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"Huddersfield and its vicinity"

by

D.F.E. Sykes LL.B.

Please note that this index is given in good faith as a guide to the contents of the book, but there may be errors in both the original index and the transcription of the index.


Numbers in brackets give the number of pages referenced when greater than one.

CHAPTER I.

Physical features - Some place names - The Brigantes - Evidences of their settlement - Celtic relics at Cupwith Hill - At Woodsome - At Pike-Law - At High-Flatts - Altar to God of the Brigantes - Of the Celts - Voyage of Pytheas - Expeditions of Julius Caesar - His account of the Celts - The Druids - The Triads - Dr. Nicholas on the Ancient Britons - Roman Rule in Britain - Agricola's account - Roman roads - Roman garrisons - Camp at West Nab - Roman altar discovered at Slack (Cambodunum) - Discoveries of Dr. Walker - Roman hypocaust at Slack - Explorations at Slack - Evidences of camp there - Schedule of coins found at Slack - Influence of Roman settlement - On government - On industries - On speech - Philological indications.

CHAPTER II.

The withdrawal of the Romans - Saxon influx - Evidences of Saxon settlement - Character of the Saxons - The Danes - Evidences of their settlement - Introduction of Christianity - Paulinus - Conversion of Edwin - Church at Cambodunum-Other Christian stations - Destruction of Church at Cambodunum - Of the Normans - Invasion of William the Conqueror - Ilbert de Laci - The feudal tenure - Domesday Book - Huddersfield and adjacent places in Domesday Book - Economic and social life of this period - The Villans - The Boardars - Common land - The descent of the Laci manor—The Earl of Lancaster - Richard Waley, Lord of Honley - The Elland Feud - Robin Hood - The Lord of Farnley and Slaithwaite - Execution of Earl of Lancaster Forfeiture of Laci Manors to the Crown - Acquisition by the Ramsden family - Other and part owners - Colinus de Damelvill Fules de Batona - John d' Eyville - Robert de Bellomonte - John del Cloghes - Richard de Byron - The Byron family in Huddersfield - Purchase by Gilbert Gerrard, temp. Elizabeth.

CHAPTER III.

The condition of the general people under the Normans - Norman castles - Baronial oppression - Almondbury Castle - The Lord's Hunting-ground at Marsden - Deanhead Chase - The Dog Kennels - Tragedy at Almondbury Castle - Inquisition of Edward I. - The unjust steward - The Constable of Almondbury - The Inquisition of Edward III. - Ancient dyehouse and fulling mill-Price of provisions-Wages-First traces of woollen industry- The free tenants - The villeins - The term tenants - Their services - The custom of Lytherwythe - Chevage—The Saxon hind - The Lord's Mill-Inquisition of Elizabeth - King's Mill - Encouragement of manufactures by Edward III. - Early weavers - The aulnager - Decay of villanage under commerce - Legislative protection of woollen industry-19 Eliz. 3 Carl II.: Burial in woollens - Statute of Philip and Mary—The wool-driver - Earnings of early weavers.

CHAPTER IV.

The Subsidy Roll of Richard II. (1379) - Population and Poll Tax of Hoderfeld, Almanbury, Ffarnelay Tyas, Whytelay, Byrton, Heton, North Crosseland, Crosseland fosse, Querenby, Hauneley, Meltham, Holmfirth, Slaxthwayt - Summary - The Subsidy Roll of Henry VIII. (1523) - Population and assessment of Huddersfield-cum-Bradley, Almondburry, Whitlay, Fernelay Tyas, Kirkburton, Kirkheaton, Crosland, Wharneby (Quarmby), Honlay, Meltham, Holmefyrth, Slaghtwatt, Marsden - Summary.

CHAPTER V.

The Parish Church of Almondbury, All Saints' - The Mother Church at Dewsbury, founded by Paulinus - All Saints' erected about 1100--The advowson in the Laci family - The College of Jesus at Rotherham - Will of Archbishop Scot - The tithes - The Parsonage House - Property of the Church - List of rectors and vicars - Certain extracts from the parish registers - The Plague - Extracts from churchwardens' accounts - Penance - Communion wine - The bells - Interior of the Church - The Kaye Chapel - The Beaumont Chapel - Monuments of the Fenay family--Of the Kaye family - Churches sprung from All Saints' - Controversy as to Vicarage of Meltham - The faculty for celebrating mass at Honley - The Church quartered. See also appendix.

CHAPTER VI.

The foundation of the Parish Church of Huddersfield by Walter de Laci - Advowson granted to Nostell Priory - Deed of Ordination of Michael de Wakefield - Its confirmation - Valuation temp. Edw. I. - Visitation temp. Henry VIII - The Chantries - Early valuation - Dissolution of the Monasteries - Advowson acquired by William Ramsden - List of vicars - The Rev. Henry Venn - The Rev. Harcar Crook - The Highfield Schism - Monuments in the Church - Mr. Coates's School - Population in 1819 - The Rev. Gabriel Raynes - The Rev Edmund Hill - The Rev. Thomas Clarke - The Rev. Josiah Bateman - The vicarage - The Church of St. Thomas - The consecration and non-consecration of the Cemetery - Certain monuments and inscriptions - The Brookes of Newsome - The Wilkinsons of Greenhead Sir J. L. Kaye - Extracts from the parish registers - The first Huddersfield Pauper (n ) - Visit of the Somerset Herald - Of the Rev. Joseph Hunter - Re-erection in 1836 - The value of the living - The late G W. Tomlinson.

CHAPTER VII.

The Priory of Kirklees - The Cistercian Order - Their habit and discipline - Grant by Rayner le Fleming - Elizabeth de Staynton - List of Lady Superiors - Their oath - Various endowments - The advowson of Mirfield Church - Grant of a female serf - Survey of Henry VIII.—Robin Hood - Dissolution of the Priory - Papist Hall - The Armytage family.

CHAPTER VIII.

Education in early times - Establishment and endowment of Grammar Schools - The Kaye grant - The Chapel of St. Helen - The Charter of King James I. to the Almondbury Grammar School - Statutes of the governors - Course of study Other benefactors - The Nettleton Trust - Robert Nettleton - Monument and residence - The Wormald Trust - Israel Wormald - His house - Present scheme of government - Visitor and governors - Scholarships - Petition for original Charter - List of governors - List of head masters - Some scholars.

CHAPTER IX.

The Beaumont family - Whitley-Beaumont - William de Bellomonte - Sir Richard de Bellomonte - Sir Robert de Bellomonte - Sir John de Bellomonte - John de Bellomonte - Robert de Bellomonte - Henry de Bellomonte - Henry Beaumont - Richard Beaumont - His will - Thomas Beaumont - Richard Beaumont - Richard Beaumont - Edward Beaumont - Sir Richard Beaumont - Monuments in Kirkheaton Church - Sir Thomas Beaumont-The Civil War - Siege of Sheffield Castle - Adam Beaumont - Richard Beaumont - Richard Beaumont - Richard Beaumont - Henry Beaumont - Richard Beaumont - Richard Henry Beaumont - John Beaumont - Charles Henry Beaumont - Richard Henry Beaumont - Henry Frederick Beaumont - Beaumont Park - Woodsome Hall - Henricus Teutonicus - Sir Baldwin Teutonicus Sir Francis Tyas—Laurence Kay - Lawsuit for Manor of Slaithwaite - The Finchenden family - Pedigree of the Kayes of Woodsome - The Woodsome manuscript - Arthur Kaye - Denby Grange - Slaughwaite Hall - The Manor House at Slaithwaite - Pole Chapel - John Kaye of Woodsome - Robert Kaye - John Kaye - Sir John Kaye - The Civil Wars - Sir John Kaye - Parliamentary elections - Sir Arthur Kaye - His marriage - Sir John Lister-Kaye - Sir John Lister-Kaye of Denby Grange- John Lister-Kaye - Sir John Lister Lister-Kaye - Sir John Pepys Lister-Kaye - The Legge family - William Legge - The Civil Wars - Honest Will Legge - Baron Dartmouth - William Legge, second Baron and first Earl - Marriage of Viscount Lewisham and daughter of Sir Arthur Kaye - William, second Earl of Dartmouth - His friendship with John Wesley - George, third Earl - William, fourth Earl - Some correspondence of William Walter, fifth Earl - Enfranchisement of Slaithwaite estates - The present Earl - Woodsome Hall.

CHAPTER X.

The Ramsden family - Robertus de Wodde - The Woddes of Longley - John Ramsden of Longley Hall - William Ramsden - Deed of Purchase of the Huddersfield Estates - Bay Hall - Sir John Ramsden - The Civil Wars - William Ramsden - Sir John Ramsden - Charter of market at Huddersfield - Sir William Ramsden - Sir John Ramsden - The Huddersfield Cloth Hall - Sir John Ramsden - The Huddersfield Enclosure Act - Sir John William Ramsden - The Huddersfield Tenant—Right Case.

CHAPTER XI.

The Civil Wars - Catholic families of the district - Muster at Almondbury for the Parliament - At Doncaster for the King - Major Beaumont drowned - The defences of Almondbury - Sir John Ramsden at Selby - Charles Nettleton of Honley - Captain Horsfall of Storthes Hall - Defence of Sheffield by Sir Thomas Beaumont - Kaye of Woodsome fined by Parliament - Thomas Hirst of Greenhead fined - The Rev. Richard Sykes expelled his cure - The Rev. Christopher Richardson - Lascelles Hall - The Rev. Abraham Woodhead of Meltham - His endowment of the Church at Meltham—Sir Thomas Hoyle of Linthwaite - Resistance of James II. by local gentry - Resistance of the Pretender - The Young Pretender's Army at Scot Head - The Huddersfield Yeomanry.

CHAPTER XII.

Huddersfield in 1800 - A description of the town - The government of the town - The office and duties of the constable - The Cuck Stool - The Whipping Post - The Court Leet - Petition for appointment of constable - The surveyor of highways - The water supply - Public lighting - Introduction of gas - Early magistrates - The Marsh Prosecution Society - County Court - The Riding School - The playhouse - The Cloth Hall - Private schools - The police - Some private residences - Popular pastimes - Bull baiting - Costumes of the period - The stage coaches - The pack horses-Coaching accidents-The state of the Highways-General distress-Wages—Statute of labourers-Hand-loom weavers-Merry Dale Mill-Legislative protection of woollen industry - Resistance to union with Ireland - Some early worthies of the town.

CHAPTER XIII.

The introduction of machinery - Riots - The Croppers - Their earnings - Restrictions on exportation - Industrial distress - Petition for Peace - E. and J Taylor of Marsden - The Luddites Attack on Bradley Mills - Soldiery at Marsden - Cartwright's mill at Rawfolds - The Luddites at Longroyd Bridge - George Mellor - Ben o' Bucks - The oath of the Luddites - Attack on Cartwright's mill - The murder of William Horsfall - The panic in the district - Activity of the magistrates - Treachery of Walker Arrest and trial of the Luddite leaders - Their execution—Sentences on other Luddites - End of Walker - Reward of Justice Radcliffe - The Radcliffe family.

CHAPTER XIV.

Continued distress - Price of provisions - Bank failures - General disaffection - The Folly Hall fight - The services of the Yeomanry Reform meetings on Almondbury Bank - Plot to seize the town A state of siege - Trial of the conspirators - The Chartist agitation - The Plug Riots - Local Chartists - Joshua Hobson - William Armitage - The Factory Acts - Child labour - The system of apprenticeship - A Parliamentary Commission - Evidence of Joseph Habergam - Of Abraham Whitehead - The fire at Atkinson's Mills - Monument to the victims - Elizabeth Barrett Browning's plea - Richard Oastler - The Huddersfield Short-time Committee - The manufacturers' petition - Great demonstration at York-Death of Oastler-The Holmfirth Flood- Memorial at Holmfirth.

CHAPTER XV.

Nonconformist Churches - Salendine Nook Baptist Chapel - Rev. Henry Clayton - The mother church at Rodhillend - Sallindon Nook licensed - Act of Toleration - Letters dismissory - Declaration of Faith - Covenant of Communion - First Subscribers - Rev. Joshua Wood - Rev. Robert Hyde-Rev. James Macpherson - Rev. Thomas Lomas - Rev. David Crompton - Rev. James Parker - Rev. Dr. Stock - Rev. John Thomas - Rev. D. Wilton Jenkins - Baptist Churches derived from Salendine Nook - Pole Moor Chapel - Slaithwaite Baptists - Rev. Henry Wilcock Holmes - The Independents, Highfield - Secession from the Parish Church - Rev. Henry Venn - First members of Highfield - The Trust deed - Church discipline - Rev. William Moorhouse - Rev. Benjamin Boothroyd, D.D., LL.D. - His conversion - His literary pursuits - The Bibliae Hebraica - Monument to - Rev. John Glendenning - The Rev. Dr. Bruce - Churches derived from Highfield - Ramsden St Chapel - The Trust Deed - The Rev. J T. Stannard Jones v. Stannard - Milton Church - The Wesleyans - John Wesley in Huddersfield - His opinion of the country and people - At Honley - Dean-house Chapel - Almondbury Methodists - " The Weeping Prophet " - Abraham Moss - Old Bank Chapel - First trustees - Trust Deed - Constitution of circuit - First ministers - The Rev. Alexander Kilham - The New Connexion - High Street Chapel - Queen Street Chapel - Churches derived from Buxton Road - Local preachers - Squire Brooke.

CHAPTER XVI.

Parliamentary History. Early elections - Lord Brougham - Captain Lewis Fenton - Captain Joseph Wood - Riots - Michael Thomas Sadler - John Blackburn, K C - " Bulls, tigers, serpents " - General Johnson - Edward Ellis, Jun - Richard Oastler - The New Poor Law - Rev. Joseph Rayner Stephens - The Leeds Mercury on the candidates - W. R. C. Stansfield - Electioneering tactics - The Liberal Party - John Cheetham - William Willans - Viscount Goderich - Joseph Starkey - Edward Akroyd—Richard Cobden - E. A. Leatham - T. P. Crosland - W. C. Sleigh - W. A. Lindsay - Sir Joseph Crosland - William Summers - Thomas Brooke - Some account of the Brooke family - Elections since 1865 - Joseph Woodhead - The Colne Valley Division - The Holmfirth Division - Walter Armitage - John Sugden.

CHAPTER XVII

Municipal government - The Court Leet - The Chief Constable - The Vestry - Act for lighting, watching, &c. - First Board of Commissioners - Huddersfield a pocket borough - The patrolmen- Their duties - The Pindar - Introduction of gas - The Huddersfield Gas Works - Board of Highway Surveyors-Development of the town in this period - Banking companies - Churches - Petition for incorporation - Improvement Commissioners - First Board of - The cemetery - Church rates - Model lodging house - Market rights - Renewed agitation for incorporation - Government inquiry - Charter of incorporation granted - The first Council - Population and rateable value of borough at incorporation - C H. Jones - The Mayors of Huddersfield - Honorary Freemen - Longwood included—Present population and rateable value - Covered markets - Gas - Electricity - Tramways-Tramway fatality-Artizans' dwellings-Mechanics' home - The police - The fire brigade - St. John Ambulance - The water supply - The reservoirs - Lead poisoning - Baths - Beaumont Park-Greenhead Park-The Lindley Moor ground-Free library - Municipal buildings - Town Hall - Borough debt - The Poor Law burdens - Riots - Formation of the Huddersfield Union - Chairman of the Board of Guardians - The Huddersfield Infirmary - The Meltham Convalescent Home - Honorary physicians and surgeons - Presidents - William Mallinson - The Industrial Home - The Charity Organisation Society - The Slaithwaite Free School - The Fartown Grammar School - The Longwood Grammar School - Some private schools—The Huddersfield College - The Collegiate - Sunday schools - The Mechanics' Institute - The Technical College - The School Board - Chairmen and vice-chairmen - Church schools - Sir C. W. Sikes - Industrial development - The Weavers' Strike - General Survey.


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