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.
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.
- 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 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  The scope of the work, some controversial, and criticism of the final result, is described in the newspapers of the time . 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 . In January 1886 there was still a debt of £850 
-  Yorkshire Gazette, 22 May 1858
-  Malton Messenger, 10 December 1859
-  Yorkshire Gazette, 15 September 1883
-  Yorkshire Gazette, 16 January 1886
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 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. 
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 
-  Malton Messenger, 23 June 1860
-  Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 29 May 1896.
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  Services in the new Chapel started on Wednesday 22nd May 1867 
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 .
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 
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 
-  York Herald, 14th July 1866
-  York Herald, 25th May 1867
-  Malton Messenger, 28th August 1909
-  Taken from a cutting, possibly Yorkshire Gazette 24 Nov 1928
-  Malton Messenger, 16 October 1909
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 .
A report late in 1837  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'.
-  Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 12 January 1878
-  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. 
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 .
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' 
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 . 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.
-  Yorkshire Gazette, 2 May 1908
-  Yorkshire Gazette, 9 June 1888
-  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 
In August 1860, 3,000 people gathered in the railway goods warehouse to hear the preachings of a Reverend C. H. Spurgeon. 
-  A Brief History of the Malton Baptist Church, 1908
-  Yorkshire Gazette, 28 October 1905
- 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 .
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 
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.
-  Malton Wesleyan Circuit Magazine, May 1911
-  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. 
-  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.
|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
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
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