The Married Woman's Property Act of this year gave wives possession of any money they earned and the right to inherit property.
1st March - BREWER BANKRUPT.
In the Court of Bankruptcy for the Leeds District. In the Matter of Robert Tiplady Tate, of Skelton, in Cleveland, in the county of York, Brewer, a Bankrupt,against whom an adjudication in Bankruptcy, bearing date the 18th day of September, 1869, was duly made.....
2nd July - COCKNEY NAVVY DRUNK.
5th July - DRUNK AND RIOTOUS.
6th July - DISGRACEFUL ASSAULT.
John Igo was charged with assaulting John Wilson, who had a very black eye and had his arm in a sling, at Skelton last Saturday.
Complainant had been drinking with defendant and other men and on leaving the public house he was set upon by the lot of them. He was kicked by defendant and a witness proved it. Committed to prison for one month.
12th July - RIFLE VOLUNTEERS.
3rd August - OATS DAMAGED.
16th August - NUISANCE AT SKELTON.
27th August - READING ROOM.
29th August. - SKELTON NUISANCES.
7th September - NO SPIRITS.
9th September - AID TO GERMAN WAR EFFORT.
13th September - GAMEKEEPER ASSAULT.
4th October - PC ASSAULT.
31st October - PENNY READINGS.
2nd November - OLD BEAST FROM SKELTON.
15th November - DRUNK AND SWEARING.
15th November - DRUNK AND RIOTOUS.
10th December - DRUNK AND RIOTOUS.
16th November - PENNY READINGS.
21st December - BASTARDY.
His wife, Mary Ellerby.
26th December -
"The Cleveland Hounds", a book by A.E Pease,[Member of Parliament for Cleveland Division 1897 to 1902] published in 1887, records on page 189 that-
Thomas Pressick Andrew had a seisure in the Hunting Field from which he never recovered.
The Redcar and Saltburn by the Sea Gazette. Fri. December 23 1870.
With great regret we have to announce the demise of Mr T.P. Andrew. Master of the Cleveland Hounds, which took place on the 25th inst. at his residence the White House, at the comparatively early age He had a slight attack of paralysis last summer, from which he rallied sufficiently to enable him to resume his duties though it was contrary to the advice and wishes of his medical attendant and friends that he again took the field.
He was seized with the second attack in the hunting field near Kirkleatham in November last, when he was promptly removed to the hall, from whence he was taken home in Mr Newcommen's carriage.
Every available means was used for his recovery, but without effect and he finally sank under the attack.
The name of Andrews has been associated with the Cleveland Hounds for more than half a century, his father and grandfather of Mr Andrews having both preceded him as master of the hounds.
The subject of the present notice will be greatly regretted by a large circle of friends, for his kind and genial disposition won the hearts of all with whom he was associated whether in business or pleasure. No where was his remarkable equanimity of temper more fully displayed than in the hunting field, where he always maintained his self possession under the most trying circumstances, a fact best appreciated by those who know the difficulties and provocations incident to a huntsmans career. The internment taken place to-day (Friday) at Skelton at 1pm.
Thomas was the grandson of John Andrew, the notorious smuggler and first Master of the Cleveland Hounds, at their formation in 1817.
His father, also John, who had been imprisoned for his smuggling activities, had been Master before him.
Thus, the family had been Masters of the Hunt for 55 years.
The book records that he was buried in Skelton All Saints Old Churchyard, being followed by
"a concourse of mourners as was never seen before or since in Cleveland."
[The photograph of Thomas P Andrew and this information has been kindly contributed by Alan Ward, a native of Skelton and direct descendant of the Andrew family].
The Education Act introduced primary schools which were to be run by School Boards.The country was divided into 2500 areas and in each one local ratepayers had to elect a School Board which would examine education in the area.
Up to this time the only provision was by voluntary societies. Now they were empowered to build schools and run them out of the rates.
19th September. A meeting of the owners of property and ratepayers of the township of Skelton was held in the hall of the Royal George Inn, Skelton to consider the best mode to be adopted for carrying out the Elementary Education Act.
J T Wharton presided, supported by Rev Dr Gardner and John Bell Esq.
Mr Wharton had sent out a handbill to every ratepayer detailing the requirements of the Act which ordered every township in the country to provide sufficient School accommodation for the children of the parish to be paid for out of the rates,unless such accommodation already existed.
To receive a grant from Government, all schools must be public elementary schools and not denominational.
Plans had to be passed by the Government before the end of the year.
There must be a School Board, who will have power to build and make certain rules and raise money for the maintenance of the schools. The rate is limited to 3d in the pound. The money to build can be borrowed, the Public Works Loan Commissioners to lend at 3.5 per cent and all loans to be cleared within 50 years
Mr Wharton said there was a choice between proceeding by voluntary contributions or purely by the rates. He was prepared to give a site and £500 provided the rest was raised by a grant and voluntary subscriptions and that one room be used on Sundays as a Church Sunday School.
Mr T Taylor said there were about 400 children in the village between the ages of 5 and 13 requiring education and 101 at High Green and "Goosebeck", [the old name of Boosbeck.] The expense necessary for a teacher and other requirements he calculated at not more than 55 pounds per annum. Average school fees to be 2d a week.