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The Life Of John Metcalf, Commonly Called Blind Jack Of Knaresborough

by Anonymous

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages162
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10518854M
    ISBN 100548163731
    ISBN 109780548163733

    "Blind Jack" Metcalf In the market place at Knaresborough, adjacent to the market cross is a statue to commemorate the life of John Metcalf, known as "Blind Jack". John Metcalf (–), also known as Blind Jack of Knaresborough or Blind Jack Metcalf, was the first professional road builder to emerge during the Industrial Revolution. John Metcalf, Blind Jack of Knaresborough as he was called, who had walked from London to York and marched in the '45 from York to Scotland, was one of the best guides over the moors. Others, though possessed of sight, were by no means so reliable and guided their parties into .

    ALBERT Williamm and HARVEY P.D.A. Portsmouth Record Series: Portsmouth and Sheet Turnpike Commissioners' Minute Book City of Portsmouth () xxxvii + . He often walked to Knaresborough in the morning, with four or five stones of meal on his shoulders, and joined his men by six o'clock. He completed the road much sooner than was expected, to the entire satisfaction of the surveyor and trustees. 12 The story of Blind .

    Midgeley, senior, being a good performer, he was taken into partnership gratis; but the son, and Metcalf’s former assistant, paid five pounds each premium. ". originally from “The Life of John Metcalf, commonly called Blind Jack of Knareborough” dictated by Metcalfe himself in and published by R. and R. Peck, York in William METCALFE was born on month day , at birth place, to ANTHONY Metcalf and MARGARET Metcalf (born RALLINSHAW). ANTHONY was born on December 5 , in Hawes, Yorkshire, England. MARGARET was born on February 4 , in Grasmere, Westmorland, England.


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The life of john metcalf. JOHN METCALF was born at Knares∣borough, on the 15th of August, When four years old, he was put to school by his parents, who were working people, and continued at school two years: He was then seized with the small-pox, which ren∣dered him totally blind, though all possible means were used to preserve his sight.

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Blinded by smallpox at the age of six, John Metcalf () led a life that might have featured in an eighteenth-century novel. Popularly known as 'Blind Jack of Knaresborough', Metcalf had many and varied careers, including musician, horse trader, fish supplier, textile merchant and stage-wagon operator.

John Metcalf (–), also known as Blind Jack of Knaresborough or Blind Jack Metcalf, was the first professional road builder to emerge during the Industrial Revolution.

Blind from the age of six, John had an eventful life, which was well documented by his own account just before his death. In the period to he built about miles ( km) of turnpike road, mainly in the.

The story of John Metcalf (), otherwise known as Blind Jack of Knaresborough, is quite well known in Yorkshire. He dictated his autobiography to a York publisher in and it came out as a popular chapbook in his own lifetime.

Samuel Smiles took up his story as exemplary, as an engineer comparable with Telford, and a shortened version found its way into a book by Sabine Baring Gould. Author of Chinese Literature, Euthanasia or Turf, Tent and Tomb, History Of The First Sikh Infantry V1, The Fat Knight, Rosie, Dictionary Of Scientific Illustrations And Symbols, The Ramayana, The Life Of John Metcalf, Commonly Called Blind Jack Of Knaresborough.

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With many entertaining anecdotes of his exploits in hunting, card-playing, etc. Some particulars relative to the expedition against the Rebels inin which he bore a personal share; and also a succinct account of his various contracts for making Roads, erecting Bridges, and other undertakings, in.

In the book about Metcalf's life, the properties were described as being "9 yards wide, 23 [yards] long, and 21 feet from the foundation to the square of the building, with chimneys or pipes." Blind Jack of Knaresborough retired to Spofforth, Yorkshire, and died there on 26 April aged Buy [(Blind Jack of Knaresborough)] [ By (author) Arnold Kellett ] [June, ] by Arnold Kellett (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

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“Life of John Metcalfe, Commonly Called Blind Jack of Knaresborough” (Otley, England, ca. William Moon, “Light for the Blind” (Brighton, England, ca. Perceive the sounds and smells of one of Metcalf’s youthful adventures from the olfactometer in the curved wall opposite “Gift 5.”.

The Green Dragon at that place was kept by a Mr. Body, who had two nephews with him; and when the hunting season drew near its close, these, with some other young men, expressed a desire for a day's sport; and knowing that Mr. Woodburn, the master of the Knaresborough pack of hounds, had often lent them to Metcalf, they asked Blind Jack to.

The Life of John Metcalf, commonly called Blind Jack of Knaresburgh (York ) p. The inci dent there described took place in about ; the MS was read to Metcalf (for whom, cf. pp. –3) and corrected by him. The praise of Author: John Trappes-Lomax.Due to the need to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID) the Library building and reading rooms are closed to visitors until further notice.