William Skelton of Grimsby
Skelton is a familiar name to those interested in Local History and the arrival of a very interesting image means we have to record it here
Check out this wonderful document and perhaps we can add to the sum of knowledge on the printer from Grimsby . . .
Firstly I must thank Neville for this image, not only did he send it in he is also responsible for it being readable (I’ve added a larger image for those wishing to read it)
Here are indentures to Printer and Bookbinder William Skelton dated 15th day of March in the 18th year of Queen Victoria’s reign . . .
This is a name which frequently crops up in research in and around Grimsby and Cleethorpes local history, an interesting family name and one I’d really like to get to grips with.
William’s work as a printer appears frequently when researching or collecting, he’s left the local historian a nice legacy.
It’s not the first time this surname has cropped up on the site, how about the, locally, well known George Skelton - is he William’s brother ?
This is a marvellous local document, perhaps it resonated particularly with me as I remember signing my own indentures in a somewhat sombre ceremony.
This case is an exception to our ‘No Family History’ rule and I’d love to find out as much about William Skelton as possible, if there is a connection to George and any information turns up about him perhaps we could add that to the appropriate thread I’ve linked to.
Regards to all,