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Goole Solicitor & Public Figure: William Everatt Hind

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From the Goole Weekly Times, Friday 8th January 1892:




We regret to announce that the death occurred on Monday afternoon, at his residence, The Gables, Goole, of Mr Willliam Everatt Hind, at the age of 57. Mr Hind had practised as a solicitor in Goole for many years and was one of the best known residents of the port. He was taken ill some months since, suffering an attack of typhoid fever, but three weeks ago he was slowly recovering, when he had a relapse, and succumbed on Monday afternoon about one o'clock.

The deceased gentleman was born at Crowle, his father, James Hind, being a farmer. After leaving school he entered the office of the late Mr T. H. Camochan, solicitor, of Crowle, where he served his articles. He was admitted as a solicitor in the Michaelmas term 1856, and shortly afterwards commenced to practise in Goole. He subsequently went to reside at Howden, and returned to Goole in 1875, where he has since carried on a practice. He also has an extensive clientele in Hull, and for some time had a branch office in that port.

In addition to having been chairman of the Goole Local Board, he formerly held the positions of clerk to the Goole School Board and the Goole Burial Board, but resigned both the latter appointments. He was also returning officer for Goole at the last parliamentary election. On the formation of the Goole Law Society he was elected its president. He was one of the oldest Past Masters of the Aire and Calder Lodge of Freemasons, and was also a member of the Arch Chapter. In the year 1880 the deceased gentleman entered into partnership with Mr W. Everatt, which was dissolved by mutual agreement in November of 1884. For a considerable time he was an advocate in the Goole County Court and the Goole Police Court, which practice he relinquished in 1885. Two or three years ago he presented to the town a handsome drinking fountain, which occupies a prominent position at the junction of Victoria and Carlisle Streets.

The funeral of Mr W. E. Hind took place yesterday morning, the attendance at which was of a large and representative character. Early in the morning there had been a somewhat heavy fall of snow, but the snowing ceased sometime before the sad cortège left the residence of the deceased gentleman at Old Goole, and fine weather prevailed during the progress of the procession from The Gables to the Parish Church.

The members of the Aire and Calder Lodge of Freemasons (of which Mr Hind was an old member) to the number of about fifty preceded the hearse, the outside of which was covered with beautiful floral tributes. Four mourning coaches and Mr John Bennett's private carriage followed, the passing bell of the Parish Church being tolled until the procession reached the principal entrance to the grounds of the church. There were several gentlemen waiting here to pay their last tributes of respect to the deceased and who, together with those who had accompanied the remains from The Gables, formed themselves into two lines, between which, preceded by the Rev. W. H. Carr (vicar), the Rev. W. Booth (Hook), and the Revs D. Richards, R. H. Gilbert and F. W. Booty, the coffin passed, born on the shoulders of six employees, and followed by the chief mourners.

The party entered the church by the west entrance, and the first portion of the funeral service took place, the prayers being read by the Revs W. Booth and D. Richards. The ladies' choir was also in attendance and sang very sweetly Psalm 39 and the hymn Lead, kindly light, the service throughout being very impressive. The procession was then re-formed, and Mr John Wilson, who presided at the organ, played the Dead March in Saul as the party left the church.

The mourners then proceeded to the pretty cemetery on the Hook Road, the remainder of the burial service being read by the Rev. W. H. Carr. The coffin, which was of pitch pine with brass fittings, was covered with a large brass cross, and a tablet bore the simple inscription :-

William Everatt Hind
Born 1834
Died 1892

The grave was very tastefully prepared, being edged round with maiden-hair ferns and evergreens. The chief mourners were Mrs Hind, Mr Everatt Hind, Misses Hind (2), and three young sons. Dr Blair, Dr Bramwell, Mr and Mrs John Bennett and the Misses Bennett were also present. The large and very handsome floral cross, consisting of an arrangement of maiden-hair ferns, orchids, camellias, paper white narcissus and Roman hyacinths, was a tribute from the family, and wreaths were also sent by the following :-

Annie (niece) Mr and Mrs Wm Everatt
Dr and Mrs Blair Mr A. Drury
Major Porter ......... Earnshaw
Mr and Mrs Bennett Mr and Mrs Carter (Howden)
Dr and Mrs Bramwell Mrs Frank Mann and Mrs Briggs (Howden)
Dr and Mrs Bruce Mrs Clement Morton
Mr and Mrs John Taylor Mr Frank and Mrs Grant
Mr and Mrs H. B. Thorp Mrs and Miss Brownswood
Mr P. S. Gilchrist Miss .... Potter
The members of the Hull and East Riding Club
The non-commissioned officers of the ... Detachment of the 1st volunteer Battalion K.O.Y.L.I.

Amongst the company present at the church or the cemetery were the following :-

The Rev. W. Cass, Major Best, Messrs E. T. Clark (Snaith), .... Green (Howden), L. Holmes, Cass jun., C. Bromley, G. England, H. B. Thorp, Rockett, Meggitt (Hull), Blasdale, F. Pemberton, Richardson (Hull), Tempest (Hull), John Taylor, W. E. H. Grayburn, G. W. Townend, R. Fosdick, Bray, Hy Wilson, Chas Denby, Marsden, Gill, Gooderidge, W. Dayson, J. Cawthorpe, Kelsey, R. Haldenby, and A. Lamb.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs Huntington and Sherburn, and the grave was decorated by Messrs Miller and Roberts.




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Born in 1834 at Crowle Grange, he was the eldest son of Mr James Hind, of Crowle Grange, afterwards of Rowland Hall, near Howden. Articled to Mr T. H. Camochan, of Crowle, he was admitted solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1856, and shortly afterwards commenced to practise in Goole, and resided in Bank's Terrace, now pulled down. He afterwards purchased a practice in Howden, and married Miss Maw, of Thorpe Hall, near Howden.

He became greatly interested in Flax Mills and endeavoured by that means to revive the industry of the town of Howden, but owing to the Franco-German war [1870-1871], the markets for flax goods were closed and the venture ended disastrously.

Shortly after this he returned to Goole where he occupied an office in Bank's Terrace for a great length of time. He was the first clerk to the Goole School Board, and one of those who took a great share in its promotion. He also acted in a similar capacity to the Goole Burial Board in 1882. In connection with Mr William Everatt, who was then in partnership with him, he opened out the building estate known as Queen's Avenue, and afterwards, in conjunction with the late Mr Thomas Ouston, he opened the Ouston Estate. Since that time he has been connected with building estates in the neighbourhood.

In 1886 he was appointed a member of the Local Board, and in April 1887 (Jubilee year) was elected the chairman. Shortly after his election however, litigation was commenced as to the liability of adjoining owners to pay for the making of Pasture Road, and although not a party to the action in question, he, as a large property owner in Pasture Road, resigned his position on the Board.

Since that time Mr Hind has not held any public appointments except those of director of the following companies : Goole Chamber of Commerce, Goole Market Hall Co. Ltd, Solicitor to Goole School Board, Hull and East Riding Club, etc. He was also a Postmaster of the Aire and Calder Lodge of Freemasons, No. 458, and was the W.M. of that body in 1860. At the time of his death he was the oldest P.M. and member of the lodge with the exception of Mr A. Spink. He was passionately attached to every kind of field sport and outdoor exercise and practised them up to his last illness with all the pleasure and ardour of youth.

The final scene took place yesterday when the remains were taken to the cemetery. Shortly after 10-30 a.m. the coffin of polished oak with brass mountings and with a simple though beautiful brass cross, on which were inscribed the words

William Everatt Hind
Born 1832
Died 1892,

was borne by Mr J. W. Chapman (late clerk), Mr T. Grant (gardener), Mr T. Sherburn, Mr S. Ward, Mr A. Darley, and Mr J. Sweeting (employees); whilst a most beautiful cross, composed of ferns, camellias and snowdrops, was placed on the coffin.

The mourners were Mrs Hind, Miss Florence Hind, Miss Gertrude Mary Hind, Masters Frank, William, Herbert and John Hind; Mrs James (sister), London, Miss Newbold (niece), followed by Drs Blair and Bramwell (medical attendants), and the carriages of the Misses Wells, Mr J. Bennett and Mr R. Fosdick.

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