Royds Manor Court Rolls 1778

 

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.

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1778

Call paper for Royds Hall Court held 14th Sept. 1778.

Samuel Jagger, and George Hoyle
Tenants to Mr John Arthington Leeds for Lower Parkhouse  appd.

John Greenwood,
Jonathan Hudson
Tenants to Mr Joseph Stocks.  Appd.

John Stocks
Tenant to Belby Thompson Esq.  default.,

Henry Clarke app
John Wilson app
Mary Scholefield, widow, (answered by John Wilson)
tenants to Mr Balme for the late Joseph Ramsdens land.

Mr John Jarratt
Tenant to Mr Joseph Blaymiers.  Appd.

John Mortimer
Tenant to Mr Ralph Walker.  Appd

William Smith,
Jonathan Widdop,
John Bottomley
Tenants to the late Mr Hulme's Trustees Appd.

Isaac Dewhurst,
William Waddington
Tenants to Joseph Booth.  Appd.

Eli Wigglesworth
Tenant to Thomas and George Butterworth. Appd.
      
Samuel Peel,
Widow Wilman
Tenants to James Butterworth. Default.

Joseph Wright
Tenant to Ann Cordingley, widow. Appd.

John Wood
Tenant to Robert Crosland. Appd.
Samuel Waddington
Tenant to John Tordoff. Apppd.

George Lockwood
Tenant to Mr. Thomas Brooke. Appd.

John Stocks
Tenant to Mrs. Rawson. Appd.

Francis Barraclough
Tenant to Mr John Leathley and also to the Trustees of Dewsbury School.

Joseph Royds
Tenant to Robert Thornton.

Abram Barraclough
Tenant to the Trustees of Dewsbury School.

John Brayshaw,
James Brayshaw
Tenants to Thomas Firth.

John Bolland
Tenant to William his Brother.

John Marsden
Pennyclose House.

Suitors to be summoned to the Court Baron of Edward Leedes, Esq. to be holden for his Manor of Royds Hall on Wednesday the 16 day of Sept. one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight at the House of James Rhodes known by the name of the Chapel House within the said Manor by ten of the clock in the forenoon of that day then and there to do their respective Fealties Suits and Services according to the Custom of the said Manor and to pay their several Free Rents and Reliefs now due etc.

Freeholders.
Richard Richardson Esq. for lands which he had at last court for close taken in exchange from James Walker since last court for Parkhouse.

(Richard Rayner since last court also for lands descended to him from George Richardson, Gentleman, deceased, and John Richardson, Gentleman, deceased since last court.)

Mr John Hodgson of North Bierley now Mr Joseph Hodgson

(William Pollard, clerk, now) John Pollard of Bierley, now Mr James Walker.

John Pollard of Fair Weather Green.
Joseph Pollard the elder, of Fair Weather Green – now Joseph Pollard, his son.
Joseph Pollard of (Toftshaw) North Bierley.
Joseph Pollard, the younger of Toftshaw.
(same for lands in North Bierley)
Mrs. Meary and Elizabeth Swaine, daughters and coheiresses of Abraham Swaine, Gentleman, deceased.
Devised to B. Sharp Esq. Sold to Mr Currer.
Samuel Ramsbothom of Carr Lane.
(William Longbottom for land purchased of same Ramsbottom) now Stephen Barraclough.
David Stead late Robert Stead.
Richard Naylor now John Tetley in right of his wife.
Nicholas Tempest Esq. for land late Sharpes now John Tempest, Esq. Joseph Pollard the younger of Toftshaw for other part of said lands. Samuel Goodall for another part.
Joseph Fearnley and Richard Cordingley for another part.
Richard Cordingley, younger of Wisketthill
Miss----- Fulford for Parkhouse now Ricd. Richardson.
John ArthingtonSaml. Jagger Tenant Lower Parkhouse or Raw Nook.
Joseph Stocks, now desended to his son.  John Wright & John Greenwood tenants.
Belby Thompson, Esq. Widow Wood formerly tenant. John Stocks. (Tenant) now decd.
Joseph Ramsden Kelfield now Abram Balme, Esq.
Joseph Blaymires Wibsey – now Joseph his son.
Jonas Booth now Joseph Booth his son.
Widow now Benjm. Kitchen.
Walter Cordingley of Toftshaw Decd. Now Rich. & John Cordingley, his sons.
Samuel Hulme, clerk, now Ed. Leedes Esq. sent 9s. 10d.
Thomas Littlewood, Samuel Dawson, Martha Webster. Now James Butterworth. Joseph Booth & Richd. Cordingley. For lands late belonging to Jervais Brown, gent.
Richard Scholefield of Lofthouse – 9 John Wood. Tenant.
Richard Hodgson of Bowling –Tenant Wm. Hodgson. John Bairstow & John Wright.
John Tordoff of Wibsey – For land descended from John his grandfather.
John Woodhouse now dead & descended to John Brook, Christ Brook. Saml. Ford (for lands late Hannah Woodheads late Asply off Jeremiah Gelder and others in his own right)
Thomas Brooke, Cleckheaton Tenant.
Jeremiah Rawson, Gentleman now Mrs Frances Rawson
(Martha Walker and William Walker Gentleman for lands late)
James Walker's Gentleman – Joseph Pearson, Tenant now Fras Barraclough, Tenant.
John Sugden of Whitchfield, Decd. Now John Sugden his son.
Widow Threapland (For lands late belonging to Joseph, Hannah and James Threapland) Widow Threapland decd, now Joseph Warburton
(William Longbottom for lands purchased since last court).
Robert Thornton of Bowling, Mr Abraham Balme For Thorpe's land.
Samuel Stead – now David Stead, his Brother.
William Wood, Gentleman, now Thomas Firth who purchased it – James Braishaw, tenant.
John Wright for a cottage.
James Woodhead for cottage sold to John Tordoff.
Henry Walton for cottage bought of Samuel Wilkinson.
(Widow Wilkinson for cottage) now ……..
Isaac Thomas for cottage – now belongs to (James) Joseph Brook in right of Mary his wife.
Joseph Booth for cottage.
Caleb Wilkinson for cottage, (now John Wilkinson, his son).
Richard Wilkinson for cottage,
John Wilkinson for cottage To whom these now belong.
John Shutt for cottage (and who it belongs to).
Joseph Pearson for cottage.
Abraham Marsden for cottage. Dead, now Abraham Marsden, his son.
John Smith Decd. For cottage now John and Jeremiah, his sons.
Thomas Walker for cottage. Dead now.
Aaron Kellett for cottage. Erected on Mr Leedes' Freehold, and another now erecting not finished.
William Firth. Dead now (Aaron) (Joseph) Kellett son of Aaron by (blank) daughter of Wm. Firth.
William Shutt (for cottage for ground purchased to build anor upon). Sold to Saml. Schofield who is dead & Mary Schofield his widow.

Tenants by Indenture and at the Will of the Lord.
John Smith, Esq. (George Kellett tenant) John Smith, now Decd. John Smith Esq. his son.
Edward Hanson – Mr Leedes' tenant, now John Lee.
John Stead and others – John Stephenson, formerly tenant, now John Smith – who is now intitled.
John Illingworth, Wibsey, James Lee, tenant, now John Murgatroyd, Abraham Woodhead, now Grace Woodhead, his dau. Long Lease.
James Kellett and John Kellett, now Mary Kellett, widow & Jonathan Kellett & James Kellett.
Sold to the Trustees of Dewsbury School and must be entrd amongst the freehold tenants – Abram Barraclough and (John Priestley) now  Abraham Barraclough & Thomas Holdsworth & sold to the Trustees of Dewsbury School. John Smith of Slack, dead, now sold to Mr (Wentworth) John Smith the younger for Tordoff Green. Now Mrs Blacket
Phineas Firth for Parkleys.
James Pighles and John Pighles – now James North.
Widow Waddington now Aaron Kellet.
Jonas Barraclough younger of Buttershaw now James Woodhead. Joseph Holden, now Wm. Barraclough.
John Booth, now Richd. Royds.
Samuel Sugden, now Wm Hardy.
Edward Waddington, now Ebenezer Purah.
Reuben Waddington now Josh. Waddington.
John Hardy, Richard Hardy now Joseph Shaw.
Samuel and John Byewater now Wid Tordoff (John Tordoff).
John Wood now Isaac Wood. S J Blackett (added later)
James Tordoff now Jonas Tordoff. S J Blackett (added later)
Joshua Jowett now Jno. Tordoff. S J Blackett (added later)
Samuel Illingworth S J Blackett (added later)
(John Smith the younger. S J Blackett (added later)
Joshua Kellett now Wid. Walker. S J Blackett (added later)
Samuel Smith now Samll. Smith. S J Blackett (added later)
Joshua Barraclough now Thos.Holdsworth. S J Blackett (added later)
Henry Riley now Jno. Barraclough.  E. Leedes. Esq. ? (added later)
Jeremiah Kellett now Ed. Kellett   Blackett
(Jeremiah Bookes now Jno Littlewood)
Joseph Barraclough now Jno. Wooler.
Jonas Seed Senr. Now Josh. Rogers.  Mr Leedes' tent.
Widow Holdsworth now Jno. Wheater  Mr Leedes' tent.
Daniel Gleadhill and Joseph Asquith.
John Rookes. Now Wilkinson.
Thomas Wilkinson now Jos. Asquith.
John Smith now Wm. Smith.
John Bothomley and Thomas Barraclough now Jno. Bothomley. Jonas Barraclough the elder now Fran. Barraclough.
John Barraclough of Slack. Now Wid Barraclough  Sir Th Blackett. (added later)
Abraham Pighles  Sir Th Blackett. (added later)
James Wardell now Jonas Rhodes  Mr Leedes.
William Sharpe now Jno. Wilson  Sir Thos. Blackett.
Squire Tordoff now Jno. Tordoff.  Sir Thos Blackett.
John Overend Sen? and Jun?
Jonathan Hudson now Jno. Wilkinson a cott of Mr Leeds.
Isaac Clayton for a farm now Jonas Seed  Mr Leedes.
Jonas Seed Jun? for a farm now Jno. & Benj. Seed  Mr. Leedes.
William Greenwood, Edward Fletcher for Glasshouse Farm now Wm Greenwood.
William Barraclough tenant to Mr. Leedes.
John Barraclough for Sutcliffe Farm. Jno. Barraclough.
James Wood and Thos. Walker Tenants to Belby Thompson.
Isaac Dewshurst Tenant to Thomas Littlewood.
Richard Pearson for a cottage which he holds under lease.
Jonathan Cordingley, tenant to Samuel Dawson.
William Shutt, Abraham Marsden tenants to Joseph Ramsden.
John Ramsden.
(Thos. Wilkinson)
John Aspby now George Fearnley, Richd. Richardson Esq
John Wright now Peter Firth  Richd. Richardson Esq.
John Bateman,
John Hopkinson,
Richard Bolland,
Hugh Wrigglesworth,
Thos. Worsnop,
(John Holden)
Robert Appleyard
(William Davy),
John Brogden, Sen?
William Brogden, Jun?
John Charnock (Joshua Benn).
John Nicholls. John Wright tenants to Mr. Joseph Stocks.
Michael Mortimer tenant to Richard Cordingleys.
Joshua Wainwright tenant to John Atherton.
Timothy Wood tenant to Richard Scholefield.
Isaac Swain and now Jno. Bastow Tenant to Richd. Hodgson
Robert Thornton tenant to Mr. Jeremiah Rawson.
Joseph Pearson tenant to Martha & Wm. Walker.
David Mortimer tenant to Mr. William Wood.
John Stevenson tenant to John Stead and others.
James Lee, Joshua Benn tenants to John Illingworth.

Manor of Roydshall.
The Court Baron of Edward Leedes Esquire Lord of the Manor aforesaid holden at the house of James Rhodes Innholder known by the name of the Chapel House in Wibsey within the said Manor on Monday the fourteenth day of September in the eighteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third King over Great Britain & C, and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight before John Eagle, gentleman steward of the Court there.

The Names of the Jury.
Mr. Joseph Pollard, Fairweather Green,
Mr. John Hodgson,
Mr. John Jarratt,
Joseph Booth,
John Littlewood,
John Sugden,
Stephen Barraclough,
William Bolland,
John Hopkinson,
John Smith,
Nathaniel Overend,
John Overend,
Benjamin Crowther, all sworn.

We do find that John Tempest, Esq. (above his name is 5/-) owes suit and service to this court for lands held of this manor and made Default in appearing though duly summoned for which we amerce him set over his head.
We also find Mr. Abraham Balme (as above 5/-) owes suit and service to this court for lands and tenements held of this manor by him purchased of Joseph Ramsden late of Kelfield deceased but neglected to do the same though duly summoned for which we amerce him as set over his head.
We also find that William Walker is seized of lands held of this manor under the yearly rent of 2s. 8d. which descended to him on the death of Martha his mother and that he made default in appearing at this court. We also find that Sir Thomas Wentworth Blackett appeared by John Tordoff one of his tenants and paid his fealty for lands and tenements holden of this manor.
Also that Richard Richardson Esq. appeared by Mr. John Hodgson one of the homage and paid his fealties and did his suit and service for the upper park house purchased since the last court. Also for a close exchanged with Mr. John Pollard for another close called the long close or Pheby. Also for another close purchased of C.S.B.Sharp Esq. lying on the back of the late Joseph Akeroyds Barn.
Also that John Hodgson died since last court seized of lands and tenements holden of this Manor of the yearly rent to the Lord of four pence and that Joseph his son to whom the said lands are descended appeared and did his suit and service and paid a fealty and relief for the same.
We also find that John Currer esq. appeared by Mr.John Eagle the Steward and paid his fealty and a relief for lands held of this manor under the yearly rent of 8d. purchased of C.S.B. Sharp Esq.
Also that Joseph Pollard the elder of Fairweather Green died since last court seized of lands held of this manor under the yearly rent of one shilling and eight pence half penny to the Lord and that Joseph Pollard his son one of the homage paid his Fealty and also a relief for the same.
Also that John Ramsbottom appeared by Samuel Ramsbottom his tenant and paid his fealty and also a relief for lands held of this manor being of the yearly rent to the Lord of six pence and by him purchased of the said Samuel Ramsbottom since last court.
We also find that William Longbottom died since last court seized of lands and tenements situate at Morley Carr within this manor being of the yearly rent to the Lord of six pence and that Stephen Barraclough one of the homage who holds the same in right of Hannah his wife paid a fealty and relief for the same.
Also that Richard Naylor who was seized of lands and tenements held of the Lord of this manor of the yearly rent of one shilling is dead since last Court having given the same by his will to Richard, George, John, Mary, and Sarah his children and that John Naylor son of the said Richard appeared at this court and paid a fealty and relief for the same.
Also that Joseph Fearnley who held lands and tenements of this manor of the yearly rent to the Lord of four pence is dead since last court and that Thomas Gill of Wintersett who is become untitled to the same lands in the right of Sarah his wife daughter of the said Joseph Fearnley appeared at this court and paid a fealty and relief for the same.
Also that Joseph Stocks who was seized of lands and tenements held of this manor of the yearly rent to the Lord of ten pence dyed since last Court and that Joseph Stocks his son and heir appeared at this Court by John Greenwood his tenant and paid a fealty and relief for the same.
Also that Joseph Blaymires of Wibsey dyed since last Court seized of lands and tenements held of this manor under the yearly rent to the Lord of one shilling and that Joseph his grandson to whom he hath devised the same appeared and paid a fealty and relief in respect thereof and also a fealty for a messuage, two cottages & a barn by him purchased of John Sugden of Whitchfield and also held of this manor.
Also that Jonas Booth dyed since last court seized of lands and tenements held of this manor and that Joseph Booth his son one of the homage to whom he devised the same by his will paid his fealty for the same and also at the same paid a fealty & relief for the lands formerly the inheritance of Jervas Brown held of the Lord at the yearly rent of one shilling and ten pence.
Also that James Seed since last court dyed seized of lands and tenements held of the Lord of this manor at the yearly rent of one shilling and ten pence half penny and that Benjamin Kitchen who is become intitled thereto in right of Elizabeth his wife daughter of the said James Seed appeared at this court and paid a fealty and relief for the same.
Also that Ann Holden, widow being seized of lands and tenements held of the Lord of this manor appeared at this court by John Mortimer her tenant and paid a fealty and relief for the same.
Also that Joseph & Nathaniel Hulme, Benjamin Dickenson and Thomas Lillie executors and trustees named in the last will and testament of Samuel Hulme clerk, deceased in trust for his children appeared at this court by John Bottomley one of their tenants and paid a fealty for lands and tenements held of the lord of this manor and devised to them by the said will.
Also that Jonas Jowett of Pudsey appeared at this court and paid a fealty for lands and tenements held of the Lord of this manor by him purchased of John Littlewood since last court.
Also that John Littlewood appeared at this court and paid a fealty for other lands held of the Lord of this manor and by him since last court purchased of Thomas Littlewood.
Also that James Butterworth appeared at this court and paid his fealty for lands held of this manor and by him heretofore purchased of Samuel Davison.
Also that James Butterworth the younger of Okenshaw appeared at this court and paid his fealty for an undivided moiety of certain tenements held of this manor along with George Butterworth his uncle who is owner of the other moielty.
Also that Ann Cordingley, widow appeared at this court by John Cordingley her son and paid a fealty and relief for lands by her held of this manor under the yearly rent of eight pence half-penny.
Also that Robert Crosland appeared at this court and paid his fealty for lands purchased of Richard Scholefield of Lofthouse held of this manor.
Also that John Tordoff appeared and paid his fealty for lands held of this manor which descended to him from John Tordoff his grandfather.
Also for some cottages purchased of James Woodhead since last court held of this manor.
Also that Mrs. Frances Rawson appeared at this court by John Downes her servant and paid her fealty for tenements held of this manor devised to her by the will of Jeremiah Rawson, Esq. her late husband deceased.
We also find that Mr. John Leathley is become intitled to lands and tenements held of this manor under the yearly rent to the Lord of two shillings and eight pence (by virtue of a decree of foreclosure) under a mortgage made to him thereof by William Walker and Martha his mother, The equity of redemption whereof is taken from the said Walker by a decree of foreclosure as we have been informed and that the sd John Leathley appeared by Francis Barraclough his tenant and paid fealty and relief for the same.
We also find that John Sugden of Whitchfeild dyed since last court seized of lands and tenements held of this manor under the yearly rent of 4d and that John Sugden his son one of the homage to whom the same has descended paid his fealty and relief for the same.
We also find that the Trustees of Dewsbury School appeared by Abraham Barraclough their tenant and paid their fealty for lands and tenements held of the Lord of this manor.
Also that David Stead appeared by Robert Stead his son and paid his fealty for lands held of this manor which descended to him from Samuel Stead his brother.
Also that Thomas Firth carpenter appeared of this court and paid his fealty for lands and tenements held of this manor by him purchased of William Wood.
Also that William Bolland appeared at this court and paid his fealty for other lands by him purchased of the said William Wood.

Also that John Wright,
Mary Rookes, widow,
John Jarrat,
Eli Wrigglesworth,
Martha Wrigglesworth his wife,
John Hardaker,
Joseph Garside,
Henry Walton,
Titus Hurst,
Jonas Pearson,
Jeremiah Pearson,
Joseph Brooke,
John Illingworth,
James Parker,
John Overend,
John Booth the Bailiff,
John Smith of Revey,
Benjamin Crowther,
Isaac Dewhurst,
Francis Barraclough,
John Smith,
Jeremiah Firth,
Nathaniel Overend,
Thomas Walker,
Samuel Tordoff,
John, Nathaniel, Martha and Isabella Overend,
Aaron Kellett,
Richard Bolland,
John Priestley,
Mary Scholefield widow,
Samuel Greenough,
John Brakes, the elder,
John Brakes the younger,
Judith Mortimer widow,
James Brayshaw,
John & Sarah Fawcett,
Mary Holdsworth widow,
John & Thomas Pyrah,
John Bywater
are severally seized of cottages or other buildings held of this manor and that they severally appeared and did their suit and service and paid their fealty for the same or where upon reasonable consideration admitted to essoin for the same.

We also find that Robert Ramsdens widow in Nottinghamshire appeared by Thomas Booth her tenant and paid her fealty for a certain farm held of the lord under a long lease.
Also that Joshua and John Willans and Benjamin Robertshaw paid their fealty or another farm held of the Lord under a long lease late or formerly John Steads.
Also that Thomas Firth, clothier appeared at this court and paid his fealty and relief for a cottage and some lands held of the Lord of the manor in right of Ann his wife daughter of Richard Pearson deceased.
Also we find that Joseph Warburton appeared at this court and paid his fealty and a relief for lands and tenements held of the lod of this manor under the yearly rent of 1s. 4d. devised to him by Sarah Threapland widow deceased.

Signatures of Jurors. 
We whose names are hereunder written being duly appointed and sworn for that purpose do offer the several amerceaments before mentioned to the several sums to which they are assessed. 
John Waugh  
Isaac North.

Suitors to be summoned to the Court Baron of Edward Leedes, Esquire, to be held for his Manor of Rodeshall at the House of James Rhodes, known by the name of the Chapel House in Wibsey within the said Manor, Monday, the 14 day of Sept. 1778.

Freeholders. 
Richard Richardson, Esq.  For the Parkhouses purchased one moiety of Mr. John Gibson of Preston and Ann his wife, Daughter of Wm. Fulford, of Liverpool, Gentleman and the other Moiety of Mr Japhet Lister, and a close exchanged with Mr John Pollard for a close called the Long Close or Pheby. Also a close purchased of Charles Swain Booth in Joseph Akeroyd's possession lying on the back of Akeroyd's Barn.
Mr John Hodgson – Dead.  Now Mr Joseph Hodgson of Halifax, Benjamin Fieldhouse, tenant.
William Pollard, clerk.  Afterwards John Pollard, of Bierley, now Mr William Walker.
(Mr John Leathley for Farm in Wibsey) (Tenant Mr Barraclough).
John Pollard now Joseph Pollard, of Fairweather Green, his brother.  Tenant John Fawcett Jun.
Joseph Pollard, the elder of Fairweather Green Dead. N.B. Rent 1s 8½d a Relief of 1s 8½d.
John Pollard of North Bierley for a farm in Toftshaw.
Same for lands in North Bierley.
Mrs. Mary and Elizabeth Swaine dead. Devised to C.S.B. Sharp Esq. who hos sold it to John Currer Esq.  Tenant Robert Hillas.
Samuel Ramsbottom of Carr Lane Now John Ramsbottom London by purchase. Samuel Ramsbottom, tenant.
William Longbottom for lands purchased of Samuel Ramsbottom Dead now Stephen Barraclough in right of Hannah his wife. William's daughter. Tenants (David Stead late Robert Stead)
Richard Naylor Dead now George Naylor, his son.  Tenant John Tetley.
Nicholas Tempest Esq. for land late Sharpes now John Tempest Esq. his Nephew.  Samuel Oddy, tenant.
Joseph Pollard of Toftshaw for another part of said land.
Samuel Goodall for another part Mr. Richardson purchased this and paid his fealty for it the last court day.  Jonathan Belfield, tenant.
Joseph Fearnley for another part now (sold to) Thos. Gill of Winterset in right of his wife. Mr Fearnley daug.  Joseph Pollard the younger, tenant.
Richard Cordingley the younger Wiskett Hill.  Now Richd. & John Cordingley tents.
Miss Fulford for Parkhouse.  Now Richard Richardson Esq. by purchase viz one Moiety of Mr. John Gibson of Preston and Ann his wife, formerly Ann Fulford, and the other Moiety of Mr Japhet Lister who purchased of Mr Atherton of Liverpool. Tenant, Samuel Wilkinson.
John Arthington, Leeds.  Samuel Jagger and George Hoyle, tenants, Lower Parkhouse.
Joseph Stocks now Dead (John Nicholls and John Wright, tenants Rent 10d. a relief 10d.  John Greenwood and Jonathan Hudson, tenants.
Belby Thompson Eskrick, Esq.  Now Belby Thompson, John Stocks the present tenant.
Joseph Ramsden Kelfield – William Shutt and Abram Marsden were tenants.  Abram Balme Esq. purchased the greater part. Abraham Masden another part.
Joseph Blaymires, Wibsey – Dead for Chapel Fold. Now Joseph, his grandson, Mr John Jarratt, tenant.
Jonas Booth – dead now.  Joseph Booth, his son by his father's will see more for part of Gervais Booth Land.
(Benjamin Kitchen in right of his wife) (Daughter of Mrs. Holden).
(Elizabeth Seed, widow for a farm purchased of John Booth, Benj.) Kitchen in right of his wife, Elizabeth.  (Benjamin Kitchen, occupier).
(Walter Cordingley, Toftshaw Dead) (Now Richd. & John Cordingley, his sons.)
Ralph Walker for a farm in right of (blank) his wife, Daughter of Mrs. Holden.  Tenant John Mortimer.
(Widow Reyner in 1749)
Samuel Hulme, clerk – Dead now, his Devisees vizt. Messrs Joseph and Nathaniel Hulme, Benjamin Dickenson and Thomas Lillie. In trust for his children.  Thos. Barraclough's Farm purchased by the Lord. William Smith, tenant. Cockroyd. John Bothomley, tenant.
Thomas Littlewood (Jonas Jowett, Pudsey) (John Littlewood).  Now Joseph Booth, part under purchase and Richard Cordingley's widow and daughter of said Littlewood, other part. N.B. Jonas Tommis of Horton, bought other part of Thos. Littlewood, part which by divers conveyances is now vested in Jonas Jowett, of Pudsey, & John Littlewood, Jonas Booth bought another part. Isaac Dewhurst and William Waddington, tenants.
Samuel Dawson, James Butterworth, Thos. & Geo. Butterworth. James Butterworth has purchased Dawson's farm. Samuel Peel, Widow Wilman, tenants. Tent. Eliz. Wigglesworth.
Martha Webster, now (dau. Martha) Cordingley widow.  Married Richd. Cordingley who is dead. Tenant Joseph Wright (Thos. Butterworth and George Butterworth for another.) (Tenant Joseph Wright) Part of Thos. Littlewood's. (Land purchased) by James, their father and Devised (to them by his will) (Tenant Eliz. Wigglesworth) (Also a building occupied by Widow Dobson. Tenant Elizabeth Wigglesworth) (and William Kirshaw) And another cottage in Robert Heaton's possession.
Richard Schofield, of Lofthouse now Robert Crosland by purchase.  (Timothy Wood, now) John Wood tenant.
Richard Hodgson for land purchased of J. Nettleton, formerly Mary Bolton.
John Tordoff of Wibsey.  For Land descended to his from John his Grandfather. Samuel Waddington, tenant.
John Tordoff for two cottages.  Purchased of James Woodhead. Tenants John Tordoff, Jun and John Sharp.
Thomas Brook, Cleckheaton.  Upon the Jury last court. Geo Lockwood, tenant.
Jeremiah Rawson, gentleman now Mrs. Frances Rawson, widow.  John Stocks, Tenant.
Martha Walker, and William Walker for lands late James Walker's, gentleman, William Walker's rent 2s. 8d. & a relief 2s. 8d. Now Mr John Leathley by Inclosure (Martha Walker Dead, now William Walker, her son; tenant Francis Barraclough.
John Sugden of Whitchfield. Dead. Lords Rent 4d. and a Relief 4d.  Now John Sugden, his son.
Widow Threapland for lands late belonging to Joseph, Hannah & Jas. ThreaplandWidow Threapland, Dead, now Joseph Warburton. N.B. There is 1d. for Ann. Rent to pay to the Lord for removing a wall.
William Longbottom.  Dead. Now Stephen Barraclough in right of Hannah, his wife, only daughter of said William Longbotton, Tenants Stephen himself, and William Rookes.
Robert Thornton of Bradford. For part of Thorpland appeared and paid his Fealty for it at the last court. Tenant Joseph Royds.
Mr Abraham Balme.  For other part of  Do.  Do.  For the Estate purchased of Joseph Ramsden of Kelfield. Tenants Henry Clark, Mary Scholefield, Wid. & John Wilson.
The Trustees of Dewsbury school for the Farm in Abraham Barraclough's possession.  Ten. Abraham Barraclough.
Samuel Stead, was servant to Sir Geo. Tempest, now David Stead, his brother.  In David's own possession.
Joseph Fearnley of Gumersall Joseph Pollard Jun. Toftshaw, tenant
(John Littlewood, for Slack Fields) (in his own possession).
William Wood, gentleman (David Mortimer, tenant) now Thomas Firth by purchase.  (Thomas Firth purchased the other part) John and James Brayshaw, tenants.
Old William Bolland purchased 4 closes of the above Farm now descended to William his son.  John Bolland and William occupy this.
John Wright for a cottage. Paid his Fealty last court.
Mary Rookes, widow for a cottage.  Built on land purchased by her late husband Jeremiah Rookes of John Littlewood.
Messrs John Preston, Ricd. Hird & John Jarratt for land purchased of Eliz  …  to erect houses on.
(Elizabeth) Wrigglesworth for Do. Purchased of Jer. Rookes (an? Given) (to) Martha his wife (by Jonas Booth her Father) for another Cott devised to her by Jonas Booth her father.  (Purchased of Jeremiah Rookes and another given to Martha his wife by Jonas Booth, her father)
(James Woodhead for Do.) (Sold to John Tordoff).
John Hardaker for Do. & Wind Mill bought of Benj Kitching, occupied by Hardaker.
Joseph Garside for Do.  Purchased of Phebe Ramsbothom.
Henry Walton for Do.  Bought of Samuel Wilkinson.
Titus Hirst for Do.  Purchased of Henry Walton (Francis Sugden tenant)
Jonas Pearson for Do. Purchased of William Longbothom.
(Widow Wilkinson for Do. Dead).
Jeremiah Smith for a cottage built on the waste.  Tenants Wm. Fox. Chas. Naylor & John Broadbent.
(Isaac Thomas for Do.)  Joseph Brooke for a cottage in right of Mary his wife, daughter of Isaac Tommis. now belongs to Joseph Brook in right of Mary, his wife Daughter of Isaac, in Joseph Brooks possession.
John Illingworth for 3 cottages in exchange for a farm with the Lord.  Tenants John Holdsworth, James Wood, Widow Ingham, Jeremiah Benn, Isaac Wilman, & Thomas Woodhead.
(Joseph Booth for Do.)
James Parker for Do.  (Jeremiah Bairstow and James Foss his tenants)
John Overend for Do. By gift from Jonas BoothJohn Greenhough, John Tordoff, John Barraclough, James Walton, John Wardman & Widow Riley, tenants.
John Booth, the Bailiff for another cottage.  Conveyed to his by Jonas Booth, his father. (Tenants himself and William Shaw)
John Smith for another cottage.  Purchased of Joseph Booth (Tenants William Smith, Benjamin Jowett and Miles Smith).
(Caleb Wilkinson for do.)
The Heirs at Law of John Wilkinson for a cott.
(Richard Wilkinson for Do. Appeared at last Court and paid Fealty for two cottages erected on the waste).
(John Wilkinson also appeared and paid Fealty for two cottages erected on the waste).
Benjamin Crowther for two cottages erected on ground bought of the Lord (occupied by himself and Thomas Fox).
(John Shutt for Do.)
Isaac Dewhurst for two cottages the ground purchased of Joseph Booth whereon they are built.  (Tenants Samuel Wilkinson and Joseph Oddy).
(Joseph Pearson for a cottage).
Francis Barraclough for 3 cottages given to him by Squire Tordoff part built on Sir Thos. Wentworth Blackett's land and part of the Lords waste.  (Tenants William Barraclough, Jonas Smith, Joshua Wilkinson)
Abraham Marsden for a building in four cottages, Dead, now Abraham Marsden, his son.
(Joshua Littlewood for Slack Fields purchased of Jonas Tommis). (in his own possession)
Jonas Jowett for three cottages purchased of John Littlewood.  (Tenants Widow Smith, Wm. Blackburn, & Widow Blaymires).
(John Smith for Do.) (now John and Jeremiah his sons, Tenants Joseph Smith, Abraham Kellit, and Widow Sharp).
(John & Jeremiah Smith for hiss cott. Devised to them by the will of J. Smith, their late father.
Nathaniel Overend for a cottage, built on land given his by Jonas Booth.  (Tenants Joseph Sugden and John Muff).
Thomas Walker for Do. Paid Fealty at the last court.
Samuel Tordoff for a cottage given to him by his father, John.  (Tenant John Nicholls)
Do. For three more Do. Devised to him by John Woodhouse. (Tenants Widow Swaine, Saml. Tordoff & Widow Ratcliffe).
John, Nathaniel, Martha and Isabella Overend for a cottage in two dwellings erected on some land purchased of James Wood.  (Tenants Joseph Hanson and James Hollings)
James Wood for another cottage.  (in his own possession). Erected part on the Lords waste.
Aaron Kellit for a cottage erecting on the Lords waste.
Sarah Kellet for ground for a cott purchased of ye Lord.
John Priestley for three cottages purchased from John and Christopher Booth.  Tenants Jer. Gelder, James Holdsworth and John (Bennett) Barrett.
Widow Scholefield for a cottage in her possession purchased by Saml. Scholefield, her late husband.
William Firth for Do.  (now Joseph Kellitt).
Samuel Greenough for a cottage given to Sarah his wife by William Firth. Tenant James Tordoff.
John Brakes the elder for two Do. and about half a days work of land taken from the waste in his own possession.
John Brakes the younger for another Do.
Judith Mortimer, widow for a cottage erected on the waste.  (occupied by herself and David Greenhough).
William Shutt for ground. (now Mary Scholfield, widow).
James Brayshaw for a cottage, purchased of Jonathan Roebuck.  (Tenant Squire Wadsworth).
Richard Hodgson for four cottage purchased of Mr Balme. (Tenants William Hodgson, John Barstow, John Wright and George Shutt).
Do. for a cottage purchased of John Shutt. (Tenant Joseph Woodhead).
Do. for two cottages purchased of Richard Wilkinson. (Tenants Joseph Pearson and William Hargit).
James Butterworth for a cottage purchased of John Wilkinson.  (Tenant Joseph Pearson).
John and Sarah Fawcett, children of James Fawcett, deceased for a cottage built by James. (Tenant John Wright).
Mr Abraham Balme for a dwelling house, occupied in four dwellings purchased by Joseph Pearson.  (Tenants John Holden, John Hillam, William Shutt, and Samuel Hanson).
(Thomas Butterworth and George Butterworth for four cottages, Devised) to them by James, their father, purchased (of Mr Littlewood). Tenants John Worsnop, Joseph Wardman, John Wardman, and Abraham Wilkinson).
Mary Holdsworth, widow, of Wm. Holdsworth, for a cottage built on the waste.  (Tenants William Parkin, and John Willy).
James Tordoff for another Do.
Thomas Firth for a cottage and about a day's work of land on the Lower Moor, purchased of the Lord by Rd. Pearson.  (Tenants James Wilkinson, and Widow Pearson.
Thomas Pyrah for a cottage built on the waste.  (occupied by himself)
John Bywater for a cottage built upon the waste.  (occupied by himself).

 

 

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