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The history and topography of the parish of Kirkburton and of the graveship ...

 By Henry James Morehouse


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By Henry James Morehouse
Published 1861
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by H. Roebuck
NEH British History
Preservation Project
- 1996

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kirkburton, holmfirth, cumberworth
kirkburton, dodworth, birton
goldthorpe, helay, stansfield
brockholes, beamond, messuage
chapelry, appleyard, harrop
morehouse, moorcroft, salkeld
hepworth, earnshaw, carucates
hinchliff, hellawell, bilberry
vicarial, meltham, honley

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indeed, small portions of land by way of sustaining themselves and their families; but it was at the mere will of the lord, who might dispossess them whenever he pleased ; and it was upon villein services, that is, to carry out dung, to hedge and ditch the lord's demesne, and any other the meanest offices. - Page 85

or else they were in gross, or at large, ie, annexed to the person of the lord, and transferable by deed from one owner to another. They could not leave their lord without his permission; but if they ran away, or - Page 84

it was only in respect of his lord, that the villein, at least in England, was without rights; he might inherit, purchase, sue in the courts of law, though as defendant in a real action or suit, wherein land was claimed, he might shelter himself under the plea of villeinage. - Page 85

for the punishment of scolds and unquiet women, by ducking them in the water, after having placed them in a stool or chair fixed at the end of a long pole, by which they were immerged in some muddy or stinking pond." Blount tells us that - Page 142

work; and belonging, both they, their children, and effects, to the lord of the soil, like the rest of the cattle or stock upon it. - Page 84

our heads did never ake; for as smoke in those days was supposed to be a sufficient hardning for the timber of the house, so it was reputed a far better medicine to keep the good man and his family from the - Page 19

hardning for the timber of the house, so it was reputed a far better medicine to keep the good man and his family from the quack. - Page 19

just ready to devour us. They were, however, tolerably quiet while I preached: only a few pieces of dirt were thrown; and the bell-man came in the middle of the sermon, but was stopped by a gentleman of the town. I had almost done when they began to ring the bells; so that it did us small disservice. - Page 222

1777 ; and on the 2nd of May, 1778, the chapel was duly registered ' as a place of public worship of Almighty God, for Protestant Dissenters.' " About the month of August following, the Independent Church was formed; those who composed it agreeing to ' walk together in the faith and order of the gospel.' " In May, 1779, they succeeded in securing the services of a settled minister— - Page 220

the power of God was eminently present both to wound and to heal. I believe the congregation at Wakefield in the evening was larger even than this ; and the verdure of the trees, the smoothness of the meadow, the calmness of the evening, and the stillness of the whole congregation, made it a delightful sight. - Page 223

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Huddersfield - Page 211
And to close the day with every economical advantage, the young couple went to Huddersfield market to buy meat for the funeral of the old sire, and, ...
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Wakefield - Page 44
At length having arrived at Wakefield, he heard that the queen was advancing towards him with greatly superior numbers. ...
more pages: 13 22 27 41 51 60 133 211 226
Rotherham - Page 23
I advised them to seek help from Rotherham and Sheffield,* and whilst they stood upon their guards, to get their goods to places of most safeguard, ...
more pages: 22 65 67 220
Halifax - Page 190
William Buck, of Halifax, merchant, was many years an active trustee of this chapel, and contributed largely to the funds for the rebuilding of it in ...
more pages: 3 22 27 40 41 133 182 210
York - Page 89
number of the gentry and others of York and the surrounding country participated, furnishes another link in the series of events of that period. ...
more pages: 22 33 44 76 83 144 158 210 212
Sheffield - Page 23
I advised them to seek help from Rotherham and Sheffield,* and whilst they stood upon their guards, to get their goods to places of most safeguard, ...
more pages: 22 57 72 76 97 200 205
Leeds - Page 195
Mrs. Wilson afterwards married the Kcv. Timothy Aired, minister of the Old Chapel, in Morley, near Leeds. * Charity Commissioners' Reports. AA 2.
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Manchester - Page 25
that a detachment of soldiers had been sent to take him prisoner to Manchester, which proceeding would suggest that he was suspected to be implicated ...
more pages: 22 24 65 97 183 223
Longwood - Page 3
No Roman roads traversed this district, or approached within several miles,— that which passed over Slack, in Longwood, being probably the nearest; ...
more pages: 32 217
Bolton - Page 191
He was descended from an ancient family long seated at Rivington Hall, near Bolton, in Lancashire. He is described as a man of " considerable ...
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Cambridge - Page 211
The said Joshua Earnshaw was educated at Cambridge, where he took his BA degree and entered the church, and was appointed Incumbent of Ossett, ...
more pages: 65 66 126 127 128
Oxford - Page 210
James Earnshaw, the eldest son and principal heir to his father's estate, received his education at Oxford, and on the death of his father, resided.
more pages: 55 65 69 90 106
Stockport - Page 190
He was for some time settled at Stockport; and in 1696 assisted at the ordination of Mr. John Ashe, "the zealous and indefatigable minister of Ashford ...
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Windsor - Page 43
for raising an insurrection, and for seizing the king's person at Windsor, but the treachery of Rutland gave the king warning of the danger. ...
more pages: 68 69 220
London - Page 26
The progress of the rebels towards London was, however, slow, which afforded opportunity to those who possessed valuable personal property, ...
more pages: 33 44 74 144 176 178 191 197
Exeter - Page 44
The queen soon appeared before the walls of Sandal Castle with the main body of her army led by the Dukes of Somerset and Exeter, provoking her enemy ...
Lancaster - Page 44
The lords of the party of Lancaster were laying waste his lands in Yorkshire, * when he hastened to Sandal, which appears to have been a favourite ...
Derby - Page 27
The unexpected retreat of the rebels from Derby, northward, occasioned fresh consternation in Holmfirth and the surrounding country. ...
Birmingham - Page 220
After a residence of three years, he availed himself of an invitation from a congregation at Handsworth, near Birmingham. ...
Southampton - Page 44
The whole act is curious, and the reader may peruse after it, with pleasure, the scene at Southampton, so powerfully drawn by Shakspeare, ...
Coventry - Page 191
He resigned the pastoral office here in 1819, to take charge of a congregation at Coventry. He printed a sermon preached here on the occasion of the ...
Rochdale - Page 181
When I went first to Rochdale, you may remember what the old Ostler at the Baytinges willed me to do, ' Take with you (said he), a great box full of ...
Kendal - Page 178
He married Mary, daughter of Thomas Elwood, of Kirby, near Kendal, in the county of Westmorland, by whom he had issue two children—Ebenezer and Martha ...
Gloucester - Page 43
and Lord Spencer, who had been degraded from their respective titles of Albemarle, Surrey, Exeter, and Gloucester, conferred on them by Richard II., ...
Doncaster - Page 173
Vicars, of Doncaster (of the family of Thomas Cartwright, als. Vicars, who devised a large property to charitable uses), by whom he had issue an only ...
Nottingham - Page 46
Swanscoe, gentlemen, in trust for Sir Gervas Clifton, of Clifton, in the county of Nottingham, knight and baronet, and Penelope, his first wife, ...
Croydon - Page 40
In 1270 he executed an instrument at Croydon, stating his intention to stand to the judgment of the Court after his outrage, ...
Warrington - Page 78
of Grange, who married October 18th, 1800, Lady Amelia Grey, 6th daughter of George Henry Grey, Earl of Stamford and Warrington, by whom he had issue. ...
Bristol - Page 96
He remained with them about two years, then removed to Netherfield chapel, near Penistone; thence to Chester, and lastly to Bristol, where he died in ...
Liverpool - Page 181
He finally removed to Liverpool, where he died in 1698 ; aged eighty years. The parish of Penistone was peculiarly circumstanced. The Vicar—the Rev. ...
Warwick - Page 66
Bosvile resided principally at Wroxall, in Warwickshire, and was elected member of parliament for Warwick, in the long parliament. ...
Dublin - Page 174
In 1727 Richard, Earl of Anglesea, became enamoured, while in Dublin, with Anne Simpson, the only daughter of a wealthy citizen, then scarcely fifteen ...
Scarborough - Page 117
stands Alice, dan. of Scarborough). Richard Horsfall, of Storthes Hall, Oelit.,lord- of the Manor of Thurstonland. Buried at ...
Gateshead - Page 224
He was born at Gateshead, in the county of Durham, on the 9th of May, 1780 ; and died at Bradford, in Yorkshire, on the 12th of May, 1836 ; aged 56 ...
Charlotte - Page 153
Charlotte, wife of George Charlesworth, of Sudehill, died May 21st, 1858 ; aged 65 years. Martha, wife of John Morrey, of Daisy-lee, who died March ...
Leedi - Page 92
Simpson K-= by bequest ol Leedi, " olMickleth-. Esq. waite Sykes. her nephew. -Grace, daughter and co-heiresa. of Josiah Jen. kinson, of Leeds ...
Sydney - Page 191
In 1853 he proceeded to Australia, to take charge of the Unitarian Church in Sydney. The Rev. JOHN OWEN, the present respected minister, ...
Melbourne - Page 96
Robert Harper, from Melbourne, was the first minister who preached at the new chapel. He remained four years, then removed to Northowram, near Halifax ...