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Daniel Jacklen (Jacklin): Census 1881: Crayke, North Yorkshire

Published: July 11, 2005    Last modified: November 20, 2016

Church of Saint Cuthbert, Crayke, North Yorkshire

Church of Saint Cuthbert, Crayke, North Yorkshire

The weather on Saturday was obviously going to be hot and sunny so we quickly changed plans and decided to visit Newby Hall and Gardens, near Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Later in the afternoon and wondering what to do next we decided to eat at a pub restaurant somewhere along our route home. We had a couple of hours to spare before the pubs opened and realising Crayke could not be far from our current location I set our recently acquired 'satnav' to guide us to the village of Crayke. Negotiating all the minor roads around North Yorkshire is usually a nightmare but the 'satnav' proved its worth and 30 minutes later we were standing in the grounds the Church of Saint Cuthbert, Crayke.

The England and Wales Census 1881 records Daniel JACKLEN (Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953) living and working at Rookery House, Crayke. I have little idea how or why Daniel came to be at Crayke.

FHJ Ref: 033
Census: England and Wales Census 1881
Place: Crayke, Yorkshire, England
Household: Richard Earnshaw

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
EarnshawRichardHeadMarriedMale70Farmer of 62 AcresCoxwold, Yorkshire
EarnshawAnnWifeMarriedFemale74Oulstone, Yorkshire
WrightJohnSon In LawMarriedMale40Farm Labourer (Indoor)Crayke, Yorkshire
WrightEllenDaughterMarriedFemale39Farm Labourer (Indoor) WifeCrayke, Yorkshire
WrightJohn EGrandsonUMale15Farm Labourer (Indoor)Crayke, Yorkshire
WrightTomGrandsonMale8ScholarCrayke, Yorkshire
WrightFredGrandsonMale6ScholarCrayke, Yorkshire
WrightJane EGranddaughterFemale4Crayke, Yorkshire
WrightAnn EGranddaughterFemale1Crayke, Yorkshire
Jacklen *DanielServant UMale18Farm Labourer (Indoor)Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Note: For Jacklen read Jacklin

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Notes:
Since I had not planned to visit Crayke, I found myself in the somewhat frustrating position of being able to recall the name of the property (Rookery House) but not its location, other than it being on the outskirts of the village. Normally I have some digital Ordnance Survey maps stored on my PDA but on this occasion not the one I required. Only later did I realise that I had twice driven past the end of the lane which leads to Rookery House. In retrospect I suppose I should have asked one of the local villagers.

Rookery Farm, Crayke, North Yorkshire

Published: May 17, 2005    Last modified: January 17, 2017

Intrigued by the England and Wales Census 1881 record showing Daniel Jacklin 1862-1953 living in Crayke, North Yorkshire and going with my hunch that 'Rookery House' or 'Rookery Farm' might provide a clue, I Googled 'rookery house crayke'. I was amazed to find this in the 'Family Quest' section of 'The Dalesman' magazine:

EARNSHAW, request for information.

The information provided in this request matches the information from 1881 Census records. Though I have no evidence of any family link to the EARNSHAWs or WRIGHTs, it is still very satisfying to discover a few more tie-ins.

So why did the teenage Daniel Jacklin 1862-1953 move north from Orwell, Cambridgeshire and and find employment at Rookery Farm in North Yorkshire?

Notes:
In November 2004 we spent a few days in a holiday cottage on the edge of the North York Moors at Cropton near Pickering. Cropton is situated about 20 miles north-east of Crayke, and due to the fact I took the scenic route through the vale of York, we passed through many of the beautiful villages to be found in this region. This is a most beautiful part of England, agricultural and mainly undeveloped.

Daniel Jacklin, Crayke, North Yorkshire

Published: May 17, 2005    Last modified: November 20, 2016

According to GENUKI, the Bulmer's Directory of 1890 records, under the trade of 'farmer', one John WRIGHT living at 'Rookery House', Crayke, North Yorkshire.

The England and Wales Census 1881 records John and Ellen WRIGHT living as in-laws with Richard and Ann EARNSHAW:

FHJ Ref: 033
Census: England and Wales Census 1881
Place: Crayke, North Yorkshire, England
Household: Richard Earnshaw

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
EarnshawRichardHeadMarriedMale70Farmer of 62 AcresCoxwold, Yorkshire
EarnshawAnnWifeMarriedFemale74Oulstone, Yorkshire
WrightJohnSon In LawMarriedMale40Farm Labourer (Indoor)Crayke, Yorkshire
WrightEllenDaughterMarriedFemale39Farm Labourer (Indoor) WifeCrayke, Yorkshire
WrightJohn EGrandsonUMale15Farm Labourer (Indoor)Crayke, Yorkshire
WrightTomGrandsonMale8ScholarCrayke, Yorkshire
WrightFredGrandsonMale6ScholarCrayke, Yorkshire
WrightJane EGranddaughterFemale4Crayke, Yorkshire
WrightAnn EGranddaughterFemale1Crayke, Yorkshire
Jacklen *DanielServant UMale18Farm Labourer (Indoor)Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Note: For Jacklen read Jacklin

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Is this the farm where Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 was living and working?