Sunday, 18 February 2007

Robert Henry Daglish of Crook, County Durham

I recently acquired an old beer bottle, which has on it "R H Daglish - Crook". In this case Crook is the name of a place in County Durham.

I believe this bottle was made for Robert Henry Daglish (1865-1911). Robert's father was Matthew Daglish, who was a coal miner - but in the 1881 census was an inn keeper at the Heights of Alma public house in Mount Pleasant, near Crook.

Robert Henry was twice married - to Elizabeth Storey and later to Elizabeth's sister Ada. He died in Harrogate in Yorkshire but his home was in Hope Street, Crook. His occupation at time of death was given as Saddler and Wine and Spirit Merchant.

It would be interesting to hear from anyone with knowledge of this family or of the area in which they lived.


Tim said...

We have a pub in Framwellgate Moor near Durham and recently one of our customers brought in some old bottles that had been dug up on a building site at Stanley Crook near Crook. One was very similar to the one on your blog except that it just has the words Daglish and Crook with no initials. Also it has a depiction of a rather stout chap wearing a top hat and tailcoat. Did you ever find out any more about the bottle you have?
Tim Barker

kitty said...

That is very interesting .Storey /ie is a very common name from ettrick /Selkirk and it is a name that is often linked in marriage to a Dalgleish . Therefore, she might be a scot.