Geo Newcombe, a Retired Police Constable , born in 1888 . He was married to Louisa and had a son Geo G. Son George bred Bedlington Terriers and was well known throughout the Country . He lived up High St Rillington and had a site up there for his dogs






VICARAGE; ( Greenbanks )


John Ernest Paul Cable born 25 Jan 1884 , a Clerk in Holy Orders living with daughter Alice , a Nurse,and son John , a Theological student.

There was a second son a servant Minnie Fancourt and a schoolgirl Jean Gunby( Suggitt)

John Ernest had been a Theological Student as well in Brynmawr , Breconshire ,Wales. The son of a Boot Maker .

His son John Cable married Nancy Addison a Rillington girl whose parents lived at 1 Woodlands. She worked at the High St shop/Post Office and is photographed there with the other staff members. She and husband John moved to Norfolk where John was Headmaster at Dersingham School, 3 miles from Sandringham. It was always thought a Headmaster with a Church background would suit the Queen.


Cable was vicar ( Rural Dean )at Rillington from 1931 to 1952. Died in 1952

He was succeeded by Rev Frederick Guy Harrison in 1953, Rev David Nigel Tindall in 1957 and Rev Ronald Dalton in 1964.


Previous Vicars had been Thomas Addison 1838, William McDowall 1864, Harry Stanley Carpenter 1889, William George Harland 1894 , William Thomas Stratford 1902 and Richard Foord 1924.

Thomas Addison born in 1804 in Sheriff Hutton. He was unmarried

William Mc Dowell born in 180 in Midlothian, Scotland. He was married to Sarah M from Darnell, Sheffield. Before Rillington he was Curate at Thornton le Dale. He retired in 1889 to live at Hovingham.

Harry Stanley Carpenter born in Gibraltar in 1864. He was unmarried and had a Maid and Cook living with him.

William G Harland was born in Whitby in 1856 . He had been Clerk in Holy Orders at Lythe before coming to Rillington in 1894. He returned to Lythe in 1902 and was Vicar there until 1911 at least.

William Thomas Stratford was born in Rugby in 1848. He was married to Laura Jane from London.

Richard Foord born 1894 . He and wife Elizabeth had moved to Haltemprice by 1939 where Richard was a Clerk In holy Orders and a Special Constable.

Brigadier Breeze bought the property from the Church in c 1964 and the new Vicarage built. The Old Vicarage was converted with a lift as he couldn’t get up stairs. The Breeze family owned Malton Foods at Amotherby.


It later became an Old Peoples home.







George William Slack was born on the 1st Feb 1870 in Norton . He was the son of George , a Wood Turner from Nottingham , and Sarah born in Norton.

They lived in 1871 in Hope Street moving later to 52 Parliament Road.

By 1891 George was living there with his mother Sarah and working as a General Labourer.

In 1901 he had become a brick Labourer and he moved to Rillington in the next few years

However by 1911 he had married Mary Edith ( Howland //) from Pentraeth Anglesey Wales and was living in Sledgate Rillington

Mary Edith by coincidence ??? came from Pentraeth close to the Red Whatf Bay Hotel owned by the Thorpe / Sutton connections.

George was now working as a Fish Hawker

On the 15th April 1904 their first daughter Edith Holland was born followed on the 1st November 1906 by Elsie Holland. The name Holland given to both daughters suggests the family name of Howland but I have not traced this link

In 1939 George was still living in Sledgate. He was now employed by The NE Electric Supply Company as a Labourer.Electricity came to Rillington c 1932 and in the 30s there were several electric Cable Installers in the village.He was probably labouring with them.

He was now a widower. The address shown is 2 Hangrove Cottage ???


At some stage prior to this Mary had written to Mr Miller the Postmaster of Malton asking if there wa a position for her daughter who was living and working at the local shop


Mary does not appear on the 1939 list with George shown as a widower


Edith was shown as working as a Shop Assistant . She could well have been employed as a result of her mothers letter as part shop/ part post office worker.

She stayed there for many years working for Mr Bateson until retirement. She died in 1966

Elsie was at home on unpaid domestic duties and she remained there looking after her father and sister. She was never employed but she ran her own Laundering service. Letters and price lists for her services remain and are attched


George died in April 1963 aged 83

Elsie died in Sep 1989 aged 82


Edith as the elder sister was always known as Miss Slack. Elsie the junior was known as Miss E Slack.








James Booth looks to have been the first occupant of Station House . He had been born in Eckington , Derbyshire in 1793. He was employed as a Clerk on the Railway.

His wife Frances was from Thorp Arch. 5 children lived with them including William aged 18 who was also employed as a Railway Clerk.

Jabez Watson had been made Stationmaster by 1861. He was born in Woodhouse in 1819,and was married to Sarah with 5 children.

In 1851 he had been a Railway Guard working at Wortley, Leeds,

He was still Stationmaster in 1871 and 1881

He had retired to Hovingham by 1891with wife Sarah.He died there in 19909 aged 90.

1891 William Groves became Stationmaster. He was a widower born in Malton in 1834.

1901 Joseph Tyres, Stationmaster born in 1857 in Whitby and married to Hannah M also from Whitby.

1911 Tindall Bowman born in Ganton in 1875. He was Stationmaster in 1911.

In 1881 he was a Railway Porter at Falsgrave and then in1891 was Stationmaster at Fyling Hall station on the Scarborough Whitby Line.

1901 he became Stationmaster at Staveley in Cumbria before moving to Rillington. He died in Malton in 1936.


1939 Geo William Malkin was Stationmaster at Rillington. Born 1893 in Driffield, the son of a Farm Labourer. In 1911 aged 18 he was working as a railway clerk in Driffield.