Royds Manor Court Rolls 1753

 

The Court Rolls for the Manor of Royds Hall have been taken from handwritten transcriptions done in the late 19th/early 20th century and form part of the Preston Papers. These are in the Bradford Office of the West Yorkshire Archives under reference PP box 1/3 . The current whereabouts of the originals are unknown.

We have transcribed them as they were copied out. We do not understand the use of brackets but have included them in case we work it out! Remember this is transcript of a transcript , so treat the information with a bit of caution - but as the original is probably lost we think it is worth sharing these unique documents.

 
 

1753 
Manor of Royds Hall with appurts. 
The Court Baron of Edward Leedes Esqr. Lord of the Manor aforesaid holden at the house of James Wardell,  Inn holder known by ye name of the Chapel House in Wibsey within the said Manor on Wednesday of 17th day of October in the 27th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second now King of Great Britain pc, and in the Reign of our Lord 1753 before John Eagle gentleman steward of the Court there.

The Suitors.

Freehold tenants which appeared.
Richard Richardson, Esq.
Lady ---Wentworth,
John Hodgson,
Joseph Pollard of Fairweather Green,
Joseph Pollard of Toftshaw,
Mary Pollard,
Mary and Elizabeth Swaine daughters and coheiressers of Abraham Swaine gentleman deceased,
Samuel Ramsbothom,
William Longbottom,
David Stead,
Richard Naylor,
Nicholas Tempest,
Joseph Fearnley,
Richard Cordingley,
Peregrine Wentworth, esqre,
Joseph Blaymires,
Jonas Booth,
Elizabeth Seed widow,
Samuel Hulme clerk,
Thomas Littlewood,
Samuel Dawson,
Martha Webster,
Richard Scholefield,
Richard Hodgson,
John Tordoff,
John Woodhouse,
Thomas Brooke,
Jeremiah Rawson gentleman,
Martha Walker,
----Sugden,
James Threapland,
Robert Thornton,
Samuel Stead,
William Wood gentleman,
William Bolland,
John Wright,
Widow Wilkinson,
Isaac Thomas,
Joseph Booth,
Caleb Wilkinson,
Richard Wilkinson,
John Wilkinson,
John Shutt,
Joseph Pearson,
Abraham Marsden,
Thomas Walker.

Essoyned. 
John Arthington,
Joseph Ramsden
Richard Scholefield.

Not Summoned.
Henry Cottam,
John Adderton,
Ann Fulford 19 years old
Jonathan Roebuck.

Tenants by Indenture and at will of the Lord.
John Smith esquire,
Edward Hanson,
John Tordoffe,
John Stead,
William Firth,
Aaron Kellett,
John Illingworth,
Joshua Benn,
John Smith,
James Woodhead,
Henry Walton,
Abraham Woodhead,
Phineas Firth,
James Pighles,
Jonas Barraclough, younger,
Joseph Holden,
John Booth,
Samuel Sugden,
Edward Waddington,
John Hardy,
Samuel Bywater,
John Bywater,
Henry Riley,
Joseph Barraclough,
Jonas Seed the elder,
Daniel Gleadhill,
Joseph Asquith,
John Rookes,
James Wardell,
Jonathan Hudson,
Isaac Clayton,
Jonas Seed the younger,
William Greenwood,
Edward Fletcher,
William Barraclough,
John Barraclough,
Richard Pearson

Essoyned.
Widow Waddington,
Richard Fawcett,
Widow Holdsworth,
Thomas Wilkinson.

The Names of the Jury. 
Richard Naylor,
Jonas Booth,
John Stead,
Richard Cordingley,
Joseph Pollard,
John Hopkinson,
Joseph Blaymires,
William Bolland,
John Pollard,
Squire Tordoff,
Willm. Longbottom
Thos. Brooke.  Sworn.

We do find that
John Smith esquire by Geo. Kellett  his tenant,
Edward Hanson,
John Tordoff,
John Stead,
Joshua Benn,
William Firth,
Aaron Kellett,
John Illingworth,
John Smith,
James Woodhead,
Henry Walton,
Abram Woodhead,
Phineas Firth,
James Pighles,
John Pighles,
Widow  Waddington,
Jonas Barraclough,
Joseph Holden,
John Booth,
Samuel Sugden,
Edward Waddington,
Reuben Waddington,
John Hardy,
Richard Fawcett,
Samuel Bywater,
John Bywater,
Henry Riley,
Joseph Barraclough,
Jonas Seed the elder,
Widow Holdsworth,
Daniel Gleadhill,
Joseph Asquith,
John Rookes,
Thos. Wilkinson,
James Wardell,
Jonathan Hudson,
Isaac Clayton,
Jonas Seed the younger,
William Greenwood,
Edward Fletcher,
William Barraclough,
John Barraclough,
Richard Pearson
are tenants of the Lord of this Manor by Indenture or at Will and have every of them appeared at this Court or essoined for the lands which they hold of him.

We do find that Richard Richrdson, esquire since last court purchased a farm of Mr Jeremy Rawson now in John Wright's possession of the yearly rent to the Lord of (blank) also a close of land of Mrs. Mary and Elizabeth Swaine called West Field of the yearly rent to the Lord of (blank) and also hath purchased some lands of Samuel Goodall lying at Toftshaw within this manor being of the ……..at Bierley within this manor called Newlands of the yearly rent to the Lord (blank) and that he hath appeared and paid fealty for the same.
We find that James Pollard is dead since the last Court and that Joseph Pollard of Fairweather Green his brother and heir has appeared and paid Fealty for lands in his own possession of the yearly rent to the Lord of one shilling and eight pence halfpenny and that there is a releife one shilling and eight pence halfpenny due on the death of the said James Pollard which the said Joseph has paid.
We do find that John Pollard is dead since the last Court and that Mary Pollard of Bierley is become entitled to a messuage and lands in her possession under ye will of the said John Pollard and that she has appeared by Joseph Pollard her son and paid fealty for the same.
We do find that Mrs Mary and Elizabeth Swaine have since last court purchased of Richard Richardson Esq. a close of land called Turl Ing of the yearly rent to the Lord of (blank) and that the said Mary and Elizabeth Swaine have appeared by Joseph Akeroyd their tenant and paid fealty for the same.
We do find that Saml. Ramsbothom dyed since last court and that Saml. Ramsbothom his grandson had appeared by Phebe his mother and hath paid fealty for a messuage and lands in possession of the said Phebe Ramsbothom of the yearly rent to the Lord of (blank)

We do find that William Ramsbothom one of the homage since last court has purchased of Richard Pearson a messuage and lands in his own possession being of the yearly rent to the Lord of (blank) and hath paid fealty for the same.
We do find that Sir Geo. Tempest. Bart is dead since last court and that Nicholas Tempest, Esq. his son has appeared by Samuel Stead his servant for a close in North Bierley called Little Moor Close being of the yearly rent to the Lord of (blank) and hath paid fealty for the same.
We do find that Joseph Fearnley in right of his wife is entitled to some lands in Toftshaw in this manor of the yearly rent to the Lord of (blank) and that he hath appeared and paid fealty for the same.
We do find that Joseph Stocks dyed since last court day and that Joseph his son has appeared by John Nicholls his tenant and paid fealty for two farms in the possession of the sd John Nicholls and John Wright of the yearly rent to the Lord of 10d And hath paid 10d For relief.
We do find that Belby Thompson dyed since last court seized of a messuage and lands in James Woods possession and that Peregrine Wentworth Esq. is become entitled to the same in the right of his wife and hath appeared by the said Wood his tenant and paid fealty for the same.
We do find that John Booth since last court purchased a farm of Alexander Woods widow and that the said John Booth sold the same to James Seed who is now dead but devised the same unto Elizabeth his widow who appeared and paid fealty for the same.
We do find that Jervais Brown, Gent, dyed since last court seized of divers  messuages and lands within this manor being of the yearly rent to the Lord of three shillings and one penny and that Thomas Littlewood who is become intitled to part of the said tenements under the will of the said Jervais Brown appeared at this court and paid fealty for the same.
We do find that Samuel Dawson who is become entitled to another part of the said lands and tenements under the said Mr. Browns will appeared at this court and paid fealty for the same.
We do find that Martha Webster who is become intitled to another part of the said last mentioned lands and tenements appeared at this court by Richard Cordingley her son in law and paid fealty for the same.

We also find that relief of 3/1 was due from the said Thomas Littlewood, Samuel Dawson, and Martha Webster for the last mentioned lands and tenements which they accordingly paid.
We do find that Richard Hodgson since last court has purchased two cottages with the appurtenances late belonging to Mary Bolton and that he hath appeared and paid fealty for the same.
We do find that John Woodhouse hath appeared and paid fealty for two cottages which he purchased of Hannah Woodhead and John Aspby since last court.
We do find that Jeremiah Rawson gentleman who was amerced five shillings for non appearance the last court day appeared at this court and paid the said amerciament and did fealty for the lands and tenements which he holds of the Lord of this Manor.
We do find that James Walker who stands amerced five shillings for not appearing the last court is now dead and that Martha his widow who is seized of a messuage and lands lying within this manor being of the yearly rent to the Lord of two shillings and eight pence appeared by William Walker her son and paid fealty for ye same and two shillings and eight pence for a relief so that the amercemant is taken off.
We do find that Joseph Threapland dyed since last court and that certain tenements which he held of the Lord of this manor are descended to James Threapand his brother who appeared at this court and paid fealty for the same.
We do find that Robert Thornton appeared at this court and paid fealty for certain tenements holden of this manor and by him purchased since last court of the heirs of Mrs. Mary Thorpe.
We do find that John Sugden who was amerced five shillings for not appearing the last court day appeared at this court and paid his fealty for tenements holden of this manor of the yearly rent to the Lord of 4d And paid 4d for a relief and the said amerciament is taken off.
We do find that Samuel Stead appeared at this court and paid fealty for certain tenements which he holds of this manor being of the yearly rent to the lord of (blank).
We do find that William Bolland one of the homage since the last court has purchased of William Wood four closes holden of this manor and being of the yearly rent to the Lord of (blank) and that he appeared at this court and paid fealty for same.

We do find that Mrs Wentworth since last court purchased of the Lord of this manor divers messuages lands and tenements and that she appeared by Mr. Abram Balme and paid fealty for the same.
We find that John Wright appeared at this court and paid fealty for a cottage which he had erected upon a piece of ground holden of this manor which he had purchased since the last court.
We do find that Widow Wilkinson appeared and did fealty for another cottage erected upon a piece of ground holden of this manor.
We find that Isaac Thomas appeared and paid fealty for another cottage erected upon a piece of ground holden of this manor.
We do find that Joseph Booth appeared and paid fealty for another cottage erected upon a piece of ground holden of this manor.
We do find that Joseph Booth appeared and paid fealty for another cottage erected upon a piece of ground holden of this manor.
We do find that Caleb Wilkinson appeared and did fealty for a piece of ground holden of the Lord of this manor.
We do find that Richard Wilkinson appeared and paid fealty for two cottages erected upon a piece of ground holden of this manor.
We do find that John Wilkinson appeared and paid fealty for a cottage erected upon a piece of ground holden of this manor.
We do find that John Shutt appeared and paid fealty for a cottage erected upon a piece of ground holden of this manor.
We do find that Joseph Pearson appeared and paid fealty for a cottage erected upon a piece of ground holden of this manor.
We do find that Abram Marsden appeared and paid fealty for two cottages erected upon a piece of ground holden of this manor.
We do find that Thos. Walker appeared and paid fealty for a cottage erected upon a piece of ground holden of this manor.
We do find that William Wood appeared at this court by William Bolland one of the homage and paid fealty for a farm holden of the Lord of this manor now in the possession of David Mortimer.

We do find that
John Hodgson,
John Pollard,
Joseph Pollard, of Fairweather Green,
Joseph Pollard of Toftshaw,
David Stead,
Richard Naylor,
Richard Cordingley,
Joseph Blaymires,
Jonas Booth,
Samuel Hulme, clerk,
John Tordoff,
Thos. Brooke,
being freehold tenants of this manor appeared at this court and did their respective suits and services for their said lands and that
John Arthington,
Joseph Ramsden,
Richard Schofield
who are likewise freehold tenants of this manor were upon reasonable cause admitted to essoin..
Joshua Jowet sworn Bailiff and pinder.

Signatures of Jurors.

 

 

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