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Carriers 1811 - 1928

Carts near the railway bridge
An array of carts near to the railway station. The people all appear to be looking up towards the old railway bridge.

Northampton Mercury, 23rd November 1811

Notice to creditors
All Persons indebted to Thomas Bolton, Carrier, of Rushden, Northamptonshire, are desired to pay the Amount of their respective Debts to William Atterbury, Carrier, of Rushden; John Bolton, of Irchester; or Charles Marriott, of Rushden aforesaid, and take their Achnowledgements.


William Warren

Northampton Mercury, 6th May 1815

Thrapston, Higham Ferrers, Wellingborough and Rushden
COMMON STAGE WAGGON

Messrs. Codgbrook & Co. Beg leave to inform the Public, that the above Waggon will leave Thrapston for London every Thursday Morning at Six o’Clock, through Denford, Ringstead, Raunds, Stanwick, Higham Ferrers, and Rushden, and arrive at the George Inn, West Smithfield, London, at Four o’Clock on Saturday Morning; and will leave the same Day at Twelve o’Clock, from whence Goods will be conveyed to any of the above-mentioned Places with the Greatest Care and Expedition.

N.B. There will be a Waggon leave the Horse and Groom, Wellingborough, every Thursday Morning at Eight o’Clock, and pass through Finedon and Irthlingborough, to meet the London Waggon at Higham Ferrers.

Rushden, May 2 1815.

From the note books of J E Smith

1840 Charles Brown carrier to Bedford from Kettering, from Angel every Thursday & Saturday.

1840 In Higham account of Carriers it says: Brown’s Waggons passes thro every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Evening to Bedford, so of course it came thro RUSHDEN.

1840 May’s Waggon to London every Thursday. From Pigots Directory dated 1840.

JES

About 1860 Rushden “Carrier”

I am told that a Mr Whitbread Maddock, Boot Maker, was the owner of a Donkey & Cart and it was the only conveyance to LET in those days.

In 1875 there was only one Horse & Trap to LET that was Robinson, corner of Church St - High St.

Sally Barwick Carrier to Wellingboro’ with Donkey & Cart. She lived in the house just opposite Fitzwilliam St – Duck St, and used to take the Donkey thro’ Front Door to Backyard (a Mr Willmott told me this on Monday Sept 26, 1915).

JES


Ambrose Noble - carrier 1862

The Rushden Echo, 29th April 1898, transcribed by Kay Collins

A LAMB WORRIED BY A DOG— At the Wellingborough police-court on Friday, a Rushden carrier, named Wm. Adams, was ordered to pay £1 and 8s. 6d. costs, his dog having killed a lamb value £1, belonging to Geo. Blason, of Ecton.


Carriers from the Trade Directories
Kelly's 1869 James Wood daily to Wellingborough
Whellan's 1874 William Warren daily except Thurs. to Wellingborough
Post Office 1877 William Warren daily except Thurs. to Wellingborough
Wright's 1884 William Warren of High Street, daily to Wellingborough
George Minney of Duck Street, daily to Wellingborough
Kelly's 1885 William Warren daily except Thurs. to Wellingborough
Kelly's 1890 William Warren daily to Wellingborough
Alfred Marriott daily to Wellingborough
Kelly's 1903 Henry Litchfield daily to Wellingborough
George Tomlin Weds & Sat. to Northampton
Kelly's 1910 George Tomlin Weds & Sat. to Northampton
George Tomlin Tues & Fri. to Kettering
Thomas Rose daily except Thurs. to Wellingborough
Kelly's 1920 Arthur Peck daily to Kettering
S Ashford, Son & Co. Mon, Tues, Weds & Sat. to Kettering
T Whitby & Sons daily to Kettering
Clark & Co daily to Northampton
T Whitby & Sons daily to Higham Ferrers, Finedon, Irthlingboro' & Burton Latimer
T Whitby daily to Leicester
Arthur Peck daily to Leicester
G E Bettle daily to Raunds
W H Ayres daily to Wellingborough
Kelly's 1924 Arthur Peck daily to Kettering
T Whitby & Sons daily to Kettering
Lack Brothers to Northampton to Northampton
T Whitby daily to Higham Ferrers, Finedon, Irthlingboro', Burton Latimer, Stanwick & Raunds
T Whitby daily to Leicester
Arthur Peck daily to Leicester
G E Bettle daily to Raunds
W H Ayres daily to Wellingborough
Kelly's 1928 Peck's Road Transport daily to Kettering, also to London, Leicester, Northampton & Burton Latimer
Whitby Bros daily to Kettering
Lack Bros daily to Northampton, also to Higham Ferrers, Finedon, Irthlingborough, Burton Latimer, Stanwick & Raunds
Whitby Bros daily to Northampton
Whitby Bros daily to Leicester
Peck's Road Transport daily to Leicester
G E Bettles & Sons daily to Raunds
W H Ayres daily to Wellingborough

Phillipson's Directory 1910

Carriers

To Dean Mr. Chattle (Saturdays) leaves Tailby and Putnam’s Grocery Stores, Grove Road, at 3pm.
To Northampton Mr. Tomlin, Carnegie Street (Wednesdays and Saturdays) leaving Oakley Hotel at 9.15am.
To Kettering Mr. Tomlin, Carnegie Street (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) leaving the Railway Bridge at 9am.
To Raunds Mr. Peck (Saturdays) leaving the Railway Inn at 6pm.
To Wellingborough Mr. Spencer, Fitzwilliam Street, daily (except Thursdays) at 12.30
Mr. Rose, Victoria Road (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).
To Irchester, Wollaston, Grendon and Yardley Hastings:-
Mr. Henry King, (Tuesdays and Fridays), leaves the Waverley Hotel at 12 o’clock.

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