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Harrogate Newspaper Extracts- Renton

This information has been kindly donated to this Site by: Sheridan Trusler

Harrogate Historical Society and Re-Population Study Group
Sheridan would like to add that she is a Local Historian and therefore
not in a very strong position to answer Family History queries concerning her submissions.
However- she will do her best. It would also be a nice gesture for anyone to send information
to supplement the information that Sheridan has offered.
Also anything concerning Harrogate and/or it's population in any period.


1903 Harrogate Newspaper extracts

Harrogate Herald - 11th November 1903

Notice is hereby given that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the
undersigned, Arthur Renton, Frederick Paley Wilkinson, and Richard Nelson, carrying
on business as Dairymen at Station Parade, Harrogate, under the style or firm of The
Harrogate Central Dairy Company, has been dissolved by mutual consent so far as
regards Richard Nelson as and from the 7th day of November, 1902.
All debts due to and owing by the firm will be received and paid by Arthur Renton
and Frederick Paley Wilkinson, by whom the business will in future be carried on.


1907 Harrogate Newspaper Extracts
Harrogate Herald - 12th June 1907

At Christ Church, Harrogate, by the Rev L E W Foote, on Monday June 10th, Marie
Blanche, only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Renton, to John Leng, second son of Mr. &
Mrs. John Blackwood, both of Harrogate.


Harrogate Herald - 19th June 1907

The wedding took place at Christ Church, Harrogate, on Monday of last week, in the
presence of a large number of friends of Miss Marie Blanche Renton, only daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. G Renton, of Queen Parade, Harrogate, to Mr. John L Blackwood,
second son of Mr. & Mrs. John Blackwood, also of Harrogate. The Rev L E W
Foote, vicar of St. Peter's Church, Harrogate, officiated. The bride, who was given
away by her father, wore a pretty dress of white Riuon over chiffon taffeta and fastened
on the dress with silver tassels, embroidered key pattern with silver thread. Her
bridesmaid was Miss Fanny Bowman, who wore a dress of white lace over silk, and
chiffon trimmed old rose, and lace hat trimmed with roses. She also wore a gold and
turquoise bangle, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride's mother wore a gown of grey
and white striped silk, trimmed with chiffon taffeta and old rose velvet. Me Claude
Renton, the bride's brother, officiated as best man.
A reception was afterwards held at the Queen Hotel, and later the bride and
bridegroom left on the honeymoon for London, en route for Paris, Switzerland, and the
Italian lakes. The bride's travelling dress was of biscuit coloured rolienne, trimmed with
turquoise silk and cream lace insertion, fastened at the front with antique amethyst buckle.


1910 Harrogate Newspaper Extracts

Harrogate Herald - 18th May 1910

May 14th, at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev Broad, Claude L W Renton to Dorothy
Wilkinson, only daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rawson Wilkinson, of Louth, Lincolnshire.


1911 Harrogate Newspaper Extracts

Harrogate Herald - 3rd May 1911
At 80 [?] Gwydr Crescent, Swansea, the wife of Claude L W Renton, AMICE, of a daughter


Harrogate Herald - 7th June 1911

On Thursday afternoon [1st] a pretty wedding was solemnised at the Congregational
Church, Eccleshill, the event arousing considerable interest. The contracting parties
were Clare Butterfield Renton, eldest son of Walter Renton, of Lindley House,
Bishop Monkton, paper manufacturer, and Miss Maud Baxter, third daughter of Mrs
Baxter, of Sevenoaks House, Greengates, and of the late James Baxter, of the form of
Messrs Josh Baxter and Son, worsted manufacturers, of Holybrook and Canal Mills, Apperley Bridge.
The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion, the flowers, plants, etc., having
been supplied by Mr A B Bennett (brother-in-law of the bride). The officiating
ministers were the Rev W Manning (pastor), the Rev A G Sanderson (Bolton), and the
Rev A S Renton (brother of the bridegroom). Harold Hinchcliffe presided at the
organ, and played suitable selections. The bride was given away by her brother,
Herbert Baxter. The bridesmaids were Miss Hilda G Baxter, Miss Gladys Renton,
Miss Nellie Blackburn, and Miss K Bennett. Best man was Walter Scott Renton
(brother of the bridegroom). The groomsmen were Messrs W Clough, J S Baxter, and C A Baxter.
The honeymoon was in Scotland.



1914 Harrogate Newspaper Extracts

Harrogate Herald - 14th January 1914

[Very long - Abbreviated details only - Full extraction by request]

The adjourned inquest on the remains of a child unknown was held on Friday morning
at the Court House, Ripon, before Dr Husband, Coroner for the Liberty of Ripon and
the West Riding of Yorkshire. Mr. R Guy was foreman of the jury, and Mr. Hanley
Hutchinson represented Eleanor Renton, who was present. At the opening of the
inquest a week ago only sufficient evidence was taken to justify an adjournment.
[The inquest concerns the concealment of a birth and the burning of the body in the
kitchen stove - Details are very harrowing - Eleanor Renton was committed for trial at the next Leeds Assize]



Harrogate Herald - 23rd September 1914
A very pretty wedding took place at St. Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate, on Saturday
afternoon, between Mr. T R V Renton, second son of Mr. & Mrs. George Renton,
of Harrogate, and Miss K M (Kitty) Gallon, elder daughter of Mr. & Mrs. F W Gallon, of Harrogate.
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of silver tissue over pale
pink, draped with Brussels appliqué lace, the Court train being of silver and white
brocade, lined with pale pink and ruched chiffon. She also wore a tulle veil with a
wreath of orange blossom and white heather, and carried a sheaf of lilies, the gift of the
bridegroom. Miss Dotty Gallon (sister of the bride) and Miss Dorothy Norton Rhodes
attended her as bridesmaids, and they were attired in pale blue chiffon dresses, draped
with ecru lace, and large black velvet and tulle hats. They carried shower bouquets of
pink carnations, and wore turquoise and gold earrings, the gift of the bridegroom. Miss
Rosmarie Blackwood (niece of the bridegroom) and Master Jack Haverfield (cousin of
the bride) acted as train-bearers, and they were dressed in picturesque costumes of the
Kate Greenaway style. Mr. E G Renton officiated as best man.
A reception, which was largely attended, was afterwards held at the Grand Hotel, and
later in the afternoon Mr. & Mrs. Renton left for London and the South Coast.
Renton names in Presents list : Miss Renton, Mr. & Mrs. C Renton, Dr & Mrs. H Renton,
Mr. E G Renton and Miss M Goodfellow, Mr. Gerald Renton.




1915 Harrogate Newspaper Extracts

Harrogate Herald - 15th December 1915

On December 11th 1915, at the Parish Church, Kettering, by the Rev A F Warren,
Elwyn George, Lieutenant, ASC, son of Mr. & Mrs. George Renton, of Harrogate, to
Margery Alice, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. F W Fellow, of Kettering..



1918 Harrogate Newspaper Extracts
Harrogate Herald - 5th June 1918
RENTON - May 29th, at the Station Hospital, Lahore (India), from pneumonia,
Elwyn George, Lieutenant ASC (solicitor), the fourth son of George and Rose Bertha
Renton, Queen Parade, Harrogate, aged 32 years.


Harrogate Herald - 21st August 1918

Second Lieutenant E T Renton, pilot RAF, was killed in France on Wednesday,

August 14th. He is the only son of Mr & Mrs G H Renton, Otterburn, St James' Park, Harrogate, and only 19 years of age.



1923 Harrogate Newspaper Extracts
Harrogate Herald - 28th November 1923

We regret to announce the death of Mr George Renton, of the firm of Renton and
Renton, auctioneers and estate agents, Albert Street, Harrogate, which occurred on
Wednesday night [21st] at his residence, Grove Villa, Queen Parade, Harrogate, at the
age of 78. Mr Renton was a native of Knaresborough, and was educated at the late
Mr Carter's school at Ripley, and afterwards at the Boys' Academy at Starbeck. He
was articled in 1858 to the late Mr Hannam, land agent and surveyor, of Kirk
Deighton, Wetherby and Knaresborough, and subsequently joined his grandfather, who
at that time was junior partner of Messrs Renton and Renton, of which firm he
became a partner, the business being carried on in the Castle Yard at Knaresborough,
and in James Street, Harrogate. Mr Renton retired from active work two or three
years ago, after 55 years' association with the firm, of which he was he head. He was a
Fellow of the Surveyors' Institute, and at one period president of the Yorkshire branch.
He was also a Fellow of the Auctioneer's Institution and a member of the Aboricultural
Society. He had extensive experience in rating matters, and was retained by several
Unions in the West Riding. His services as a surveyor were frequently sought in
arbitration cases and in the acquiring of land under compulsory powers, and in this
capacity he was retained by the Leeds, Bradford, and Harrogate Corporations as an
expert, his services being requisitioned when the town acquired the Bogs Field. He was
chairman of the directors of The Queen Hotel Company, Harrogate, and a director of
the Harrogate Gas Company. He was the oldest Freemason in the town, and had been
connected with the Harrogate and Claro Lodge, No.1001, for over 50 years. He was

a staunch Liberal, and during the 1885 election he acted as chairman to the late Mr
William Harker, when he defeated the late Mr John Lloyd Wharton. He leaves a
widow and three sons. The interment takes place at Harlow Cemetery today.

Renton mourners : Mr G R V Renton, Dr H F Renton (Doncaster), Mr Gerald Renton (Leeds),
sons; and Mr J L Blackwood, son-in-law.

Coffin : George Renton, born January 13th, 1845; died November 21st, 1923.