Chemists in Market Rasen 1822-2020

Payne & Starbuck Ltd., 13 Queen Street bottle from 1960s

1822- Pigot’s

John Casterton -chemist and druggist: Edward Pennington- surgeon and druggist

1826- Whites

John Casterton- chemist and druggist and seedsman in Queen Street

Edward Pennington- chemist and druggist in Queen Street

1829-Pigot’s

John Casterton, King Street,- Margaret Marshall, Queen Street,- Edward Pennington, King Street

1835-Pigot’s

John Casterton, chemist and druggist, seedman and hop merchant and cheese factor, Queen Street,-

Edward Pennington, Queen Street,- John B L’Oste, Queen Street,-

William Marshall, Queen Street, Edward Pennington, King Street,

1841-Pigot’s

John Casterton, chemist and druggist, oil and colourman, hop merchant and cheese factor, Queen Street,

Edward Pennington, Queen Street,

William Farrow, oil and colourman and seedsman, Queen Street, Strawson & Young, Market Place.

1856-White’s

John Casterton, chemist and druggist,Queen Street

EE Jevons, chemist, Market Place

Robert Robinson, King Street,- John Dolby, King Street,- Samuel Brett, Queen Street.

1861-Post office Directory

John David and James Martin Casterton, chemist and druggist, Queen Street

Edward Enos Jevons, chemist and druggist, King Street

A Foster, Market Place, -Alfred Ream, Queen Street,- Mary Ann Pennington, druggist and grocer, Queen Street, – A Aston, Queen Street.

1868-Post office Directory

James Martin Casterton, chemist and druggist, Queen Street

Edward Enos Jevons, chemist and druggist, King Street

Mary Ann Pennington, druggist and grocer, Queen Street, – A Aston, Queen Street.

1869-

Bayons Lodge 1286, Masonic Hall, John Street, consecrated, a resuscitation of Lodge 612 (1834). EE Jevons was one of the founders

1872-White’s

James Casterton, chemist and druggist, wholesale and retail, oil and colour merchant and insurance (United Kingdom Temperance & General Provident (Life) agent, Queen Street

Edward Enos Jevons, chemist and druggist, oil and colour merchant and insurance (Royal) agent, King Street

Alfred Aston, Union Street,- William Ranson, Queen Street,

William Holgate, chemist and wine & spirit merts for W & A Gilbey, oil and colourman merchant and insurance( County Fire) agent, Queen Street

1876-Post Office Directory

James Casterton, chemist and druggist, wholesale and retail, oil and colour merchant and insurance agent, Queen Street

Edward Enos Jevons, chemist and druggist, oil and colour merchant and insurance agent, King Street

A Aston, Union Street, -William Ranson, Queen Street

William Holgate, chemist and druggist, grocer, and soda water manufacturer, Queen Street

1882-White’s

James Casterton, chemist and druggist, wholesale and retail, oil and colour merchant and agent for the Lincoln Bank, Queen Street.

Wallis Byron Jevons, chemist and druggist, oil and colour merchant and insurance agent, King Street

Henry Payne, chemist, Queen Street.-Alfred Aston, chemist, Union Street.- William Ranson, chemist and druggist, Queen Street,

William Holgate, chemist and druggist, grocer, and soda water manufacturer, Queen Street

1889-Kelly’s

Casterton log book from 1890s

James Casterton, chemist and druggist, wholesale and retail, oil and colour merchant and agent for the Lincoln Bank, Queen Street. Member of the Local Board, Office in Mill Street.

Wallis Byron Jevons, chemist and druggist, agent for W & A Gilbey, wine and spirit merchants, King Street. Secretary of the Foal Show, held in the last week in September.

Mrs Jevons living at the Villa, Chapel Street.

Henry Payne, chemist and druggist and stationer, Queen Street.-Alfred Aston, chemist, Oxford Street.- William Ranson, chemist and druggist, Queen Street,

William Holgate, chemist and druggist, grocer, and soda water manufacturer, Queen Street

Charles Burrell- beer retailer and blacksmith in Middle Rasen.

1892/3- Kelly’s/White’s

James Casterton, chemist and druggist, wholesale and retail, oil and colour merchant and insurance agent, 4 Queen Street. Member of the Local Board, Office in Mill Street.

Wallis Byron Jevons, chemist and druggist, agent for W & A Gilbey, wine and spirit merchants, King Street, and mineral water manufacturer, Caistor Road. Member of the Local Board.

Mrs Jevons living at the Villa, Chapel Street.

Henry Payne, chemist and druggist and stationer,news/books, tobacconist, agent to the County Fire and Provident Life Offices, 13 Queen Street.

Alfred Aston, Chemist, 22 Oxford Street- William Ranson, chemist, 14 Queen Street

1896-Kelly’s

James Casterton, chemist and druggist, wholesale and retail, oil and colour merchant and insurance agent, 4 Queen Street. Vice-chairman of the Urban District Council, Office in Mill Street.

Wallis Byron Jevons, chemist and druggist, agent for W & A Gilbey Limited, wine and spirit merchants, King Street, and mineral water manufacturer, Caistor Road.

Henry Payne, chemist and druggist and stationer,news/books, tobacconist, agent to the County Fire and Provident Life Offices, 13 Queen Street.

Alfred Aston, Chemist, 22 Oxford Street- William Ranson, chemist, 14 Queen Street

1900-Kelly’s

James Casterton, chemist and druggist, 4 Queen Street. Member of the Urban District Council, Office in Mill Street. Retire in 1901.

Wallis Byron Jevons, chemist and druggist, agent for W & A Gilbey Limited, wine and spirit merchants, 4 Queen Street, and mineral water manufacturer, Caistor Road. Henry Payne, chemist and druggist and stationer,news/books, tobacconist, 13 Queen Street.

Mrs Sarah Ann Aston, Chemist, 22 Oxford Street

During 1900’s Cyril Starbuck was apprentice chemist at 4 Queen Street with WB Jevons.

1905-Kelly’s

James Casterton, chemist and druggist, 4 Queen Street. Member of the Urban District Council, Office in Mill Street. Retire in 1907.

Wallis Byron Jevons, chemist and druggist, agent for W & A Gilbey Limited, wine and spirit merchants, 4 Queen Street, and mineral water manufacturer, Caistor Road. Henry Payne, chemist and druggist and stationer,news/books, tobacconist, 13 Queen Street.

Mrs Sarah Ann Aston, Chemist, 22 Oxford Street

Charles Burrell- beer retailer and blacksmith in Middle Rasen.

1909-Kelly’s

James Casterton, chemist and druggist, 4 Queen Street. Member of the Urban District Council, Office in Mill Street. Retire in 1910.

Wallis Byron Jevons, chemist and druggist, 4 Queen Street

Henry Payne, chemist and druggist and stationer,news/books, tobacconist, sole maker of Procters’ celebrated cow drink, 13 Queen Street.

Charles Burrell- beer retailer and blacksmith in Middle Rasen.

1912

W.B Jevons died

1913-Kelly’s

James Casterton, chemist and druggist, 4 Queen Street.

Frederick Charles Burrell, chemist, 4 King Street (lived at 41 King Street)

Payne and Starbuck Limited, chemist and druggist, 13 Queen Street.

1914-local Almanac

James Casterton, chemist and druggist, 4 Queen Street.

Frederick Charles Burrell, chemist, 4 King Street (lived at 41 King Street)

Charles Burrell – Waterloo Street

Henry Payne, Payne and Starbuck Limited, chemist and druggist, 13 Queen Street.

1919-Kelly’s

James Casterton,(exors. of ) chemist, 4 Queen Street.

Frederick Charles Burrell, 12 King Street, chemist, sheep dip, cattle medicine, potato sprayer, sheep dipper, and wine and spirit merchant, mineral water manufacturer.

Payne and Starbuck Limited, chemist, sheep dippers, potato sprayers, sheep dip and cattle medicine manufacturers, 23 Queen Street.

1926-Kelly’s

Walter C Casterton MPS, chemist and druggist, 4 Queen Street.

Frederick Charles Burrell MPS, chemist, 12 King Street,

Payne and Starbuck Limited, chemist and druggist, 13 Queen Street.

1930-Kelly’s

Walter C Casterton MPS, chemist and druggist, 4 Queen Street. Vice-chairman of the UDC.

Frederick Charles Burrell MPS, chemist, 12 King Street,

Payne and Starbuck Limited, chemist and druggist, 13 Queen Street.

1937-Kelly’s

Walter C Casterton MPS, chemist and druggist, 4 Queen Street. Member of the UDC.

Frederick Charles Burrell MPS, chemist, 12 King Street,

Payne and Starbuck Limited, chemist and druggist, 13 Queen Street.

Burrell 1937

1938 Mr FC Burrell died

1939-Rasen Mail

Casterton chemist advert for Johnson’s tonic for poultry.

letter from Mr Casterton’s log book 1941

Payne and Starbuck continued trading until 1960s.

Payne & Starbuck

Boots arrived in town 1948

Manager and Pharmacist of shop was John H Geeson

John Geeson (1912-1994) was the Manager and Pharmacist for Boots until he retired in 1972s.

Photographs of him at work, with his staff, shop decorated for Cornation Day, and shop new front window. Photographs from his widow Dorothy

“A relief manager of Boots the Chemists, Lincoln, in civilian life, Sergt. J H Geeson, RAMC of 88 Hewson Road, Lincoln has just been demobilised. He has been mentioned in dispatches for conspicuous bravery in landing medical stores in Normandy the day after D-Day. He has been in the Army for four and a half years.

Mr Geeson is a native of Denton near Grantham, and attended King’s School, Grantham and Leicestershire College. He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society.

His wife was formerly Miss D M Blackburn of 88 Hewson Road, Lincoln and they have one daughter.” Lincolnshire Chronicle. 1946?

The Geeson family lived in Caistor Road, John wanted to expand next door but Boots said no.

During the 1950/60s John was Chairman of Chambers of Trade, Round Table, and involved in the Music Festivals.

John Geeson died in 1994

RHS would like to thank his Widow Dorothy for this information and photographs.

Also like to thank the present Manager of Boots for the photographs of the old tins, equipment and book.

1948

Boots 1970

Census 1851, 1861, 1881

1851-Census of Queen Street.

John Casterton, chemist and druggist, Samuel Brett, druggist and grocer.

1861-Census of Queen Street.

John D Casterton, chemist and druggist, Mary Ann Pennington, druggist and grocer,

Alfred Ream, chemist and druggist,

1881-Census

Wallis Byron Jevons, aged 21, chemist, King Street. Living with Mum, Sarah J (43) widow, servant Betsy A Waddingham (17). Chemist, 1 assistant, 1 appre. And 1Boy.

James Casterton, aged 43, chemist and druggist, wholesale and retail, oil and colour merchant and insurance agent, Queen Street. Living with wife Lucy and son John (12), AW Bristowe (21) assistant, C Oats (15) apprentice, and Ellen Sharpe (20) domestic servant.

William Ranson, aged 40, chemist and druggist, Queen Street, living with wife Mary (47), daughter Mary (13) and Emma Shimmels (15) servant.

Henry Payne, aged 30, chemist, Queen Street, living with wife Alice (28) and son Arthur (2), Herbert Scupham (20) and Mary A Tindell (23) domestic servant.

Alfred Aston, aged 54, chemist, Union Street, living with Sarah (52), sons- William (27), Walter (24), Arthur (20), Oliver (14), and Alfred (12).

William Holgate, aged 36, living with wife Elizabeth and faughter Lucy in Linwood, Lincoln

Frederick Charles Burrell, aged 10, living with Dad Charles, Mum Ann and brothers Albert and John in South Street, Middle Rasen

Cyril Starbuck, aged 3, living with Dad John Bessal, Mum Harriet, and Lizzie, Ada and Frank at 6 Market Street, Sutton.

William H Freeman aged 26, Assistant chemist living at home with parents in Waterloo Road

William Sharpe aged 19, chemist and druggist boarding in Foundry Terrace with Edward Parkinson