friends, Congregationalists, 1851 Religious Census Police & Fire Police, law & order, prostitution, fire brigade, fires, Fire Brigade Friendly Society Pubs & Beerhouses Brewster Sessions, landlords, Temperance movement, closure dates Secret Orders Freemasonry, Friendly Societies, Oddfellows, Independent Order of Rechabites, Shepherds and Charities The Railway Victorian Heyday, Abolition of the Turnpikes, Accidents, Station Location, Railway Crossing & Bridge, Excursions, Railway Buildings, York & Scarborough line, Malton & Driffield line, Malton and Whitby line Health The sanitary condition of Malton 1854, nuisance removal, local board of health, the Dispensary, the Cottage Hospital, Apothecaries, Doctors and Surgeons, Dentists, Galvanism, 1932 typhoid outbreak, Health & Housing in 1909, Cholera, Smallpox, Smallpox Vaccination, Typhoid, 1918 Influenza epidemic Workhouse Settlement & Removals, managing the workhouse, state of the workhouse 1818, workhouse provisions, scandal at the workhouse, life in the workhouse, one of yours in the workhouse, masters & matrons, advertisements for staff First World War War is declared, the Wider War Effort, Employment issues for local tradesmen, Zeppelin Raids, Local Recruitment Advertising and Meetings, Military Tribunals, Medals and Bravery, Casualties, War Memorial, Armistice is Signed

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