Supplementary Annals of the Church and Parish of Almondbury, Yorkshire (1885) by Charles Augustus Hulbert

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t Photograph by J. E. MAYALL, 164, New Bond Street, W.

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SUPPLEMENTARY ANNALS

OF THE

mee noir AND PARISH OF ALMONDBURY.

ieee 882, TO JUNE, .188s5.

GAUDET TENTAMINE VIRTUS.

BY

CHARLES AUGUSTUS. HULBERT, M.A.,

VICAR OF ALMONDBURY AND HONORARY CANON OF RIPON CATHEDRAL.

LONDON : LONGMANS AND Co.

HUDDERSFIELD : DAILY CHRONICLE STEAM PRINTING WORKS, LORD STREET. 1885.

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ILLUSTRATIONS.

Mosirait of the Parl of ore Frontispiece. round Plan of the Church im) 1973 eee page 8 Portrait of Mrs. Hulbert ee. - 64

Old Hall, Upper ene ees 167

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TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

WILLIAM WALTER, EARL OF DARTMOUTH,

FOR ABOVE THIRTY YEARS HIS KIND FRIEND

AND SUPPORTER,

THESE ADDITIONAL ANNALS ARE RESPECTFULLY

DEDICATED) BY

ie AU TO Re:

Almondbury Vicarage,

Sune, 1885.

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PREFACE.

The desire to include several legal documents, which would have too much interrupted the narrative of the preceding volume, originated these Supplementary Annals. But as time advanced, interesting events occurred, and contributions were offered; and lastly, sad Obituaries of departed friends presented their claims. That the Author has been spared to record these, and to copy all the Inscriptions in the Local Cemetery, is a matter of thankfulness.

He is obliged to Mr. Jabez E. Mayall, the eminent Photographer in London and Brighton, for the portraits of the Earl of Dartmouth, and of the Author’s own lamented wife, in remembrance of former years, when Mr. Mayall was his Lordship’s tenant, and the Author’s Parishioner at Slaithwaite. To his own younger surviving son, Percival Wood Hulbert, M.A., Vicar of Arthington, he is indebted for the plan of the floor of the Parish Church in 1873, and the view of the Old Hall, Upper Longley, since its Restoration by Sir John William Ramsden, Bart., M.P., in the present year ; and to his eldest son, C. A. Hulbert, junior, M.A., Rector of Nether Broughton, for the Index.

The kind reception given to the former Annals has rendered the record of the three years which have elapsed still more, as kindly described by the Archbishop of York, ‘‘a labour of love.” It has soothed the solitary hours occasioned by his sad bereave- ment, and he trusts it may console other mourners.

Almondbury Vicarage, Whitsuntide, 1885.

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SUPPLEMENTARY ANNALS

OF THE

CHURCH IN ALMONDBURY.

The sun and showers, which bring forth the spring flowers, nourish also the moss and ivy that enrich the Ancient Towers. Time, the smiles of living friends, and tears for those who have passed away have tended to produce the SupPLEMENTARY PaRT with which we close the Annals of the Church in Almondbury : and some documents will be appended, which, inserted in the body of the Work, would have too much taxed and interrupted the attention of the general reader, but may be of Antiquarian or hereafter of practical value, if added in the rear: and first of

Her PARES Ho CHURCH.

No very important addition or alteration has taken place in the structure ; which has been kept in good repair by the Church- wardens ; but it was discovered that Dry Rot had taken place under the floor; and the new oak seats on the North side of the Nave had suffered by too great proximity to the wall. Both these evils are being remedied, in the Nave by subscription, and by Sir John William Ramsden, Bart., M.P., Lay Rector, in the Chancel ; and in the Kaye Chapel, by the Earl of Dartmouth; and provision is made for better ventilation underneath the floors. This unexpected call interrupted a scheme for planting, adorning, and laying out paths in the North Churchyard ; towards which James Priestley, Esq., J.P., offered trees valued at ten pounds ; and _his venerable relative, Mrs. Vickerman, gave five pounds, which

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2 PARISH CHURCH.

are deposited in the Savings’ Bank. The Churchyard has been only used for interment in old vaults ; having been closed, though far from full, on the opening of the Cemetery ; a small compensation being given to the Vicar of eighteenpence for every burial in the Consecrated portions. It is desirable that the intended improve- ment should be carried out, that friends may conveniently visit the graves of their departed relatives and learn the lessons they impart. The hurricane which visited this part of England in the night of December 11th and r2th, 1883, besides other damage to the National School and buildings around, smote the Church from the North-West, blowing down one of the Pinnacles of the Porch, and breaking through the great West Window in the Tower, represent- ing Christ as the Good Shepherd, and the Apostles also as Pastors with their sheep. The damage was chiefly to the robe of the Saviour, in the central compartment. The window was presented by John Fligg Brigg, Esq., J.P., and late Mayor of Huddersfield, for the second time, and is being restored at his expense. Another Memorial Window has been inserted, on the North side of the Church, by the family of the late Mr. ABRAHAM and Mrs. MartHa MELLeER, formerly of the Oaks, Quarry Hill, Almondbury. An ancient family long resident there; several generations of whom are buried in the adjoining North Church- yard, immediately under the Memorial Window. The three upper compartments represent incidents in the history of Abraham ; in the central one, the intended sacrifice of Isaac stayed by the angel; on the right side, Abraham offering gifts to Melchisedeck ; on the left side, the entertainment of the Angels by Abraham, and Sarah listening. The following suitable texts are underneath :— Lay not thy hand upon the lad. He gave him tithes of all. And Sarah, thy wife, shall have a son. The Lower Compartments depict the History of Mary, Martha

and Lazarus ; with texts :— But one thing is needful—Thy brother shall rise again. And Lazarus come forth. A brass plate below has the following ingeription :—“ This Window is erected to the glory of God, and in Memory of Abraham

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PARISH CHURCH. 3

Meller, of the Oaks, Almondbury, who died November 23rd, 1854. aged 69 yeas, and Martha, his wife, who died April 17th, 1858, aged 71 years.” The Artists of the Window were Messrs. John Hardman and Company, Birmingham. At Easter, 1884, the Reverend Francis Marshall, M.A., head master of Almondbury Grammar School (then recently married to Catherine Ann, eldest daughter of John Edward Taylor, Ksq.), presented a handsome brass Lectern for the Communion Table, North side. And an octagon white marble pedestal, was provided for the brass Eagle Lectern in the Church, which had been presented by Richard Beaumont Taylor, eldest son of the above Mr. Taylor. The base being inscribed, “ THE ENTRANCE OF THY Worps GIvEeTH Licut.” Psalm CXIX. v. 130. The Ancient incised Stone to the Memory of ArTHuR and BEATRIX Kaye, over the stone coffin in the Kaye Chapel, has been raised upright and placed on a wall opposite the large Marble Monument connecting the Kaye and Legge families ; at the expense of the Earl of Dartmouth, by Mr. Richard Garner, of Huddersfield. It is replaced by a new Stone, with an incised copy of the Inscription , (see page 40, part I Annals). A framed copy of the print there given of the Monument is appended to the wall. At the time of the Restoration of the Church and Chancel, great care was taken to preserve the remains in the vaults within the Church ; and as they are now covered with concrete and encaustic Tiles, a plan has heen preserved and given with this volume. On the 31st of October, 1882, the Right Reverend Vincent Ryan, D.D., late Bishop of the Mauritius, presided at a Meeting of the Church Missionary Society, held in the Central National School; and the next day, being All Saints’, took part in Divine Service in the Church previous to the Consecration, on behalf of the Bishop of Ripon, of the residuary pértion of the Almondbury Cemetery, an acre in extent. He was attended by the Clergy, Churchwardens, Mr. Thomas Midgley, Chairman, and the other Members of the Burial Board, and the Bishop of Ripon’s _ Registrar, Thomas Greenwood Teale, Esq., of Leeds.

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4 PARISH CHURCH.

Copies of the Inscriptions in the Cemetery, both in the Consecrated and Unconsecrated portions, will be appended to this volume. While attention has been given to the care of the material Church and to the repositories of the dead, the interests of the members of the Spiritual or Mystical Church, “ which is the blessed company of all faithful people,” have not been neglected. Confirmations have been held on Tuesday, September 28th, 1880, by the late Lord Bishop of Ripon; and on the 24th September, 1883, by Bishop Helmuth, on his Lordship’s behalf. Mission Work has also been carried on in March, 1882, and October, 1883 ; it is hoped with much blessing. The Reverend Henry Whitley (now M.A.), of Trinity College, Dublin, has been occupied as Curate of the Parish Church District ; the Rev. Edward George Falconer, of St. Aidan’s Theological College, and the Rev. John Alfred Bradley, of St. Bees’ College, for the Longley District. On the death of Mr. William Garner, Clerk and Sexton, on the 26th June, 1882, after 19 years’ service, Mr. Whitley was appointed also Clerk in Orders, and Mr. William Dobson as Sexton and Verger. The office of Churchwarden has been efficiently performed by Mr. Joseph Dyson Butler, of Rose Lea, and Mr. John Arthur Brooke, J.P., of Fenay Hall, continuously ; assisted as Sidesmen by Messrs. J. E. Beaumont, John William Day, R. H. Sheard, Edward Taylor, Ephraim Mellor, and Geo. Eyre, for the Church ; and Messrs. Mark Chambers, Simeon Dobson, F. Doodson, J. Graham, and T. B. Brammah, for Longley Mission Room. The Parish Church and Mission Room, Longley, sustained the loss by death of John Day, Esq., J.P., of Bankfield House, in August, 1882, formerly Churchwarden and a liberal friend. Two formerly devoted Lay Assistants, Mr. John Parker and Mr. Harry Sandford Bolton, at Longley, after instruction at St. Aidan’s Theological Colleges, have been ordained by the Lord Bishop of Liverpool to Curacies in his Diocese; and Mr. Bolton has now become Vicar of Ravenhead. The Rev. William John — Spriggs Smith was Curate for the first three months only of 1882,

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THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 5

but made a complete visitation of the Parish Church district, and a re-arrangement of the District Visiting Society.

THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL.

The Grammar School of King James I. has undergone a great constitutional change, by the new scheme devized by the Charity Commissioners. The whole funds of Wormall’s Charity have been united to those of the Schools, and devoted to the increase of the income of the Masters, and the Establishment of Scholar- ships in the School; open for competition to Scholars from all parts of the Ancient Parish of Almondbury ; and also to the new Technical School at Huddersfield, opened by the Duke of Somerset in 1883. The School has become distinguished in the Examinations, Local and Central, of the University of Cambridge. Two wranglers, Mr. Joe Thornton, of St. Catherine’s, and Mr. James Pounder Whitney, of King’s College, have obtained that rank. Both are natives of the great Parish ; and have obtained Collegiate appoint- ments. Various Scholars have likewise gained distinction in the Cambridge Local Examination, and that of the College of Preceptors; especially Craven Cudworth, a native and originally a scholar in the Central National School; and now of the Grammar School, under the able and careful training of the Rev. Francis Marshall, M,A. The Author, as one of the Governors, rejoices in their success. The New Buildings referred to in page 174 of the Annals as being in progress, have been completed ; chiefly by private subscrip- tion, and partially from funds of the Charities derived from rents, with the consent and approval of the Charity Commissioners. The Memorial Stone of the last portion was placed, August tst, 1883, by Blanche, wife of John Arthur Brooke, Esq., J.P., and M.A., of Fenay Hall, one of the Governors; when the Annual Rewards were presented by Alderman Brigg, then Mayor. The School accommodation is much increased by substantial additions and arrangements, though not yet sufficiently so in the Domestic Department ; towards which the Commissioners declined to allow any portion of the funds to be devoted. But the ancient

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6 FENAY AND WOODSOME HALLS.

Schoolroom is now the Dining Hall. The Master’s house remains much as in the days of Mr. Coates and Mr. Easther.*

FENAY HALL.

In the course of improvements in the older parts of the mansion, a carved oak beam with the initials, W. F., and the rose and other ornaments has been discovered, having been originally external. It had been covered with plaster, in common with the rest of the walls of an additional room, about the year 1y94. All the oak wainscoating in the house has been divested of its paint, as in the case of Woodsome Hall. ‘This is principally named as an instance of the healthy taste of Architectural conservatism, promoted by our Institutes—William Fenay born 1565, died 1619.

WOODSOME HALL.

I am indebted to Michael Sheard, Esq., of Brookroyd House, Birstal, near Leeds, for the solution of the problem suggested in page 580, of my Annals, with reference to an extract from the Genealogist. It appears that there is a WoopsoME in the Town- ship of Batley, to which reference is made in the Genealogist, as the residence of the Dighton family, and not Woodsome Hall, near

*Whilst these lines are being composed a sad interest has been revived in the family of Coates, as related in the Huddersfield Chrontcle, of July roth, 1884. ‘The Mrs. Coates, of Prescot, whose name appears amongst the list of those killed, at the age of 63 years, by the terrible accident near Penistone, was the widow of the Rev. John F. Coates (son of the Rev. John Coates, formerly Master of the Grammar School, Almondbury, and Incumbent Curate of Longwood), formerly of Almondbury. The deceased, who was well known in Huddersfield, was also niece of the widow of the late Rev. J. C. Franks, ‘ormerly Vicar of Huddersfield, and daughter of the Rev. John Coates, pre- ceding Vicar of Huddersfield. The Rev. John F. Coates died 25 years ago, from internal injuries received in a trap accident, which occurred whilst he was on his way to a funeral service at Blackburn, along with Mrs. Coates. Both were thrown out, and Mrs. Coates, who was then reported killed, survived till the other day, whilst Mr. Coates, who was supposed to be only slightly injured, died within a fortnight of the accident. Mrs. Franks was much shocked by the account of her niece’s sad fate, and has recently died.”

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WOODSOME RECORD. 7

Huddersfield, but within the Parish of Almondbury ; and there is

no apparent connection between the Kaye and Dyson families. Mr. Sheard says :—

In your ‘‘ Annals of the Parish of Almondbury,” page 580, you are under the impression that ‘‘ Woodsome” mentioned in the visitation of Lincolnshire, 1592, as the residence of the Dighton family, is ‘‘ Woodsome” near Hudders- field, the seat of the Earl of Dartmouth. A short time ago I had in my possession an old deed bearing date 30th September, 1617; and made between Alvery Copley, of Batley, in the County of York, Esq., of the one part, and John Dighton, of Barton upon Humber, gentleman, of the other part. Whereby Alvery Copley, for the sum of £200, conveyed to John Dighton “ All that Messuage, Barn, Stables, Buildings, Yards, Gardens, Easements, &c., to the said messuage situate lying and being at Woodsome, in the Township of Batley, in the said Co, and now in the occupation of one William Briggs, &c., &c.” This John Dighton is evidently the son of the John Dighton mentioned in the Lincolnshire visitation, as having married Grace, daughter and co-heir of Richard Atkinson, of Barton upon Humber. My opinion is that the Dighton family left Woodsome, and went to reside at Barton on Humber, and were there at the visitation. They were probably tenants only of Woodsome, and purchased the Estate from the Copley family in 1617. I shall be glad to hear if you consider this explanation satisfactory. I may add that the Dighton family are supposed to have been engaged in the iron trade here, and I remember once making some excavations on the Soothill Estate, and discovered a large quantity of slag &c., from iron furnaces. May not this explain how the Dightons became connected with the Soothills, and Copleys. Dr. Marshall, editor of the Genealogist says, your correspondent Mr. Sheard seems to be right about the Dightons. In your note on Dighton, I think you have read the pedigree wrong ; making Henry brother to wrong John. The 4 before Henry should, I

take it, be a 2. WOODSOME RECORD.

Several allusions have been made to an extract of an old Manuscript Book at Woodsome, supplied to the Author by the late Miss Crosland, formerly of Fenay Hall. The following is the whole of that interesting Paper, ‘“‘ The Chartulary of Woodsome,” from which it was prokably taken, cannot now be found; written by John Kay, Esq. :—

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8 WOODSOME RECORD.

“Arthur Kay, of Woodsome, Esquire, was Justice of Peace many years until his wife dyed, and then giving up his house into the hands of his son John, dwelt in Lancashire for quietness, and so was discharg’d of his Commission. He had Woodsome, &c., in his own hands about 50 years, and had an elder brother or relation named Nicholas, who was heir male, and was married to his wife’s sister, but died without issue and under age. Arthur, by heirship, was possessed of Woodsome, Farnley Tyas, and Slaithwaite, and purchased, among other places, the Royd House, at the bottom of Farnley Bank ; the House and Manor of Denby Grange (which before that time had belonged to the Abbey Byland) with all the Members and Free-rents thereunto belonging in Brustwell, Flockton, Whiteley, and Emley ; and also the Manor of Lingards. He built a Hall at Slaighthwaite ; where, after marrying a second wife in his old age, he probably lived the latter end of his lifetime until his death, which was on the 16th of October, 1575 or 1578. Where his (that is Arthur Kay’s) ancestors builded a Chappell of old Tyme, in the Lane and above the Butts at St. Elyn Well, about pmo Edw. Sexti. He and I (viz. his son John) dyd shift yt and by consent of the Parish dyd translate the same into Scole House that now is, and I (ie.) John dyd p’cure one Mr. Smith, a good Scholar, to com and teach there. Heand I by consent of the Parish dyd likewise take away all formes and old seats in the Church of Almondbury, and caused the body casten into four quarters, as the Parish is, and dealt and divided into four, and so to be new Stall’d (as yet is) of the hool charge of the Parish generally. When the Church body thus was Stall’d, then lots was cast, were every quarter of the Parish should sit when they came to Church, to avoid contention, and thus every quarter of the Parish to syt by lot, viz. : Honley, Farnley, and Meltham quarter in the North side. Almondbury quarter dyd fall to have their town’s next; then Crosland quarter next to them; and Holmfirth quarter in the South, &c. John Kay, of Woodsome, Esq., son of the above Arthur, purchased amongst other things Burton Mill, and the rent and suit of Court of Thomas Storrs, probably of Storshall, and a moiety

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LASCELLES HALL. 9

of the Woods in Honley, with the Royalties, a Corn Mill, a Walk Mill, and other Estates there of Sir Robert Stapleton, Knight. He _had nine sons and three daughters. About the year 1586 or 89 he let his Mansion House at Woodsome, to his eldest son Robert, and went to live at Slaighwaite. In 1588 he, by earnest suit because he was not able to ride, got himself discharged from the Commission of Peace, in which he had continued 14 years. Robert, his son, made the Stone building at Woodsome, towards the north, and set the west part on stone pillars. He purchased several farms at Rowley, &c. John Kay, the son of Robert, by advice of Gilbert Jagger, his millwright, repaired the Mill, enlarged the House, invented the fan and caus’d the Kiln to be made there for the use of Tenants and Strangers.” Then follows “ A copy of an old inscription round the inside of the top of Almondbury Church ”—This inscription is already given in Part I, page 26. It is added Francis Woodrove, Esq.,was married to Margaret, the Daughter of Arthur Kay, of Woodsome, Esq., May 22nd, 1559, at the solemnization of whose marriage the ministration of the Holy Communion began in our Church. July, 1558, the plague began at Woodsome Mill in the House of Thomas Scamanden.”

LASCELLES HALL AND WOODSOME.

In the Account of Woodsome Hall, page 202, a relation is given of the visit of the Rev. Christopher Richardson, the ejected Rector of Kirkheaton, and then owner of Lascelles Hall, to that Mansion, by summons of Sir John Kaye, Bart.—The following is the Rey. Oliver Heywood’s Account of it “On Jan 2 1674 I joyned with Mr. Richardson at an exercise at Lassel-hall, abundance of people came, when Mr. R. was preaching Sir John Kays sergeant came, and thrust through the crowd, made inquiry whether he had a licence to preach there, Mr. R. smartly answered wt haue you to doe with that? the man withdrew Mr. Richardson went on, I confesse at first it something affrighted me

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Io REV. OLIVER HEYWOOD.

and I thought with my self if he come again wn I am in preaching it will put me quite out,—well he finished, I succeeded, and when I had prayed and was preaching, he came again, demanded if we had licence, Mr. Rich: ans: sharply saying what authority haue you to inquire, he ans: his master sent him, who is your master sd he, he ans: Sir John Kay, and he commanded us both in the kings name to goe along with him to his master, Mr. R. ans : we would not goe without a warrant, he told him he had a warrant, we desired to see it, he shewed it us, I read it, wherein both our right names were, when I saw that I gaue him mild words and desired him to stay awhile till we had done our work and then we would obey him, wel sth he I shall wait your leisure, he stood by, I went on with my sermon, and god graciously helped aboue fear, it was quite gone, and god helpt memory, and elocution, and affection,—when we had done our work we went along with that man and two of Sr Johns liverymen, came to Woodsome that Clark (I suppose he was) was churlish, and snappish, told me he thought we had not made such particular reflections as we did, I askt him in wht? sth he, I took good notice of your words, I bade him speak truth and I cared not what he said : we went into the hall, wherein many waiting-men were playing at cards at the table, we waited a pretty while, at last, Sr John came, who askt us if we had any licenses, saying his majesty hath graciously incouraged conformists, and indulged others of his subjects that pretend conscience in not conforming, but his princely clemency has been abused, in many places, therefore, sth he, he hath sent us expresse order to inquire into persons licences, we told him we had there a license for the place, but licences for our persons were at our homes, he demanded a sight of that we had, we produced it, he read it, said so far he was satisfyed, but required a sight of the other, we desired time to produce them, he gaue us time till saturday, and then sending them by another should serue, J haue sent mine this day by John Robuck, and Arthur Lee wil let Sr John see it to-morrow,—thus gods gracious providence hath wrought for us, so that with confidence we may look upon authority having authority for what we doe,—blessed be god—

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REV. OLIVER HEYWOOD. Il

I cannot but observe how spightful the devil is agt preaching, when he will not hinder but promote keeping open house, feasting, dancing, revelling,—there I saw a great number of gentlemen, (among whom was Mr Tho : Horton) musitians, master of misrule, or Lord of misrule as they call him &c— I went from home on munday morning Jan 13 upon a cal to preach at Mr James Disons house at Westwood near Slaughwait, when I came thither the people were going down to the chappel, and so had concluded and ordered, that there I should preach for the licence for his house was not come, I was a little startled at having been so lately before that great man that is the Lord of Slaughwait,—-but I must either preach there or no where so I continued, and there was a great congregation, god helped my heart, affections, voyce, for I was very hoarse through a cold— after sermon Mr Jo: Earnshaw told me I was expected the day following at lidget aboue 5 miles further, I had”not thought of it, or look upon it as a conclusion, tho Mr Lockwood had a word about it at Lassel-hall, but fear of a disappointment I went, there was a great assembly, much affection, great hopes of good, god graciously helped me that day—blessed be god. I haue this experiment, that upon committing affairs to god, he orders them unexpectedly to the beste: on thursday I preacht at home, had a large auditory, god graciously assisting in speaking to young people—my cold continuing ”— The history of Mr. Richardson and his ejection is although the question asked by Mr. Venables may apply, ‘‘ How came they there?” I have been favoured with the following Paper by John Richardson, Esq., of Ravensfell, Bromley, Kent, a descendant of the zealous Nonconformist, who has lately visited the scenes described, in company with the Author and Mr. Legh Tolson, and has placed a Brass Tablet in Kirkheaton Church :— ‘Mr. Christopher Richardson, A.M., was placed in the living of Kirkheaton by the Parliament, in the year 1646, in place of Mr. Richard Sykes, A,M., a son of Alderman Sykes, of Leeds. Mr. Richard Sykes was thrust out because he refused to sign the Solemn League and Covenant.

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12 REV. CHRISTOPHER RICHARDSON.

There is good reason to suppose that Mr. Richardson was connected with a family of the same name at Sheriff Hutton, about 12 miles from York, which settled there in the 16th century. A Thomas Richardson was Rector at Sheriff Hutton from 1573 to 1583, having been appointed by the Archbishop of York. The register at Sheriff Hutton does not commence until the year 1627, and therefore does not assist us, and from recent inquiries it seems probable that the Rector of Kirkheaton was born in the City of York, and was baptised on ryth January, 1618, at the Parish Church of St. Mary Bishophill Junior, and was the son of Christopher Richardson, of Houlgate, in that Parish. The date of this baptism would exactly correspond with his age at the time of his death, but as no will of his reputed father has been found his paternity cannot be proved. If this hypothesis be correct, he probably received his education at one of the two Grammar Schools then existing in York; one of which was founded by Archbishop Holgate. Be this as it may, all we know is that he obtained a Sizarship at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he matriculated znd July, 1633, being rather more than fifteen years old; took his B.A. degree in 1636, and A.M. in 1640. From the date (1646), at which he became Rector of Kirkheaton, it seems probable that he had Episcopal Orders, but there is no trace of his ordination by the Archbishop of York. Mr. Richardson is named as Rector, living in the Parsonage House at Kirkheaton, in the Parliamentary survey of Livings in 1649. The Advowson is stated to have been in the hands of Thomas Wentworth, Esq. The Glebe, Tithe, and profits, were described as being about “105 per annum. The Rector is declared to be a ‘godly and well affected mynister, who receiveth the proffitts and performes the cure.’ This document is in Lambeth Palace Library. On 15th June, 1656, his son Christopher (who is named several times in Meeke’s Diary), was baptised at Kirkheaton, as appears by the register. Mr. Richardson’s signature in the register book ceases in 1661, from which it is presumed that he was ‘silenced’ in that year, and had to give up the Rectory before the ejection which took place in August, 1662.

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Having to quit the Parsonage he bought, in 1661, of Thomas Wray, and Elizabeth, his wife, their share of the Lassell Hall estate, being a moiety of the old house, and perhaps sixty or seventy acres of land. This property appears at an early period to have belonged to the Beaumonts, of Whitley Beaumont, but the Hall was built by a man of the name of Lassels, or Lascelles. From the Beaumonts it passed into the hands of John Ramsden, whose son, William Ramsden, dying, the property was subdivided between his five sisters and their respective husbands in the year 1644. It was in the square hall of this old six-gabled house that Mr. Richardson used to preach, sometimes aided by Oliver Heywood, to overflowing congregations. Tradition states that he used the stairs, which were three yards wide, as a pulpit, but as this staircase did not ascend from the main hall it is most likely that the gallery which ran round the hall was used for preaching. It was here that he and Oliver Heywood were interrupted by some serving men belonging to Sir John Kaye, and were summoned to appear before him at Woodsome. In the year 1667 Mr. Richardson lost his only daughter, Elizabeth. Oliver Heywood records in his diary, ‘Visited Mr. Richardson’s dying daughter.’ The same diary names that Oliver Heywood, Mr. Dawson, and one or two more Puritan Ministers, were present at the funeral of Mrs. Richardson. He died in December, 1668. About 1675 he became Chapiain in the family of Mr. William Cotton, a wealthy ironmaster, who resided at Denby Grange, near Penistone. He appears also to have visited in his Ministerial capacity many of the leading Puritan families, such as Lady Rhodes, of Great Haughton, and Captain Edward Gill, of Carr House, who had held the command of the Castle at Sheffield, in the days of Cromwell. Mr. Richardson was also located for some time at Sheffield, and in 1682 married for his second wife Hephzibah, daughter of Edward Prime, one of the ministers ejected from Sheffield. They (Mr. and Mrs. Richardson) resided at Norton, in three miles from Sheffield. Oliver Heywood records that he called at Norton, and conveyed Mrs. Richardson on a pillion to Mr.Spencer’s house at Attercliffe.

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I4 REY. CHRISTOPHER RICHARDSON.

About the year 1688, Mr. Richardson removed to Liverpool, and became co-pastor with Mr. Thomas Crompton, A.M., of the ancient Toxteth Park Presbyterian Chapel. Shortly after, the residents in Liverpool found it inconvenient to repair to Toxteth Park for worship, and it was by Mr. Richardson that the first congregation of Presbyterians in Liverpool was organised. The chapel was situated at Castle Hey; the exact site of Castle Hey Chapel is unknown, but must have been within the space now enclosed by St. John’s Street, Castle Street, Cable Street, and Lord Street. Mr. Richardson continued his connection with Toxteth, preaching alternate Sundays at the Park, and in Liverpool. He died in 1698, and was buried in St. Nicholas’ Churchyard. By a M.S., in the handwriting of his widow, it appears that his funeral sermon was preached (by whom unknown) from the words ‘And Enoch walked with God.’ The same paper states that the last sermon he preached was from these words: ‘Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, tho’ ye know them, and be established in the present truth. Yea, I think it meet as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance’ (2 Peter, 1, 12, 13). Some years previous to his death he executed a deed of gift, by which Lascelles Hall became the property of his son Christopher, who was educated for the ministry, and became a graduate of Edinburgh, but was neverordained. Lascelles Hall had descended tothe Rector’s great great grandson Thomas Richardson, a merchant of London, and by him it was sold about the year 1819: the largest purchaser being the late Mr. Joseph Walker, who also bought the other moiety of the house of Mr. Poole, whose family had possessed it for many years. Mr. Richardson, of Bromley, Kent, who has furnished these particulars, is the present representative of the Rector of Kirkheaton. He married in 1854, Elizabeth, daughter of William Ridley, of Felsted, Essex, and has descendants, William Ridley, and Elizabeth Helen Richardson. Mr. R. H. Tolson, of Oaklands, Dalton, is descended from the Rector in the female line, as Dorothy Richardson, his grandaughter married John Tolson, of Dewsbury. Her Sisters Martha, Frances,

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Elizabeth, Ruth, and Camdena Richardson, married persons of the respective names of Richard Langley, of Heaton, William Wood, Richard Crosland, of Thornhill, Richard Flather, of Elland, and Mark Tyzack, of Sheffield, and from the four first there may also be descendants. As respects more recent generations, daughters of the family were married to the following :—Thomas Peace, of Lepton, John Hutchinson, of Bank, Rev. — Hardacre, George Rawlins, of Sheffield, and William Sparks, of Crewkerne. The last remains of old Lascelles Hall were pulled down in 1882, there having been a previous demolition about forty or fifty years ago.”

LOCKWOOD HALL.

Mr. John Ashton, of Lockwood, observes :

Sir,—In looking through your valuable history of Almondbury, at page 275, it is stated that ‘‘no remains exist of the ancient mansion of the Lockwood family resident here in the middle ages. But the ancient Ballad reciting the Feud between the Elland, Lockwood and Crosland families, will find further notice hereafter.” In the other notice I do not find what I most desire to know, that is the mansion where the Lockwoods, of Lockwood, resided. You further state, ‘‘ The site is probably that formerly occupied by Mr. Green Armitage, and now by Mr. Norman Wrigley.”

In regard to the probable site, I kindly suggest that you are mistaken; the inscription on North House, the residence of the late Green Armitage, is 1795, a few months ago the Barn was demolished, I examined the place carefully, but could not find any signs of its age, except the wood work and the square blocks of stone, of which it was built.

I would suggest that the residence of the Lockwood family, was the ‘“‘monu- ment ” which stood on the northside of the late John Henry Abbey’s residence, and demolished by him for improvements to his own house. Fifty years ago, I well remember the old monument, as it was called, at that time. It was let in four dwellings, in one of which an old woman lived, and the people worshipping at Rehoboth Chapel, held Prayer Meetings once a week, Latterly a street has been made over part of the foundations, but with all my watchful- ness I could not discover any inscription of its age, and probably the Barn at North House was formerly connected with the monument.—Most respectfully,

JOHN ASHTON. Upper Mount Street, Lockwood.

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The Rev. North Green Armytage holds property at Lockwood, derived from the North family, which passed from Joseph Green Armytage, to his son, W. G. Armitage, who dying pro/e left it to his younger brother, Rev. J. N. G. Armitage, from whom it passed to his eldest son, the present holder. - The latter gentleman suggests the following corrections :— “Benjamin Green Armytage had no property left to him. The Green property went to James, his brother; and the Armytage property, first to William, and then to Joseph, my father, Benjamin’s youngest brother.” Page 529—for “ Rev. J. N. G. Armitage caused a Tomb Memorial to be placed in Meltham Church, read MRs. J. N.G. Armitage, widow.” Page 530, “William Green Armytage left Thickhollins to his younger BROTHER, Rev. J. N. G. Armitage.”

FARNLEY TYAS.—Rev. S. J. HILLYERD.

I find from the kind information of Henry W. Aldred, Esq., of Herne Hill, Brixton, S.E., that before the erection of the Church at Farnley Tyas, in 1840, the village had a National Schoolmaster in holy orders, in the person of the Rev. Sam John Hillyerd ; and in our Almondbury Register appears the record of the baptism of his Son, April 8th, 1821. Mr. Hillyerd was born on the 2oth February, 1784, being a son of Nicholas John Hillyerd, and Mary, his wife. He married Ann Chawner, at St. Martin’s in the Field, Charing Cross, London, on the 18th May, 1807. Through his own exertions, being of very humble parentage, he became a Minister of the Church of England, and was a very brilliant preacher. In December, 1819, we find him at Denby, Penistone, Yorkshire. In February, 1821, at Farnley Tyas. In 1823, at Primrose Hill, Great Horton, Bradford. ‘Then afterwards at Tattersall, and finally at Limpringham, Lincolnshire, where he died, and where is a grave- stone, whose inscriptions shew that he was 23 years Incumbent of Tattersall,and 15 years Vicar of Limpringham ; that he departed this life, June 29th, 1861, aged 77 years; and Ann, his wife, died Noy- ember 5th, 1857, aged 70 years, inscribed :—Resurgam. As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Cor. xv, 22.

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Mrs. Ashwell, of Ernest Cottage, Skirbeck, Boston, Lincolnshire, his daughter, is in possession of an Autobiography ; and her grand- ‘daughter, Mrs. Belton, of Sermons. Mr. Aldred also claims connection with the ancient family of Appleyard, of Longley, and also with the Hepworths, of Fletcher House. Of which family Lieut. Colonel David Hepworth, of York, is a living representative, and has lately paid a visit to the neighbourhood.

NEWSOME PARISH IMPROVEMENTS.

Since the former part of these Annals was in the hands of the “reader, several very desirable and important improvements have been made in this Parish, both Municipal and Ecclesiastical. In connection with the former, great improvements have been made in some of the roads, considerable additions being made to their width. This is notably so in connection with the main Village street, which previously was continued to the “end of the Town,” by a narrow and awkward lane. This has now been made into a beautiful broad street, with well-laid flagged pavement running from the National School to the extreme west end of the Village, and turning round to the road which runs to Close Hill: the steep gradient of the latter being thus much reduced. Lamps have also been put down, which give at night, at any rate, a more modern appearance to this ancient looking place. Large additions have also been made to the only mill in the Parish—Messrs. Taylor and Littlewood’s—where a busy and successful trade is carried on in the manufacture of the finest of Worsted Cloths. Through this firm considerable credit has been brought to the village of New- some. At the Grand International Exhibition, held in Paris in 1878, Messrs. Taylor and Littlewood were successful in obtaining the “‘ Medal d Or” for excellence of manufacture, and were again successful in obtaining an ‘‘ Award” at the International Exhibi- tion, held in Sydney (Australia) in 1879. But progress has not been confined to temporal matters only, nor should it be. True advancement is that which carries the

spiritual and temp oral together. The true life of man embraces B, SUP.

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heart, mind and body, and true growth must ever include this trinity in unity. Thus it has been at Newsome. The village Schools have received further improvements and additions. A new Organ Chamber has been built, and the small Organ that had served for years in the Church has been placed within it. This adds considerably to the pleasure of the work. The whole of the buildings have been carefully and neatly finished, and on a large stone slab, placed outside the Committee Room, has been cut the following inscription :— “Enlarged 1871, 1876 and 1883.” “And that from a Child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto Salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy ili, 15. “ Nothing pays so well, nothing gives so much joy, blessing and prosperity as a well-spent and a wisely educated childhood.” In the Schools a sound and judicious education is imparted to the young of the Parish, Religious instruction being combined with the Secular, and both clearly benefiting by the union. In connection with the Government Examinations during the past two years, the results have been that 95°3 and 97°7 per cent of the Scholars examined have passed. ‘The head teacher is Mr. W. A. Teasdale, assisted by a staff of painstaking assistants. In connection with the Church, a very important and, what must ever remain a very pleasing, improvement has been made in the purchase by the Vicar, the Rev. Thomas Lewthwaite, from Sir John W. Ramsden, Bart., of a plot of land, containing very nearly an acre, for the sum of 4,249. ‘This land has been fenced in with a substantial wall, and the larger portion of the ground planted with forest trees—neat walks being left for recreation— with the ultimate object of providing a break, on this elevated site, to the terrible blast which comes sometimes from the south-west. The entrance from the south is through an arched gateway, within which are formed banks and beds of evergreen and flowering shrubs. The whole has a pretty and pleasing effect, and the entire cost of #,400 has been met by funds collected by the Vicar of the Parish, and devoted to this object rather than to the direct Endowment

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of the living; thus making a personal sacrifice for the general good. The grounds now in connection with the Church, Church- yard and Vicarage consist of about three acres. These lie in the centre of the Parish ; and if ever the broad streets now planned on the four sides be made, and adjacent houses be erected, a piece of land, interesting from its ecclesiastical associations, pleasant in its arrangements, and beautiful from its position, will be enjoyed to the end of time by the inhabitants of Newsome. During the year 1884 the work of Church Completion has gone forward with much energy, and with complete and most pleasing success. The fabric of the Church has been thoroughly examined ; fresh lead flashings have been laid along the water tablings, where the latter were defective. The turret, the west wall and the south wall have been re-pointed in cement, and the latter wall has been covered with silicate paint in the hope of removing all traces of damp ; and apparently this has been done with success. Inside, the whole of the walls have been painted in suitable colours ; the arches and windows have been embellished with Texts of Scripture ; the East End has been adorned with two beautifully worked Tablets, containing the great primary principles of the Church,— Faith, Prayer and Duty—as so beautifully and concisely set forth in the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments ; also at the East End a new Tiled Reredos has been erected from the eminent Tile Works of Messrs. Minton and Hollins. Thisisa pleasing addition to the sacred edifice, the design being of a most effective character. In the Organ Chamber has been placed a new instrument, at a cost of £250, built by the old Huddersfield firm of Messrs. Peter Conacher and Co. A new Pulpit has replaced the plain wooden structure which had done duty in the Schools. This is made of the best selected pitch pine, in harmony with the Choir Stalls ; the lower panels are wrought out in carved Cathedral fretwork, and the upper panels are formed into bold circular lightings, neatly cut, the whole being surmounted by a bold cornice, from which rises a handsome sliding brass Pulpit Desk. The stonework, upon which the Pulpit rests, consists of a solid base, out of which are chiselled the base moulds at the four

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corners, and upon which are placed four beautiful red granite shafts from Aberdeen. The caps of the column are chiselled dog tooth and diaper work, and these are all cut from the solid block of stone upon which the Pulpit proper rests. The ascent the Pulpit is by four stone steps, guarded by a handsome polished brass rail. ‘The design was furnished by Mr. Daniel Brade, of Kendal, the winner of one of the gold medals for the Victor. Emmanuel Memorial, Italy. On Wednesday, April 23rd, 1884, the re-opening of the Church took place, being nearly 12 years from the Consecration, which event was on 12th of October, 1872. The proceedings com- menced with a Bazaar and an Exhibition of Paintings. These were opened by Mrs. E. Beaumont Taylor, of Edgerton. Addresses were delivered on the occasion by John Arthur Brooke, Esq., J.P., of Fenay Hall; Joshua Littlewood, Esq., of Croft House, Newsome; the Churchwardens, Messrs. George Roberts and Jonas Mellor, and the Vicar of the Parish. The latter, in alluding to the arduous work that had gone on in Newsome for the past 17 years, referred in felicitous terms to the generosity of friends outside the Parish. Just now they were indebted to Mr. and Mrs. Crosland, of Reyds Hall, for the handsome Pulpit and Reredos, which he was sure all would much admire. On the Pulpit has been placed the following inscription, cut on a white marble

shield :— Co the Memory of

Sarah, Che wite of Hemy Dyson Gaylor, Dy her Sister-in-law, ahary A. LD. Crosland, In this family are found representatives of some of the old resi- dents of Newsome. ‘The tablets and illuminations were the gift of Mr. Joshua Littlewood, of Croft House, who, with Mrs. Beaumont Taylor, represented the trade of the Parish. The Church and the Mill stood on the top of the hill, twin sisters, he hoped; for trade and true religion should always go together. There could be no true prosperity unless this was so, and it was his desire to blend the two in Newsome.

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The total amount raised by Subscription, the Bazaar and other gifts was £712; which, after settling all claims, leaves a balance of over £100 to be carried to an Endowment Fund. This latter fund, it is hoped, may ultimately reach the sum of £1,500, when it will be offered to the Commissioners, in whom the whole of the property of the Church has been invested, and the present Endow- ment, so inadequate to the needs of the Parish, will be raised from £170 to £270 per annum. Outside the Church, on the centre stone laid by Mrs. Thomas Brooke, of Armitage Bridge, has been cut the following inscription, as containing the spirit of the principles written on the tablets on the other side, and also explaining the true motives which have animated the workers in the Church movement at Newsome :— Faith—St. Mark xi, 22-3. Prayer—St. Matt. vii, 7-8. Work—St. James li, 22. Over the doorway into the Vicarage has been inscribed the suit- able Preacher’s text - MIHI - SI: NON: EVANGELIZ : AVERO,” upon a suitable scroll. On the Foundation Stone of the House are written the words :—“ A holy life is a Voice, it Speaks when the tongue ts silent, and ts either a constant attraction or a perpetual reproof.’ On the Vicarage Gateway are placed the letters S. J. V. N., 1875, signifying St. John’s Vicarage, Newsome, with the date of erection. Also on the Churchyard Gateway the letters S. J. C. N., for St.-John’s Church, Newsome, with the date of completion, 1872. The machinery for carrying on the spiritual and moral reformation of this Parish may now be considered of a very practical and complete character. May the Great Head of the Church use it for His own glory and the good of the people who may reside there to the end of time.

WOODSOME HALL.

The Rev. Thomas Lees, M.A., Vicar of Wreay, near Carlisle, who has lately published the posthumous Work of Mr. Easther, “The Glossary of the Dialect of Almondbury” (referred to in page 140), in connection with the English Dialect Society, says :—“ As

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far as my memory goes I have been familiar with that interesting place, playing as a child in its hall and gallery; and as a young man spending quiet days there with Mr. Beckett (Curate of Farnley Tyas) and Mr. Easther; who in turns lived there. Formerly there hung in the hall a Picture of ‘“‘Solomon’s Wise Judgment.” What has become of it? The Author replies. This, with that of the Hall, referred to in page 178, has been removed to Patshull Hall by the Karl of Dartmouth. He also says, “You miss in your interesting account that enormous carved oak beam which forms the cornice of the pannelling on the north side of the Hall. It was formerly Rood- beam at Almondbury Church.” I reply that the family pew of the Woodsome family, before the alteration in 1840 I believe, rested on this beam, and was approached by a Staircase on the north side, but the whole was removed when the Oak Skreen was taken to form a Reredos at the east end of the Chancel; but which has been again restored to its original position. Mr. Lees, no doubt, correctly states that a great quantity of Oak timber was

removed from the Church during the latter part of last centuly to —

make room for pews. Galleries were erected to supply Church room before the building of the fourteen Churches in Mr. Jones’ incumbency, 1822 to 1866. Mr. Lees adds, ‘‘ The name of ‘the Cathedral’ was originally given by my cousin, John Shearran Nowell, and myself when we were lads, to the grove of Beeches on the hill above the Hall. It was one of our favourite playgrounds where we used, with our companions, to enact the parts of Robin Hood and his famous band.” Mr. Lees also disputes the origin of the term “ Gurgoyle,” given by the Author, page 17. He says :— Du Fresne in his great Glossary gives ‘‘GARGALIA, Zars gutturis and cannz pulmonis,” that is part of the windpipe and pipe of the lungs, and in the Parvulorum ” we have ‘‘GARGULYE, yn’ a walle. Gorgona, C. F. gurgulio (gargulio, P.),” and the late Albert Way, in his edition of the ‘* Promptorium,” for the Camden Society, adds the following valuable note :— ** Will. (iam) of Worc. (ester) uses the term gargyle; Itin. p. 282. This

appellation of the quaintly fashioned water-spouts in the form of men or

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monsters with yawning mouths, of which medieval architecture presents so endless a variety, is taken from the French gargyle ina wall, sargorlie. PALsc. See also Roquefort v. Gavgorle. says, ‘‘Make me a trusse standing out upon gargellys, that I may see about : podium, Juggestum, vel quod mutulis innitatur, 1 will have gargyllis under the beamys heedis : mutule, sive proceres.” Llyot renders frumen, the uppermost part of the throte, the gargyll. Thus far for Mr. Way’s note. At Rouen the name of a legendary monster was gargoille. | Those fantastic grinning creatures so common in Early Pointed architecture, as spout-heads, &c., “ represented the spirits of the powers of the air endeavouring to attack the faithful, whose sure refuge is in the Church,” or heretics fleeing from the Church. A gargoyle at Lincoln Cathedral is called the ‘‘ Devil looking over Lincoln.” The ¢we derivation of the word is this. like the word ‘‘ garg/e,” is from the old French ‘‘ gargouille,” the weasand of the throat, or mouth of a spout. In common with govget, gargle, gurgle, it springs originally from the Old French ‘‘ gorge, the throat, a narrow pass— Low Latin gorgia, gorga, gurga, variants of the Latin gurges, a whirlpool, hence (in late Latin) the gullet, from its voracity.” I quote this last passage from Professor Skeat’s ‘‘ Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language,” Claren- don Press, 1882.

DENBY GRANGE AND WOODSOME.—LISTER-KAYE : FAMILY.

As has already appeared, page 204, the family of Lister-Kaye is derived from that of Kaye of Woodsome. The last Woodsome | Baronet was Sir Arthur Kaye, who died in 1726 without male issue. His estates descended to his only daughter Elizabeth, who » married George, Lord Lewisham, eldest son of the Earl of Dart- mouth. The title descended to his nephew, Sir John Lister-Kaye, son of George Kaye, Esq., by Dorothy, daughter and heiress of Robert Savile, Esq., of Bryan Royd, near Eland, in Yorkshire. | Sir John Kaye, the second baronet, father of George Kaye, married | Anne, daughter of William Lister, of Craven, Esq. Hence the double name Lister-Kaye. Str Joun Lister-Kaye, fourth Baronet, married first Ellen, } daughter of John Wilkinson, Esq., of Greenhead, Huddersfield, and secondly Dorothy, daughter of Richard Richardson, M.D., of | North Bierley (see page 205). He resided at Denby Grange.

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He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son, by his first marriage : Str Joun ListTeR-Kaye, fifth Baronet, who was born 26th June, 1725, was Sheriff of the County of York in 1761, and died unmarried December 27th, 1789. It appears that he survived all his father’s sons by the second marriage, neither of whom left male issue, as the title was now extinct. Up to this time the arms borne by the family were those of the Kayes, of Woodsome, viz :—Argent, two Bendlets Sable, and for Crest : a Goldfinch, proper. The Estates were devised to John Lister-Kaye, who was created a Baronet in 1812, and married Lady Amelia Grey, sixth daughter of George Harvey, fifth Earl of Stamford and Warrington. At this second creation of the Baronetcy a grant of Arms was made as follows :—Arms: Quarterly, 1st and 4th. Kaye: Argent, two Bendlets Sable. 2nd and 3rd, Zzster: Ermine, on a Fesse Sable, three Mullets Or; the whole within a bordure wavy azure. Crests : Kaye, on a wreath of the colours a Jarva Sparrow proper, ( Goldfinch,” Burke’s Armoury) charged on the breast with a rose, gules Zés¢ery: on a wreath of the colours, a Buck’s head proper, erased wavy o7, attired Sable, and in the mouth a Bird Bolt bendwise of the second, flighted Argent. Motto: Kynde Kynne Knawne Kepe. The before-named Sir John Lister-Kaye had four sons, viz: John Lister, his successor ; George, Lieut.-Col. of 5th W. Y. Militia, who married Louisa Jesse, eldest daughter of Captain Dowker, and had issue ; Arthur and Henry died unmarried ; five daughters : Sophia Charlotte, married Rev. Henry Spencer Markham, Canon of York; Zouisa, married R. Ashton, Esq.; Henrietta, married rst, George Ward, Esq., 2nd, Vice-Admiral Russell Elliott, R.N. ; Maria; Georgiana, married William F. Hulton, Esq. Si John Lister-Kaye, second Baronet of the new creation, was born August 18th, 1801, and married 1st, 21st October, 1824, Matilda, daughter and heiress of George Arbuthnot, Esq., and niece of the Right Hon. Charles Arbuthnot, and of the Bishop of Killaloe. She died April 4th, 1867. He married secondly, August

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roth, 1869, Elizabeth Margaret, second daughter of the late Rev. John Bower, of Barmston. By his first marriage he had issue, Lister-Kaye, born September 3rd, 1827, who married May 25th, 1852, Lady Caroline Pepys, third daughter of the first Earl of Cottenham. He died, before his father, April 12th, 1855. He had two sons, Szr John Pepys Lister-Kaye, who. was born February 1853, and succeeded his grandfather as_ third Baronet; and Cecil Edmund Lister-Kaye, born January, 1854. The second Baronet had also two sons, rst, Alick, born 1833, late R.N., who married 1856, Sarah, niece of William Grange, Esq., of Muncey, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., and has no issue; 2nd, Arthur, late Captain, R.A., born May r2th, 1834, who served in tne Crimea. Married, October 8th, 1867, Eugenia, youngest daughter of Rev. John William Bower, M.A., Rector of Barmstone, Co. of York, and has issue four daughters.

LONGLEY.—APPLEYARD FAMILY.

The Author is favoured by James Rusby, Esq., F.R.H.A., with the following Extracts, translated from the abbreviated Latin, respecting the above family, in addition to the notices in pages 166, 167 and 223 of these Annals respecting this family. Dodsworth 99, folio 197 :— Here begins the Register of Thomas Wolsey, Archbishop of York, and Cardinal. John Appleyard, of Longley, Yeoman, 9th of April, 1529, orders his body to be buried in the Church of All Saints’, at Almanbury. Also I leave to Robert Turton, son of Thomas Turton, xxxiijs. iiijd., and to Elizabeth, daughter of the aforesaid Thomas, xxxiijs. 1ijd., and to Richard Turton, son of the aforesaid Thomas, vjs. viijd. John Appleyard, son of Richard and Elizabeth, daughter of the said Richard Appleyard, to whom he leaves xxxiiis. in the hand of Richard Bunney, Gentleman. Also I leave to Elizabeth and Jane, daughters of the aforesaid Richard Appleyard, &c. Also I ordain Abel Appleyard, my son, executor, and Richard Appleyard, my son and heir, my supervisor. Proved 14th July, 1529, fo. 453. Dodsworth 101, fol. 111: Nicholas Apleyard, Gentleman, died x July, in the xxxvii year of the reign

of King Henry 8, and John was his son and heir, and was xviii years of age. Proved 20 Sept., 38 Hen. 8.

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Dodsworth 62, fol. 38: In the Papers of Francis Wortley, Knight and Baronet, 13 March, 1637, John Appleyard, of Carlton, gave to Ravensfeld, of Carlton, one messuage and six acres of land, with all pertaining, in Carlton, which formerly belonged to Thomas of Conyngham, otherwise Lord Rendromer, &c. Dated on the feast of St. Bartholomew, 8th year of Henry the Fifth,—Witnesses, John Ravens- feld, John Dymund, &c. LoNGLEY.—Jx Custody of Sir Richard Beaumont,—William Appleyard died seized of a messuage of Longley, and that William Appleyard, his son and heir, is of full age. Dodsworth 104, fol. 129: Richard Apleyard died on the last day of August, last past, and left John, son and heir, aged 31 years. 31 Oct., 3 and 4 Philip and Mary, 59. Cost 2d. ALMONDBURY.—ij messuages, iij cottages, cc acres of arable land, meadow, pasture, and moor, with the pertinences, in separate tenure of John Apleyard, Edward Aneley, Thomas Spivy, George Riddlesden, and Alicia Hyrst, widow, are held of the King and Queen, as of their Manor of Almendbury and Duchy of Lancaster, in Soceage, rendering xiijs. vd. per annum, and value xxxiij pounds 6 shillings and 8d. Dodsworth 117, fol. 161 : Court held at Almonbury, 28. John Appleyard renders again various lands, to the use of Richard Appleyard, his son and heir. The Author is happy to record that Old or Upper Longley Hall (see page 223), occupied at one time by the Appleyard family, is now, 1884, undergoing Restoration at the expense of Sir J. W. Ramsden, Bart., M.P., the owner; as descendant of the

Wodde family. BEAUMONT FAMILY.

Mr. Rusby also suggests the following extract from the Surtees Society Papers, vol. v. Sanctuary of Beverley, folio ccxxxi Robert Beawmont, of Almondbury, in the County of York Literate, and Elizabeth Beawmont, of Heton, in the same County, gentlewoman, xxvi day of September, in the year of the reign of King Edward ij, &c., came to the place of Sanctuary, St. John of Beverley, for the death of Thomas Aldirlay, of Almondbury aforesaid. Killed by themselves on Wednesday, in the first week of October, in the xix year of our said sovereign Lord; and oath being taken by

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themselves according to custom, &c., the said Robert and Elizabeth were admitted to the aforesaid pacem, Sanctuary. Roman Catholics in the County of York in 1604, by Edward Peacock, F.S.A. Almanbury Parish: Richard Beaumont, of Lydiat, John Asbert, of Netherthonge, non-communicants—no tyme set downe. Robert Beaumont, Edward ffox, for not comyng to ye Church upon Sabbath dayes. The above was one of the Beaumonts of Whitley—Arms : Gules, a Lion rampant between eight Crescents, Argent, langued and armed azure. According to Whitaker.

SOUTH CROSLAND AND HELME.

The Reverend Thomas Henry Cook resigned the Vicarage of Helme in March, 1883, and was succeeded by the Reverend George Coulton, Vicar of South Crosland, the Endowment having been improved by the late Mrs. Brook. The Reverend William Le Neve Bower, M.A., of Merton College, Oxford, and Curate of the Parish Church, Huddersfield, succeeded at South Crosland. CoRRECTIONS.—Page 325, for William Brook, Esq., Ordsall, Northamptonshire, read Nottinghamshire. For Whit-Monday, read Whit-Tuesday ; and for W. C. Barber, read W.S. Page 318, for August 4th, 1789, read 1788. DurRKER Roop.—Page 245. John Armitage, Esq., died September gth, 1867, not 1850.

SOUTH CROSLAND CHURCH.

New windows of Cathedral glass were, during the month of March, 1884, put in South Crosland Church, in place of the of the original plain ones, which were falling to pieces and admitted the wind and rain. Their colour is a faint shade of green, not so dark as to make the Church gloomy; yet dark enough to keep out the sun’s glare. A border of glass, blue crimson and yellow, in alternate order, relieves the windows of any monotony and adds to their pleasing appearance.

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Other improvements in the Church are looked forward to at no distant date. Among these special mention may be made of re-pewing the body of the Church, improving the present accommodation for the Sunday Scholars, altering the position of the Pulpit, Reading Desk, and Font, and making a new entrance through the Tower.

MR. GEORGE DYSON.

The district of South Crosland has sustained the greatest conceivable loss in the sudden removal of a gentleman of talent and public usefulness, as well as private virtues, in the person of Mr. George Dyson, of Netherton, a member of the firm of Laycock, Dyson and Laycock, Solicitors, Huddersfield. He was the only son of Mr. Thomas Dyson, of Netherton, and was born on the 6th of March, 1833, and has therefore been cut off in the prime of life. He had his early education under the care of the Rev. George Hough, of South Crosland, and served his legal articles under Mr. James Crosland Fenton. He contributed most of the materials of the Account of the Township and its venerable Incumbent, contained in the third part of these Annals, pages 307-12. He was married in 1861 to Jane, eldest daughter of James Campey Laycock, Esq., for many years Clerk to the County Magistrates in Huddersfield, and President of the Huddersfield Infirmary ; still surviving in his thirteenth septennary. Mr. Dyson, when the Incorporated Law Society was formed in Huddersfield, was unanimously chosen for the first President. His genial manners and upright conduct won him universal respect. He died, Saturday, August 14th, 1884, afler a few days’ illness, and was buried at South Crosland Church the following Thursday ; attended to the grave by nearly all the Magistrates, Clergy, and professional men of the town and neighbourhood, besides the parishioners and private friends. He leaves a widow, three sons, and one daughter, to mourn his loss. The Courts of Huddersfield and the Crosland Manufactory were suspended during the Funeral ; and remarkable testimony to his merits has been publicly borne

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by the Magistrates, Incorporated Law Society, and the Local Board of South Crosland, which he originated ; and the local press.

MR. G. H. WRIGLEY.

A still more sudden death occurred at Netherton only ten days subsequently to the above. Mr. George Henry Wrigley, of Whitegates, died of apoplexy in his garden, on Sunday Evening, August 24th, 1884, aged 47. He was eldest son of James Wrigley, Esq., for many years Chairman of the Board of Guardians of the Huddersfield Union, and of the firm of Messrs. Wrigley and Sons, Manufacturers. He was interred at South Crosland the following Thursday, with an almost equal train of mourners. In each case very solemn Services were held, and abundance of flowery tributes paid. Very fine paintings of Mr. Laycock, senior, are placed in the Huddersfield Bank, and of Mr. James Wrigley, in the Board Room of the Huddersfield Union, which testify the public respect, and are relics of the talents of another distinguished townsman, Mr. George Dodgson Tomlinson, who has only recently died. His last works were a copy of the splendid Portrait of Her Majesty, by Winterhalter, placed in the Town Hall by Sir Charles William Sikes, whose Portrait is also in the Bank; and one of Thomas Brooke, Esq., J.P., Vice-President of the Yorkshire Archeological Association, and President of the Huddersfield Technical School, opened June 7th, 1883, by the Duke of Somerset, adorns the building.

LINGARDS.—ISAAC HOLDEN, Esq. M.P., AND JABEZ Eo MAYALL.

In a recent work, entitled ‘“‘ Fortunes made in Business,” by various writers, with a portrait, we read, Vol. I, page 14, “The Story of Isaac HOLDEN.” “Tn 1826 the elder Holden died, and young Isaac found his mother and a younger brother entirely dependent upon him. By this time, however, Isaac was happily in a position to provide for them; his employment under Mr. Kennedy (a Teacher at

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Glasgow), was sufficiently profitable to admit him doing so. He remained with Mr. Kennedy until January, 1828, and then, when in his 21st year, he made his first adventure out into the world, and engaged himself as a Mathematical Teacher to the Queen Square Academy, Leeds, the Principal of which was Mr. James Sigston. This was then one of the largest and most respectable Boarding Schools in the County, and seemed a good opening for Mr. Holden. Unfortunately Religious feeling ran high at that time, and young Holden had strong views and opinions on matters Theological, and expressed them boldly. Strife and contention ensued, and at the end of the first half-year the Mathematical Tutor deemed it advisable to transfer his services to Lingards Grammar School, at Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield, which he entered as teacher of the English and Commercial Department. Mr Butterfield, the Head Master, was a man of considerable classical attainments, and under him Mr. Holden enjoyed the advantages of being able still further to prosecute his studies in Latin and Greek. For a time all went on smoothly, and then the “Religious difficulty” again presented itself, and Mr. Holden found it expedient to resign.” Mr. Holden shortly after, in his chemical studies and experi- ments, invented Lucifer Matches, of which he gave an account before a Select Committee on Patents, in the House of Commons ; in which he now (1884) sits as M.P. for the Northern Division of the West-Riding of York, having raised himself to great eminence and wealth through improvements in Manufactures. The ‘‘Grammar School” referred to was the Proprietary School at Lingards, mentioned in page 409 of these Annals. Mr. EK. Maya t, there mentioned, now of Brighton, has made great improvements in his Photographical Art by his scientific taste and experience. He now executes his works by Electric Light. He has suggested an article for this work, on the GEOLOGY of the Valley of the Colne, which runs from Marsden to Huddersfield. The Author is not a Geologist, although the introduction of that Science, in his early years, into his father’s work, “The Museum of the World” (1823), which Science was

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then deemed unscriptural, led to his study of the Hebrew Language, to discover the true sense of the first chapter of Genesis, and some parts of Job. He afterwards studied under the Reverend Professor Lee, at Cambridge, with satisfactory sacred results as to this question, confirmed also in his Bridgewater Treatise, by Dr. Pusey, of Oxford. He accepts however, thankfully, the brief suggestions of Mr. Mayall. “An idea strikes me now that you might say something of the Glacial Structure of the Valley of the Colne. It is a Glacial Valley entirely, and the caps of the hills have been carried down the valleys in great force by Pack Mountain Ice. You will find Ice Grooves cut in the stones facing the Valley from Pule Hill * down to Huddersfield. All the rolled boulders in the bottom of the valley are iceborne and iceworn. Holmfirth and Ripponden (similarly situated in almost parallel, or rather radiating valleys), give equal evidence of glacial action. Another idea,—All the rocks capping the Hills on each side of the Valley give evidence of Druidical Worship. The cap-like holes in the rocks are the Altars of a Sacrificial character. Mr. Nicholson, the Airedale Poet, gives some characteristic descriptions of these Pre-historic times.” May some intelligent reader pursue this subject. The Churches or ancient Chapels of Holmfirth, Marsden, Deanhead and Ripponden, all similarly situate at the heads of Valleys or Deans, are generally dedicated to St. Bartholomew, being the Patron Saint of the Season of Rushbearing, August 24th, old style ; when formerly, in the Churches, the stone or earthen floors were supplied with Rushes. The Feasts, but not the usage, are still continued, and are improved by Religious Services, sometimes in the open air, with Sacred Music. Mr. Mayall is nephew to the late pious Mr. William Bamford, of Lingards, referred to in page 416 as a benefactor of the Church,

* Pule or Pool Hill is the part of the ridge of Mountains separating Yorkshire from Lancashire ; above Marsden on one side, and Saddleworth on the other. There is a piece of Water there, which probably gave it name.

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and who stated to him that the Mayalls all come from Tewkesbury, in Worcestershire, and brought the Woollen Manu- facture with them. Some settled at Lower Wood, Lingards, and some at Mossley, in Lancashire. ‘The name has generally been abbreviated into ‘‘ Meal,” and as such stands on the Rent Roll; but a venerable member of the family, in Crimble Clough, Golcar, presented the Author with an old book, with the original spelling preserved on the end leaves. An old lady, Great Aunt of the Photographer, lies buried in Ledbury Churchyard, aged 107 years. His Grandfather died at 93, and Mr. William Bamford at 89. Mr Easther’s Work on the Almondbury and Huddersfield Dialects illustrates such changes by the fact that such words as coal, meal, foal, are pronounced as two syllables. ‘This original Saxon form still lingers in common English in veaZ, ‘The student of folk lore will discover that the provincialisms are generally relics, rather than corruptions, of the primitive language of our forefathers, as often in the old versions of the Bible, from Wicliffe to King James.

MELTHAM.—ReEv. TIMOTHY ELLISON anp DENNIS HAYFORD.

In page 343 they are mentioned as Curates of Meltham. We are indebted to the Reverend Thomas Cox, late Head Master of the Heath Grammar School, Halifax, for the following notes :— “T, Ellison was a native of Prescot, in Lancashire, and of Puritain extraction. ” Oliver Heywood says, “ He prayed well, preached zealously, and lived honestly.” * Timothy Ellison, A.M., was licensed to the Curacy of Coley, September 29th, 1682. Under Baptisms, in the Register at the Parish Church, Halifax, 1686, September 24th, we have : Sam: Mri Tim: Ellistones, Shelf. Timo. Ellisonne licensed to

Hawarth, May 21, 1702.

* See ‘“‘ Haworth,” by J. Horsfall Turner,

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He was succeeded in June, 1703, by William Clifford, from Lightcliffe.

In February, 1676, Dennis Hayford was Curate of Rastrick.

MR. GEORGE DODGSON TOMLINSON,

Who has been already referred to, died Sunday, September 14th, 1884. Hecame of a Derbyshire family, from which County he had just returned ; was born at Nottingham on the 26th of October, 1809, and was, therefore, nearly 75 years old. He received his education in the City of Manchester, and whilst there, in 1830, he learned that there was an opening for a Drawing Master in Huddersfield, and went thither at once. From the first he took an active part in the work of the Huddersfield Mechanics’ Institution. In the School of Design carried on in connection with the Institute, he for many years laboured unwearyingly and voluntarily, and during the years 1859-60-61 he occupied the responsible position of President. He was chiefly instrumental in the Exhibition for its benefit in 1840; and its removal from Queen Street to Northumberland Street; and the erection of buildings, which, singular to say, will be vacated in the year of his decease. His duties in connection with the Exhibition, in selecting Paintings, led to his connection with the Fitzwilliam family, and Mr. Tomlinson, as a Painter, through their recommendation obtained commissions from other noble families. He then devoted himself to Portrait Painting, and in this department achieved great success. Besides those mentioned above, we have one of Dr. Turnbull at the Infirmary, and Mr. Joseph Crosland at the Huddersfield Bank. About three years ago he madea copy of the Painting, by West, of the death of General Wolfe, belonging to the Duke of Westminster, which copy the Princess Louise presented to the Dominion of Canada, and is hung in the Parliament House at Ottawa. Among his other patrons were the Earl of Carlisle, at Castle Howard; Lord Althorpe, and others; where he notably copied the “Three Marys;” and at the Duke of Westminster’s,

the Portrait of Mrs. Siddons, for Mr. Joseph Crosland. He C. SUP.

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excelled in Heraldry, and was also one of the first members of the Archeological Institution, of

Huddersfield—now . Yorkshire which his son, Mr. George William Tomlinson, has now been for some years the able Secretary, in succession to the late lamented Mr. Fairless Barber. On the 31st January, 1835, Mr. Tomlinson married Maria, daughter of the late Mr. Samuel Clay, of Huddersfield, the founder of the Huddersfield Infirmary; and he leaves a widow and the above son, having lost another aged 18. His funeral was attended by a numerous and distinguished body of friends, including Alderman Wright Mellor, Mayor, D.L., Sir C. W. Sikes, &c., and took place at the Huddersfield Cemetery ; the Rev. James Wareing Bardsley, M.A., Vicar of Huddersfield, officiating. Thus ended a useful, unostentatious and pious life, amidst the general regret.*

ALMONDBURY AND HONLEY.—Revs. SAMUEL BOTTOMLEY anp JOSEPH COCKIN.

We are obliged to the Rev. R. T. Taylor, Vicar of Welbecks, Author of ‘“‘ Leeds Worthies,” “ Yorkshire Anecdotes,” and other interesting works, for reference to several natives of the Parish of Almondbury, who were members and Ministers, we trust, of the Mystical Church, ‘ which is the blessed company of all faithful people,” although not of the Established Church, from various causes, rather than difference of Evangelical Doctrine; but probably chiefly owing to the difficulty in their early days of obtaining Episcopal Ordination, or that employment as Lay Helpers, which is now so much encouraged. This led to several Clerical Societies for assisting pious young men—in their Academic course—such as that established through the Rev. Henry Venn, the distinguished Vicar of Huddersfield, held there in 1768, and after his death, for 80 years at Elland, in the Parish of Halifax; and, therefore,

* The Author is chiefly indebted to the Huddersfield Examiner for these particulars. Although Mr. Tomlinson was not directly connected with the ‘*Parish of Almondbury,” we claim him as within the JZanor,

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though now again meeting at Huddersfield, still called the ELLAND

CLERICAL SOCIETY.

The Rev. SaMuEL Borfomtey, who was born at Almondbury, was, in 1773, Minister of the old Presbyterian Meeting House at Scarborough. At this time the Congregation was extremely small, not exceeding 30 persons; but under Mr. Bottomley’s Ministry it greatly increased, and a new Chapel was built in 1774. In 1801 its enlargement became necessary, and for some considerable time the Congregation, especially during the visitors’ season, was very prosperous. Mr. Bottomley was a man of commanding presence. After a Ministry of 57 years he died, aged 80, in 1831. His Funeral Sermon was preached by the Rev. Edward Parsons, of Leeds. His Biography, with Portrait, by John Cole, and the Sermon, were published at the time, as appears from Maiall’s “ Congregationalism in Yorkshire.” The Rev. JosepH CockIN wrote a Memoir of himself, continued by his son, with a Portrait; from which we learn that he was born on the i2th day of March, 1755, at Honley. His parents were of the lower order of society, but not of the meanest rank. His father was a Clothier on his own account, and to which trade Joseph was brought up. He was the survivor of four brothers. His mother was a pious woman, and she was the Instrument of his conversion. He had, when very young, the desire to be a Preacher. But he was also benefitted by the first Sermon which Mr. Bottomley ever preached, and which was delivered at Honley one Sabbath Evening in the face of much Opposition. Great ignorance and wickedness prevailed then at Honley, and his father was opposed to his religious impressions, being led to think that his son would ruin himself by them; and he was threatened with expulsion from his home His mother encouraged his attendance on the means of grace within his reach. She never receded from the cause, nor could she in any one instance be alienated from him, whatever inconvenience she met with, or whatever affliction she had to endure. As Divine Service was at that time kept up by Mr. Venn at the Huddersfield Parish Church on Thursday Evenings, he made a point of going, though it was at

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the distance of four miles, and had to go alone. He gives a very interesting account of his difficulties, and says that at length the dreaded expulsion came, and he went forth, like Abraham, “not knowing whither he went.” But God graciously directed his steps to the very house which, of all that were in the world, was the most suitable for him. In returning home from Church at Huddersfield he had frequently heard a tall, elderly man, speak with much affection of the things of God, and thought he was a person of the right sort. To him he resorted in much prayer. He was also a clothier, and received him into his house and employment at Lockwood. This was Mr. William Schofield, a native of Netherthong, but removed thither to be nearer the Ministry of Mr. Venn. Young Cockin obtained the notice of Mr. Ryland, who was Curate to Mr. Venn, by some Essays which he wrote, and recollections of Sermons; and might have been a Minister of the Church of England had there been facilities ; but at 20 years of age he was placed under fhe instruction of the Rev. James Scott, at Heckmondwike, and became ultimately an Independent Minister at Thornton, Kipping, and finally at Halifax, as successor of the Rev. Titus Knight, at the great Square Chapel. For a protracted period he was not only the useful pastor of the Congregation there, but acted the part of an Evangelist in this portion of the country. Mr. ‘Taylor observes : “ He was a fearless,

zealous, able, and devoted Minister.” He preached annually at |

some of the large Chapels in London, where his Ministry was very acceptable and useful. He also preached before the London Missionary Society in 1798, and was largely occupied in public Services in his own County. He was, moreover, a most zealous itinerant. Before his death a separation of part of his Congrega-

tion took place, and Sion Chapel was built for their accommo-

dation. He died on the 23rd of May, 1828, leaving five children, one son and four daughters. The son, the Rev. John Cockin, was for 43 years Minister at Holmfirth ; a man of zeal and ability, but of much bodily infirmity ; born at Kipping in 1788, and died at Halifax in 1861. The elder Cockin, when a young man, came over to Almondbury, and stood up to preach at the corner

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opposite the old Rectory to a tumultous crowd; and although forbidden by the Vicar, Churchwardens and Constable, made such an impression on the mob that when he had finished they followed him to the top of Almondbury Bank, when he turned round, bid them farewell, and ran down the hill as fast as possible.

ALMONDBURY.—ReEy. PROFESSOR COCKER.

One of the most remarkable natives of Almondbury was the Rev. BENJAMIN COCKER, of Ann Harbour, Michigan, He was born at Almondbury in 1821, and educated at King James’ Grammar School, under the Rev. John Coates, junior. When he grew up, his father, who was a Wesleyan Local Preacher, wished his son to become a Minister in that body. He did not become such immediately, though at 18 years of age he acted as a Local Preacher for a short time; but he went into business, first as a Clerk in a German Mercantile House at Huddersfield, afterwards as a Manufacturer of Woollen Goods. In 1850 he went to Australia, and engaging actively in business in Tasmania and Melbourne, acquired a large fortune; but in a commercial panic lost all. Soon after, while on a trading voyage in a vessel owned by him, as he was coasting along Tahiti and Fiji, he determined to visit, in company with a Missionary, one of the heathen Temples. They were discovered and surrounded by Cannibals, who resolved upon sacrificing them; but they succeeded in breaking through the lines, and escaped to the small row boat in which they had come. Being several times nearly shipwrecked, and meeting with adversity, he resolved to go to America, and preach the Gospel. Yet many were his wanderings on land and sea before he reached Michigan, where he entered on the Ministry, and speedily became famous as a Preacher. After holding several Wesleyan Churches, he was appointed to the Central Church, Detroit. In the same year the Chair of Philosophy, in the University, became vacant; he accepted it, and resigned his Pastorate. In

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the University he was esteemed and loved more than any other man, and many students all over the world deeply deplore his loss, and cherish his memory. In 1864 he received the degree of M.A. from the Wesleyan University, and D.D. from Indiana Asbury: and ten years later, LL.D. from the Victoria College, Ontario. As a cultured Apologist he was in the first rank. The following are among his best and most widely known works :—“ Christianity and Greek Philosophy,” “Theistic Conception of the World,” “Evidences of Christianity,” “‘ Lectures on the Christian Religion,” “ Handbook of Philosophy,” &c. He resided and died at. Ann Harbour, Michigan, and the “Courier” of that place states, April 13th, 1883: ‘No face has been more familiar in our streets than that of our beloved Doctor, as he was daily seen driving to and from the University behind his white-nosed horse. His appearance has been well described as intellectual and venerable. He was at once unpretending and striking. With a strongly marked face, a large, kindly, dark penetrating eye; the whole countenance indicating an admirable blending of strength and benevolence. His whole life has been marked by a pure, childlike faith in God. In the ‘Shadow of the Rock’ he has found rest.” On the fifth of November, 1882, he was stricken with pleura pneumonia, from which he appeared slowly recovering; but, unfortunately, on Saturday, April 9th, 1883, he suffered a slight relapse, which in two days proved fatal. He lost several children before he arrived at Michigan, and there one died in his arms. His Funeral was largely attended. He had visited England not many years before his fatal illness. Members of his family still remain in Almondbury ; and Roberts, son of his late venerable relative, Mr. James Donkersley, is Master of the National School, Lockwood. To the father the Author was indebted for his information. And one, of the name of George Cocker, is a member of the Parish Church Choir. Dr. Cocker was brother also to Mr. Joseph Cocker, of the Huddersfield Branch Bank, Dewsbury.

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MICHAEL BLACKBURNE, CORNET.

The Author having received from Mr. Richard Holmes,* of Pontefract, an inquiry respecting the birth and family of the above Royalist hero, who was hanged by the Parliamentarian Party, on their taking Pontefract Castle, furnished him with particulars of the several branches from the Parish Registers, including Michael, and has received the following interesting communication :— [The matter for the following account is extracted from “The Sieges of Pontefract Castle,” by R. Holmes, of Pontefract, now in the Press ; and the references are all to pages of that volume. ] Michael Blackburn was, as he himself tells us (see his deposition at his preliminary examination previous to his trial, page 264), a native of Cold Hill, in the Parish of Almondbury, being the eldest son and namesake of Michael Blackburn, of that hamlet. The future Cornet seems to have been baptized at Almondbury, in December, 1619, but the exact day of the month does not appear on the Register, which is there defective. He lost his father (buried r2th February, 1624-5) when little more than five years old, and probably his father’s occupation was continued by the widow till he was old enough to enter upon it himself, for the record of his first appearance at Pontefract, on May 23rd, 1645, at the close of the second siege, shows him to have been a tenant of Major Beaumont. On that day, the worthy Nathan Drake (a volunteer on the King’s behalf, in Pontefract Castle, who persever- ingly kept a diary throughout the siege, recording sometimes three or four times a day matters of interest) made the foliowing entry (page 77) :— “‘ There came also Michaell Blagburne, a clothier, and a tennant allso of Major Beamondes;” his reason for the introduction of the name of the owner of Whitley, being that the Major himself was in the Castle (page 21). It is thus probable that the young man came with messages or letters either to Major

* Mr. Holmes is already author of ‘‘ Pontefract : its Name, its Lords and its Castle ;” and ‘*‘ The Pontefract Book of Entries.”

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Beaumont or to Captain Horsfall, of Storthes Hall, also with the besieged. The diarist continuing his record, states that Blackburn and a companion had brought in to the besieged what they thought would be welcome news, that the Scots were returning homewards. They professed, doubtless sincerely, to rejoice much at the welfare of their landlords, but their felicitations were not received with such entire trust as it is to be hoped they deserved. For Mr. Drake makes the characteristic comment which seems to imply even positive mistrust, “This, their creeping into favour with their land- lords, we took as a good sign that we were in a good condition, and that we should shortly regain our liberties so long desired.” — (Page 78.) Of the result of this visit, and introduction to the interior of the beleaguered fortress, whether it was prolonged or temporary, nothing is recorded ; nor is anything to be learned concerning the Almond- bury hero till four years afterwards, when he was again in the Castle (page 153), on this second occasion as Cornet to Captain Thomas Paulden, another veritable hero, who strove for his cause quite as loyally as did Blackburn, but whose fate was much less sorrowful, as he escaped from numegous perils, returned from banishment when Royalty was recalled, and finally outlived the century by many years. Captain and Cornet belonged to a small band which, on June 3rd, 1648, had seized the fortress of Pontefract in a most daring manner from the hands of a garrison several times their number; but clear that Blackburn was one of the actual captors. Probably he was not, though it is certain that he was one of a party lying in wait in the neighbourhood, in order to hasten up to strengthen the band who performed the actual seizure so soon as it should prove that success had crowned their efforts. From that time his lot was cast*with the garrison, and as a member thereof he took an active part in their many daring exploits. That, how- ever, for which his name deserves most especial honour, as the deed of a cool,§ brave and daring man, was the seizure of the besieging General, Colonel Rainsborough, in the midst of his army

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of 1,200 men, and the recital of its particulars seems especially in place in a volume intended to record circumstances particularly connected with his native parish. In the autumn of 1648, the military party on the Republican side, were gradually coming to the determination that their warfare should be one of extermination. In pursuance of this policy, the leaders (excluding the Lord General Fairfax, and some few others who were quite overborne) had determined to avail themselves of one excuse or another to put to death every Royalist Officer whom they took prisoner, and to send to slavery, frequently life- long, in Barbadoes or some other of the Plantations, every common man for whom they could not find corresponding employ- ment at home. The Royalist General, Sir Marmaduke Langdale, had been defeated at Preston, and a few days afterwards as the result of his defeat had surrendered himself to the victorious party. Two thousand of the prisoners, “the common prisoners that were of Duke Hamilton’s army” as Cromwell calls them in his letter of application that they should be ‘‘ given” to Colonel Montgomery (page 287), had been handed over to foreign slavery, as remorse- lessly as if they had been a cargo of cattle. And at the time the seizure of Rainsborough was projected, the General of those unhappy men was imprisoned at Nottingham, and the army—that is, the determined men at their head (always excepting the Lord General)—had resolved, firstly, to “ bring him to trial,” which was but an euphemism for sentencing him to death; and secondly, in order to intimidate the garrison of Pontefract, many of whom had served under the captive General, and looked up to him with con- siderable affection, they had threatened that he should be brought to that town and executed on a gallows on Baghill, immediately before the Castle. Among the garrison was the troop of horse commanded by Captain Thomas Paulden, which had Michael Blackburn for its Cornet, and they and their men were specially inflamed with the idea of the impending judicial murder of Sir M. Langdale. In order to save him, they determined to sally forth to Doncaster, to which place Rainsborough had come on his way to take,command

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before Pontefract, seize the General in the midst of his troops, and bringing him into the fortress, to hold him there as a hostage for the safety of their own General. They had no design upon his life; indeed his death, which unfortunately took place, was the ruin of their scheme; but they wished to gain possession of his person that they might either exchange him, or threaten reprisals if harm happened to Sir Marmaduke. (Page 250.) The scheme of this seizure was daring, and daringly was it carried out. ‘That it failed only by a hairs breadth, shows with what remarkable skill and ability its details had been considered. Late at night on Friday, October 27th, the troop of horse, num- bering 22, sallied out from Pontefract Castle, and escaping as it were by a miracle the beleaguering troops that surrounded the fortress, reached Mexborough at break of day, and there gave themselves out to be a party of Cromwell’s horse on the road to Doncaster. From Mexborough they sent a spy into the town, who ascertained how the guards were set, and other particulars the knowledge of which was likely to assist them. They then arranged to cross the river and enter Doncaster from the south, the side furthest from Pontefract, and passing through the town seize in the rear the guard at the opposite end. This was Saturday, and to assure them that their project was unsuspected, it was further arranged that a messenger should come towards them from Doncaster, early on the Sunday morning, with a Bible in his hand; and the Bible, which they supposed would excite no attention considering the day, was to be to them a signal that all was secure. Accordingly, their messenger having brought the arranged signal, the party started, consisting of groups charged with four distinct missions (pages 320-321). Major Saltonstall and five others were to ride through the town and, causing no alarm, to seize the sentries on the Bridge, and throw their arms into the river, thus securing the road homewards. A second six, including the leader, Captain Thomas Paulden, were to fall upon the Main Guard, and deal with them in somewhat similar manner; a third six, Captain William Paulden being the commander, were to range the streets, and give aid to either of

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the others who required it; while the remaining four, comprising Lieutenant Austwick, Cornet Blackburn, Maurice Greenfield, and a second trooper whose name has not been preserved, were to seize Colonel Rainsborough and bring him to Pontefract, the other parties in turn closing round them and helping to guard the prisoner as soon as he and his adventurous captors made their appearance in the streets. All the preliminaries of this well-conceived design were success- fully carried out. The allotted four entered the Inn yard where Rainsborough had his quarters, which appears to have been a quadrangular enclosure, protected from the street by a gate, and alleging that they had a letter from General Cromwell, requested admission to the Colonel. Lieutenant Rasen (also a Pontefract man, which may account for his friendly reception of the party) and a trooper, were on guard, and the former conducted Blackburn and Greenfield to Rainsborough’s apartment, leaving Austwick and the unnamed trooper in charge of the four horses belonging to the party, exchanging the news of the day with the sentry below. Arrived at the General’s bedside. Rasen awaked him and presented the pretended letter which he proceeded to open. While he was unfastening the seal, Blackburn secured his sword, and bade him surrender, and Greenfield seized and disarmed Rasen. Astonished at the unexpected character of the proceed- ings, and assuming that the two men in his room were but the representatives of a real force, the General seems to have felt himself helpless, and unable to resist. He accordingly dressed himself as he was directed, and came down stairs with the party. In the court yard he was met with promptness and decision equal to that by which he had been so successfully secured. Before he could fully take in the surroundings, he was directed to mount behind Austwick, who had remained on horseback, and to whom he was to have been bound. This operation would have been performed in another minute, but with his foot already in the stirrup, Rainsborough took a look around the yard, and like a clear-headed man, saw with a soldier’s glance that there were three on his side, himself, his lieutenant and the sentinel, against

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only four, one of whom was encumbered with the care of four horses, for the second Royalist trooper had dismounted, in order to be ready to deal with the sentinel should there have been occasion. Rainsborough, thus perceiving the possibilities of the position, withdrew his foot from the stirrup, started back, shouted “ Arms” as a call to the sentinel, and attempted to escape. Whether the suspicions of the sentinel had been thoroughly lulled, whether the succession of events was too rapid to allow him to take action, or whether he was friendly to the attempt, seems uncertain: but he made no movement in aid, and apparently took no part in the ensuing struggle, for, startled at the attempt to escape, Blackburn, knowing that they wanted a live General, and that if they wounded or killed him they might defeat their purpose, injudiciously threw down his sword and pistol in order to seize the escaping man by his waistcoat, and place him on the horse by an effort of strength. A struggle followed, and Rainsborough fell, but while on the ground, or while falling, was able to reach Blackburn’s sword, and so arm himself. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Rasen, now himself as bright and ready as his superior, having picked up Blackburn’s discarded pistol, began to cock it. Seeing this act, Austwick, in command of the party, and anxious to prevent the alarm which would have been excited by the discharge of the weapon, at once dismounted and ran his fellow-Lieutenant and fellow-townsman through, while Greenfield came to Blackburn’s assistance, and wounded Rainsborough in the neck. The latter, however, retained his feet, and was endeavouring to prevent his daring assailants from completing his capture, when Austwick, having despatched the Lieutenant, turned on the General and ran him through also. Their enterprise being thus a failure, the gallant four left the inn yard, and being joined by their comrades, as arranged, at once turned their horses for Pontefract, which they entered before noon in perfect safety. For their share in this exploit, Lieutenant Austwick and Cornet Blackburn were excepted from mercy at the surrender of the Castle, which did not take place for five months afterwards.

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Owing, however, to the determination of the garrison not to surrender them and the others similarly excepted, a week was - allowed within which they might attempt to escape. The six excepted (page 322) were Austwick, Blackburn, Governor Morris, Major Ashby, Ensign Smyth, and Sergeant Floyd, and two sallies were made by the garrison in order to assist them. In the first Ensign Smyth was killed, and the other five driven back; but a second attempt was more successful, Colonel Morris, the Governor, and Cornet Blackburn, forcing their way through the Parliament- arians. The two, with Colonel Morris’s servant, escaped into Lancashire, and were endeavouring to get across to the Isle} of Man (page 394), when, about ten days after their escape, they were apprehended and committed to Lancaster gaol. There they languished for 15 or 16 weeks, till, at the York Assizes, they were put on trial, not for the attempt upon Rainsborough, though that was the ostensible reason why Blackburn was excepted from mercy, but on the general charge of high treason. Found guilty by a packed jury, they were sentenced to death by partial judges, who had threatened them with personal violence, and had even had them ironed in court. But three days before that fixed for their execution, they nearly escaped once more. They had, indeed, surmounted the wall of York Castle, and had let themselves down on the other side, Morris in safety, but Blackburn with a broken leg, through a failure of their rope. This accident was a fatal blow to their scheme. For thus disabled, Blackburn was unable to cross the moat, in which unhappy extremity Morris, with a generosity characteristic of the man, refused to desert his comrade, and allowed himself to be re-captured with him. The two were returned to their prison, and on August 23rd, 1649, they were executed at Lyburn, York, with “about 30 other prisoners” (page 274) cast for death at the same Assizes. At the place of execution each made the usual address to the assembly, declaring their sense of the justice ot their cause. Morris referred to his extraction and breeding, he being of gentle family, connected with the Wentworths, the Lathoms, and all the

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best blood of Yorkshire. The following, which is given as “The Speech of the Cornet immediately before his death” (page 282), forms an exceedingly suitable close to this article, in a work which relates to the SprriruaL History of the Parish, rather than. the

temporal :—

The Speech of Cornet MICHAEL BLACKBURN, JMMEDIATELY BEFORE HIS DEATH. August 23, 1649.

Tt is expected I should say something, and indeed it is my desire to say some- thing, and but a little,

I am not a Gentleman by birth, but my Parents are of an honest quality and condition ; I was brought up in the Protestant Religion, and in that Religion I have lived, and in that I now die; I have some five or six years since engaged in this War, wherein I had no other End or Intention but to do my King true and faithful service, according to my duty and the dictate of my Conscience; I have not done so much service as I desired, but I have been always faithful to him, and wish I could have done him more; and for his Son, the King that now is, I wonder any man of this Kingdom should have the boldness or impudence to lift up his hand against him, to keep him from his Crown whereof he is Heir apparent, and hath as good right and title to it by his Birthright, as any man living hath of his Inheritance or Possession: Z pray God bless him, forgive all my Enemies, and Lord Fesus receive my Spirit.

ELLAND CLERICAL SOCIETY.

This Society is limited to 30 Clergymen, elected by ballot, who now meet in Spring and Autumn at the Vicarage, Huddersfield, for mutual edification, and considering the cases of pious young men desirous of help in their University career at Cambridge or Oxford. The Rev. Canon Crosthwaite, M.A., Vicar of Knares- borough, is the ‘Treasurer and Secretary. Many afterwards distinguished sound Divines have thus been brought forward, and the Rev. Samuel Marsden, the first Missionary to Australia and New Zealand, was sent forth by the aid of the Society ; and who ultimately returned all that he had received to the Society. Among its early supporters were William, second Earl of Dartmouth, Sir Richard Hill, Bart., William Hey, John Thornton, and William Wilberforce, Esqs.; the Revs. William Romaine, Miles Atkinson and Charles Simeon. Many former Pensioners

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have returned in whole or part the donations received. Several Students were trained at Almondbury by the Rev. Walter Smith, and at Dewsbury by the Rev. John Buckworth, previous to their University course. The following are the Members, past and present, of this excellent and useful Society, connected with the Rural Deanery of Huddersfield, selected from the “ Review of the origin and history during the first century of its existence, 1767 to 1868 ;” composed at the request of the Society by the Author of these Annals, and from the Annual Report for the year ending, April, 1884 :— Henry Venn, Vicar of Huddersfield, after Rector of Yelling ; died 1797, aged 74. Matthew Powley, Incumbent of Slaithwaite, and afterwards Vicar of Dewsbury ; died 1806, aged 66. Thomas Wilson, Incumbent of Slaithwaite ; died 1809, aged 64. John Coates, Vicar of Huddersfield ; died 1823. Walter Smith, Curate of Almondbury ; died 1821, aged 56. Edward Edwards, Incumbent of Marsden, afterwards Vicar of Penegoes ; died 1869, aged 82. James Clarke Franks, Vicar of Huddersfield ; resigned 1840. Wyndham C. Madden, Incumbent of Woodhouse, Huddersfield, afterwards Rector of Burghapton, Norfolk ; deceased. Charles Lutwidge, first Incumbent of St. Paul’s, Huddersfield ; deceased. Nicholas Padwick, first Incumbent of Linthwaite, after of Milnthorpe, Westmoreland ; died 1860. Henry Withy, Incumbent of St. Paul’s, Huddersfield ; deceased. E. A. Davies, Incumbent of Trinity, Huddersfield ; deceased J. R. Oldham, Incumbent of St. Paul’s, Huddersfield; deceased. J. Gilderdale, of Edgerton, Huddersfield, Lecturer of the Parish Church, Halifax ; deceased. Josiah Bateman, Vicar of Huddersfield, now Rector of South Church, Essex. Christopher Alderson, Rector of Kirkheaton; died’1880, aged 78. John Haigh, Incumbent of St. Paul’s, Huddersfield, now Vicar of Shirley, near Southampton,

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Naasson Maning, Incumbent of Trinity, Huddersfield, now Vicar of Hooe, Sussex. David Meredith, Incumbent of Meltham Mills, after Rector of Elland; died 1853. John Richardson, Incumbent of Milnsbridge, now Archdeacon of Southwark. Thomas R. Jones, Incumbent of Trinity, Huddersfield, now Vicar of Codicote, Herts. Edward Cumming Ince, Incumbent of Meltham Mills, retired. Richard Collins, Vicar of Kirkburton; died 1882, aged 88. Richard England Brooke, Curate of Kirkburton, now Rector of Bath. Samuel Holmes, Vicar of Huddersfield, now Canon of Ripon. George Hough, Vicar of South Crosland ; died 1879, aged 81. Richard E. Roberts (native of Huddersfield), Rector of Richmond, Yorkshire, and Hon. Canon of Ripon. Charles Augustus Hulbert, Vicar of Almondbury, and Hon. Canon of Ripon. James Brook, late Incumbent of Helme, retired. William Bainbridge Calvert, Vicar of Huddersfield, now Rector of Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire. Thomas Henry Sharpe, Vicar of Trinity, Huddersfield George Edwin Wilson, Vicar of St. John’s, Huddersfield. Ralph Henry Maddox, Rector of Kirkheaton.

LOCKWOOD.—BEAUMONT PARK—THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF ALBANY. |

In October, 1883, the Parishes of Almondbury, Huddersfield and Kirkheaton, were favoured for the first time by Royal visitors, on the occasion of the opening of the Park in the Township of North Crosland, and ancient Parish of Almondbury, but forming part of the new Rectory of Lockwood; nobly given by Henry Frederick Beaumont, Esq., of Whitley Hall, for the health and recreation of the inhabitants of the neighbourhood; conveyed by him to the Mayor and Corporation of Huddersfield, The

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Park, exclusive of the roads, is about 21 acres in extent, forming part of Dungeon Wood. ‘The ceremony of cutting the first sod of the new Park took place on the 29th May, 1880, Mrs. Beaumont performing it with a Silver Spade, presented by the Corporation. The situation is elevated and lovely, commanding extensive views on every side; and is beautifully laid out with a Lake and Bridge. It will no doubt gather around it Villas, and yet be a great relief to the working classes of the district in their vacant hours. On Saturday, the 13th October, the late lamented Prince Leopold George Duncan, Duke of Albany, and the Princess Helen, Duchess of Albany, arrived in Huddersfield from the residence of Mr. A. Fawkes, Farnley Hall, Otley, and were met by the Mayor (John Fligg Brigg, Esq.) and Mrs. Brigg ; with Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Beaumont, and others. They were presented with an Address under the Corporate seal, and were conducted, amidst immense acclamation, to the newly-opened Technical Institution, where a great Exhibition was prepared. There they were received by Colonel Brooke, the President ; after inspecting both which they were conducted to the Town Hall; where the Mayor had provided a Luncheon for a very large number of guests; the blessing was implored by Bishop Hellmuth, acting for the Bishop of Ripon. After speeches by the Prince, the Mayor, Mr. Leatham, M.P., and Mr. Beaumont, a vast procession accompanied the Royal visitors to Beaumont Park, where the Ceremony of Opening by the Duke, with a gold and silver key, and digging by the Duchess, with a silver spade, took place. His Royal Highness made several able speeches during the day. A day, perhaps, the most remarkable in the annals of Hudders- field; for the vast and orderly attendance, and the various displays of welcome. The Royal pair proceeded, after the scene at the park, to Whitley Hall, as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Beaumont, who held her ‘‘ At Home” in the Evening, to invited persons,* who were

*Among whom were the Author and his late lamented wife. Having had the

_ honour of presenting, through Mr. Beaumont, a quarto copy of his ‘‘ Annals of

; ;

Almondbury,” he received gracious personal thanks from His Royal Highness. D. SUP.

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introduced to the Duke and Duchess. Next day, His Royal © Highness attended the Parish Church of Kirkheaton ; the Duchess

being prevented by fatigue. The Service was conducted as usual by the rector, the Rev. Ralph Henry Maddox, B.D. The attend- ance was overflowing; the first places being given to the

parishioners. No contre temps event marred the visit of the Duke | and Duchess, who departed on Monday ; but not before they had received a Masonic Address from Sir Henry Edwards, attended |

by a large number of Members. ‘The general satisfaction attend-

ing this happy occasion only made more painful the sad event | which, in the following April, reversed the joy into mourning ; and the death of the Prince was universally lamented. The day and |

hour of the funeral were marked by a solemn procession to and

services at the Parish Church of Huddersfield, when the Rev. | James Wareing Bardsley, M.A., the new Vicar, preached on Ecclesiastes vii, 1. On the following Sunday the event was the | subject of solemn discourse at Almondbury, and most of the |

surrounding Churches and Chapels.

Another popular occasion had preceded the visit of the Royal

pair—the opening of the Technical School, by his Grace the Duke

of Somerset, on the 7th of July. The Procession round the town | on this occasion was nearly as general as on the Royal visit, and | the greatest order prevailed. The holding of the Social Science | Congress in October, under the presidency of Sir Richard Temple, | drew together many distinguished men of Science and learning; a} large party of whom the Author had the pleasure (with the consent of the Earl of Dartmouth), of conducting through Woodsome Hall, | and afterwards led them to the Parish Church of Almondbury. The | Congress was commenced by Divine Service at the Parish Church, | Huddersfield, and an excellent Sermon by the very Rey. Dr. W. R.} Freemantle, Dean of Ripon. On all these occasions there was al happy merging of Religious and Political differences in a sense of}

the general good. The Duke and Duchess expressed their high satis- faction to the Mayor and Mayoress. And when she experienced her

sad bereavement, the Princess especially noticed the general address of condolence, and added terms of much tenderness to Mrs. Brigg,

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Alderman Brigg, now of Greenhead Hall, was a resident and Churchwarden at Almondbury when the Author became Vicar, in 1867. The opening of Greenhead Park, Huddersfield, September 27th, 1884, was another delightful general gathering, at which Mr. Brigg assisted his successor, Wright Mellor, Esq., J.P.;°and owing to the indisposition of the latter, became Deputy Mayor. The event was, however, followed by the death of Alderman Byram, who took cold on the occasion. He was a much respected inhabitant of Longley in Almondbury.

HALL BOWER.—Mr. GEORGE CALVERT.

This ingenious Artist and Author died on the 1oth of June, 1878, at the hamlet of Hall Bower, near Castle Hill, Almondbury, where was formerly a residence of the Beaumont Family. (See pages 13 and 217 of these Annals.) He was born at Denholme Gate, Thornton, Parish of Bradford, December 26th, 1809. He was apprenticed to the trade of a Painter at Wakefield. Whilst in business there he married Mary, his first wife, who died August 27th, 1842; and was interred at Salem Chapel, Wakefield. After which event he removed to Huddersfield, and is described on his tomb as a ‘‘ Decorative Painter.” He resided first at “‘ New House,” an ancient outskirt of Huddersfield, occupied formerly by the family of Brook ; and was there married again to Anne, daughter of the Rev. R. Pool, of Driffield, who died March 15th, 1868, aged 44 years (see their monument in our Cemetery). He has left twelve surviving children by her. His third wife, the daughter of a Clergyman in Cumberland, is also still living. He removed to Malham Cottage, at the bottom of Almondbury Bank, and had become a regular attendant at the Parish Church when the Author was appointed Vicar. He then practised Portrait Painting; one of the Vicar’s lately departed wife is highly esteemed. He finally removed to Hall Bower. He died suddenly. The Vicar preached Sermon on the occasion on the following Sunday, at which a number of his friends and admirers attended. The Text

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was, “He will swallow up death in victory.” (Isaiah xxv, 8.) Mr. Calvert had published by subscription, in two volumes, a Poem, entitled “Redemption,” elegantly printed and bound at the Chronicle Office, Huddersfield ; which closed with the doctrine of Universal Restoration; and his decease was probably hastened by mental taxation. The following account appeared in that paper :— Sermon was divided into three principal heads—the Enemy, the Conqueror, the Victory—which were treated in an excellent and effective manner. Satan and Sin were compared to the captain and complement of a slave ship, and Christ’s mercy and grace the deliverer from bondage and death. Under the first part of his discourse, in which he described the various causes of death, the Rev. gentleman quoted Lord Byron’s lines on Henry Kirke White— So the struck eagle stretched upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, Viewed his own feather in the fatal dart, And winged the shaft that quivered in his heart. Keen were his pangs, yet keener far to feel He nursed the pinion which impelled the steel ;

While the same plumage which had warm’d his nest Drank the last life drop of his bleeding breast.

During the Service a beautiful hymn by Montgomery, on the subject “ Well done, thou good and faithful servant,” somewhat appropriate to Mr. Calvert’s sudden decease, was feelingly sung by the Choir and Congregation. At the termination of his Sermon the Rev. gentleman, after having referred to the disasters of wrecks and the explosions of mines which had recently taken place, and terminated so fatally, and to the decease of Mr. John Brooke, late of Armitage Bridge, spoke of Mr. Calvert in the tenderest terms in his relation to the Church of Almondbury. He paid a tribute to his talents as an Artist and a Musician, and to his genius as a Poet. In speaking of “ Universal Redemption,” Mr. Calvert’s life work, he showed that in most of the great doctrines of Christianity he was in harmony with the Church; but that Mr. Calvert’s universal sympathy for sinners had gone beyond what the Canon

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thought the Scriptures would warrant. This, however, was no doubt the error of the Poet, and not of the Christian.

ADDENDA AND CORRIGENDA.

I am obliged to the Rev. R. V. Taytor, Vicar of Welbecks, for the following :—

1644.— Burial of Rev. John Crosland, page 95, should be June 13th, instead of January. See page 97. _ Rev. Thomas Tatham.—Buried May 18th, 1716, not 1714. See page 98. Page 424.—For Bishop of Llandatt, read Llandaff. To Dr. SyKEs, of Doncaster. Page 419.—For Ormsby, read Ornsby. To JoHN RICHARDSON, Esq., Bromley, Kent.

The following is a copy of the Inscription on the brass plate placed in Kirkheaton Church. See page rr :—

“In Memory of Christopher Richardson, A.M., Trin. Coll., Camb., of Lassel Hall, in this Parish, and Rector of Kirkheaton, 1646 to 1661. Born 1618, silenced 1661. Established the first Presbyterian Church in Liverpool, 1683, and died in that city 1698, aged 80. This Memorial was erected by John Richardson, of Bromley, Kent; Frances Richardson, of Ventnor; and Martha Sparkes, of Crewkerne; his descendants, in the fifth generation, July, 1884.”* Joun Lister, Esq., of Shibden Hall, Halifax, supplies the following additions to the pedigree of the Wormall family. Illustrating page 136, he says the sources are the Wills of the two Isaacs, and the Marriage Settlement of the latter :—

* The new Edition, announced as in preparation, of Mr. Morehouse’s valuable History of Kirkburton, will, no doubt, give full particulars respecting that Parish, and probably of Lascelles Hall, down to the present time. The modern Hall is the residence of William Edwards Ilirst, Esq., J.P.

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ISAAC WORMALL = MARY. Buried 29 May, 1642. Will date, 20 May, 1642.

ISAAC, = MARY MARY, = WM. POWER, Sen and heir app. | Survived her hus- 3ormn 1635. Citizen and named in his father’s | band. Marriage Married 23 Jan., Grocer of will. Buried 11 settlement 1653. London, July, 1659. Trustees were Jonas

Will, 6 Aug., 1654. Waterhouse and John Sharpe.

ISRAEL, MARY = ANTHONY LYDIA, SARA. 3apt. 10 April, Married FOXCROFT. Baptised 8 1654, at or before July, 1656. ob, 16 Feb., 1691, 16 years cet. 37. of age.

James Russy, Esq., F.R.H.S., of Regent’s Park and Somerset House, London, adds the following :— Additional MSS. 2725, Post Mortem Inquiry : Tuomas Key, of Huddersfield, Senior, died 9th March, 4 Edward VI. John Key, son and heir, aged 30 years, Lands in Dalton, Lepton, Almondbury, Horbury and Staynland. THOMAS FFIRTH, of Dighton, in Huddersfield, died 4th June, § Edward VI. Johanna, wife of Robert Ramsden, of Almondbury, sister and heir, aged 19 years, Lands in Raistrick and Thornton in Bradford Dale. Joun WoRMWELL, of Barkisland, died 12th December, 14 Henry VIII. Brian Wormwell, son and heir, aged 70, Lands in Barkisland and Bothomley. Vol. 14. Fines. Trinity Term, 3 Edward VI. Between THOMAS DRAPER and WM. FENNAY, Gent.; William Lockwood and Johanna, his wife, defendants, concerning Messuage and Lands in Almondbury. John Thomas. Trinity Term, 3 Edward VI. Between HuGH HALSTED, complainant, and RICHARD TOWNLEY, defendant, concerning 3 Messuages and Lands in Almondbury, for John, son of Ilugh. Fine Hilary Term, 7 Elizabeth. Between ELIZABETH CHARLESWORTH, widow, THOMAS NETTLETON and Margaret, his wife, Robert Allott and Johanna, his wife, Grace Charlesworth and Dorothy Charlesworth, plaintiffs ; and JoHN defendant, of Messuages and Land in Huddersfield, Thurstonland and Almondbury. Fine, Easter Term, 9 Elizabeth, between JOHN ARMYTAGE, plaintiff, and JAMEs WATERHOUSE and Ann, his wife, defendants, of Messuage and Land in Lokewood and Querneby. Additional M.S. 2726, P. M. Inquisition,

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WILLIAM TURTON, died 5th December, 2 Elizabeth. Margaret, wife of WILLIAM ARMITAGE, sister and heir, aged 4o years, Lands in Danby, Thurlston and Cumberworth. John Armitage, died 4th June, 3 Elizabeth. Son and heir, John Armitage, aged 47, Lands in Crosland, Netherton, &c. Mr. Ruspy has furnished the Author with an elaborate pedigree of his family, of which we can only give a Summary :— ROBERT RusBy, of Thorpe-in-Balne, by Will at York, dated 16 March, 1559, descended from Thomas Rusby of the same place, who was living in 33 Henry VI, 1454. From them descended Robert Rusby, of Almondbury, in the third generation, baptised at Barnby Dun, 28 October, 1628. Married at ‘ Almondbuwy, 2 June, 1672, to Dorothy, daughter of John Allott, who was baptised at Elmley, 5 July, 1637. He was burted at Almondbury, 24 January, 1684, and she ro June, 1678. Tracing down five generations we have James Rusby, of Leeds, merchant, born 15 September, 1799, died 31 May, 1846. Elizabeth, daughter of Brian Wormald, of Leeds, died 7 March, 1881, aged 80. Parents of James Rusby, of Somerset House, London, born 3 May, 1830. Married 10 August, 1865, Maria, daughter of William Wilkinson Hubbard, of Sleaford, born 9 September, 1839, died 18 April, 1877. Issue: Sons, James William, Arthur Dudley, died 1869, Leonard Hastings, and Edward Lionel Macpherson. Daughters, Margaretta, Marianne and Flora Evelyn, all living. The descent of the ALLoTT, WHITLEY, HEALD, and NorTH families, connected with the above, includes Thomas Whitley, named in Will of John Allott, 1548, and son, Robert Whitley, married — Allott, Wm. Heald, Curate of Lightcliff and Hipperholme, buried at Halifax, 1684 ; married Hester Whitley, born 1627, buried at Huddersfield, 1704; Thomas Heald, Jesus College, Cambridge, B.A. 1682, their son, Vicar of Huddersfield, died 8 July, 1734; Whitley Heald, clerk, baptised 1694, B.A. 1713, died 1735, was brother of Thomas Heald, A.B. 1719, and Whitley Heald, son of William, 1764. Joshua Whitley, brother of Hester, of Sondhouse, born 1622, and buried at Halifax, 14 February, 1700, married Elizabeth North, of Almondbury, descended from — North and Johanna, daughter of John Hepworth, living 12 Henry VIII. She was daughter and sole heiress (aged three at the death of her grandfather) of John North, of Quarry Hill and Upper Longley, in Almondbury, who died before his father, and was buried 17 August, 1635. She had Quarry Hill, and was buried 15 April, 1692, aged 61. Susan Whit- ley, born 1612, died at Rooks, 1699, married John Rusby, who with his wife, William Heald, clerk, and Hester, his wife, are deforciants in a Fine, Michaelmas, 1653, relating to Messuages and Lands at Batley, as daughters of John Whitley, then deceased.

The Rusby family occupied premises at Birks, in Almondbury, as Tenants of the Kaye family.

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This work, referred to in pages 87 and 534, was duly completed, and the expenses defrayed by the Sale of Work (4180) and Grants from the National School Society £30, Ripon Diocesan Education Society £15, Nettleton’s Charity £10; Subscriptions : Sir J. W. Ramsden, Bart., 475 and stone, Thomas, William and John Arthur Brooke, Esqrs., each £10; John Day, Esq., Zio; with sundry other Subscriptions, Collections and Entertainments which enabled the treasurer, Major Richard Hewley Graham, to declare the building, with its fittings and furniture, entirely free from debt, December roth, 1883. Total cost, about 4400. CLEARANCE OF CURRENT DEBTS ON THE SCHOOLS.—Adverse balances had arisen, and bank interest accumulated, on both Schools, to the amount of £632 ; which were liquidated by Con- certs and Entertainments £80, in 1883; a Bazaar, or Sale of Ladies’ Work, at the Victoria Hall, Huddersfield, February 13th and r4th, 1884, £360; Donations: J. A. Brooke, Esq., £100, J. D. Butler, Esq., Rev. F. Marshall and Edward Parkin, Esq., each £25; and both Schools started afresh. The Vicar was relieved from the Treasurership and Correspondence, which he had held for 15 years, by John Arthur Brooke, Esq., Treasurer for the Central, and Major Graham for the Longley or Lowerhouses School. A New Scheme of Management was obtained from the Charity Commissioners for the Central School, and the Freehold of the School and Master’s House, were vested in the Official Trustee of Charity Funds, with the consent of the Vicars of Almondbury, Huddersfield and Kirkburton, and the Rector of Kirkheaton, in whom the School was originally vested, and of the Churchwardens of Almondbury; the Vicar being ex-officio chair- man; and the Rev. Henry Whitley, M.A., Curate, Secretary. The Government and Diocesan Inspectors’ Reports are highly favour- able. The Constitution of the Longley School remains unaltered ; as the general principles are the same as the New Scheme above- named. The Rev. John A. A. Bradley, Curate for Longley,

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becoming Secretary, November, 1884. Unhappily Mrs. Hulbert, who, with Mrs. Brooke, Mrs. Kirk and other Ladies, was most engaged in the Sale of Work in February, 1884, caught cold, which brought on rheumatic fever; of which she died on Whit- Monday, June 2nd, 1884, amidst the universal regret, which is about to be expressed by a permanent Monument. It is understood that Sir J. W. Ramsden will allow the use of Old Longley Hall for the residence of the Curate.

LINTHWAITE.—NEW NATIONAL SCHOOLS.

The School accommodation having become insufficient, the friends of Church education, in 1882, determined to erect more suitable buildings ; after the designs of Messrs. John Kirk and Son, architects, of Huddersfield and Dewsbury ; in the gothic style, but of a simple and appropriate character; and to meet the joint requirements of a Mixed Day and Sunday School. The Mixed schoolroom to be 65 feet long, 30 feet wide and 1g feet high to the collar beams ; while entrance porches were provided for each sex, and an internal staircase giving access to the classrooms below. Behind the large room is placed an Infants’School. The natural and rapid slope of the ground lends itself to a favourable use of the basement, and advantage has been taken to provide six Classrooms therein. A Dorcas Meeting Room and a Care- taker’s House are also added. The whole heated by hot water. Separate playgrounds are provided for boys and girls. Good light and ventilation are obtained; regard also being paid that the building may serve the purpose of a Sunday School, accommo- dation is provided for 630 children. The estimated cost was £2,200. The very interesting ceremony of Laying the Foundation and Corner Stones, on a brilliant day with large attendance, took place on Saturday, July 29th, 1882. John Arthur Brooke, Esq., J.P., of Fenay Hall, President of the Huddersfield and Saddleworth Church School Association, after religious services, laid the Foundation Stone. Mrs. Richard Roberts, whose recently departed

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husband had bequeathed a large donation, and had intended more, as he took a most lively interest in the work, laid one Corner Stone; Mrs. Walker, of Broad Oak, Mrs. Henry Whiteley, and Canon Hulbert, Vicar of Almondbury and Patron of the living, others. A public Tea Party and After-Meeting took place, in which appropriate Speeches were delivered by Mr. Brooke, Canon Hulbert, Rev. Henry Edwards, Vicar of Linthwaite, J. Johnson, Curate, Thomas Lewthwaite, Vicar of Newsome, and several lay friends; and a long and appropriate letter read from A. P. Graves, Esq., Her Inspector of Schools. The various plans having been carried out successfully, by aid of liberal Subscriptions and Government Grants, excepting a deficiency of about £600, in September, 1883, a Bazaar or Sale of Work was announced and held in the Schools; being opened by Edward Hildred Carlile, Esq., of Thickhollins Hall, Meltham, after prayer offered by Canon Hulbert. The Sale proved successful, and the incumbrance was nearly removed through the exertions of the Ladies, and the active superintendence of Mr. Edwards, Mr. Ben- jamin Taylor, Mr. Whiteley, and other local friends—and the necessity for a School Board obviated. The Stall-holders included Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Whiteley, and other ladies. Linthwaite Church having also undergone some alterations and repairs, was re-opened bya series of Services in October following, and Sermons were preached by the Revs. T. Whitby, C. Packer, Canon Hulbert, E. Snowden, P. F. J. Pearce, and W. H. Girling.

MILNSBRIDGE NATIONAL SCHOOLS.

Reparation and improvements having taken place in these Schools also, a Bazaar was opened at the Baths, Huddersfield, November ist, 1884, by Edward Armitage, Esq., J.P., of Edgerton Hill, the Rev. James Wareing Bardsley, M.A., Vicar of Hudders- field, and Canon Hulbert, Vicar of Almondbury ; which was also successful under the superintendence of the Rev. N. R. Lloyd, Mrs. Lloyd, and Mr. Marshall, the School Managers, and the attractive influence of the Ladies of the Armitage, Marshall and other families connected with the district.

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The following additional Names should be added to those in

» page 468 :—

VILLATA DE ALMANBERY.

Willelmus Serviens Agnes de ffeney Adam Walker Simon Flemyng & Johanna Johannes de Hepworth & Agnes Robert Hughson & Alicia

Robertus fflescher & Agnes Magota del Castell Thomas de ffenay & Alicia Adam de Dalton Willelmus de Longley Nicholas Whyte

| | } |

Sibilla de ffeney Willelmus de Wodde, Wryght Alicia Halyday Willelmus de ffeney & Alicia, Smyth Petrus Hudesone Johannes Daud

Each paying iiijd., except the Wright and Smith, no doubt important persons, in those days of Wooden Buildings and Iron Armour. They paid yjd. each in the days of Wat Tyler. It has been suggested : ‘‘ Does not the name and description ‘ Magota del Castell’ point to the fact that at the time of the Poll Tax there was still remaining on Castle Hill enough of the grim fortress to enable some one to find a dwelling there, just as at the present day several rooms of Bolton Castle, Wensleydale, are capable of habitation? Further, does not the surname ‘Castle,’ still to be found in the neighbourhood, take its origin in this way ?”

ALMONDBURY.—JOHN DAY, Esq., J.P.

Mr. Day was senior partner in the old and well-known firm of John Day and Sons, Woollen Manufacturers, of Moldgreen, but resident at Bankfield House, just within the Township of Almond- bury. He was born on the sth of April, 1814, and married, when about 42 years old, Miss Moorhouse, of Penistone, who pre- deceased him six years, and he died in the 68th year of his age, August 19th, 1882. She left an only son, Mr. John William Day, who survives his father. Up to the time of the Incorporation of Huddersfield, Mr. Day was Chairman of the Moldgreen Local Board; and on the Incorporation of Moldgreen (in Kirkheaton Parish) with Huddersfield, he became an Alderman of the Mold- green Ward, and served from 1868 to 1876. He was appointed a member of the Borough Bench on its formation, and was a

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Governor of King James’ Grammar School, Almondbury, and of Fartown Grammar School. He also served on the Council of the Huddersfield Chamber of Commerce; and, for a time, on the Huddersfield Infirmary Board. He was also a Director of the West Riding Union Bank, a Trustee of the Upper Agbrigg Savings Bank. In Almondbury he was on the Committee for the Church Restoration, a Trustee of Wormall’s and Nettleton’s Charities. He was one of the Vice-Presidents of the County Conservative Association, although originally an old Whig, and he rendered valuable aid at the Fluddersfield Church Institute, and was a Sidesman for Longley District. He continued in activity and health till within two years of his death; when he received a shock from which he never recovered, by an accident in the severe winter of 1879-80; when he suddenly fell at his own door and broke his arm. For many years Mr. Day had spent the z2th of August on the Moors, and in pursuance of this custom, he, the Saturday before his death, went with a party of friends to his shooting ground on the Midhope Moor, above Penistone. On returning from the Moors, his vehicle was overturned, Mr. Day falling rather heavily. He afterwards became prostrated with an acute attack of Bronchitis, and gradually sank and died, it is supposed, from a weakly action of the heart, on the following Tuesday. Possessed of a kindly and genial nature, his heart beat largely in sympathy with suffering, and he was a strict and conscientious Magistrate, His funeral was a public one, attended by the Mayor and Corporation, and a large number of friends, townsmen, work- men, and carriages. It took place at Trinity Church, Huddersfield, where he was formerly an attendant, and where Mrs. Day was buried. The officiating clergymen were the Rev. Canon Hulbert and the Rev. C. M. Sharpe, Curate of Trinity Church. On the following Sunday morning a large party of Conservative Working Men of Huddersfield and Almondbury attended at the latter Parish Church out of respect to his memory, headed by Mr. Robert Welsh. The Prayers were read by the Rev. C. A. Hulbert, Junior, M.A., Rector of Nether Broughton, Leicester-

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shire; and the Vicar delivered an impressive Sermon on the immediate blessedness of the righteous, and their ultimate reward, from Revelation xiv, 13—and concluded with the following observations :—‘“ The mournful drapery around us cannot but remind us of one whom we rarely missed from his accustomed place in this Church, although I regret that he more rarely entered the inner pale of the Holy Communion, except to present the offerings of the Congregation. But who has been suddenly removed from among us; and is, I have good hope, among the Blessed who have died in the Lord; who ow rest from their labours, and whose works of faith, hope and charity follow them, to receive their free reward ; according to the arbitrement of Him who knows the ability of each, and can compare that talent with its actual use and improvement. Asasound Churchman he was a constant promoter of the Restoration of this Church, and of the Services and Schools in connection therewith here and at Longley ; and we shall miss him much as Trustee and Administrator of our Parochial Charities, and Governor of the Grammar School. Asa Magistrate and citizen he has already received ample public testimony to his diligence and geniality by the numerous attendance at his grave; and many of you will lament him as a friend. I remember with much interest the scene at the dying bedside of his lamented wife, when we received together the Holy Communion, and I was greatly shocked on calling the afternoon of his decease, to find that Death had preceded me. I was quite unacquainted with the accident which hastened his death, but had heard of his illness ; and had to look on his unconscious corpse instead of communing with him on divine things, and some matters respecting which I was desirous of his counsel and help. But these I can enjoy no more. It remains only to hope and pray that he, on whom will devolve the responsibility and the enjoyment of his property, as well as the following of his example, and all who are in like circum- stances, may fill his place as far as possible ; and may pledge their vows to heaven to respect his memory by imitating his virtues. Paraphrasing an old Poet we may say—

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No further seek his merits to dilate, Nor draw his frailties from their dread abode ; There they alike in trembling hope await The judgment of his Father and his God !

It remains only that we notice the comparative suddenness of the call. It speaks loudly “Be ye also ready, for in a day, an hour when ye think not, the Son of Man cometh.”

ALMONDBURY AND SLAITHWAITE. Mrs. MARY HULBERT.

The Author has much delicacy and feeling in leaving on record the following particulars respecting his lamented Wife ; but cannot withhold what he knows will be gratifying to many of his subscribers and readers. The following are Extracts from the Huddersfield Chronicle, Weekly News and Examiner :— “We are sure that the loss of this much beloved lady will be generally felt in the neighbourhood, especially at Almondbury and Slaithwaite, where her parochial labours and affectionate kindness were for forty-five years exercised, as before at Golcar, where her brother, the Rev. James Lacy, was for about a year minister, and who died in 1836, in consequence of a cold taken at a confirma- tion. Mrs. Hulbert was the eldest daughter of James Lacy, Esq., of Islington, London, where she was actively engaged as a Sunday School Teacher and District Visitor, when the Rev. Charles Augustus Hulbert became curate in 1834. They were married on St. Peter’s Day, June z9th, 1837, and continued at Islington until the appointment of Mr. Hulbert to the incumbency of Slaith- waite by the Rev. J. C. Franks, Vicar of Huddersfield, at the suggestion of the late Joseph Armitage, Esq., uncle to Mrs. Hulbert, and recommendation of Archdeacon Musgrave. ‘There she continued her labours without intermission as a teacher of an attached class of young women, until Canon Hulbert was appointed to the Vicarage of Almondbury by Sir J. W. Ramsden, Bart, in February, 1867, and was succeeded at Slaithwaite by his eldest son, Charles Augustus Hulbert, M.A., junior, by the nomination

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of the Rev. Canon Calvert. At Almondbury she renewed her exertions, never omitting the Sunday School twice every Sunday and visitation of the village, until her fatal illness, which com- menced in February last after the successful sale of work at the Victoria Hall, Huddersfield, on behalf of the Almondbury Church Schools. She received her first deep religious impressions under the late Bishop Daniel Wilson, of Calcutta, when Vicar of Isling- ton. She was literary and artistic in her tastes, and utilised them to the last in the various sales of work in which she was engaged. She was also a poetess, and a beautiful reader aloud. She in general enjoyed good health, but suffered extremely from rheumatic fever and gouty affection for fifteen weeks unti! Monday morning, June 2nd, when she departed in peace. The Funeral took place on Friday, June 6th. An interesting service was held in Almondbury Church at 2 p.m., previous to the proceeding of the funeral party to Slaithwaite. The coffin having been brought into the Church by attached parishioners, the sentences were read by the Rev. H. Whitley, M.A., curate, and a hymn sung, and the 39th Psalm chanted. Mr. Whitley read as a lesson I Thessalonians, 4th, 13th to 18th verses. The Rev. Cut- field Wardroper, M.A., Incumbent of Farnley Tyas, read a further portion of the Burial Service, the Dead March in Saw was played by Mr. Beaumont, organist. ‘There was a large attendance of parishioners. ‘The Scholars of King James’ Grammar School and thirty Scholars of Mrs. Hulbert’s Class, proceeded from the Church to the Town End, followed by a carriage containing John Arthur Brooke and J. D. Butler, Esqrs., Churchwardens, and T. E. Abbott, Esq., Surgeon, and thence the Class proceeded in a waggonette to Slaithwaite. The hearse containing the coffin, on which was inscribed, ‘ Mary Hulbert, born September 14th, 1808 died June 2nd, 1884,’ was covered with wreaths contributed by friends and Sunday Scholars. Carriages containing the Revs. Canon Hulbert, C. A. Hulbert, junior, and W. H. Girling, Mrs. and Miss Girling ; Rev. G.C. B. and Mrs. Madden; Rev. Percival W. and Mrs. Hulbert; Mr. and Mrs. Bradley, Mr. C. E. Lacy Hulbert, Edward Armitage, Joseph A. Armitage, and Charles I,

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Armitage, Esqrs. The Cortege proceeded through Huddersfield to Slaithwaite, where it was met by a large party of females bearing flowers, and other friends. The Church was well filled with old friends, and another similar service, with hymns, was conducted by the Rev. H. H. Rose, Incumbent, in Church ; and at the grave, which was a vault where reposed an infant daughter. The service was read by Mr. Wardroper, and another hymn was sung at the conclusion. The demonstration of feeling and respect at both places for Mrs. Hulbert’s faithful, kind and Christian labours for forty-five years was most affecting, as well as the consideration for Canon Hulbert under his sad bereavement. Again the coffin was borne by old friends, and funeral wreaths were expressive of undying respect. Sunday, the rst June, was the fiftieth anniver- sary of the Ordination and first Sermon of Mr. Hulbert at Islington; and Saturday, the forty-fifth of his institution to St. James’, Slaithwaite. Canon Hulbert desires to thank all his numerous friends for their condolence and sympathy. Mr. William Crowther, of Almondbury, conducted the funeral. On Sunday, June 7th, in the Parish Church, two excellent and appropriate Sermons were preached, to large congregations, on the occasion of the death of Mrs. Hulbert—in the morning by the Rev. Henry Whitley, B.A., curate, from Revelations xiii, 13— ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth, for they rest from their labours and their works do follow them” In which he dwelt on the immediate blessedness of the righteous, and on the active and kindly character of Mrs. Hulbert, as evinced by the remarkable gathering at the funeral. In the evening, the Rev. Cutfield Wardroper, M.A., Incumbent of Farnley Tyas, a relative of the deceased, preached from I Thessalonians iv, 13-18, in which he dwelt on the first resurrection, and bore testimony to the loving virtues of Mrs. Hulbert as a wife, a mother and a friend. The Anthem, ‘Vital spark of Heavenly flame,’ was exquisitely sung.” The following Verses were written, at the time of the funeral, by the Rev. William Henry Girling (son-in-law), Rector of Lockwood :—

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MRS. MARY HULBERT. 65 SLAITHWAITE CHURCHYARD. JUNE 6TH, 1884. AGED—never—bravely struggling With the toils of life ;

In the grave at length we place thee, Grandmére, mother, wife.

Pain and anguish—sad, sad ending, To a sunshine road ; Nights and days of weary watching, End at last in heaven’s abode.

Could’st thou see the long procession, Woman’s tears and manhood’s sigh ; See how Alm’bury mourned and loved thee, Slaithwaite’s deep and real cry.

Doubtless would recompense thee, For thy work for others done ; Tell how Aearts went forth to meet thee, Hearts, thy kindness fully won.

Strew the flowers—those blessed tokens, Of the resurrection morn ; Peal the anthem—honour highly One to Christian honour born.

Now we leave thee—not forgotten, In the place thou lov’dst so well ; Husband, children, friends and kindred, Breathe a last and sad farewell.

James Lacy, Esq., the father of Mrs Hulbert, was a native of Chichester, where in “ The Paradise,” within the Cloisters of the Cathedral, six generations of James and Mary Lacy are buried. He became a Merchant in London, a member of the Merchant Taylors’ Company, and a Liveryman of the City. Resident at first at Walcot Place, Lambeth, where Mrs. Hulbert was born. She leaves behind her twenty-nine Grandchildren living to mourn her loss, and one buried at Nice.

EDMONDSTONE’S PEERAGE records :—Lacy—Arms: A Lion

rampant purpure. KE. . SUP.

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Chancellor of Chichester Cathedral, A.D. 1291, John de Lacy, ©

Incumbent of East Lavant, Sussex. . . . 1361, John Lacy. Her mother was Mary, second daughter of Joseph Taylor, Esq., of Hamer Hill, Blackley, near Manchester, and Sarah, daughter of Philip Mayers, Esq., afterwards married to Thomas Henshaw, Esq., of Oldham. See page 247 Annals.* A Selection from Mrs. Hulbert’s Poems and other writings may hereafter appear. The following will be found in the “Gospel Revealed to Job,” by the Author of these Annals, composed by

her during a walking tour in Wales, with several members of the —

Blackwall family, of Crumpsall Hall, Lancashire, and Oaklands, near Conway, in 1834. Mr. John Blackwall was an Entomologist, and wrote a work on Spiders :—

‘“*Gorph-wys-fa,’’ of the Resting VPlace. IN THE Pass OF LLANBERIS, CARNARVONSHIRE,

‘*GORPH-WYS-FA,”’ or the Resting Place! Oh! I have sought thee long ; And found thee not, nor e’er shall find The sons of earth among. * From ‘‘The Foundations of Manchester.” «By Will, dated November 14th, 1807, Thomas Henshaw, Esq., of Oldham, expressed that a Blue Coat School should be erected at Oldham, and a Blind Asylum at Manchester, under the management and direction of Trustees ; and that for that purpose he bequeathed £20,006 to each of these Charities ; direct- ing, however, that the said money should o¢ be applied to the purchase of Land or Buildings ; and by a Codicil to his will, dated 9th January, 1808, he bequeathed to the Blue Coat School the further sum of £20,000, empowering the Executors to fix the establishment of the said School at Manchester instead of Oldham, if they should think it more convenient. On the 4th March, 1810, this princely benefactor died, but owing to the difficulties of executing the trust, from the prohibition against building or buying land, the capital sum has been allowed to accumulate, and now '!1830) amounts to £90,000.” It may be observed on the above that Mr. Henshaw had regard to the Mortmain Act, but all difficulties were ultimately overcome, and the people of Manchester and Oldham did their part in erecting handsome buildings so nobly endowed, for Schools, Blind and Deaf and Dumb Asylums, to which even the inhabitants of this Parish are occasionally indebted for benefit.

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I sought thee in the world awhile, And tried to banish care ; But Mercy whisper’d in mine ear ‘No resting place is there.”

I sought for thee in Friendship’s bower, I sought in Love’s retreat ; Sought in the ample range of mind A resting place to meet.

Still every place my search defies, And wheresoe’er I flee, I see engraved on every scene, ‘No resting place for thee.”’

No longer shall my spirit seek This resting place below ; Not e’en upon these peaceful heights Where silver streamlets flow.

The everlasting hills alone My anxious search shall prize, "Midst them to find a resting place I'll lift my trusting eyes.

And when I reach fair Zion’s gate, Then I shall search no more ; ‘* Gorph-wys-fa,” or the Resting place, Is graven on its door. An additional Tablet to that in Slaithwaite Church, described page 414, has been added, of which the following is a copy, executed by Mr. Richard Garner, Sculptor, of Huddersfield and Manchester :— * Reginald Mottershead, M.A., of Caius College, Cambridge, and third son of the above C. A. and Mary Hulbert, born at Slaithwaite, July 9th, 1843, successively Curate of Slaithwaite, Almondbury and Wakefield, September, 1866, to March, 1874. Her Majesty’s Chaplain at Trichinopoly, South India, 1874, died at Ramsgate, Kent, November zoth, in the same year, and is buried there with Sarah, sister of the Rev. James Lacy.*

* Extract from a Letter to Robert Potts, Esq., M.A., Cambridge, from the Bishop of Madras, 1884 :—‘‘The death of young Hulbert, after so short a

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James Lacy, B.A., of the same College, and second son of the above C. A. and Mary Hulbert, born here February rath, 1840, successively Curate of St. Mary’s, Bury St. Edmunds, Limehouse, London, and Vicar of Ixworth, Suffolk, 1863 to 1870. Ten years English Chaplain at Carabacel, Nice, France, where he died November 1st, 1880, and is buried there. Mary, eldest daughter of the above James and Mary Lacy, and wife of the Rev. C. A. Hulbert, born in London, September 14th, 1808, died, universally lamented, at Almondbury Vicarage, June 2nd, 1884, and is buried in the adjoining Churchyard.” “ All these died in Faith.”—Hebrews xi, 13.

HONLEY.—HIGHROYD HOUSE RESTORATION.

This ancient residence of the Armitage family is being restored, enlarged and adorned by Charles Ingram Armitage, Esq., son and heir of Joseph Taylor Armitage, Esq., J.P., of Birkby Grange, to whom reference is made in pages 89, 115, 138, 239, and 245 in these Annals, and to his Legacy and Memorial Window pages 261 and 571. ‘The general history of the family will be found in the Second Part.

PEDIGREES.

The Rev. C. A. Hulbert, junior, suggests the following Extracts from Coleman’s CATALOGUE OF PEDIGREES :— Esturing of Wolf Hall, co. Wilts—Hoare’s Wilts, Mere Hund. Ferrers, of Derby—Chitterbuck’s Hertfordshire, vol. I, p. 360.

career in India, has been a great loss to our Ecclesiastical establishment. It may be that the greatest care could not have rendered his life a long one, but his zeal and inexperience hid from his view the necessity of listening to the friends who advised him to take care of his body; and he exposed himself to the sun, and worked too incessantly, and was soon all spent. But it was in the service of the best of Masters, and he is gone to receive an exceeding great reward ; and he has left behind him the blessed remembrance of an earnest, self-denying, Christ-loving, and men-loving life. May we, who survive, have the same grace that he had to live for Christ and die for Christ.”

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Lacy, of Houlton—Nichol’s Leic., vol. III, part 2, p. 771. Lacy, of Melton Mowbray—Same, vol. II, p. 264. St. Maur, of Penhow Castle, co. Monmouth—Hoare’s Wiltshire, Mere Hund.., p. 116. St. Maur—Hoare’s Wiltshire, Westbury Hund., p. 3. Seymour, Duke of Somerset—Hoare’s Wilts., Mere Hund., p: 132. Seymour, of Langley—-Lipscombe’s Bucks, vol. IV, p. 533. Seymour, of Wolf Hall, co. Wilts—Hoare’s Wilts., Mere Hund., pe Pry. Sharp, of Little Horton—Whit. Hist. Leeds, vol. I, p. 355. Sharp, of Little Horton—Whitaker’s Hist. Leeds, vol. II, De 376 Lacy, de Lord, of Clitheroe—Baines’ History of Lancashire, vol. III, p. 207. Kaye, ot Woodsome—Surtees Society, XXXVI, p. 171. Kaye, of Wodersome—Camden Society, vol. XLIII, p. 33. Seymour Q.—Gentleman’s Mag., 1829, I, 397.

PRIMROSE HILL MISSION CHURCIHI.

In connection with the Ripon Diocesan Church Association, a wooden Mission Church was, in the year 1882, erected at Primrose Hill, an outlying part of the New Parish of Rashcliffe, but within the Township and Ancient Parish of Almondbury, with the consent - of the Rev. D. J. Mackimm, the Vicar of Rashcli‘fe. The Mission Church was opened on the 26th August, 1882, when a Sermon was preached by the Rev. H. A. Favell, M.A., Vicar of St. Geurge’s (now of St. Mark’s), Sheffield. ‘The Mission Church accommodates 130 worshippers, and is licensed by the Bishop. The Clergy of the Parish conduct Services occasionally at the Mission Church (generally once a month), but ordinarily the Services are conducted by Members of ‘The Lay-Helpers’ Association,” who hold the Bishop’s licence as Readers. Mr. Henry Barker is the Reader in charge of the Mission. There is an excellent Sunday School and flourishing Band of Hope (Tem-

perance) in connection with the Mission Church,

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A New Organ was re-opened on, Thursday, November 27th, 1884. The clergy taking part in the Services were the Rev. Thomas Newton, M.A., Vicar of Shepley; Rev. Canon Hulbert, M.A., Vicar of Almondbury ; and Rev. William Gordon, M.A,, Vicar of Paddock.

SLAITHWAITE-CUM-LINGARDS.—REv. WILLIAM MEEKE.

In page 419, Annals, the above Divine is noticed. From the History of the Foundations of Manchester, 1830, vol. I, p. 295, we add : “Salford Chapel, lately erected. Twenty pounds by free gift from Mr. Humphry Booth out of lands, partly in Manchester, part in Pendleton, part in Eccles. Mr. WILLIAM MEEKE, preacher. Fit to be 4 Parish Church. ‘Tythes worth sixteen pounds.” The above is from the Report of the Sequestrators, 1650. Page 301. 1651. “After this event (the Battle of Worcester) the Republican rulers were determined to make a serious example of their enemies. A Court of Justice was erected, where accusa- tions were determined upon by Councils of State; which Court was resolved to sacrifice everything to the revenge and ambition of their employers. Mr. Heyrick was arrested in Manchester, and was from there conveyed to London, where the accusations against him were implicated with those which involved the plots of other Presbyterians in the Metropolis. | His imprisonment was shortly afterwards followed by the arrest of the leading Ministers and Elders of Lancashire, who had incited the populace to revolt, among whom were Mr. Johnson (Mr. Meyreck’s son-in-law), Mr. Herle, Mr. Angier, Mr. Hollingworth, Mr. Harrison, Mr. Gee, Mr. Latham, Mr. Taylor, and Mr. ‘The gallant Earl of Derby was tried by a Court Martial at Bolton, and died a martyr to his loyalty. Christopher Love, Gibbons, and other Presby- terians, received a capital sentence, from which Mr. Heyrick escaped with difficulty, owing his preservation to the great interest which was made for him by many powerful friends. The Ministers and Elders of Lancashire who had been seized remained many

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weeks in painful suspense, but were at length allowed, on paying serious fines, to return to their respective homes. The Classical

_ Assemblies of the County, which had been suspended for two

months, were then resumed.”

MR. GEORGE DYSON.

At a Meeting of the Incorporated Law Society, held at Hud- dersfield, November 24th, 1884, when several other gentlemen were present, it was resolved to place a Pulpit in South Crosland Church, as a Memorial of Mr Dyson, where he had attended all his life. A Committee, including Sir Charles William Sikes, Knt., was appointed to carry out the design.

LISTER-KAYE FAMILY.

The History of Kirkburton, by Mr. H. J. Morehouse, in tracing the Pedigree of the Byrton or Burton Family, has the following paragraph, page 76 :— “In 1455, Thomas Burton gave his daughter, Isabel, with certain lands, in marriage to Edmund Kaye, of Woodsome, Esq., by whom he had issue: Nicholas Kaye, of Woodsome, Esq., who, dying S.P., the estate ascended to his uncle, George, an ancestor of the late Sir John Kaye, Bart. But Thomas Burton had a son, John, who had Robert, who had an only daughter, Joan. Robert, dying in the 19 Henry VII (1504), the jurors found, @lia, that he was seized of the Manor of Kirkburton, and the Advowson of the Chantry of St. Mary, in preste to that Church, all which descended to Joan, his only child. This daughter, in the 18 Henry VII, married Thomas Trigott, of South Kirkby, and had issue, Robert Trigott, son and _ heir, whose grandson had issue three daughters, co-heiresses. John Mosely, an Alderman of York, married a daughter and co-heiress of the late Thomas Trigott, to whom, in a partition of the Estate, the Manor of Burton was allotted. They had issue, Margaret and Ann. The former married John Kaye, of Woodsome, the first Baronet, by whom he obtained the Manor

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and Estates of Burton. He died in 1662, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Sir John Kaye, the second Baronet, aged 24, in 1665. He married Anne, daughter of William Lister, of Thornton- in-Craven, in the County of York, Esq., and sister and sole heir of Christopher Lister, of the same place, Esq., by whom he had Szx Arthur Kaye, his successor, 2nd, George Kaye, of Grange, in the Parish of Kirkheaton, Esq., and other children. Sir John Kaye was many years M P. for the County of York. He died in 1706. See the preceding account of the Lister-Kaye family, page 24 Supplement, and in the Annals.

ALMONDBURY.—COINAGE.

Mr. MoreEHOUSE relates, page 171 :— “ During the Commonwealth, and in the early part of the reign of Charles II, many tradesmen were under the necessity of issuing halfpence, owing to the great scarcity of Copper money; but in 1672 the Government issued a fresh supply, when the ‘‘ Tokens” were cried down by proclamation. Mr, Jessop records in his Diary, in 1740, September 17th, having received a “ Token” which had been issued from Almond- bury : It is one of Nicholas Greaves’ (of Almondbury) halfpennies ; it was coined in 1668, when shopkeepers had liberty to coin halfpennies. Mr. Morehouse adds in a Note—This Nicholas Greaves seems to have been a son of the Rev. Nicholas Greaves, who had been Incumbent of Holmfirth in 1630 ; afterwards Rector of ‘Tankersley, to which he was appointed by John Kaye, of Woodsome, Esq.”

DALTON AND NEWSOME.

AppiT1onaL MSS. British Museum, No. 26,723. Post-mortem Inquisitions. John Longley, died 24th September, 29 Henry 8. Richard Longley, son and heir, aged 8 years, Lands in Dalton and Horbury.

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Townley. John Townley, Knight, died 5th March, 32 Henry 8,

Richard Townley, Armiger, son and heir, Lands in Newsam, in the Parish of Amdury.

ALMONDBURY.—MR. ABBOTT.

The Village has derived much benefit by the services of Mr. Tuomas Eastoe Agsort, besides his professional career, as successor to Mr. Edward Dyson, Surgeon. in promoting Evening _ Education, Ambulance Lectures, and the support of the National Schools, Brass Band, and other diversions from evil company and excess. And this brings to our notice the fact that his father, Mr. J. S. Abbott, is an eminent Antiquary in the town of Darlington, Durham, whose motto is 4ge Ofictum tuum” (Act well thy part). His Pedigree before us deduces his family from A.D. 1216, Sir Robert Abbott, Knt. in Arms against King John, to obtain Magna Charta. Arms in Baconsthorpe Church, Norfolk—Gules, a Chevron between three Pears, ov. Crest, a Unicorn’s head, between two Ostrich Feathers, Azgent. The Pedigree names Georce Apsott, Archbishop of Canterbury, born in 1562, an opposer of Archbishop Laud, in his tendency to Romish views, and was the Author of Sermons on Jonah, and other learned and pious works; and he made part of the Translation of the New Testament in the Authorised version. Mr. Abbott, of Darlington, is the Author of interesting Papers on “ Ve Old English Yeoman,” and “ Ve Old English Squire.” Ina letter to the Author of these Annals he says, ‘“‘ What I most admire in George Abbott is the remark in his last will, ‘‘ That in all the troubles of this world Divine Majesty did never forsake me, but always upheld and supported me.” Read this, ye infidels, and see in what peace a Christian can die.” J.S. A.*

* The Author is much gratified by the remarks of Mr. Abbott, senior, in a letter to him, December 3oth, 1881. ‘‘I was up at 5 o’clock in the morning perusing your excellent Annals. It reads like a beautiful novel, and must have cost immense labour. After visiting Woodsome Hall, your interesting description gave a double charm to it.” The present Archbishop of York has been equally kind. The Bishop of Newcastle also paid a visi: to the Parish Church, in company with John Arthur Brooke, Esq., on a late occasion.

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The Journal of the Yorkshire and Topographical Association, Part XXX, page 349, contains the following account of the above :— “Tn August last year (1882) a Roman Altar was found in the Township of Longwood, near Huddersfield. It was imbedded in the soil, one corner being bare. The place where it was found is nearly in a direct line between Slack and Castle Hill. Photographs were sent to Mr. Thompson Watkins and to Professor Hiibner, of Berlin Mr. Watkins thus refers to the Altar in the Journal of the Institute : “In July, I had sent to me by the Yorkshire Archzeological Association, two Photographs of an Altar about three feet in height, found at Longwood, near Slack, the ancient Cambodunum. It bears an Inscription which contains several ligatures, but which reads D E O 5. sByR ee 1D ADS oN WEG T. AVR. QVINTVS 1D Amongst several peculiarities about this Altar, one seems to be that the stone cutter has originally commenced the second line with B, thus omitting s for Sancto. On finding out his mistake he has cut the s upon the Bz, and has added the latter letter (reversed) to the left side of the upright stroke of the R which had previously been produced in an upward direction to form the 1. The consequence is that these three letters are in one ligulate form. There is room after the T at the end of this line for other letters of which faint traces appear to remain, and which I think have been vm. I would therefore read the whole Inscription as Deo S(ancto) Brigantum et N(umini) Aug(usti), T(itus) Aur(elius ) Quintus D(ecreto) D(ecurtonum) P(osuit) ec S(usceptum) S(olvit). The translation is, “’To the holy god of the Brigantes, and to the divinity of the Emperor Titus Aurelius, Quintus, by decree of the decurions has placed (this) and has performed (his) undertaking.” The only other feasible expansion of the second

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line would be, I think, S(ancto) the holy god Brigans.” However this may be, we previously knew only of a female deity, Brigantia, presiding over the tribe of the Brigantes. We now know that she had a partner in the form of a male god in their worship. The Altar is now in the possession of the York- shire Archeological Association. The peculiarities I have before named make the second line of the Inscription look in some lights as if it were BERIGANT.” Prof. Hiibner’s reading agrees in the main with that of Mr. Watkins ; he thinks, however, that the second line should run “BERGANT.” In consequence of representations made by the officers of the Association, the Altar was presented by Sir Perceval Radcliffe, Bart. (the Lord of the Manor), to the Huddersfield Corporation, who have undertaken to make a suitable provision for its safe preservation.”

LEGGE FAMILY.—MARRIAGE.

Every event affecting the noble family which claims Woodsome Hall and its Manors, within the Parish of Almondbury, is interesting to its inhabitants. The Marriage of the Honourable Henry Charles Legge, Adjutant of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, and second son of the Earl of Dartmouth, to the Honourable Amy Gwendoline Lambart, and lately a Maid of Honour to the Queen, was celebrated on Saturday, October 25th, 1884, by special license, at the Wellington Barracks Chapel, St. James’ Park. This is the first occasion on which a Marriage Service has taken place in the Chapel. The Service was fully choral. The officiating Clergy were the Hon. G. D. Legge, uncle of the Bridegroom, and the Rev. R. Corbett. Among the distinguished persons present were the Princess Christian and the Prince and Princess Edward of Saxe- Weimar. Among the Wedding presents was included an Indian Shawl from the Queen, and gifts from other members of the Royal Family. We can only hope that these events will lead to more frequent visits to, and occupation of, Woodsome Hall, Almondbury and Farnley Tyas Churches, which are always welcomed.

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JUDGMENT ON THE ALMONDBURY TITHE RENT CHARGE.

At the Huddersfield County Court, on Monday, March rgth, 1877. His Honour (Judge Giffard) gave his decision in the cases of Robinson and Wilkin- son v. Hulbert and Swift. A number of persons who are connected with the recently formed Colne Valley Anti-Vicar’s Rate Association were in Court. His Honour said :—These are both actions instituted by the plaintiffs against Canon Hulbert, Vicar of Almondbury, to replevy certain goods taken under two distresses made for the recovery of two years’ arrears of rent charge, claimed by the Vicar, as due on certain lands in the said parish, occupied by the plaintiffs. The defendant has proved that about ten years ago he was duly inducted, read himself in, to the living, and did all those acts necessary to intitle him to the profits of the benefice; and he has also proved that an apportionment of tithes was made throughout the parish, and duly confirmed under the 53rd, 54th, 55th, and 56th sections of the Tithe Commutation Act ; and has further proved, by the evidence of the plaintiffs, that they occupy some land in the parish, in respect of which some rent charge is due. Ile proved further, that he instructed his solicitor to give the ten days’ notice required by section 81 of the statute, and that such notice was given, The plaintiffs do not dispute the defendant’s title, though they refuse to pay the amount claimed. A formidable array of objections have been advanced on behalf of the plaintiff, against the defendant’s claim, several of which I disposed of during the trials, but as to three I desired time to consider the arguments, and am now prepared to give my decision. First, it was contended that no sufficient authority was given by the vicar to distrain, and that therefore such distress was wrongful. It appeared from the evidence that the defendant signed his name on the back or front, whichever it is to be called, of a blank printed form prepared to meet the case of a landlord distraining on his tenant for rent, and that this form so signed, but without dates and description filled up, the vicar gave to a bailiff, named Swift, who signed his name and filled up the dates on the obverse side, and then distrained. Certainly if any formal authority was necessary, this was a most clumsy attempt to supply it, but the true answer to this argument is that no formal authority is necessary under the statute. After the rent charge is twenty-one days in arrear, and the ten days’ notice specified in the 81st section has been given, and has expired, the person entitled to the rent charge may distrain without further formality; and, to borrow the language of the section, * may demean himself in relation to such distress as any landlord may for arrears of rent, reserved on a common lease for years.” In my opinion, a mere verbal authority to the bailiff, or perhaps even an adoption of the Bailiff’s Act, would be sufficient. It was also contended that this claim is the Statute of Limitation, 3 and 4, William IV., c, 27, and the

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ground on which that contention is based is an allegation that the present occupiers have never paid it, nor their predecessors, during a period of twenty- seven years, but there are, I think, two answers to this objection. First, that it is by no means clear that tithe rent charge—the property of a spiritual cor- poration sole, is within the 2nd section of the Statute 3 and 4, Will. IV., c. 71. That section deals with land and rent, and perhaps if there was nothing further in the Act, every ordinary rent charge which is a rent issuing out of land would be within its scope. But tithe rent charge was not then in existence, and is a creation of the 6th and 7th Will. IV., c. 71, and in effect is a statutory compo- sition for tithes. If that be the right view, tithe rent charge, or its equivalent, ‘composition ” belonging to a spiritual corporation sole, is, by the inte:preta- tion clause, not to be interpreted as rent, within the 2nd section, but must be governed by the 29th section, which fixes 60 years as the period during which Church property may be recovered. There is not any authority upon this point of which I am aware, but were it necessary to decide it, which, in the view I take of the case, there is not, I should certainly be inclined to hold that tithe rent charge is not rent within the meaning of the 2nd section, but is within the 29th section. But there is another answer to this objection, which, in my opinion, is conclusive. It is in evidence that up to about six years ago the rent charge was regularly paid by the landlord in respect of these very lands now occupied by the plaintiffs, but by the 80th section of the Tithe Commutation Act, it is enacted ‘‘That every tenant or occupier who shall occupy any lands by any lease or agreement made subsequently to such com- mutation, and who shall pay such rent charge, shall be allowed the amount in account with his landlord.” The effect of this section is to make the landlord the real debtor, in lieu of the tenant, and a payment by the landlord is enough to prevent the operation of the statute. This objection, therefore, cannot be sustained. It remains only to consider the objection, viz., how far, if at all, the general right to distrain for rent charge, which is given by the Tithe Com- mutation Act, is controlled or taken away by 7 and 8 Will. III., c. 6, and the 53 Geo. III, c. 127, as incorporated in the 5 and 6 Will. IV., c. 74. The two earlier statutes simply provide that tithes (by the former of the two not exceed- ing 4os., and by the latter under £10) may be recovered by proceeding before justices (by the Act of George ITI. before a single justice) upon a summons and on a distress consequent upon default of obedience to the justice’s order. By these statutes the right of suit is not taken away, or dealt with, except by the 14th section of 7 and 8 Will. III., c. 6, which provides ‘that any clerk who shall begin any suit for the recovery of tithes not exceeding 40s., shall have no benefit from this Act.”” Then comes the Act of 5 and 6 Will. IV., c. 74, which enacts ‘‘that no suit or other proceeding shall be instituted in any court in respect of tithes, oblations, or compositions, under the yearly value of

£10, but that all complaints touching the same shall be determined under the

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provisions of the 7 and 8 Will. III., c. 6, and 53 Geo. III.,c 127.” It will be more convenient here to mention that 4 and 5 Vict., c 36, which, however, merely extends the Act of 5 and 6 Will. IV., c. 71, to all Ecclesiastical Courts ; but this act is only important as being later in Date than the Act of Will. IV, The combined effect of these several statutes seems to be to abolish in all cases (with a few exceptions which are not material in the present case) all suits and actions for tithe, oblations or compositions below the yearly value of £10, and to substitute for them a remedy by distress on an order of a justice or justices. If it were not for the latter part of the sentence prohibiting suits, viz., ‘* that all complaints shall be determined under the provisions of the Acts of William III.,” there would be no ground for the plaintiffs contention, as the defendant had not instituted any suit or proceeding in any court, but has availed himself of the remedy given in the Tithe Commutation Act, which is even simpler and more than that provided by the Act of William III. The question, therefore, I have to determine is whether the direction contained in the 7 and 8 William IV., c. 74 ‘‘ That all complaints in respect of tithes below the value of £10 shall be made under the provisions of the two earlier statutes,” must be construed as overriding the provision of the Tithe Commutation Act, and, in my opinion, that would not be the right construction of the Statute 6 and 7, Will. IV., c. 71. In coming to this conclusion I do not so much rely on the distinction in meaning between the expression oblations, and com- positions,” and ‘‘ rent charges” (though there is undoubtedly, in some respects, a material distinction), as on the general scope and object of the Legislature, manifested in the course of its legislation ; from the earlier Statutes having only a partial operation down to the more comprehensive and final Act of 6 and 7 Wm. IV., c. 71. It is impossible not to see that the object has been through- out to substitute for expensive litigation in the recovery of tithes, a simple, expeditious process, limited by the earlier Statutes to small amounts, but gradually extended until by the Tithe Commutation Act all tithes, with a few inconsiderable exceptions, are converted into a rent charge, and recoverable by distress. It is true that the 5 and 6 Will. IV., c. 74, is still in force, and is in certain cases the only remedy; but, in my opinion, where there has been an apportionment of tithes and confirmation, the proper mode of recovering rent charge withheld is by distress under the 81st section of the Tithe Commutation Act. The true construction of these Statutes is that the Act 5 and 6 Will. IV., c. 74, abolished suits for small tithes, and made small tithes recoverable by a special process. The 6 and 7 Will. IV., c. 71, abolished suits for tithe in all cases, and gave a general remedy which must be taken as given in addition to that provided by the previous Acts. The case of Robinson v. Purday. 16 M. and W.. III., has been cited on behalf of the plaintiffs in support of their con- tention that the defendant ought to have distrained under the order of justices,

and not under the 81st section of the 6 and 7 Will. IV.,c, 71; but, in my

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opinion, Robinson v. Purday has no application to this case. That case in its circumstances was peculiar. A suit had been instituted in Chancery for the arrears of a customary payment of Ios. on a house in the parish of St. Andrew’s, Holborn, and in the course of the suit a question was raised whether the plaintifi’s title had been disputed. | The Vice-Chancellor thereupon submitted two questions to the Court of Law, of which one was whether if the title were not disputed the plaintiff was entitled to file a bill in equity to recover certain arrears, and that question the Court of Law answered in the negative. The question, therefore, in that case was not whether under the tithe Commutation Act the plaintiff could distrain, but whether he could file a bill in Chancery to enforce his right. There was not and could not have been any decision on the provisions of the Tithe Commutation Act, for the simple reason that the claim was for a customary payment on a house in a town (London, which is by the express words excluded by the operation of that act, s. 90). And the point the court had to consider was whether there being no dispute of title ex Avfothesi the person entitled could file a bill, or was limited as to his remedy by the 5th and 6th Will. IV., c. 74, and the Court of Law held that his only remedy was under the provisions of that Act; and, indeed, it is difficult to see how the Court could have come to any other conclusion, as his right was expressly within the very terms of the 5th and 6th William IV., c. 74, as it is excluded by the goth s. of the Tithe Commutation Act. On these grounds I am of opinion that these distresses were valid both in form and substance thereof, and that the defendant is entitled to a verdict. It has been contended that in the action of Wilkinscn v. Hulbert the defendant has only proved that the sum of 3s. Iod. is due, and that having distrained for a larger sum the plaintiff is entitled to the balance, but in this form of action the only point the court has to decide, or can decide, is aye or no. Was the seizure lawful, and if it was, the defendant is entitled to a verdict? and any other question between the parties must be determined ina separate proceeding. There must therefore be a VERDICT for the DEFENDANT in both actions, WITH COsTs. The case of Robinson, of Marsden, against Hulbert and Swift was conducted by Mr. C. Mills; that of Wilkinson, also of Marsden, against Hulbert and Swift, by Mr. S. Learoyd; but both cases were taken together. Canon Hulbert’s defence, in both actions, was maintained with great ability and research by Mr. Henry Barker. For particulars about the Commutation and Assignment of Tithes, see pages 80 and 81 in the Annals of Almondbury.

CONVALESCENT HOME, MELTHAM.

We understand that the arrangement of the beautiful Gardens connected with this benevolent establishment was entrusted to Mr,

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Pontey, of Quarry Hill, Almondbury, by the late Charles Brook, Esq., of Enderby, on whose estate there he was largely engaged.

BERRY BROW..—NEW CHAPEL.

On Saturday afternoon, December 6th, 1884, four Memorial Stones of the new Chapel for the Methodist New Connection body were laid. The Chapel is to cost 42,700, to seat 600 people, and, in addition, there will be a preaching-room and a number of class rooms, accommodating nearly 200 persons. Mr. Thomas Brooke, Armitage Bridge, who has subscribed handsomely to the Chapel funds, was to have laid one of the stones, but he was called away to York, and could not be present in the afternoon. ‘The Rev. E. Holyoake officiated for him, and the gentlemen who Jaid the other Stones were Councillors G. Sykes and T. Littlewood, and Mr. H. Shaw. Of the £2,700, the friends have had promised and subscribed £1,392 12s. 2d., and the receipts on Saturday were #124, including £52 collected by the children. Among the gentlemen who were at the evening meeting were the Mayor of Huddersfield, Mr. Varley (who occupied the chair), Mr. T. Brooke, and the Rev. G. C. B. Madden, M.A., vicar of Armitage Bridge, who along with other gentlemen gave addresses.— Yorkshire Post.

HOLMFIRTH.—REBUILDING OF WESLEYAN CHAPEL.

Another instance of Spiritual life in this body, the most closely allied with the Established Church, has occurred in the Valley once swept by a painful deluge. ‘The rebuilding of the Wesleyan Chapel at Holmfirth, the cost of which was a little over £6,000. This includes accommodation capable of seating 1,000 persons, Day and Sunday Schools and suite of Class Rooms. The cost of recent painting and decoration and New Organ is about £1,000, making a total of £7,000; shewing that the Wesleyan body there are wealthy and influential. Religious instruction is, no doubt, provided for the Week Day as well as Sunday Schools.

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FARNLEY TYAS. SI FARNLEY TYAS.—WESLEYAN. CHAPEL.

We are informed that, for over one hundred years, Class Meet- ings, in connection with the Wesleyan Methodist body, have been held at Farnley Tyas ; but as there was no Schoolroom or Chapel belonging to the denomination in the village, the Meetings were held in the houses of the inhabitants. Latterly a movement was has been set on foot to provide, if possible, a Chapel, and with this view a Bazaar was heid. The amount raised, together with subscrip- tions promised, came to £300, and then it was felt that the erection of a Chapel could be commenced. A long lease was obtained from the Earl of Dartmouth. The Chapel is expected to cost £500. It is situated at the entrance of the Village, from the East or New road made by the late Earl, from Woodsome and the Kirkburton Road. Four Memorial Stones were laid on Saturday, August 2nd, 1884, and the work is now nearly complete and provided for. As long as there must be difference of opinion on the subject of Election and other abstract questions in Theology, although a general agreement on the great doctrines and duties of personal piety, it is inevitable that there will, and perhaps ought to, be separate congregations and places of worship, rather than constant internal feuds. Even in the Established Church, with its Articles and Liturgy, three prominent parties exist; but are kept within safe bounds thereby. The Author, therefore, accepts the kind testimony of one of his Critics,* that ‘“‘ He has not permitted any polemical bias to cause him to exclude the history of Dissenting places of Worship;” but he cannot claim the same knowledge, as not having access to documents as to ‘‘The Church of our Fathers.”

Obituaries,

The hand of Death waits not for the completion of the record of its doings in past time, and the eyes which should have read it are often closed till “ Time shail be no more.”

* Hudderspeld Examiner. ¥. SUP.

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We have already noticed the deaths of Mr. George Dyson and Mr. G. H. Wrigley, and briefly that of

ALDERMAN JOSEPH BYRAM,

A retired tradesman, of much piety and usefulness, resident for many years at Moldgreen, in the iron trade, but at the time of his death at Longley Cottage, Almondbury. He was a Congregationalist by religious profession, and connected with Hightield Chapel, New North Road, Huddersfield. He had lost his wife, and had recently married again, when, whilst attending at the Town Hall on the occasion of the Opening of Greenhead Park, on the 27th September, i884, he took cold; and though he recovered so much as to take a Service for the Rev. Dr. Bruce, on Wednesday even- ing, 8th October, he sunk under a relapse, and died on Saturday morning, the 18th. He was born on the roth February, 1818, and was therefore 66 years of age. He was a strong advocate of Temperance; and though a Dissenter and Deacon, respectful towards the Established Church; and he presided at a meeting of the British and Foreign Bible Society, in the Church Mission Room, Longley. His gentle nature, combined with strict Christian piety, and his willingness to help in all good works at any time, endeared him alike to the scholars and teachers of the Sunday School in which he laboured for above 30 years as Teacher, Superintendent and Treasurer. In 1866, the Teachers presented him with his Portrait, admirably painted by the late Mr. G. D. Tomlinson, and he had various other presentations. His funeral took place in High- field Chapel yard, and was very largely attended by the Town Council and inhabitants of the town of Huddersfield : Alderman Byram having filled various public offices with energy and integrity.

Mr. RICHARD HEATON.

Though a private individual, Mr. Heaton was yet of great usefulness in the village of Milnsbridge, both on the Longwood and Linthwaite sides of the Colne Valley. A sound Churchman, he had sittings at both Churches connected therewith, receiving |

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the ministrations of the Rev. Newton Rossendale Lloyd at Milnsbridge, and Rev. Charles Packer at Longwood. He was born about the year 1827, at Bridge End, Moldgreen, Dalton, where his father was a Shopkeeper. His mother died, and his father, who married again, went to America and died there; and it was at the age of thirteen that he was thrown upon the world. He had received his education at a private school at Dalton, kept by Mr. Brooke ; and being quick at figures, he made progress. He obtained employment as a dyer, in which capacity he filled situa- tions at Mitchell’s, Aspley, and at Bradford. He soon rose from the position of an ordinary workman to posts of responsibility, and ultimately commenced business along with a Mr. Haigh, of Milns- bridge. After a few years they dissolved partnership, and Mr. Heaton started on his own account; which business he very successfully continued at Milnsbridge until the time of his death, November 6th, 1884. It is said ‘“‘Mr. Heaton was essentially a home man.” His own fireside was to him, as a dear friend expressed it, ‘‘the happiest place on earth,” and his chief enjoy- ment was to be surrounded by those who were near and dear to him. But he was not insensible to the claims of public duty, and hence for a period of nine years he was Chairman of the Linth- waite Local Board; he was one of the Directors of the Colne Valley Gas Company ; he was a Governor of Longwood Grammar School ; he was one of the Managers of the New Day Schools at Milnsbridge, and he had been President of the Liberal Club, and hospitably entertained Mr. E. A. Leatham, M.P., at his residence, Scar Wood House, Milnsbridge, where he died suddenly. In business he was characterised by great energy and determined purpose ; he was a man of strict integrity and honour, and he won the esteem of all who had business relations with him. He possessed a very genial disposition, and being a man of close observation, and possessing a good memory, his conversation was both entertaining and instructive. He had travelled largely in Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, and America. One of his visits to America was to see some of his relations, whom he had not seen since his boyhood. ‘The funeral took place on

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the Monday following his death, at Longwood Church, and in accordance with his expressed wish, was very quiet and unostenta- tious. The Service was performed by the Revs. C. Packer and N. R. Lloyd. There was, nevertheless, much demonstration of respect and regret shewn by the attendance at the grave. A widow and nine children are left to mourn his loss,

THE BISHOP’S WELCOME.—DEATH OF THE DUCHESS OF SOMERSET.

The very popular appointment of the Reverend Doctor William Boyd Carpenter, of Lancaster Gate, London, to the See of Ripon, vacant by the death of Bishop Robert Bickersteth, has been signalized by several solemn events in the Diocese, and at Huddersfield, on the roth and 11th December, 1884. Divine Service was held in the Parish Church in the evening of Wednes- day, the roth, attended by nearly all the Clergy of the Rural Deanery; when the Bishop preached an eloquent Sermon from Matt. xli, 20, on the gentle, sympathetic and unobtrusive character and work of Christ. And on Thursday evening an immense Meeting of Churchmen and women, admitted by ticket, was held in the Town Hall, presided over by Sir John William Ramsden, Bart., M.P.; when the Chairman, the Mayor (Mr. Varley), Mr. William Brooke, Mr. J. Crosland, and several of the Clergy spoke very eloquently, warmly welcoming the Bishop to the Diocese. To which he replied in very mellifluous terms ; and Sir John was thanked for his address and conduct in the chair. The attendance included nearly all the Clergy and principal Lay- Churchmen of the Town and Rural Deanery of Huddersfield. Unhappily, but unconsciously to the Chairman at the time, family trouble was being prepared for him and his amiable partner in life, Lady Helen Gwendoline Ramsden, in the illness and death of her noble mother. The DucHEss or SOMERSET died suddenly at Somerset House, Park Lane, London, on Sunday, r4th Dec. She had been unwell for some months, but her illness was not considered to be serious.

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The Duchess, Jane Georgiana, was the youngest daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Sheridan (son of Richard Brinsley Sheridan), and sister of the Hon. Mrs. Norton, and of the late Lady Giffard, mother of the Earl of Dufferin. She married roth June, 1830, the present Duke of Somerset, then Lord Seymour; by whom she leaves surviving issue, three daughters—Lady Hermione, married to Sir Frederick Graham, Bart.; Lady Ulriea, married to Lord Henry Thynne, M.P. ; and Lady Gwendoline, married to Sir John William Ramsden, Bart. ; her two sons—Earl St. Maur and Lord Edward St. Maur—having pre-deceased their mother; Earl St. Maur dying in December, 1869, and his brother, Lord Edward, being accidentally killed while tiger-hunting in India in December, 1865. ‘The late Duchess, then Lady Seymour, was the “Queen of Beauty ” at the memorable tournament given by the late Earl of Eglinton, at Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire, in August, 18309.

Mrs. JOHN ALLEN.

The reader of the preceding Annals will be familiar with the name of Allen, connected with Finthorpe, in Almondbury, and Gledholt, in Huddersfield, from the Monument in the Chancel of our Church; and with the immediate subject of this notice from the account of the family of Brooke, of Honley, of which she was a distinguished and characteristic member (page 319), and various notices of her liberal donations to sacred objects. Her long and useful, though quiet, life terminated in Christian peace, almost without decay of her mental faculties, December 22nd, 1884, and was thus noticed in the Huddersfield Chronicle of the 27th :-— “DeATH oF Mrs. JOHN ALLEN.—The death of this very estimable lady, at the ripe age of 81, will be a source of sorrow to a large circle of relatives and friends. ‘The deceased was one of a family whose good deeds are household words in Huddersfield. She was sister of the late Thomas, John and Edward. Brooke, and of the late Mrs. Chas. Brook, of Healey House. After her marriage with Mr. John Allen, brother of Mr. Benjamin Haigh Allen, who built and endowed Holy Trinity Church, she resided

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at Gledholt, and subsequently and up to her death at Westfield. Throughout her long life she has been one of the best friends to the Church and Clergy, and her purse was ever ready to support every good work, whether at home or abroad. The deserving poor have also lost a kind-hearted sympathiser with them in their troubles, and a generous contributor to their slender resources. We understand that the deceased lady will be interred this after- noon at the Cemetery, at Honley.” While this sheet is passing through the press, the death of the Right Rev. John Jackson, D.D., Lord Bishop of London, is announced. He was connected with the family of the late Charles Brook, Esq., of Healey House, by the marriage of his daughter Eliza to the Rev. Arthur Brook, now Prebendary of London, and Rector of Hackney ; as was his predecessor, Bishop Charles James Blomfield, by the union of his son, the late Prebendary Frederick George Blomfield, with Anne, daughter of Mr. Charles Brook and Anne, his wife, who as daughter of William Brooke, Esq., of Honley, was sister of Mrs. John Allen (see page 313 of these Annals). Both Mr. and Mrs. Blomfield are deceased. * The general as well as the local reader will gladly accept the following Extract from ‘‘Some Account of the Founders of the Huddersfield Subscription Library (1807),” by Mr. G. W. Tomlin- son (by whose consent it is made), published in 1875, and which the Author makes as a personal token of respect and gratitude for a happy friendship of fifty years, enjoyed by his late wife and himself. Most of the surviving members of the families mentioned in this Memoir attended the funeral, with many of the Clergy. The officiating ministers were the Revs. Thomas Sharpe, Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield; John Jones, Incumbent of Honley; and Arthur Brook, Prebendary of St. Paul’s, London, and Rector of Hackney :—

* The Author venerates the memory of both Prelates, as having been ordained Deacon and Priest by Bishop Blomfield in 1834 and 1835 to the Curacy of Islington, where Bishop Jackson was then resident as Principal of the Proprietary School,

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“THOMAS ALLEN, of Greenhead, is the next name. In the Rey. Mr. History of Ecclesfield, page 430, is an account of the Allens, who appear to have sprung from Chapeltown, near Sheffield. The first of the family of whom there is any record is John Allen, who was born in 1656, and died in 1723. His son, Thomas Allen, who died in 1722, was married twice. By his marriage with Gertrude Stead he had issue, Thomas Allen ac married secondly Elizabeth, daughter, and finally sole heiress of the Middletons of Eyam, Co. Derby. By this marriage he had issue a daughter, Sarah, who married the Rey. John Carver, of Whiston, from whom descend the Carver-Athorpes, of Dinnington. Thomas Allen died in 1722. John Allen, the son by the first wife, married, in 1759, Susanna, daughter of Joseph Scott and Margaret Rockley. He died in 1794, leaving a son, THoMAS ALLEN (the subject of this notice), who was born in 1752, and married Martha, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Haigh, of Gledholt, and sister of Mr. Benjamin Haigh. Mr. Thomas Allen died in 1828, and was buried at Almondbury, his monument bears the following inscription :— Sacred to the memory of Martha, the wife of Thomas Allen | late of Finthorpe, but now of Greenhead, and only daughter of | Thomas Haigh, Esq., of Gleadholt, in the parish of Huddersfield, | who departed this life on the 24th day of June, 1804, aged 43 years, leaving issue, viz. | Susanna, Sarah, Benjamin Haigh, and John, | with an affectionate husband to lament her loss, | Thomas Allen, eldest son of the said Thomas and Martha, | died on the 25th day of June, 1788, aged 1 year and g months, | also the above-named Thomas Allen, who departed this | life at Gledholdt, on the 23rd day of May, 1828, aged 76 years. Mr. Thomas Allen married secondly Elizabeth, relict of Thomas West, and sister of Mr. Joseph Haigh, of Springwood and Whit- well, she died in 1841, at the great age of 87, and is buried in Trinity Churchyard. The Miss Susanna Allen referred to in the above epitaph, married Mr. John Haigh, father of the Rev. John Haigh, formerly Incumbent of St. Paul’s and her sister Sarah married a Mr. Junius

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Smith. Mr. Benjamin Haigh Allen, the eldest surviving son, married Miss Sarah Whitacre, he is buried in the vaults of Trinity Church. His monument is in the Chancel and bears the follow- ing inscription :— ‘Sacred to the memory of Benjamin Haigh Allen, late of Green- head, Esquire, the founder of this Church, and a magistrate for the West Riding of this County, who died May roth, 1829, aged 36, leaving an afflicted widow and four children.’ Although Mr. Benjamin Haigh Allen died at the early age of 36, he had already succeeded in gaining the esteem and respect of his fellow-townsmen, of whatever station or degree, and never had so large a concourse of people been seen in Huddersfield as that which assembled to show the last token of respect to his memory. By the kind permission of the proprietors of the Leeds Mercury, I am enabled to give the account of his funeral, which appeared in that journal on May 231d, 1828 :— ‘““The manifestation of public respect paid to the memory of this amiable man has seldom if ever been equalled in this country, on the death of any individual in any rank or station of life,—nor has there been any individual more worthy of it. ‘The urbanity of his manners, the suavity of his temper, the benevolence of his heart, and the undeviating uprightness of his conduct as a civil magistrate, had endeared him to all who knew him. His remains were interred in Trinity Church, which he had built and endowed when quite a young man. A public notice had been given of the intention of the inhabitants of Huddersfield to pay every possible respect to his memory, and accordingly on the day of his inter- ment all the shops were shut up, and at ten o’clock in the morning from six to seven hundred gentlemen assembled, at the Parish Church, dressed in deep mourning, and wearing white gloves. From thence they walked four deep to Greenhead, late the residence of the deceased, the Clergy of the district in front, followed by the Methodist and Dissenting Ministers, and next the Huddersfield Magistrates. In this order they proceeded with the most profound silence,—a silence which was not broken by the vast concourse of spectators, amounting to about ten thousand,—

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to Greenhead. On their arrival at the gates, they went up the road to the front of the house, which they passed and then counter-marched, so as to bring the front back to the gate. As soon as the corpse was put into the hearse; the procession moved forward, and the hearse, with the mourning coaches, fell into the rear. On their arrival at the Church they formed a double line, through which the body passed, and after it the amiable and dis- consolate widow leading a fine boy, about ten years old, by the hand, and supported on the other side by her brother, John Whit- acre, Esq., of Woodhouse. In this manner they entered the Church, where the Rev. H. J. Maddocks, M.A., read the funeral service in the most solemn and impressive manner. The corpse was then deposited in the family vault. Funeral Sermons were preached on Sunday morning at the Parish Church, by the Rey. J. C. Franks, M.A., vicar; at Ramsden Street Chapel by the Rev. J. Eagleton ; and at night at Trinity Church, by the Rev. Henry J. Maddocks, M.A., on which last occasion many hundreds attended that could not gain admittance.” Mr. Benj. Haigh Allen left two sons and three daughters, the eldest son, who bears the same honoured name as his father, is resident in Herefordshire. He married Miss M. M. Champneys, daughter of the Rev. H. W. Champneys, Rector of Badsworth, and cousin of the Earl of Derby. The second son, Mr. John Whitacre Allen, now of Cheltenham, married Miss Eliza Whiteside, daughter of the late Dr. Whiteside, Vicar of Scarborough, and niece of the Lord Chief Justice of Ireland. The eldest sister of these gentlemen, Miss Caroline Allen, married the Rev. W. P. H. Hutchinson, Vicar of Blurton, Co. Stafford, and Miss Sarah Allen, the second sister, married the Rev. Hamilton Kingsford ; Annie, the third, died in infancy. Mr. John Allen, of Gledholt, the second son of Thos. Allen, married Miss Sarah Brooke, daughter of the late Wiliam Brooke, Esq., of Armitage Bridge. He died in 1830, the year after his brother’s death, at the age of 35. His (1875) survives,—a blessing to all around her,—her ear being always as open to listen to the sorrows of the poor and afflicted as her hand is to relieve them. She has fulfilled to the utmost the benevolent instincts of

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her own and of her adopted family. The arms of the Allens are : Sable a fess engrailed ermine between three talbots passant or collared gules.” We have already alluded to another event, which has brought mourning to the family of Brook, of Healey House, and their connections,—THE DraTH oF THE BisHop or LONDON,—whose daughter is married to the Rev. Arthur Brook, Rector of Hackney, and Prebendary of St. Paul’s, The following notice appeared in the Huddersfield Weekly News of Saturday, January roth, 1885 :— “ DEATH OF THE BisHop oF Lonpon.—The Bishop of London died on Tuesday Morning, after a brief illness. His Lordship complained of feeling unwell about five on Monday Morning, and Dr. Sibley was at once fetched. He attended, but apparently did not apprehend any grave consequence to the malady from which his Lordship was suffeting; but yesterday Morning, just 24 hours after this seizure, he died suddenly but peacefully in his bed. The Right Rev. John Jackson, D.D., Bishop of London, was born in London on February 22nd, 1811. He was the son of Mr. Henry Jackson, a well-known merchant of the City of London. He was educated at Reading School, under Dr. Valpy, and from there went to Pembroke College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1833. From 1836 to 1846 he was head master to the Proprietary School at Islington, and Incumbent of St. James’, Muswell-hill. He was appointed Rector of St. James’, Piccadilly, in 1846, Chaplain to the Queen in the following year, and Canon of Bristol in 1852. In January, 1869, he was appointed Bishop of London in succession to Dr. Tait, who had been raised to the Primacy.”

VISITATIONS OF THE MANOR OF ALMONDBURY

In THE ReIGNS oF Epwarp I, Epwarp III, Henry VI,

ELIZABETH, AND JAMES I.

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accessible to such Students, are most interesting, and the substance of them will be found in an able article by the late Dr. Walker, in the second volume of the Yorkshire Archeological and Topo- graphical Journal, 1873-4, entitled “Almonbury in Feudal Times.” The fourth Visitation was made just three hundred years ago. On the 29th of June, 1584, an order was made in her Majesty’s Court of the Duchy of Lancaster, directing an inquiry to be made by Edward Stanhope, Esq., Surveyor of all Her Majesty’s honors, manors, lands, and tenements, parcell of the possessions of her Highness’s Duchy of Lancaster in the North parts, “as to the state of Her Manor of Almondbury.” ‘Twenty-six Articles of inquiry were exhibited to the jury, and their Certificate or return of the said Articles was made before the Surveyor above- named on the 25th day of September in the same year. The following are the names of the jurors :— John Kaye, of Woodsome, Esq.; John Ramsden and William Beaumont, Gentlemen ; John Cudworth ; Nicholas Fenay ; John Hirst ; John Appleyard ; John Beamont, of Wellhead; William Kaye; John Kaye, of Thorpe; John North; Humphrey Beamont; John Beamont, of Netherthong ; John Armitage, of the Armitage; Edward Cowper; John Kaye, of the Cross ; Richard Blegbourne (Blackburn), the younger ; Thomas Brooke ; John Lockwood ; and John Armitage, of Huddersfield, Yeomen.” A very old and complete copy of the Report was presented to the Author of these Annals by C. W. F. Taylor, Esq., of Eldon House, Almondbury, and is deposited for general use in the Church chest, but is too volumnious for insertion here. ‘The names of Hepworth, Aneley, Parkin, Nettleton, Wilkinson, Bynnes, Hanson, appear as tenants; and in the fifth Visitation, made in the reign of James I, also the Governors of the Free Grammar School of King James, in Almondbury. But our attention is chiefly directed to the Annals of the CHURCH in Almondbury, in its widest signification, whether Established and Episcopal, or Voluntary and Nonconformist. We read of the gradual relief of the tenants from Villenage and Bondage. The Manor was purchased by Sir John Ramsden, Bart., from King

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Charles I, in 1627, and Dr. Walker concludes his article by the remark that it was about the middle of the 18th Century that Lord Mansfield pronounced from the Judicial Bench the memor- able sentence, ‘‘ The air of England has long been too pure for a slave.” We make the following extract from Dr. Walker :—“ Betore leaving the account of the Lands, &c., which had been held by the College of Rotherham (to which the Church of Almondbury was granted, and which then were the property of Nicholas Fenay), we may note that they included one bay of the Tithe Barn, situate in the Hali yards; two cottages, called ‘The Parsonage ;’ one cottage at the West end of the Steeple, built upon the grounds of the said Nicholas, for the use of the Clarke of Almondbury for the time being; one tenement, with land adjoining, called Flatts ; lying near the Fenay Cross, in the tenure of Robert Nettleton, one Chamber and one Parlour, called Priest Chamber.”

SCHEMES OF THE CHARITY COMMISSIONERS.

I.—In the matter of the FREE GRAMMAR SCHOOL OF KING JAMES in Almondbury, in the West Riding of the County of York, and of all the Endowments thereof or attached thereto, or for the benefit of the Master thereof ; In the Matter of Israel Wormall’s Charity, in Almondbury afore- said ; and In the Matter of the Endowed Schools’ Act, 1869, and Amending Acts.

SCHEME FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FOUNDATIONS AND

ENDOWMENTS ABOVE MENTIONED OR REFERRED TO.

1. ‘These Foundations and Endowments shall henceforth be administered as one foundation, in accordance with the provisions of this Scheme, by the Governing Body herein-after constituted, under the name of the Almondbury Grammar School Foundation, herein-after called the Foundation.

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2, ‘The Governing Body of the Foundation, herein-after called the Governors, shall, when completely formed and full, consist of thirteen persons, of whom seven shall be called Representative Governors, and six shall be called Co-optative Governors. 3. ‘The Representative Governors shall be competent persons duly qualified to discharge the duties of the office, and shall be appointed by the following persons and electing bodies respectively in the following proportions ; that is to say, One by the Archbishop of York for the time being ; One by the Trustees of Nettleton’s Charity in the parish of Almondbury, established by an Indenture dated the 27th day of December, 1613 ; so long as they pay to the Governors a yearly sum of not less than £25, to be treated as part of the income of the Foundation ; One by the Justices of the Peace for the West Riding of the County of York, acting in and for the Petty Sessional Division of Upper Agbrigg ; One by the Justices of the Peace for the Municipal Borough of Huddersfield ; and Three by the Guardians of the Poor of the Townships comprised in the Ancient Parish of Almondbury. Each such appointment shall be made as often as there may be occasion by the person or body entitled to appoint, and, where by an electing body, at a Meeting thereof which shall be convened, held and conducted as nearly as may be in conformity with the ordinary rules or practice of such body, or failing such rules or practice then in conformity with regulations to be made or approved by the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales. Every representative Governor shall be appointed to office for the term of five years, reckoned from the date of the appointment. The first representative Governors shall be appointed as soon as conveniently may be after the date of this Scheme. The person appointing, or the Chairman or other presiding officer of each meeting at which the appointment of any Representative Governors or Governor shall be made, shall forthwith cause the names or name of the persons or person so appointed to be notified, in the

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case of the first such appointment to the President Governor of the above-mentioned Free Grammar School, and in the case of every subsequent appointment to the Chairman of the Governors or their clerk, if any, or other acting officer. Any appointment of a Representative Governor not made as aforesaid within six calendar months from the date of this Scheme or of the notice herein-after prescribed of the occurrence of a vacancy, as the case may be, shall for that turn be made by the then existing Governors. 4. The first Co-optative Governors shall be eight instead of six, that is to say :— Thomas Brooke, of Armitage Bridge, in the parish of Almond- bury, Esquire ; The Reverend Charles Augustus Hulbert, Vicar of Almondbury, Clerk in Holy Orders ; Sir John Wiliam Ramsden, of Longley Hall, in the same parish, Baronet, M.P. ; James Priestley, of Bank Field, Taylor Hill, in the same parish, Esquire ; John Arthur Brooke, of Fenay Hall, in the same parish, Esquire ; John Edward Taylor, of Almondbury Common, in the same parish, Esquire ; William Brooke, of Northgate Mount, Honley, in the same parish, Esquire ; and John Day, of Moldgreen, in the same parish, Esquire. They shall be appointed to office each for the term of his life, and their appointment shall take effect from the date of this Scheme. The future Co-optative Governors shall be competent persons duly qualified to discharge the duties of the office, and shall be appointed in every case by the general body of Governors at a special meeting, by a resolution to be forthwith notified by them, with all proper information, to the Charity Commissioners, at their office in London; but no such appointment shall be valid until it has been approved by the said Commissioners, and their approval certified under their official seal. The future Co-optative Governors shall be appointed to office for the term of seven years, reckoned from the date of the approval.

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5. Any Governor who shall become bankrupt or incapacitated to act, or express in writing his wish to resign, or omit for the space of two consecutive years to attend any meeting, shall there- upon forthwith vacate the office of Governor ; and the Governors shall cause an entry to be made in their minute book of every vacancy occasioned by any of the said causes, or by the death or expiration of the term of office of any Governor ; and as soon as conveniently may be after the occurrence of any vacancy a new Representative or Co-optative Governor, as the case may be, shall be appointed, by the person or body entitled as aforesaid to make such appointment, but so that except at first as herein-before provided, the number of Co-optative Governors shall never be more than six. Any Governor may be re-appointed. Notice of the occurrence of every vacancy of the office of Representative Governor shall be given, as soon as conveniently may be by or under the direction of the Governors to the proper appointing or electing person or body, or the clerk, if any, or other acting officer of such body. 6. Religious opinions, or attendance or non-attendance at any particular’form of Religious worship, shall not in any way affect the qualification of any person for being a Governor under this Scheme. 7. Every Governor shall, at or before the first meeting which he attends upon his first or any subsequent entry into office, sign a memorandum declaring his acceptance of the office of Governor, and his willingness to act in the trusts of this Scheme. And until he has signed such a memorandum he shall not be entitled to discharge the functions of a Governor. 8. The Governors shall hold meetings in some convenient place in Almondbury, or elsewhere, as often as may be found necessary or“desirable, and at least twice in each year, on and at convenient days and times to be appointed by themselves, and to be notified to each Governor by the Clerk, if any, or by some other person acting under the direction of the Governors, at least seven days previously to every meeting. g. A preliminary meeting for the arrangement of the conduct of the business shall be held upon the summons of the President

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Governor of the said Free Grammar School upon some day to be fixed by him, being within one calendar month after the time at which, under the provisions herein contained, the administration of the Foundation passes to the Governors. 10. The Governors shall, at the said preliminary meeting, and afterwards at their first meeting in each year, elect one of their number to be Chairman of their meetings for the current year, and they shall also make regulations for supplying his place in case of his death, resignation, or absence during his term of office. The Chairman shall always be re-eligible.

rr. A quorum shall be constituted when five Governors are present at a meeting. All matters and questions, except as herein provided, shall be determined by the majority of the Governors present at a duly constituted meeting ; and in case of equality of votes the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote. Any resolution of the Governors may be rescinded or varied at a special meeting held after not less than seven days’ notice. 12. The Chairman or any two Governors may at any time summon a special meeting for any cause that seems to him or them sufficient. All special meetings shall be convened by or under the direction of the person or persons summoning the meeting by notice in writing delivered or sent by post to each Governor, specifying the object of the meeting. And it shall be the duty of the Clerk, if any, to give such notice when required by the Chairman or by any two Governors,

13. Ifa sufficient number of Governors to form a quorum are not present at any meeting, or if the business at any meeting is not fully completed, those present may adjourn the meeting to a subsequent day and time, of which notice shall be given in manner aforesaid to each Governor.

14. A minute book and proper books of account shall be provided by the Governors, and kept in some convenient and secure place of deposit to be provided or appointed by them for that purpose, and minutes of the entry into office of every new

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Governor, and of all proceedings of the Governors shall be entered in such minute book. 15. The Governors shall cause full accounts to be kept of the receipts and expenditure in respect of the Foundation; and such accounts shall be stated for each year, and examined and passed annually by the Governors at the first meeting in the ensuing year, unless some other meeting shall be appointed for the purpose with the approval of the Charity Commissioners. Every such account shall be signed by the Governors present at the meeting at which it shall be passed, The Governors shall cause sufficient abstracts of the accounts to be published annually for general information. Such abstracts shall be in the form given in the schedule hereto, unless some other form is prescribed by the Charity Commissioners, in which case the form so prescribed shall be followed. 16. The Governors may from time to time make such arrangements as they may find most fitting for the custody of all deeds and other documents belonging to the Foundation, for deposit of money, for the drawing of cheques, and also for the appointment of a clerk or of any necessary agents or other proper officers for their assistance in the conduct of the business of the Foundation, at such reasonable salaries or scale of remuneration as shall be approved by the Charity Commissioners, but no Governor acting as such clerk or officer shall be entitled to any salary or remuneration. 17. From and after the date of this Scheme, all lands and hereditaments, not being copyhold, belonging to the Foundation, and all terms, estates, and interests therein, shall be vested in the Official Trustee of Charity Lands and his successors in trust for the Foundation; and ail stock in the public funds and other securities belonging to the Foundation, and not hereby required or directed to be otherwise applied or disposed of, shall be transferred to the Official Trustees of Charitable Funds in trust for the Foundation. 18. All the estates and property of the Foundation not required

to be retained or occupied for the purposes thereof, shall be let or G. SUP.

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otherwise managed by the Governors or by their officers acting under their orders, according to the general law applicable to the management of property by trustees of charitable foundations. All payments for repairs, rates, taxes, and insurance of any such property retained or occupied for the purposes of the Foundation shall, unless otherwise provided for, be made by the Governors. 19. Any money arising from the sale of timber or from any mines or minerals on the estates of the Foundation shall be treated as capital, and shall be invested in the name of the Official Trustees of Charitable Funds, under the direction of the Charity Commissioners, except in any special cases in which the Gov- ernors may be authorised by such Commissioners to deal otherwise with such money, or any part thereof. 20. So soon as the full number of Governors shall have been completed according to the provisions of this Scheme, or upon the expiration of the first three calendar months after the date of this Scheme, if the full number of Governors shall not then have been completed, the administration of each part of the Foundation shall pass to the Governors in place of the present Governing Body thereof, and such Governing Body shall thereupon become ipso facto removed and discharged from their office, and shall cause all deeds, minute and account books, and other papers and documents belonging or relating to the Foundation, and all cash balances and personal effects belonging thereto, and not herein required to be transferred to the Official Trustees of Charitable Funds, to be delivered or transferred to the Governors or as they shall direct. In the meantime each part of the Foundation shall continue to be administered and managed so far as may be neces- sary by the present Governing Body thereof as nearly as may be in accordance with the provisions of this Scheme. The aforesaid time of three calendar months may be extended, if necessary, by an order of the Charity Commissioners made upon the application of any member or members of the present Governing Body of any part of the Foundation, or of the Governors, if any. 21. After the administration of the Foundation has passed tu the Governors as aforesaid, the Governors for the time being, if a

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quorum is constituted, may act for all the purposes of this Scheme although the Governing Body as herein-before constituted is not full. 22. So far as may be practicable and convenient, the School may be carried on as heretofore until the end of the School term, if any, current at the date of this Scheme, or until such other time as may, with the approval of the Charity Commissioners, be fixed by the body for the time being having the administration of the Foundation under this Scheme. 23. The present Master of the said Free Grammar School shall retain office as Head Master of the School without further appointment, subject in all respects to the provisions of this Scheme. 24. The Governors shall take all requisite measures for bringing the provisions of this Scheme into active operation for the regulation of the School as soon as practicable, and they shall have power to make all suitable and proper arrangements for that purpose. 25. Any payment, or exemption from payment, or other benefit to which any boy who was on the 2nd day of August, 1869, on the Foundation ‘is legally entitled thereunder shall be continued to him.

THE SCHOOL AND ITS MANAGEMENT.

26. The School of the Foundation shall be a day and boarding School for boys, and shall be maintained in the ancient Parish of Almondbury, in the present School buildings, or in any other suitable buildings hereafter to be provided for the purpose by the Governors. 27. As soon as conveniently may be the Governors, with the consent and approval of the Charity Commissioners, shall provide as part of the School Buildings a laboratory with plant and apparatus for instruction in Natural Science, and may apply for the purpose a sufficient sum to be provided or raised, if needful, out of the capital endowment or property of the Foundation by

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28. No person shall be disqualified for being a Master in the School by reason only of his not being, or not intending to be, in Holy Orders. 29. ‘There be a Head Master of the School. He shall be a graduate of some University in the United Kingdom. Every future head Master shall be appointed by the Governors at some meeting to be called for that purpose, as soon as conveniently may be after the occurrence of a vacancy, or after notice of an intended vacancy. In order to obtain the best Candidates, the Governors shall, for a sufficient time before making any appoint- ment, give public notice of the vacancy, and invite applicants for the office by advertisements in newspapers, or by such other methods as they may judge best calculated to secure the object. 30. The Governors may dismiss the Head Master without assigning cause, after six calendar months’ written notice, given to him in pursuance of a resolution passed at two consecutive meetings held at an interval of at least fourteen days, and con- vened for that purpose, such resolution being affirmed at each meeting by not less than two-thirds of the Governors present. The Governors, for what in their opinion is urgent cause, may by resolution passed at a special meeting convened for that purpose, and affirmed by not less than two-thirds of the whole number of Governors for the time being, declare that the Head Master ought to be dismissed from his office without the aforesaid notice, and in that case they may appoint another special meeting to be held not less than a week after the former one, and may then by a similar resolution, affirmed by as large a proportion of Governors, absolutely and finally dismiss him. And if the Governors assembled at the first of such meetings think fit at once to suspend the Head Master from his office until the next meeting, they may do so by resolution affirmed by as large a proportion of Governors. Full notice and opportunity of defence at both meetings shall be given to the Head Master. 31. Every future head master, before entering into office, shall sign a declaration, to be entered in the minute book of the Governors, to the following effect :—

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cr , declare that I will always to the best of my “ability discharge the duties of Head Master of the Almondbury “Grammar School during my tenure of the office, and that if I am “removed by the Governors I will acquiesce in such removal, and thereupon relinquish all claim to the mastership and ifs ‘future emoluments, and deliver up to the Governors, or as they “direct, possession of all the property of the School then in possession or occupation.” 32. The Head Master shall dwell in the residence assigned for him. He shall have the occupation and use of such residence and of any other property of the School of which he becomes the occupant as such Head Master, in respect of his official character and duties, and not as tenant, and shall, if removed from his office, deliver up possession of such residence and other property to the Governors, or as they direct. He shall not, except with the permission of the Governors, permit any person, not being a member of his family, to occupy such residence or any part thereof. 33. The Head Master shall give his personal attention to the duties of the School, and during his tenure of office he shall not hold any benefice having the cure of souls, or undertake any office or employment which, in the opinion of the Governors, may interfere with the proper performance of his duties as Head Haster. 34. No Head Master or Assistant Master of the School shall be a Governor. 35. No Head Master or Assistant Master shall receive or demand from any boy in the School, or from any person whomso- ever on behalf of any such boy, any gratuity, fee, or payment, except such as are prescribed or authorised by this Scheme. 36. Within the limits fixed by this Scheme, the Governors shall prescribe the general subjects of instruction, the relative prominence and value to be assigned to each group of subjects, the arrangements respecting the school terms, vacations and holidays, the payments of day scholars, and the number and payments of boarders. They shall take general supervision of the sanitary condition of the School buildings and arrangements. They shall determine what number of Assistant Masters shall be

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employed. They shall every year assign the amount which they think proper to be contributed out of the income of the Founda- tion for the purpose of maintaining Assistant Masters and providing and maintaining a proper School plant or apparatus, and otherwise furthering the current objects and the efficiency of the School. 37. Before making any regulations under the last foregoing clause, the Governors shall consult the Head Master in such a manner as to give him full opportunity for the expression of his views. The Head Master may also from time to time submit proposals to the Governors for making or altering regulations concerning any matter within the province of the Governors. The Governors shall fully consider any such expression of views or proposals, and shall decide upon them. 38. Subject to the rules prescribed by or under the authority of this Scheme, the Head Master shall have under his control the choice of books, the method of teaching, the arrangement of classes and school hours, and generally the whole internal organ- isation, management and discipline of the School, including the power of expelling boys from the School or suspending them from attendance thereat for any adequate cause to be judged of by him, but upon expelling or suspending any boy he shall forthwith report the case to the Governors. 39. The Head Master shall have the sole power of appointing, and may at pleasure dismiss all Assistant Masters, and shall determine, subject to the approval of the Governors, in what proportions the sum assigned by the Governors for the maintenance of Assistant Masters, or other current objects of the School, shall be divided among the various persons and objects for which it is assigned in the aggregate. And the Governors shall pay the same accordingly, either through the hands of the Head Master or directly as they think best. 40. The Head Master shall receive a fixed yearly stipend of not more than £120. He shall also be entitled to receive a further or capitation payment calculated on such a scale, uniform or graduated, as may be fixed from time to time by the Governors,

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at the rate of not less than £2 nor more than £5 a year for each boy attending the School. The amount of this further or capitation payment shall be ascertained and paid to the Head Master by the Governors, together with the proper proportion of his fixed stipend, at such convenient intervals or times as the Governors may think fit. 41. The Governors may make such regulations and arrange- ments as they may think right for the reception of boarders either in the house of any Master or in a hostel or hostels conducted under the management of the Governors, or, if they think fit, in both of those ways. i 42. All boys, including boarders, except as_herein-after provided, shall pay tuition fees to be fixed from time to time by the Governors at the rate of not less than 5 nor more than £10 a year for any boy. No difference in respect of these fees shall be made between any scholars on account of place of birth or residence, or of there being or not being boarders. The payments to be required from boarders exclusive of the tuition fees shall not exceed the annual rate of £35 ina hostel, or £45 in a Master’s house, for any boy. No extra or additional payment of any kind shall be allowed without the sanction of the Governors and the written consent of the parent, or person occupying the place of parent, of the scholar concerned. All payments for tuition fees shall be made in advance to the Head Master, or to such other person as the Governors shall from time to time determine, and shall be accounted for by the person receiving them to the Governors, and treated by them as part of the general income of the Foundation. 43. No boy shall be admitted into the School under the age of eight years. No boy shall remain in the School after the age of 17 years, or if he attains that age during a School term then after the end of such term, except with the permission of the Governors, which in special cases may be given upon the recommendation of the Head Master. 44. Subject to the provisions established by or under the authority of this Scheme, the School and all its advantages shall

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be open to all boys of good character and sufficient health, who are residing with their parents, guardians, or near relations within degrees to be determined by the Governors, or in some boarding house conducted under regulations made by the Govy- ernors. No boy not so residing shall be admitted to the School without the special permission of the Governors, but the Governors may, under such rules and arrangements as they may think fit, allow holders of Maintenance Scholarships under this Scheme to reside in lodgings. 45. Applications for admission to the School shall be made to the Head Master, or to some other person appointed by the Governors, according to a form to be approved of by them, and delivered to all applicants. 46. The Head Master or some other person appointed by the Governors shall keep a register of applications for admission, showing the date of every application and of the admission, withdrawal, or rejection of the applicant, and the cause of any rejection, and the age of each applicant. 47. Every applicant for admission shall be examined by or under the direction of the Head Master, who shall appoint convenient times for that purpose, and give reasonable notice to the parents or next friends of the boy to be so examined. No boy shall be admitted to the school except after undergoing such examination and being found fit for admission. ‘Those who are so found fit shall, if there is room for them, be admitted in order according to the dates of their application; but if there is not room for all, preference shall be given to such of them as are of the Parish of Almondbury. The examination for admission shall be graduated according to the age of the boy, and shall be regulated in other particulars from time to time by or under the direction of the Governors, but it shall never for any boy fall below the following standard, that is to say :— Reading ; Writing from Dictation ; Sums in the first four simple rules of Arithmetic, with the Multiplication Table,

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48. The parent or guardian of, or person liable to maintain or having the actual custody of, any scholar attending the School as a day scholar may claim, by notice in writing addressed to the Head Master, the exemption of such scholar from attending prayer or religious worship, or from any lesson or series of lessons on a religious subject, and such scholar shall be exempted accordingly, and a scholar shall not by reason of any exemption from attending prayer or religious worship, or from any lesson or series of lessons on a religious subject, be deprived of any advan- tage or emolument in the School to which he would otherwise have been entitled. If the parent or guardian of, or person liable to maintain, or having the actual custody of, any scholar who is about to attend the School, and who, but for this clause, could only be admitted as a boarder, desires the exemption of such scholar from attending prayer or religious worship, or from any lesson or series of lessons on a religious subject, but the persons in the boarding houses of the School are not willing to allow such exemption, then it shall be the duty of the Governors to make proper provisions for enabling the scholar to attend the School, and have such exemption as a day scholar, without being deprived of any advantage or emolument to which he would otherwise have been entitled. If any teacher, in the course of other lessons at which any scholar exempted under this clause is in accordance with the ordinary rules of the Schooi present, shall teach systematically and persistently any particular religious doctrine, from the teaching of which any exemption has been claimed as in this clause before provided, the Governors shall, on complaint made in writing to them by the parent, guardian, or person liable to maintain, or having the actual custody of such scholar, hear the complainant, and inquire into the circumstances, and if the complaint is judged to be reasonable, make all proper provisions for remedying the matter complained of. 49. Subject to the foregoing provision, religious instruction in accordance with the doctrines of the Church of England shall be

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given in the School. Instruction shall also be given in the School in the following subjects :— Reading, Writing and Arithmetic ; Geography and History ; English Grammar, Composition and Literature ; Mathematics ; Latin ; One Foreign European Language ; Natural Science ; Drawing, Drill and Vocal Music. Greek, or a second Foreign European Language may be taught at an additional fee at the rate of not less than £3 a year each for each boy. Instruction shall be given in the laboratory at an additional fee of not more than £3 a year for each boy. Subject to the above provisions, the course of instruction shall proceed according to the classification and arrangements made by the Head Master. 50. ‘There shall be once in every year an examination of the scholars by an Examiner or Examiners appointed for that purpose by the Governors, and paid by them, but otherwise unconnected with the School. The day of examination shall be fixed by the Governors after consulting with the Head Master. The Examiner or Examiners shall report to the Governors on the proficiency of the scholars and on the condition of the School, as regards instruc- tion and discipline, as shown by the result of the examination. The Governors shall communicate the report to the Head Master. 51. The Head Master shall make a report in writing to the Governors yearly at such time as they shall direct on the general condition and progress of the School, and on any special occur- rences during the year. Ile may also mention the names of any boys who, in his judgment, are worthy of reward or distinction, having regard both to proficiency and conduct. 52. The Governors may award Prizes of Books or other suitable rewards as marks of distinction to any boys mentioned as worthy of reward or distinction by the Head Master or by the Examiner or Examiners,

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53- Twelve Scholarships shall be maintained in the School, each entitling the holder to exemption from the payment of tuition fees. Of these Scholarships six shall be called King’s Scholarships, and six shall be called Wormall’s Scholarships. The Wormall’s Scholarships and at least two of the King’s Scholarships shall be competed for by boys who are being and have for at least three years been educated at any of the Public Elementary Schools in the ancient Parish of Almondbury ; and the Governors shall make such arrangements relative to the elections to these Scholarships as seem to them best adapted to secure the double object of attracting good scholars to the School of this Foundation, and advancing education at the said Public Elementary Schools. The King’s Scholarships not competed for as aforesaid shall be com- peted for by boys who are and have for not less than three years been residing in the said ancient Parish with their parents, guardians, or near relations, within degrees to be determined by the Governors. No Scholarship under this clause shall be granted for which there shall be no candidate so qualified as aforesaid who on examination shall be adjudged worthy to take it. The Governors may make to any holder of a Scholarship under this clause, who, by reason either of his pecuniary circumstances, or of the distance of his residence from the School, seems to them to be a fit object for such further help, a yearly payment of not more than £6. 54. The Governors shall apply the yearly sum of £50 in maintaining in the School Scholarships, to be called Maintenance Scholarships, each of such yearly value, being not less than £10 nor more than £25, as they shall from time to time fix, and to be competed for by boys who are and have for not less than three years been residing with their parents, guardians, or near relations, within degrees to be determined by the Governors in any part of the ancient Parish of Almondbury, except the township of Almondbury. No Maintenance Scholarship shall be granted for which there shall be no candidate so qualified as aforesaid, who on examination shall be adjudged worthy to take it. The Governors may exclude from competition any boy whose pecu-

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niary circumstances are in their op’nion such as to make him an unfit object for such help. 55. As soon as the income of the Foundation will allow, furtber Scholarships shall be maintained in the School in the form of exemptions, total or partial, from the payment of tuition fees. Boys to whom such Scholarships shall be awarded shall be called Foundation Scholars. These Scholarships may be awarded in favour of candidates for admission to the School, on the result of the examination for admission, and in favour of boys already attending the School, upon the reports of the Examiners made on the result of the annual examination, but no such Scholarship shall be awarded to any such last-mentioned boy unless the Head Master shall report that he is deserving of it by reason of his character and good conduct. No Scholarship under this clause shall be granted so as to extend the number to more than ten per cent of the boys actually attending the School. 56. The Governors shall apply a further yearly sum of £50 towards the maintenance in suitable buildings, to be approved by the Charity Commissioners, and situate in or near the borough of Huddersfield, of any School already established, or hereafter within two years from the date of this Scheme to be established, for the purpose of affording technical instruction and open to the children of inhabitants of such borough, herein-after referred to as the Technical School. Such application of the yearly sum of 4,5¢ shall be subject to the following conditions, that is to say :— (1.) The Technical School shall provide, in addition to such special subjects of technical instruction as the Governing Body of the ‘Technical School may think fit, instruction in arithme- tic, mathematics, drawing, mechanics, and chemistry. (2.) The regulations of the Technical School shall embody the provisions of sections 15, 16, 17, and 18 of the Endowed Schools Act, 1869. (3.) ‘The Technical School shall be at least once a year examined by independent and competent examiners, and copies of the reports of such examiners shall be sent to the Gov- ernors of this Foundation.

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(4.) One or more of the Governing Body of the Technical School shall be appointed by the Governors of this Foundation.

(5.) Six poor boys, nominated by the Governors of this Found- ation, and who at the time of such nomination are and have for at least three years been residing in the ancient Parish of Almondbury, with their parents, guardians, or near relations, within degrees determined by the Gov- ernors, shall be allowed to attend the Technical School free from the payment of any fee.

If at any time the yearly sum of 504 cannot be applied as in this clause before provided it shall be applied by the Governors in providing other Scholarships tenable in the School of the Founda- tion, of such number and yearly value as they think fit.

57- The Governors may, if the income is sufficient, establish Exhibitions tenable at any place of higher education approved by them, and to be awarded to boys who are being and have for not less than three years been educated at the School.

58. The Scholarships and Exhibitions under this Scheme shall be established in such manner and order as to secure as nearly as may be a regular rotation of award, and, subject as herein provided, shall be awarded and held under such regulations and conditions as the Governors think fit. Every Scholarship and Exhibition shall be given as the reward of merit, and shall, except as herein provided, be freely and openly competed for, and shall be tenable only for the purposes of education. If the holder shall, in the judgment of the Governors, be guilty of serious misconduct or idleness, or fail to maintain a reasonable standard of proficiency, or wilfully cease to pursue his education, the Governors may at once determine the Scholarship or Exhibition, and for this purpose, in the case of an Exhibition held away from the School, may act on the report of the proper authorities of the School or place of education at which the Exhibition is held, or on such other evidence as the Governors think sufficient. For the purposes of this clause the decision of the Governors shall be final in every case.

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APPLICATION OF INCOME. 59. As soon as the state of the funds of the Foundation will admit, the Governors shall transfer the sum of £333 6s. 8d. Government Stock into the name of the Official Trustees of Charitable Funds, and shall place the same in their books toa separate account, entitled “ Repairs and Improvements’ Fund.” The income of such Fund shall be paid to the Governors, and applied by them in ordinary repairs or improvements of property used for the purposes of the School, and if not wanted for that purpose shall be accumulated for the like purpose in any future year or years. Until the Repairs and Improvements’ Fund is provided, the Governors shall treat the sum of 410 a year as applicable to the same purposes as the income of the Repairs and Improvements Fund. 60. The Governors may, if they think fit and the income at their disposal suffice for the purpose, agree with the Head Master for the formation of a Fund in the nature of a Pension or Super- annuation Fund, the main principles of such agreement being that the Head Master and the Governors respectively shall contribute annually for a period of 20 years such sums as may be fixed on; that these contributions shall accumulate at compound interest ; that in case the Head Master serves his office for 20 years he shall on his retirement be entitled to the whole accumulated fund ; that in case he retires earlier on account of permanent disability from illness he shall also be entitled to the whole of the same fund ; that in all other cases he shall, on his ceasing to sbe Master, be entitled to the amount produced by his own contribu- tions. If any question shall arise upon the construction or working of this provision, the same shall be referred by the Goy- ernors to the Charity Commissioners, whose decision thereon shall be final and conclusive. 61. Subject to the payment of the expenses of management of property and business, and of any necessary or proper outgoings, any income of the Foundation not applied under the foregoing provisions, and not needed as a balance to meet current expenses, may be applied in improving the accommodation or convenience

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of the School buildings or premises, or generally in extending or otherwise promoting the objects and efficiency of the School, and so far as not so applied shall on passing the yearly accounts, be invested in the name of the Official Trustees of Charitable Funds in trust for the Foundation in augmentation of its general endowment.

GENERAL.

62. ‘The Governors may receive any additional donations or endowments for the general purposes of the Foundation. They may also receive donations or endowments for any special objects connected with the Foundation, which shall not be inconsistent with or calculated to impede the due working of the provisions of this Scheme. Any question arising upon this last point shall be referred to the Charity Commissioners for decision. 63. Within the limits prescribed by this Scheme the Governors shall have full power from time to time to make regulations for the conduct of their business and for the management of the Foundation, and such regulations shall be binding on all persons affected thereby. 64. Any question affecting the regularity or the validity of any proceeding under this Scheme shall be determined conclusively by the Charity Commissioners upon such application made to them for the purpose, as they think sufficient. 65. doubt or question arises among the Governors as to the proper construction or application of any of the provisions of this Scheme, the Governors shall apply to the Charity Com- missioners for their opinion and advice thereon, which opinion and advice when given shall be binding on the Governors, and all persons claiming under the Foundation who shall be affected by the question so decided. 66. From the date of this Scheme all jurisdiction of the Ordinary relating to or arising from the licensing of any Master in the School shall be abolished. 67. From the Date of this Scheme the Corporation of the Governors of the goods, possessions and revenues of the Free

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Grammar School of King James’ in Almondbury shall be dissolved, subject and without prejudice to the power of such Corporation (which power is hereby reserved and continued to them) to do all or any such legal acts as may be necessary or proper for carrying into effect or completing the objects of this scheme ; and, except as herein otherwise expressly provided, all rights, powers and liabilities vested in the said Corporation, shall be transferred to and vested in the Governors created by this Scheme. 68. From the date of this Scheme all rights and powers reserved to, belonging to, claimed by, or capable of being exercised by, any person or body other than Her Majesty as Visitor of the Foundation shall be transferred to Her Majesty, and all such rights and powers, and also any like rights or powers vested in Her on the 2nd day of August, 1869, shall be exercised only through and by the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales. 69. The Charity Commissioners may from time to time, in the exercise of their ordinary jurisdiction, frame Schemes for the alteration of any portions of this Scheme, provided that such Schemes be not inconsistent with anything contained in the Endowed Schools Act, 1869, and Amending Acts. 70. From and after the date of this Scheme the Foundation shall for every purpose be administered and governed wholly and exclusively in accordance with the provisions of this Scheme, notwithstanding any former or other Scheme, Act of Parliament, Charter or Letters Patent, Statute, or instrument relating to the subject matter of this Scheme. 71, The Governors shall cause this Scheme to be printed, and a copy to be given to every Governor, Master and Assistant Master upon their respective appointments, and copies may be sold at a reasonable price to all persons applying for the same. 72. The date of this Scheme shall be the day on which Her Majesty by Order in Council declares her approbation of it. Here follows the Schedule or form of Accounts for the private use of the Master. Approved August 26th, 1881.

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CHARITY COMMISSION.

_ In the Matter of the NaTIONAL SCHOOLS, in the Parish of Almondbury, in the West Riding of the County of York ; and In the Matter of the Charitable Trusts’ Acts, 1853 to 1869. Whereas an application in writing for the purposes of the following Order was made to the Board of Charity Commissioners for England and Wales, on the 21st day of August, 1883, in the matter of the above-mentioned Charity, by The Rev. Charles Augustus Hulbert, M.A., Vicar of the above- mentioned Parish of Almondbury ; Joseph Dyson Butler, and John Arthur Brooke, Esquires, the Churchwardens of the same Parish ; The Rev. Henry Whitley, Curate of the same Parish ; and The Rey. Francis Marshall, Head Master of the Grammar School ; being the present acting ‘Trustees. or persons acting in the administration of the said Charity : And whereas the endowment of the said Charity consists, in addition to the property particularised in the 1st clause of the Scheme contained in the Schedule hereto (and which is occupied and used for purposes connected with the Schools belonging to the said Charity, and is not productive of income for the benefit of the said Charity), of the sum of £146 19s. 7d. Consolidated 43 per cent Annuities now held by “The Official Trustees of Charitable Funds,” and representing the gift of George Parkin, for the benefit of the said Schools : And whereas the present Vicars of the respective Parishes of Almondbury, Huddersfield, Kirkheaton, and Kirkburton, in whom the legal estate in the real property belonging to the said Charity is now vested in trust for the said Charity, have respectively expressed to the said Commissioners in a communication in writing dated the 17th December, 1883, their assent to the vesting of such property in manner herein-after mentioned : And whereas it is accordingly desirable that the said present

Vicars of the said four last mentioned Parishes should be H. SUP.

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discharged from being Trustees of the said Charity ; and that a Scheme should be established for the future regulation of the said Charity ; and that the legal estate in the real property belonging thereto should be vested in trust for the said Charity in manner herein-after mentioned : And whereas notice of the intention of the said Board to make an Order for the foregoing objects has been published by the affixing of the same, according to the direction of the said Board, to or near a principal outer door of the Parish Church of Almond- bury on the 5th day of February, 1884, being more than one calendar month previously to the date hereof : And whereas no notice of any objection to the said proposed Order has been received by the said Board : Now the said Board do hereby Order, that The Vicars of the aforesaid respective Parishes of Almondbury, Huddersfield, Kirkheaton, and Kirkburton, and their res- pective successors for the time being ; be and they are hereby discharged from being Trustees of the said Charity : And the said Board do further Order, that the Scheme set forth in the Schedule hereto be approved and established as the Scheme for the future regulation of the said Charity : And that the land and other hereditaments mentioned in the said first clause of the said Scheme, and all other real estate and hereditaments (if any) belonging to or held in trust for the said Charity, and all term and estate therein, not being copyhold, together with the appurtenances, do vest in “ The Official Trustee of Charity Lands ” and his successors, in trust for the said Charity : And the said Board do further Order, that the dividends to accrue due upon the stocks, funds and securities held by “ The Official ‘Trustees of Charitable Funds” in trust for the said Charity shall be paid or remitted by the said Official Trustees from time to time unto the Managers for the time being of the said Charity, or any one or more of them, or unto the person or persons who shall for the time being be authorised by the said Managers to receive the same, upon their or his receipt, and that the same

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shall hereafter be applied by the said Managers for the purposes of the said Charity.

SCHEDULE.—SCHEME.

1. The land, buildings and other hereditaments now held in trust for the purposes of the above-mentioned School, and con- sisting of the following particulars, viz :— 1. A piece of land, formerly part of “Town Lathe Croft,” otherwise “Lathe Croft,” situate in the above-mentioned Parish of Almondbury, with the building thereon, or on part thereof, occupied and used for the purposes of the above- mentioned Schools, comprised in a Deed of Conveyance, dated the 2nd day of March, 1846, under the hands and seals of Benjamin North Rockley Batty, Esq., and the Rey. Richard Collins ; 2. A piece of land, whereon formerly stood a building known as The Town Hall, but whereon or on part whereof certain cottages now stand, which are occupied and used by the Master and Mistress of the said Schools, and comprised in a Deed of Conveyance, dated the 23rd day of January, 1871, under the hands and seals of Thomas Midgley, Merchant, and the Rev. Charles Augustus Hulbert, and John Fligg Brigg and Edward Dyson, the Vicar and Churchwardens of Almondbury aforesaid ; 3. <A piece of land, containing 496 square yards or thereabouts, adjoining the aforesaid Schools, and used as a playground in connexion therewith, comprised in a Deed of Conveyance, dated the roth day of October, 1871, under the hands and seals of Thomas Lancelot Reed, Esq., and the Rev. Charles Augustus Hulbert, Edward Dyson and Lister Dyson, the Vicar and Churchwardens of Almondbury aforesaid ; shall be vested in and held by “ The Official Trustee of Charity Lands,” and his successors for the time being, upon trust to permit the said premises, and all present and future buildings thereon, to be for ever appropriated and used solely as and for a School for the instruction of children and adults, or children only,

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of the labouring, manufacturing and other poorer classes in the Parish of Almondbury aforesaid, subject to and in accordance with the provisions of the Scheme. 2. Such Schools shall be at all times open to the inspection of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools, and shall always be in union with and conducted according to the principles and in furtherance of the ends and designs of the National Society for promoting the education of the poor in the principles of the Established Church throughout England and Wales, and subject to and in conformity with the directions aforesaid the said School and premises, and the funds and endowments applicable for the support or benefit thereof, shall be conducted and managed in manner following, that is to say :— 3. The principal officiating Minister for the time being of the said Parish of Almondbury shall have the superintendence of the religious and moral instruction of all the scholars attending the School, and may also use or direct the premises to be used for the purposes of a Sunday School under his exclusive control. 4. In all other respects the control and management of such School and premises, and of the funds and endowments thereof, including the power of imposing capitation fees, and of regulating and varying the amount of such fees, and the appointment and dismissal of the Schoolmaster and Schoolmistress, and their Assistants (except when under the provisions herein-after contained the dismissal of any Master, Mistress, or Assistant shall be awarded by the Arbitrator), shall be vested in and exercised by a Committee consisting of the principal officiating Minister for the time being of the said Parish of Almondbury, the Churchwardens of the same Parish, and of four other persons, who shall be contributors in every year to the amount of ros. each at the least to the funds of the School, and members of the Church of England, and either having a beneficial interest to the extent of a life estate at the least in real property in the said Parish of Almondbury or resident therein, or in some Parish or Ecclesiastical District adjoining thereto. The first Non-official Managers qualified as aforesaid shall be the following persons, namely:—

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The Rev. Henry Whitley, B.A., Clerk, Curate of the aforesaid Parish of Almondbury ; The Rev. Francis Marshall, M.A., Head Master of the Grammar School in Almondbury aforesaid ;

Edwin Parkin, of Lumb, in the aforesaid Parish of Almondbury, Esq. ; and Charles Cockroft, of Fenay Lodge, Almondbury aforesaid, Esq. 5. Any vacancy which shall occur in the number of the Non- official Managers by death, resignation, incapacity, or other cause, shall be filled by the election of a person qualified as aforesaid, by the majority of votes of such of the contributors during the year current at the time of election of not less than 1os. each to the funds of the School, and being members of the Church of Eng- land, and qualified as the person to be elected by estate or residence, as shall be present at a meeting duly convened for the purpose of the election, or not being present thereat, shall vote by any paper under his or her hand sent before the commencement of such meeting to the Chairman thereof, wherein shall be named the person whom such contributor shall desire to elect. Every contributor qualified to vote shall be entitled at every such election to give one vote in respect of each such sum of ros., except that no person shall be entitled to more than six votes in the whole.

6. No election shall empower any lay person to serve upon the Committee, or to interfere in the management of the School, or the funds and endowments thereof, until after he shall have at a meeting of the Committee, made and signed, in a book to be kept at the said School, a declaration in the following form, that is to say:— “T, A.B., do solemnly and sincerely declare, that I am a member of the Church of England.”

7. The Committee shall hold meetings at the School house in each of the months of January, April, July, and October, in every year on such days thereof as they shall appoint for the due management of the School, and the performance of the duties of their office.

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8. The Secretary to be appointed as herein-after provided, or any two members of the Committee may call extraordinary meet- ings of their body to be held at the School house, for any purpose requiring their present determination, by notice in writing under his or their hand or hands addressed to every other member of the Committee, as the case may require, at least 10 clear days pre- viously, specifying the purposes for which such extraordinary meeting is convened. No matter not so specified, and not incident thereto, shall be determined at an extraordinary meeting. 9. Three members of the Committee attending any meeting shall be a quorum competent to act in the absence of other mem- bers thereof. ro. No vacancy among the members of the Committee shall prevent the other members thereof from acting until the vacancy shall be filled up. ir. No person shall be appointed or continue to be the Master or Mistress of the School who shall not be a member of the Church of England. 12. The Committee shall annually select one of the members thereof to act as Secretary, who shall keep minutes of the proceed- ing at their meetings in a book to be provided for that purpose. 13. The principal officiating Minister of the said Parish of Almondbury shall be Chairman of all meetings of the Committee at which he shall be present, and at any meetings from which he shall be absent, the members attending the same shall appoint one of their number to be Chairman thereof; and all matters which shall be brought before any meetings shall be decided by the majority of votes of members attending the same, and voting upon the question; and if upon any matter there shall be an equality of votes, the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote. 14. In case any difference shall arise in the Committee upon any matter or question relating to the School, the minority thereof (being not fewer in number than one-third of the whole of the Committee) may make request in writing to the Lord President

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of the Council for the time being to name an Arbitrator, by whom the matter of such difference may be determined, and thereupon the said Lord President may nominate one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools to be such Arbitrator, and the Arbitrator so nominated shall inquire concerning the matter in difference, and the award in writing of the said Arbitrator under his hand, when laid before the Committee, shall be final and conclusive in the matter, and shall be forthwith carried by them into effect. 15. Ifthe said Arbitrator upon any such reference as aforesaid shall direct or award that any Master, Mistress or Teacher in the School shall be dismissed, such direction or award, when a copy thereof shall have been served upon such Master, Mistress or Teacher personally, or shall have been left for him or her at his or her place of abode, or at the School, shall operate as a direct dismissal of the same Master, Mistress or Teacher, who shall thenceforth have no interest in his or her office, or in the said School or premises, or the funds or endowments thereof under this Scheme, and shall be disqualified from holding thenceforth any such interest. 16. The Committee may, in the month of January in each year, appoint a Committee of not more than five ladies, being members of the Church of England, to assist them in the visitation and management of the Girls’ and Infants’ Schools, which Ladies’ Committee shall remain in office until the first day of the same month in the following year, when such Committee may be renewed.

Sealed by Order of the Board, this 21st day of March, 1884. HENRY M. VANE, Secretary.

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, ARMITAGE BRIDGE. IMPROVEMENTS. This Church has undergone a thorough interior decoration.

The Chancel walls to a height of four feet are done in a rich russet-red, over which is a diagonal diaper in a lighter shade and

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in gold; and surmounted by a broad boarder of sacred monograms worked upon a dull gold ground. The wall space above this is divided, by an ornamental shafting and delicately-traced canopy work, into compartments to allow of the introduction of figure subjects—which latter are painted in strong outline, with the addition of a little colour here and there, and backed up by a dull blue ground. The chief subjects are excerpt from the life of the patron saint, St. Paul, and are as follows :—The Martyrdom of St. Stephen, with Saul shewn as “Consenting unto his death ;” the Conversion of Saul; Paul Preaching upon Mars’ Hill; and Paul in Prison ; representing, as it were,—rst, Saul the Persecutor ; 2nd, Saul the Christian Convert; 3rd, Paul the Missionary ; and 4th, Paul the Martyr. In additions to these large cartoons there are smaller ones, and on either side of the east window figures of St. Peter and St. John. Immediately above the Table are four demi-angels, each holding a riband-text ‘‘ Alleluia,” and a larger text is carried over the Table to contain the legend—“ Proclaim ye the Lord’s death till He come ””—the whole being worked upon a gold ground upon which is displayed the “ Fruitful Vine.” Above this subject work the remainder of the walls are diapered in gold and colours, suitable texts being carried over each window and arch, and borders and other ornaments emphasizing the salient points of the architecture. The roof panels of the Chancel are decorated in neutral tints and in blue upon a stone-colour ground ; whilst the wood rafters and principals stand boldly forth in strong and vivid colouring: red, gold and black predominating. The Nave arcade has also received some little ornamentation, chiefly in diapers and riband-texts ; and the Aisle walls are lined out in a simple ashlar pattern as far as the springing of the arches, above which is a scroll pattern composed of the pomegranate, &c. The whole has been designed and executed by Messrs. Powell Brothers, artists in stained glass, &c., of Leeds; supervised by W. Swinden Barber, Esq., of Halifax, architect. The opening sermon was by the Rev. J. W. Bardsley, Vicar of Huddersfield, and the collection made was added to the amount obtained for the special purpose of the decoration, &c., namely, £500. A small

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Mission Room has also been opened in the Parish, to be used for meetings and occasional services.— Ripon Diocesan Calendar, 1885.

UPPERTHONG.—CHURCH SCHOOLS.

The Schools have been enlarged by the erection of an additional Class Room, which will accommodate 56 children. A convenient Cloak Room and Lavatory have been added. The cost of the improvements, viz., £180, has been mainly defrayed by the exertions of the Ladies of the Parish, with the aid of £20 from the National Society. A Stained Glass Window has been erected in this Church to the Memory of the Rev. W. Flower, M.A., late Vicar of the parish. The work is a beautiful specimen of the skill of the talented artist, Mr. Kempe. A handsome Brass, with a suitable inscription, has been placed beneath the window. The cost of the whole has been defrayed by the Parishioners and a few other friends.

CURRENT EVENTS.—JOSEPH BATLEY, Eso.

The neighbourhood has sustained the loss of one of its most useful officers, in the person of Mr. Joseph Batley, Town Clerk of Huddersfield, who died suddenly on Thursday, January 22nd, 1885, aged 60 years, at his residence, New North Road. He was born June 15th, 1824, at Burnlee, Holmfirth, and was second and younger son of the late Mr. Joseph Batley, of the Armitage, Huddersfield. He was a Solicitor, and as such in partnership with Messrs. Brook and Freeman. In 1865 he was elected Clerk to the Huddersfield Improvement Commissioners, and when the Borough was Incorporated he was elected Town Clerk, September 7th, 1868, and he promoted various Acts of Parliament and improvements for the benefit of the town. His loss is mourned by a widow, six sons and two daughters. By his desire the funeral was private and unostentatious, but general, respect has been expressed by the Corporation, and a Recital on the Grand

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Organ, in the Town Hall, was given the Morning of the funeral in his memory by Mr. Joshua Marshall.*

THE REV. GEORGE LLOYD.

The first Honorary Secretary of the Huddersfield—now the Yorkshire Archeological Society was the Rev. George Lloyd, at that time (1865-66) engaged as Curate-in-Charge of the Township of Thurstonland, under the Vicar of Kirkburton. He was succeeded as Secretary in 1867, on his leaving the neighbourhood for that of Darlington, by the lamented Mr. Fairless Barber. Mr. Lloyd became Curate of Old Trimdon, in Durham, but died at Long Benton, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, January 2oth, 1885, aged 65 years, leaving a widow to lament his loss. He was buried at

Cramlington.

SLAITHWAITE-CUM-LINGARDS.—NEW CEMETERY.

A New Cemetery, about two acres in extent, is being prepared. The site has been obtained by purchase from the Earl of Dart- mouth, and the expense will be met by the Poor Rate. A Burial Board has been formed, and in due course part of the ground is to be consecrated.

APPLEYARD FAMILY PEDIGREE. (Continued from page 25.) The particulars furnished by Mr. Rusby, in addition to those taken from our own Registers and other sources, pages 166, 167 and 223 of the Annals, are carried farther back, and confirmed by by the following Pedigree, communicated by Mr. Henry W. Aldred, Genealogist, Herne Hill, Surrey, who claims connection with the family :—

* Mr. Batley was a patron of, and contributor to, this Work, and promoted the Redemption of the Tithes payable by the Corporation to the Vicar of Almondbury. An example much to be followed,

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I. NICHOLAS DE APPLEYARD, or APILYERD, descended from Richard, son of William de Apilyerd, of Dunham, in Norfolk, who lived in King Stephen's time. II. BARTHOLOMEW APPLEYARD, a citizen of Norwich, a landed proprietor and Lord of several Manors, and patron of several Advowsons. He was Bailiff of the City in 1355, 66 and 72, and Burgess in Parliament 1376 and 1412. A benefactor to Saint Andrew’s Church, Norwich, where he was buried in a Chantry therein, founded in 1388 for the souls of himself and his son William, and their ancestors and successors. Ill. SiR WiLtiaAM APPLEYARD. He was a man of principal figure and fortune. He was, like his father, a landed proprietor, and Lord and patron of several Manors and Advowsons respect- ively. He was eleven times Burgess in Parliament, twice Bailiff of the City, and six times Mayor; he being the first Mayor of Norwich. In 1402 he was Escheator of Norfolk, and died in 1419. IV. NicHoLas APPLEYARD, of Dunton, married Margaret, daughter of Sir Philip Thornbury, of Bygrave, Herts. As executrix she proved her father’s Will 6th February, 1457. She settled the Manor of Rainthorpe, Norfolk, in strict entail in 1466, and was patroness of Bygrave Rectory after her husband’s death. Obiit 1468. Nicholas Appleyard sold the Manor of Intwood to Thomas Witherby, the rich Alderman of Norwich. As executor he proved the Will of Sir Philip Thornbury 6th February, 1457, and was patron of Bygrave Rectory after Sir Philip Thornbury’s death. Obiit 1461. V. JOHN APPLEYARD, eldest son of the above, married Elizabeth . Settled at Braken Hall, mentioned in Deed of Settlement 1466. Will dated 20th August, 1498, Obiit 1498, proved October, 1498, bequeathed his body to be buried in Grey Friars Church, Norwich. The Testator had the Manors of Bygrave, Carlton, Hethill, Newton and Rainsthorpe. VI. JoHN APPLEYARD, third son (brother to Sir Nicholas Appleyard, who fell in the battle of Flodden Field) mentioned in his father’s Will, 1498, died at Longley, Yorkshire. Will dated gth April, and proved 14th July, 1529, to be buried at Almondbury.

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(This agrees with the previous notices, and here the Yorkshire connection begins. Mr. Aldred says John migrated thither, and another branch settled in the West Riding about the same time.) Mr. Aldred continues : ABEL and RicHARD APPLEYARD are mentioned in their father’s Will. Richard died 31st August, 1556-57. Seized of lands in Almondbury, North Crosland and Huddersfield. From Richard descended JoHN, son and heir, born about 1526 ; also ELIZABETH and JANE, mentioned in their grandfather’s Will. From our Almondbury Register we learn Richard Appleyard and Elizabeth Crosland were married September 23rd, 1583. Jane, daughter of Richard Appleyard, of North Crosland, was baptized r9th January, 1584, old style (that is 16 months after marriage). Sponsors: John Ramsden, Elizabeth Flirst and Joanna Crosland.

SOUTH CROSLAND CHURCH IMPROVEMENTS.

The Rey. William Le Neve Bower, M.A., Vicar, communicates, February 4th, 1885 : The Memorial Pulpit, Prayer Desk and Lectern, to the Memory of the late George Dyson, Esq., of Netherton, are expected to be ready before the end of March. Weare making certain alterations in the Church, necessitated by the new Pulpit ; a new front to the galleries, a new entrance from the Chancel to the Vestry, new Doors for the Porch, &c., which will cost about £120, towards which 4,100 has already been subscribed. The Re-pewing of the Church is much desired, but at present deferred. It is proposed to re-open the Church on Thursday, 26th March; when the Rev. Canon Ingham Brooke, an old friend and fellow pupil of Mr. Dyson under the Rev. George Hough, has kindly promised to preach, and Canon Hulbert, patron of the Church, on the follow- ing (Palm) Sunday.

The Rev. THomas Cox, M.A., late Head Master of Heath School, Halifax, now resident at Hipperholme, has in preparation a valuable work on ‘CLERICAL After a careful

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reading of the Annals of Almondbury he kindly communicates the following corrections, chiefly typographical, and some interesting additions :— Page 98.—For fidelissuma read fidelissima; for incertam, incertum ; for salva read satis. He adds to page r11—Archdeacon Musgrave was born 14th July, 1792. Page 163, Batley family.—The Chamberlains were a Skipton family. ‘The head of the family lived at Rylston till 1869. There is a daughter, who married Le Gendre Starkie, of Padiham, still living, I believe, and a son, a Clergyman, in North Lincoln. 204.—For Cholmeby read Cholmeley. 298, Curates of Honley.—The Rev. W. E. Chapman left St. Mary’s, Sowerby, in 1876, and The Rev. William Knight, grandson of the Rey. Samuel Knight, Vicar of Halifax, is now at Hemsworth, Holgate’s Hospital. 424, Marsden.—Sir Gilbert Jerrard was Attorney General, and afterwards Keeper of the Rolls. Died 5th February, 1592-3 For Handeley read Handeleyer. 486.—Mrs. Heald, first wife, died 1713. 524, Lieut.-Col. Bradbury.—He died at Furnival’s Inn Hotel, London. The first Master of Bury School was John Lister, of Shibden Hall, who became proprietor thereof on the death of his father. He was a great correspondent of the Metaphysician, Dr. David Hartley. Mr. Rusby again supplies the following Notes from Armthorpe Parish Register. 1670, March 7th.—John Ramsden, of Biram, Esq., and Sarah Butler, of Wheatley, the daughter of John Butler, of Coates, in Lincolnshire, married. Court oF WarDs, vol. 94, 18 James I, John Armitage Yeoman, died 16th February last ; and Samuel Armitage, his son and heir, aged g years. Lands in Embley, Almondbury and Lepton.

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In the Halifax Register : Norra Famity.—Married July 6th, 1636, John North and Mary Bolton, Aldemonbury. Query.—Is this a corruption of Almondbury ? says in his Halifax Epitaphs, “ At the bottom of the Middle Aisle, ANN, the daughter of Mr. John Wat- son, Curate of Honley, was buried the 14th day of November, 1725. Northowram Register :—Mr. Warren, Curate of Honley, buried May 13th, 1721. Watson says, Sarah, daughter of the above John Richardson, and wife of the Rev. Mr. Stephen Carr, of Honley, died Easter Eve, 1755, aged 90. Stephen Carr was a “Schoolmaster at the Free Schole,” in 1703, when his daughter, Sara, was baptized, according to the Halifax Register. In 1710 he appears to have been one of the occasional Ministers of the Parish Church (Halifax), for among the M.SS. at Shibden Hall there is this entry :—‘ Nov. 21, 1710, Pd. Mr. Carr tor preach- ing 1s. 6d.” Curates and Lecturers used to derive their income then from Contributions of the Congregation. In Northowram Register, p. 174. We have under the year 1717-18 :—‘ Mr. Carr, Curate of Honley, buried January 25th. Correct page 297 Annals.—Death of Mrs. Carr 1755 instead of Their marriage is thus recorded in the Halifax Register, 1702. Stephen Carr and Sarah Richardson married March 14th. Mr. Cox adds: Thomas Carr held lands in Skircoat and occu- pied Over-Woodhouse. He was, perhaps, father of Stephen Carr. In 1653 Thomas Carr, dyer, married Marie Cove.

Whilst this sheet is passing through the Press, a more recent event affecting HONLEy is announced.

HONLEY.—EXCHANGE OF LIVINGS.

An exchange of livings has been arranged between the Rev. John Jones, Incumbent of Honley with Brockholes, and the Rev. Edward Lionel Walsh, Rector of Arborfield, near Reading, Berk- shire ; with the consent of the Rev. Canon Hulbert, Patron of

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Honley, as Vicar of Almondbury, and the Lady Patroness of Arborfield, Mr. Walsh preached at Honley on the 17th January, 1885. He was formerly Chaplain of the Forces, and was Chaplain in the Mauritius when Bishop Ryan presided there. The Bishop, now Rector of Stanhope in Durham, and the Rey. Sir John Warren Hayes, Bart., of Arborfield, and formerly Rector, bore very satisfactoly testimony to Mr. Walsh’s doctrine and ministerial faithfulness. Mr. Jones removes Southward on account of health, and to a less Church on account of his voice. Mr. Waish desires more work. ‘There is very little difference in value, each being a little above 4300 per annum and a house; but the .populations in charge vary from about 4,000 to 400, and the Churches are in proportion. C. A. A, February 14th, 1885.

TERRIERS OF ALMONDBURY.

The oldest Terrier of which we have a copy is dated 1764; contained in the Manuscript Collections of the Rev. John Mur- gatroyd, in the possession of the Incumbent of Slaithwaite-cum- Lingards, from which a copy has been made by the present Vicar and deposited in the Church Chest. It is signed Edward Rishton, Vicar; Joseph Kaye, Parish Clerk; William Heaton and John Liversedge, Churchwardens. Mr. Murgatroyd refers to a previous Terrier of May, 1748, of which no copy exists. Of the next and latest we have a copy, belonging to the Almondbury Burial Board, dated 1777, signed Robert Smith, Vicar; John Sunderland, Curate of Almondbury ; Thomas Oldroyd and Joshua Eastwood, Churchwardens; Thomas Marriott, Paul Kaye, Jas. Crosland, Joseph Armitage, Robert Walker, Samuel Wimpenny, Joseph Broadhead, Joseph Eastwood, Lawrence Cheetham, George Cotton, George Roberts, John Hellawell, Wiliam Horsfall, W. Sykes, Joseph Kaye, and John Meller, Inhabitants. On these Terriers the Commutation was based in 1850. The following is a Draft of the Terrier proposed to be presented to the new Bishop of Ripon, Dr. William Boyd Carpenter, at the next Visitation.

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TERRIER OF 1885.

A TERRIER of the Parish and Parish Church of ALL SAINTS’, ALMONDBURY, within the Borough of Huddersfield, Archdeaconry of Craven and Diocese of Ripon, in the West Riding of the County of York. The Ancient Parish of Almondbury is in the Patronage of Sir John William Ramsden, Bart., containing 13 Townships, with 18 Churches or Chapels, besides the Parish Church, to which legal districts have now been assigned; except Farnley Tyas and Lingards, belonging entirely to the Earl of Dartmouth. The former is still legally attached to the Mother Church, although conventionally attached to St. Lucius’ Church, of which the Earl of Dartmouth is Patron; and it has a license for Marriages of parties within the Township. Lingards with Slaithwaite are a Manor also of the Earl of Dartmouth, and constitute the customary Chapelry of Slaithwaite, in the Patronage of the Vicar of Hudders- field. The Townships of Marsden-in-Almondbury and Marsden- in Huddersfield form a consolidated Chapelry which will become independent on the next vacancy of the Vicarage of Almondbury ; but the Patronage will remain, according to the license, in the Vicar of Almondbury. The Church at Brockholes is within the residuary Chapelry of Honley, of which the license will take full effect on the next vacancy of Almondbury. The New Parishes or Vicarages of Lockwood, South Crosland, Linthwaite, Milnsbridge, Netherthong, and Holmebridge, are in the Patronage of the Vicar of Almondbury. Armitage Bridge Church is in the joint Patron- age of Thomas Brooke, Esq., and the Vicar of Almondbury. Upperthong Church is vested in the Crown and the Bishop of the Diocese alternately ; the last appointment was by the Crown. The Church of Helme, in the Township of Meltham, is in the joint gift of the Family of Brook, of Healey House, and the Vicar of Almondbury. The Church at Meltham Mills is in the Patronage of the representatives of the late Mr. Charles Brook, of Enderby. Wilshaw, in the representatives of the late Joseph Hirst, Esq., the founder. - Newsome and Rashcliffe are new Parishes, and are

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under the Patronage of the Rector of Lockwood, out of which district they were taken. The Vicarial Tithes of the whole Parish were commuted in the year 1850, by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, by a Reut Charge on property, at the expense of the then and present Vicars, by a charge of 4509 on the living, which has been fully discharged. At the same time a Commutation was made in place of Easter Dues, Mortuaries and other fees, on each Township; which pay- ments have hitherto, since the decease of the Rev. Lewis Jones in 1866, been surrendered to the Incumbents of New Vicarages ; being claimed by them under an interpretation of a Clause in Lord Blandford’s Act. The following is an approximate summary of these Commuta- tions :—

New Parishes. Townships. Tithes. Easter Dues. Lockwood or \ Part of Almondbury 15 o 16 10 oO North Crosland / North Crosland...... 307 0! oO 25° Non Armitage Bridge Almondbuty ......... 35°06 oO 'o Oo Mag Lordship ...... about4 o Milnsbridge ... North Crosland...... 6 co © 6-6 Ss I0 6 60 South Crosland ...... 3 “ato OF “Eto Linthwaite ...... Inti 40° OF 6 20 6 Holmebridge ..._ Austonley ............ 20 a eee 7 =O 3 10 Netherthong ... Netherthong......... EE <0; 6 Upperthong ... - Upperthong ...... .. 20° 1G" 12 Toro South Crosland South Crosland.:.... 24 o o 4 ° Mag Lordship ...... (redeemed) 9 ° Meltham..:....... 25 OF

The above New Parishes are in public patronage, and have Stipends from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Meltham Mills Meltham _............ & 6 Easter Dues were not Commuted in this Township, nor Honley. Marsden Chapelry M.-in-Almondbury 30 o 14 “a

Farnley Tyas do. _—‘Farniley ............ 25) Or (0 6-0 “6 I, SUP.

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Lingards Township in Slaithwaite

CADET. Dain vette occa 5 Helme New Parish South Crosland... 8 o o I Remaining to the Mother Church Dis- trict in Almondbury proper............ TOT 34. 13.4

Portions of the above have been redeemed, and the amounts invested by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners with the Governors of Queen Anne’s Bounty. The payments under the Commutation being very numerous and scattered, through a district ten miles long by three broad, are very difficult and expensive to collect, and, being heavily rated, produce not half the amounts to the Vicar and other Incumbents. The Glebe belonging to the Vicarage is chiefly land on Honley Moor, granted in lieu of Tithes for the Township of Honley, consisting of 5 acres and 19 perches, Near Close, Middle Close and Slack, in the occupation of William Henry Graham ; Owen Close, 3 roods and 37 perches, in the occupation of Fred Donkersley ; South Close, Far Close, Middle Close, and Near Close, containing 5 acres, 2 roods and 17 perches, in the occupation ot Nancy Dyson; Far Martin and Near Martin, containing 2 acres, 2 roods and 23 perches, in the holding of George Wimpenny. Also a garden surrounding the Vicarage House on the west, south and east sides; of which a quarter of an acre on the west side was purchased from the Trustees of the Fenay Estate by the present Vicar, on the restoration and enlargement of the Vicarage House in 1870; with the aid of a loan of £500 from the Governors of Queen Anne’s Bounty on mortgage of the living, to be repaid in 30 years with interest at four per cent; and which has now been reduced to £300 by successive annual payments of £16 13s. 4d. A cottage, occupied by William Sykes, adjoins the Vicarage grounds, valued at 44 per annum, being part of the above purchase. The Vicarage House, which is built of stone and slate, consists of four rooms below and seven rooms above stairs, all floored with boards ; also a study, back hall, pantry and store-room,. stable, coach-house and

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saddle room, of brick and slate. The gardens are surrounded with good stone walls. There are no trees of value in the gardens or Churchyards. A pension of £28 per annum is received from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners on the first day of May and November ; also the Dividend on redeemed Tithe Rent Charge, amounting at present to £500 2s. 3d. stock at three per cent, £15. The Tithe Rent Charges for Farnley Tyas and Lingards are paid half-yearly by the Earl of Dartmouth, and those of South Crosland by Henry Frederick Beaumont, Esq. There are no Pew Rents attached to the Church. The Nave and side Aisles having been declared free and unappropriated by a faculty in 1872. The Choir or Chancel proper belongs to Sir John William Ramsden, as Lay Rector and Patron; the Kaye Chapel on the north side, to the Earl of Dartmouth; by whom they were respectively restored. The Beaumont Chapel is occu- pied by the organ, with the permission of Henry Frederick Beaumont, Esq. The Vicar has a freehold seat in the Chancel. The Jones Memorial Chapel and Vestry on the south, and the continuous Chapel on the north, were erected at the expense of the Parishioners in 1876. The Churchyard is closed except for funerals in vaults and old graves ; the fees for opening which are one pound to the Vicar, for burial four shillings. Five guineas are paid for the insertion of a new Memorial Window in the Church; a Mural Monument from two guineas to five guineas. Fees for burial in the Cemetery of Parishioners residing within the district of the Local Board are 1s. to the Vicar, and 6d. to the Clerk ; for Non-Parishioners, double. The Vicar has also 1s. 6d. on each burial ; compensation for loss of fees on new burials in the Churchyard. Marriages by License pay 7s. to the Vicar and 3s. 6d. to the Clerk ; by Banns, 3s. 6d. to the Vicar and 1s. to the Clerk ; entry of Banns, 1s. 6d. to the Vicar and gd. to the Clerk ; Certificate of Banns, 1s. to the Vicar and 6d. to the Clerk ; Churching of Women, 4d. to the Vicar and 2d. to the Clerk ; for

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copy of any entry in the Register, 2s. 6d. besides the stamp, of which ss. 8d. to the Vicar, rod. Clerk; also for search, 1s. or more for long periods.

There are no other sources of revenue or wages to the Vicar or Clerk. The Clerk and Sexton are appointed by the Vicar. There is a house, re-built by Mrs. Jane Fenay in 1765, for the use of the Clerk, adjoining the Churchyard; who is not to sell wine, beer, or strong liquors. We have eight bells and a clock in the Church Tower; also a Stone Font and two ancient Oak Chests.

The Vicar pays £2 1s. 3d. tenths to Queen Anne’s Bounty Commissioners; also £2 6s. 8d. to the Vicar of Dewsbury annually, at Easter.

The Communion Plate consists of two large Silver Flagons with covers—one ancient, weighing four pounds avoirdupois, inscribed I.H.S. The other weighing four pounds four ounces avoirdupois, inscribed : “‘ Mary Philipson, spinster, daughter of the Rey. Mr. Carus Philipson, onc? Vicar of Almondbury, humbly presents the Church of Almondbury with this piece of Plate.” Also two Silver Cups, without inscription, each weighing 13 ounces avoirdupois. Also two Silver Patens or Plates, one ten inches and a quarter in diameter, on three feet, and weighing one pound five ounces, inscribed as above, the gift of Mary Philipson. A smaller one, five and a half inches in diameter, weighing five and a half ounces avoirdupois. There is also a Pewter Flagon or Tankard, inscribed : ‘‘ Almondbury Church, 1764.” Also a Brass Alms Dish, twenty-two inches in diameter, with raised rim one inch; with an engraven representation of the Wise Men offering gifts, in antique style. Round the rim in Roman capitals, ‘“ All things are of Thee, and of Thine own have we given Thee.” And on the back, “This Alms Dish is humbly presented to All Saints’ Church, Almondbury, by Isaac and Martha Hordern, of Oxley Woodhouse. Faster, 1875.”

The Organ at present placed in the Beaumont Chapel was purchased by Subscription, and has been several times improved.

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The present Vicar gives his Manuscript Collections, entitled “Fragmenta Almondburiensia,” in six or more volumes, to the succeeding Vicars, to be lodged in the Vicarage House. By the Will of the late Sir John Ramsden, a Legacy, producing about 47 15s. per annum, is bequeathed to be expended in gifts to the aged poor and for the benefit of young persons by the Vicar. The dividend is received about Christmas from the Vicar of Huddersfield. A Brass Lectern for the Communion Table has been presented by the Rey. Francis Marshall. An Oak Pulpit, with figures, presented by the family of the late Vicar, 7 Memoriam. An Oak Reading Desk by Richard Hewley Graham, Esq. ; and a Brass Eagle Lectern, with Marble base, by Mr. Richard Beaumont Taylor. Six Oak Chairs, an ancient Oak Communion Table and Iron Chest for Registers are in the Jones Memorial Chapel. Charles Augustus Hulbert, M.A., Vicar ; Joseph Dyson Butler and John Arthur Brooke, Churchwardens, 1884-5.

Mr. JAMES CAMPEY LAYCOCK.

The knell of departed excellence again arrests attention. The most venerable and respected citizen, the most benevolent and devoted Churchman of this borough, has passed from the Church Militant below to the Church triumphant above. As the first and oldest male friend and adviser of the Author in Yorkshire, as a donor of £55 towards the restoration of Almondbury Church, and a patron of this work, it is a pleasing, though mournful, duty to devote some pages to the more permanent record of those public and private merits which have been so fully delineated in the public journals, and so honourably attested by magisterial, pro- fessional and ministerial testimonies ; from which the following particulars are chiefly derived. Mr. James Campey Laycock departed this life on Tuesday, 17th February, 1885. He was born on May 6th, 1796, at Apple- ton, near York; and had therefore nearly attained the patriarchal age of 89 years. He was sent to School at Tadcaster, and began

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his career in life by being apprenticed to the well-known firm of Potters, linen bleachers, Manchester. He, however, does not appear to have taken kindly to the trade of linen bleaching, and left the firm, much to their regret; he having well attended to his duties and shown the beginning of that energy which was after- wards so conspicuous a feature of his life. He was subsequently articled (having expressed a liking for the law) to Mr. Russell, of the firm of Messrs. Russell, of York. The last year of his articles was served with Messrs. Iliffe, Russell and Cardale, of London, the firm who are the present agents of Messrs. Laycock, Dyson - and Laycock. He was admitted a solicitor at Hilary Term, 1819, and about 1820 first came to Huddersfield with letters of intro- duction to many of the surrounding families. Two sisters became married to John Brooke, Esq., of Armitage Bridge House, and the Rev. Joseph Hughes, Incumbent and Historian of Meltham, all now deceased, and one sister remains unmarried. Mr. Laycock married Miss Mary Haigh, of Halifax, who has been dead many years. She was an excellent lady, and took much interest in the re-building of Huddersfield Parish Church. At the time of Mr. Laycock’s coming, there were only five other solicitors practising, and he was the last survivor of many others who appeared in the List in 1828. His first public appointment was as Clerk to the Justices, which he received December 15th, 1828, in conjunction with Mr. Thomas Bradley, after whose leaving for London, and after he had performed the duties of the office alone for 30 years, the Bench presented him with a solid Silver Salver, having a suitable inscrip- tion upon it, in recognition of the fidelity and zeal which had marked his official career. On the Incorporation of the Borough in 1868, and the formation of a separate Borough Bench, Mr. Laycock was appointed Clerk. Both these offices he held until 1872, when he retired; and was succeeded by Mr. John Sykes as Clerk to the County Bench, and Mr. Charles Mills as Clerk of the Borough Bench. On his retirement he was placed on the Commission of the Peace for the West Riding, but never qualified.

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In Church matters Mr. Laycock always took a deep interest ; and he was ever ready both with his purse and his valuable advice to help on the work of the Church in any district. He did not confine his sympathies to the Church which he attended ; for all Church work in the Rural Deanery, in the Diocese, indeed beyond the borders of the Diocese found in him a firm and consistent supporter. He held office as Churchwarden of Huddersfield Parish Church during the years 1834, 1835 and 1836, when it was re-built, in which he was largely engaged. He was elected Vicar’s Warden at Easter, 1860, and held the office for a year. He took avery great and active interest in both the Day and Sunday Schools ; and for no less than 4o years he was a Teacher and Superintendent in the latter; and when he had so officiated for 30 years, he was presented with a copy of “ Bagster’s Commentary, wholly Biblical,” by the Teachers. As Secretary to the Managers of the Day Schools, he succeeded the late Mr. William Barker in 1841, and continued until the 30th June, 1884, when the 66th Annual Meeting of the Subscribers to the Parish Schools was held. He was a large donor to the New Parish Church Schools, and when present at the opening ceremony, June 2nd, 1881, stated that he was present when the School at Seedhill was opened in 1820. The Huddersfield Dispensary, and afterwards the Huddersfield Infirmary, occupied his attention from the first, and having been Honorary Secretary to the latter institution since 1837, he was, in 1860, appointed its President in the room of Mr. Joseph Armitage, J.P., deceased, who had ably filled the office for 25 years. In 1856 his Portrait, painted by the late Mr. Samuel Howell, was placed in the Board Room of the Institution. He held the office of President to the time of his death; and until recently had rarely absented himself from the weekly or monthly boards. Notwithstanding his successful, and therefore laborious, pro- fessional career, he never failed to devote his time and judgment to the public good. Whilst he was a decided Churchman, on Evangelical principles, and Treasurer of the Church Missionary and

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other Church Societies, he united in good works with other bodies of Christians ; especially as President of the Huddersfield Branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society. He was the last survivor of the original Shareholders of the Huddersfield Banking Company, founded in 1827; and his Portrait, by the late Mr. G, D. Tomlinson, adorns the New Bank buildings. The Huddersfield and Upper Agbrigg Savings Bank had his services for many years as Secretary, and he continued on the Executive Committee until the last annual meeting, January 19th, 1885, when Mr. Wright Mellor, J.P., stated that Mr. Lay- cock had been connected with the Bank for over 60 years, and in his opinion it would be difficult to find in the whole range of our public men a more sincere, more high minded, a more earnest, and more zealous man than Mr. Laycock. He was one of the Founders of the Huddersfield Collegiate School; also Chairman of the old Huddersfield Gas Company, and an Honorary Member of the Huddersfield Incorporated Law Society. Mr. Laycock began life as a Whig; for many years, however, before his death, he became a moderate Conservative, but he was never prominent in political life. He suffered with patient resignation the sudden death of his son-in-law and partner, Mr. George Dyson, as related in page 28 of this volume. He became an early friend, at Tadcaster, of Mrs. Elizabeth Fletcher, a remarkable literary lady, whose very interesting life has been published. She was the friend of the Lake Poets, and other eminent persons of that day. And after a lifelong intimacy, it was a great pleasure to Mr. Laycock to know that her great grand- son was taken asa partner in the firm of Laycock, Dyson and Laycock. Mr. Laycock suffered for about 12 years from blindness, which compelled him to retire from his professional and other pursuits, when so great was the estimation in which he was held that a Public Subscription was raised, and a most valuable silver-centre piece or epergne was purchased and given to him with a suitable inscription, May 6th, 1872. He had for a long time been much

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afflicted, but continued his attendance at divine services, Sunday and week-day, till very near the last, where, though blind, his well- loved face seemed to say with Milton : much the rather, thou celestial light, Shine inward ; and the mind, through all her powers, Irradiate ; there plant eyes, all mist from thence Purge and disperse.”

His Funeral took place on Friday, the 2zoth February. The public attendance was, by request, restricted to the Service in the Parish Church, conducted by the Rev. James Wareing Bardsley, M.A., Vicar, and the choir. There was a large attendance, including Sir John William Ramsden, Bart., M.P. ; Magistrates and other gentlemen ; Episcopal and Nonconformist Ministers ; representatives of the several Societies and Institutions with which Mr. Laycock was connected, and the general public. He leaves three children, viz., Mrs. George Dyson, his eldest daughter, whose recent bereavement commanded so much sympathy ; Mrs. Bromley, wife of the Rev. William Bromley, Vicar of Sibton, Suffolk, formerly one of the Curates of the Parish Church; and Mr. William Laycock, Solicitor, and his successor in several public offices. His earthly remains were laid in the Huddersfield Cemetery, where the last ceremony was witnessed by numbers who had enjoyed his kindness, his courtesy, his counsel, and his charity, seeming to say, ‘“‘We cannot recompense thee, thou shalt be recompensed at the Resurrection of the Dated February 26th, 1885, being the Eighteenth Anniversary of the Author’s acceptance of the Vicarage of Almondbury, with the advice of Messrs. Laycock and Dyson.—C.A.H. March sth, 1885.—Alderman Thomas Denham was elected President of the British and Foreign Bible Society, Huddersfield Branch.

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‘* Their names, their age, spelt by the unlettered muse, The place of fame and elegy supply ; And many a holy text around she strews To teach the rustic moralist to die.” —-GrAyY’s ELEGY,

This gently elevated inclosure is situated two fields above the Parish Church of Almondbury; approach is made from High Street, otherwise Westgate, near the Wesleyan Chapel, by a road to the entrance gates, lately widened. It is beautifully laid out with trees and flowers, and kept in good order by the Burial Board, tor the District nearly conterminous with that still attached to the Parish Church. Mr. Charles Booth is Clerk of the Board. Ambrose Armitage, Curator. It commands extensive views of the surrounding country. Interments in the Churchyard are now restricted to those in Old Vaults and Graves. The following INscRIPTIONS were copied in the early Summer and Autumn mornings of 1884, by the Author :—

FIRST CONSECRATED PORTION. SOUTH AND WEST. The first burial was solemnized by the Bishop (Dr. Bickersteth) himself immediately after the Consecration, and was that of Mr. John Tindall, who died October 14th, 1862, aged 63 years. We begin, however, from the entrance, along the South side. Abbreviations :—d for died or departed this life, 2 for headstones, if not otherwise expressed, o for ornamental, x for a cross, @ for aged, “Sacred to the memory” implied or represented by JZ.S., dv for daughter. Sykes John Richard, of this town, d March 15, 1871, a 51 Leigh Thomas, Longley Cottage, Moldgreen, d March 15, 1878, a 85 Lees Martha, widow of Worthington James, formerly of this place, and of the Rev. John Paine, late Incumbent of St. John’s Church, Dewsbury, d August viii, mdccclxxii, a lxix. With x above and on gravestone Easther Alfred, M.A., 29 years Head Master of the Grammar School, Almond- bury, d 25 September, 1876, 56. ‘‘ Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Ona stone below, Lovisa Ann, dr of John and Fanny

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Easther, born November 30, 1811, d March 23, 1872. Tomb railed round and a headstone. See Monuments pages 175 and 456 Stansfield Martha Ann, beloved dr of John and Sarah S., of this town, born January 11, 1837, d January 9, 1878. Annie, beloved dr born April 15, 1861, d November 23, 1863. HI and inclosed grave Lockwood Sarah, wife of Wm. L., of Fenay Bridge, gardener, d May 27, 1865, 257. Above William L., d 7 December, 1872, a 67 Midgley Willie Sykes, beloved son of Sidney and Fanny M., of this town, d September 1, 1884, a 5. Much respected and deeply lamented Armitage James, d January 2, 1877, a 73. Martha, wife, d September 29, 1868, a 62. Also Mary Kay, sister, d September 14, 1868, a 72 Griffiths Annie, wife of Charles, d November 8, 1874, a 44, with x Sykes Dyson, son of William and Elizabeth S., of Stile Common, killed in Stile Common Colliery, September 9, 1875, a 18 When he arose at early morning, Full of health, all blythe and gay, He little thought it was the dawning Of his last and dying day. Also of four other children, two in the Churchyard, two in Huddersfield Cemetery.

CONSECRATED PORTION. WEsT END.

Nutton Martha, wife of John, d December 7, 1880, a 58 Berry Elizabeth, wife of Allen B., born February 14, 1837, d October 7, 1882 She was, but room forbids to tell you what ; Think what a wife should be, and she was that Martin Martha, wife of George M., born August 17, 1825, d October 9, 1882, of Huddersfield, formerly of Holmfirth Turner Martha, wife of Allen, Forest Road, Dalton, born May 27, 1826, d December 31, 1877 Turner John, Rashcliffe, d May 10, 1874, a 74. Also Hannah, wife, d May 9, 1879, a 76 Aspinall Richard, Moldgreen, d May 9, 1868, a 55. Also Mary Ann, wife, d October 29, 1883, a 70 Rothwell Susannah, relict of Richard, of Moldgreen, d May 30, 1874, a 86. Above Richard, d February 12, 1848, a 61. Last-named buried in Parish Churchyard, Huddersfield. Jane, dr, d November 28, 1879, a 53. H and I.H.S. Rothwell Albert Edward, son of Richard and Jane, of Moldgreen, d July 9, 1875,a 14. X and I1.H.S. Smith John Ifenry, son of Philip and Fanny, Oaks Hill, Almondbury, d September 28, 1874, a 30. ‘‘I know that my Redeemer liveth.” Said Philip Smith, d April 12, 1875, a 71

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Redfearn Matilda, wife of Richard, Woodsome Mill, d December 20, 1878, a 31. Willie, son, d December 6, 1878, a 7 months Hogley Martha, wife of John Bernard, d September 5, 1870, a 25. Mary, dr, d April 11, 1871, a 2 years 11 months Beckwith Margaret, wife of Joseph, of Tillicoultry, d June 11, 1864, a 29. Also Eliza Mary, dr of Joseph and Eliza B., of Moldgreen, d May 18, 1868, a year. George Brook, son, d December 24, 1870, a 2 years and 5 months. Christopher, son, d June 15, 1883, a 6 years Dickenson James, of this town, d September 2, 1866, a 28. Mary Ann, wife of Abraham Dickenson, d November 3, 1846, a 40. Above Abraham, d April 18, 1858, a 57. Two last in Churchyard Capper Sarah Ann, dr of Walter Edward and Eliza, of this town, Builder, d May 19, 1846, a 3 years and 8 months. Also John William, son, d June 1, 1846, a 1 9 months. Also Mary, d June 18, 1859, a 18. The above were interred in the Parish Churchyard. Also Elizabeth Anne, their dr, d December 25, 1866, a 19. Also the above-named Walter Edward Capper, d March 1, 1872,a 56 (See page 115 and 131 Annals) McDonald Mary Ann, dr of Charles and Ann, of this town, d March 16, 1851, a 3 years and 11 months. In Churchyard. Also Ann McDonald, d September 9, 1869, a 46. Time, how short ! Eternity, how long ! Dearnley Ruth Augusta, wife of Enoch, of Lumb, d April 30, 1867, a 47. Said Enoch, d May 24, 1883, a 63 Noble Isabella, wife of James, of this town, d November 1, 1867, a 50. Granite h Noble Betty, wife of William, of this town, d August 28, 1881, a 60. Richard, son, d May 15, 1850, a 1 year and 7 months. Granite h Field John, only son of Richard and Mary Ann, of this town, d October 24, 1868, a9. Mary, dr, d November 7, 1879, a 28 Dalton John Edward, son of Job and Hannah, d May 8, 1869, a 17. H, with Dove

CENTRAL CONSECRATED, Te COMMENCING FROM THE East END.

Moss Samuel, of this town, born March 3, 1825, d May 31, 1832. In life respected, in death lamented Armitage Joseph Taylor, of Birkby Grange, Huddersfield, who entered into rest July 14, 1880, a 71. ‘‘ Looking unto Jesus.” Large inclosed grave with white Marble Cross, bearing Inscription and I.H.S. For Memorial Window see pages 261 and 517 Overend Thomas, d April 29, 1881, a 41, of Lower Aspley. Sorrow vanquished, labour ended, Jordan passed

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Sykes Sarah Ellen, beloved wife of John Lodge S., of Aspley, Huddersfield, born May 5, 1854, d December 3, 1877 Ainley Thomas Edward, son of William and Ann, of Kaye Lane, d October 3, 1875, a 11 years and 7 months

I know you felt it hard to part With one, the darling of your heart ; But only trust in Jesus’ name, And you shall see your child again.

On a Cross, mounted on three stages Ramsden Harry, beloved son of Jonas and Elizabeth, of Newsome, d October 16, 1878, a 7 months. Also Norman, son, d October 17, 1880, a 16 days. On Granite h Oh ! lost too soon, Oh ! loved too well, Too dear for earth ; farewell, farewell ! One soothing solace still is given, Tho’ lost on earth, thou liv’st in heaven.

Bramham Alice, wife of William, of Bank End, Dalton, born March 26, 1800, d March 31, 1869. Also above William B., born October 22, 1802, d March 28, 1876. Ona spiral column Lodge Joseph, of this town, d November 28, 1880, a 72

A word to my children before I depart, For it is the sincere wish of my heart That you may be kind to your sister, who was kind to your mother, Always agree, and be kind to each other. Farewell, dear brother of the old man’s friend, In whose service thirty-two years I have spend ; May you all be united and free from all strife, And the name be revered to the end of your life. Also Elizabeth, his wife, who died July 1, 1870, a 74. Joah, their son, d May 20, 1873, a 24. Life is uncertain. Also James Broadbent, husband of Ellen B., and son-in-law to the above Joseph and Elizabeth Lodge, d October 3, 1882, a 40. Be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh He was, words are wanting to say what, Think what a husband should be, and he was that.

Hobson Mary Hannah, eldest and dearly beloved dr of Josiah and Sarah Ann Hobson, of Newsome Road, born January 7, 1866, d May 1, 1882. Thy will be done Stanley Dyson, beloved son of Levi and Sarah Stanley, of this town, d Dec- ember 15, 1882, a 7 Walker James Edward, son of James and Susannah, d December 14, 1878

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Houlden George, son of Charles and Mary, born July 11, 1858, d July 6, 1877. Also above Charles Houlden, born November 2, 1829, d September 4, 1878. Marble h Sykes Samuel, of Lowerhouses, d January 24, 1871, 2 68. Sarah, his wife, d

October 1, 1874, a 69. Granite h Garner Elizabeth, wife of William Garner, Parish Clerk, d October 8, 1871, a

38. Also Percy Rogers, their son, d October 26, 1870, a 9 months. Emma, dr, d May 7, 1871, a9. Also the above-named William Garner, 29 years Parish Clerk, d June 26, 1882, a 60. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Gothic h, with carved wreath on acircular stone below. Thy will be done Sikes. In loving Memory of Edward,"of Thorpe House, born 16 November, 1819, d 27 January, 1877. Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.—St. Matthew xi, 26. Inclosed grave, with h in form of a Cross Cooper Harry, d November 4, 1872,a 9. The waters shall not overflow me. A stone monument with a Cross. On the back, Mabel Cooper, d February 5, 1880, a 84 years Beaumont John, of Wheatroyd, d June 19, 1876, a 67. Also Joe Willie, beloved son of Joseph and Ann Beaumont, d December 28, 1880, a 2 years and 7 months. Ornamental h Williamson William, of Almondbury Bank, d April 1, 1876, a 58. Granite monument Gough Eliza, wife of Henry, of Almondbury Bank, d March 19, 1871, a 44. Also James Allen, William and Alfred, children of the above, who died in their infancy. Also the above Flenry Gough, d October 9, 1881, a 61. Ornamental h. For me to live is Christ, to die is gain. Armitage Selina, wife of Joseph, Tailor, of this town, d 6 May, 1870, a 36. Also Lavinia, dr, d February 12, 1870, a 5. Also Clara, dr, d February 18, 1870, a2. Also Anne, dr, died in infancy. Granite h Matthewman Hannah, wife of David, Occupation Road, late of Lumb, d April 20, 1871, a 71. Also above David M., d April 12, 1876, a 77. Also James, their son, d February 21, 1879, a 32. Granite h Brigg Anne, wife of the late Benjamin Brigg, who died at the residence of her son, John Fligg Brigg, of Fenay Lodge, Almondbury, January 21, 1867, a 73. Also George, eldest son of Benjamin and Anne Brigg, who was killed at the battle of Coldsboro, North Carolina, whilst gallantly fighting as a Volunteer in suppression of the Southern Confederacy, Massachusets, U.S.A., December 16, 1862, a 40. Lofty granite spiral column. See also Memorial Window in the Church Rostron John Richard, beloved son of William and Ann R., of Haigh Cross, Lindley, born December 21, 1832, d September 26, 1871. Ornamental h, erected by George Henry Rostron, Sculptor

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Beldon Nancy, wife of David, of Fletcher House, d January 23, 1872, a 64. Also Mary, d December 31, 1844, and was interred in the Churchyard. Also the above David Beldon, d February 10, 1874, a 72. Headstone

Beldon Sam, of Fletcher House, d April 28, 1880, a 40. Ornamental granite

h. In life respected, in death lamented. Woodhead John, son of Thomas and Martha, of this town, d September 20, 1866, a 27. Also James, their son, d November 20, 1857, a 24. The last named was interred in the Parish Churchyard. Their loss was much lamented by their loving parents. Also the above-named Thomas Woodhead, d February 5, 1876, a 78. Also Thomas, son of the above, d in Patterson, U.S.A., April 22, 1882, a 51 Dobson Joshua, of Birks, d February 23, Also Joseph, son of Joshua and Elizabeth D., d May 23, 1856, a 30, and is interred in the Parish Churchyard Their pains and sufferings are all o’er, From toil and trouble free for evermore. Iso the above Elizabeth D., d July 6, 1879, a 73 Messenger James, of this town, d May 29, 1874, a 54. Ornamental h Mellor David, of Dawroyd, d June 5, 1870, a 58. Also of six beloved children who died in infancy Sykes Hannah, of Almondbury Town-end, d May Io, 1873, a 54. Also Ann, wife of John S., of Town-end, and sister-in-law of the above, d April 9, 1882, a 59 Moss Samuel, of this town, born March 3, 1825, d May 31, 1882. In life respected, in death lamented Booth Lucy, beloved wife of Charles Booth, of this town, born March 18, 1832, d November 28, 1879. Also Franklin Joseph, their son, born January 2, 1856, d February 10, 1861 Hamer William, of Moldgreen, d April 10, 1880, a 61. Also Tennyson, son of William and Ellen H, d September 20, 1882, a 22 Clegg Ben, son of Amelia Clegg, of Firth Street, Huddersfield, d March 1o, 1880, a 15 months. Also Harriet Amelia, dr of the above, d February 14, 1873, in the 17th year of her age. Also Albert, son, d October 1, 1874, a 26 Hirst George, of this town, d November 10, 1870, a 45. Martha, his wife, d July 1, 1882, a 59 Brook Elliott, son of Joshua and Ann B., d January 1, 1859, a 4. Interred in Parish Churchyard. Also Benjamin Wilkinson, second husband of Ann Brook, d November 11, 1876, a 60 Challand George Thomas, of Lepton Corn Mill, Kirkheaton, d April 26, 1883, a 48 North Joseph, of this town, d February 25, 1861, a 46. Also Elizabeth, wife of the above, d October 2, 1871, a 50

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Mellor Evan, of Dalton, d March 11, 1879, a 58 Mellor Wright Midgley, son of Jonathan and Eliza Mellor, of this town, d Sept. 6, 1860, a 23. Also Jonathan, son of Joseph and Martha Ann Milnes, and grandson of Jonathan and Eliza Mellor, d April 2, 1871, a 6. Also Melina, dr of the above J. and E. Mellor, d August 22, 1873, a 13. Also Sykes, their son, d September, 1878, a 35. Also the above-named Eliza, wife of Jonathan Mellor, d March 24, 1879, a 62 Clay Julia, wife of John, of this town, d December 4, 1861, a 55 Mourn not for me, my children dear, I brought you up in love and fear ; But as I am gone, so let me rest ; Prepare to meet me in the realms of bliss. Also Ellen, their daughter, and beloved wife of Tom Earnshaw, of Rash- cliffe, d November 10, 1850, a 38 Bailey Betty, of this town, d March 5, 1869, 2 68. She lived a very long life of usefulness, and died respected by all who knew her. Also Clara, dr of Edward and Betty Field, and granddaughter of the above, d 1874, a 39 Though lost to sight, still to memory dear Dodson George, d October 18, 1871, a 52. Also Martha, mother of the above, and relict of William Armitage Dodson, of Thorpe, d March 26, 1878, a 84 Firth Emma, beloved dr of John and Sarah, of Moldgreen, d March 31, 1877, a 6 years Hall Joseph, son of James and Elizabeth, born May 18, 1851, d May 7, 1876. Above Elizabeth Hall, born April 14, 1810, d March 5, 1877. Above James Hall, born August 8, 1813, d September 29, 1879. Ornamental h, with a dove bearing an Olive branch. Eyre Ann, beloved wife of Isaac Eyre, of Almondbury, d July 9, 1877, a 42 Shaw Ann, dr of Abraham and Eliza Shaw, of Bottoms, d October 1, 1869, a 6 Dearnley Valentine, born February 14, 1800, d January 1, 1870. Ann, wife of the above, born February 4, 1801, d March 20, 1877. Joseph, son, born May 30, 1824, d March 17, 1881. Also one son and three daughters of the above Valentine, who died in infancy, and are interred in the Parish Churchyard. Grey Marble h Hirst George, of this town, d November 19, 1874, a 45, Also Martha, his wife, d July 1, 1882, a 59 Brook Elliott, son of Joshua and Ann Brook, d January 1, 1859,a 4. Interred in Parish Churchyard. Also above Joshua Brook, d February 21, 1869, a 49. Also Benjamin Wilkinson, second husband of the said Sarah Ann Brook, d November 11, 1876, a 60

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I was so long with pain oppressed, That wore my strength away ; It made me long for endless rest Which never can decay. Also Mary, dr of the above, d April 6, 1872, a 25. Also Edward, son of the above Ralph and Emma Brearley, d August 6, 1876, a 31 Beaumont Ada, dr of Richard Henry and Elizabeth, of this town, d August 12, 1868, a 7 weeks. Also Fredy, son of the above, died in infancy. Also Martha Wilson, grandmother of the above children, d November 17, 1873, Also David, son of R. H. and E. Beaumont, d June 15, 1880, a3 Riley Mary Ellen, wife of George, of Cleckheaton, d December 1, 1881, a 40 Mellor John, the beloved husband of Elizabeth, of Birkby, d March 30, 1875, a 38. The Memory of the just is blessed Parkin Law, of Prospect House, Almondbury, late of Lumb, who died sud- denly at Blackpool on the roth day of June, 57. Handsome marble monument, with urn. Murphy Louisa, the beloved wife of William, of Southfield, born February 23, 1827, d March 4, 1872. Also John Henry, son of the above, born June 5, 1870, d March 4, 1872. Thy will be done. Also Gertrude, dr of W. and L. Murphy, born January 7, 1871, d October 31, 1872. Granite spiral monument Popplewell Ann, born June 21, 1823, d November 8, 1877. On a small stone near the above Armitage William Henry, of Almondbury Bank Top, d July 8, 1876, in the 27th year of his age. In life respected, in death lamented Crowther John, eldest son of William and Jane, of this town, d January 18, 1877,a 28. Edith Emily, their dr, d February 24, 1878, a 11 months. Also Martha Elizabeth, his wife, d September 17, 1874, a 23. Also Edgar Woodhouse, brother of Martha Elizabeth Crowther, d March 7, 1873, a 24 : Crowther Richard George, of this town, d July 14, 1874, a 51. Marbleh Sykes Matthewman, son of Matthew and Lydia, born October 2, 1835, d March 16, 1878. Thy will be done Berry Tom, son of William and Hannah, of Fartown, d December 5, 1875, a I year and 11 months Dobson Kaye, the beloved son of William and Harriet, d February 21, 1881, a17. Ornamental Cross. Thy brother shall rise again Bates Sarah, wife of John Bates, of this town, d May 10, 1883, a 65 Sykes Mary, wife of Hiram, of Lowerhouses, d December 13, 1881, a 70. Also Thomas Brook, their son, d May 3, 1882, a 51

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Boothroyd William, son of William and Jane, of Norwood Farm, Lindley, d November 16, 1883, a 8 years and 10 months. I.H.S. Roebuck William Henry Alexander, of Huddersfield, born December 18, 1815, d February 6, 1878. Also Martha, the beloved wife of the above William Roebuck, born August 16, 1821, d August 8, 1878. White marble h, with lamb and flowers Wade Elizabeth, of Moldgreen, d February 27, 1882, a 78 Roebuck Walter, d February 25, 1882, a 25. Gothic h Sudden was the death of me, And great surprise to all, When the Lord did say I must away Could I forbid his call ? Roebuck Joshua, d May 21, 1880, a 62. Also Emma, the beloved wife of Thomas Mosley, and dr of the above, d January 29, 1882, a 27 Swallow Mitchell, of Moldgreen, d August 17, 1879, a 49 Wilson Mary Eleanor, wife of William, of this town, d November 30, 1868, a 37. Alfred, their son, d December 5, 1861, a 2 years and 6 months. Henry, son, d February 2, 1869, a 9 weeks Hinchlifte Elizabeth, wife of Kaye, of this town, d June 8, 1861, a 53. Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day or an hour may bring forth. Mary Wressle, granddaughter of the above, d March 23, 1875, a 2 years and 11 months Scafe Ann, beloved wife of David, of Lowerhouses, d October 26, 1873, a 52. Also David Scafe, d September 19, 1877, a 64 Riley Mary Ellen, wife of George, of Cleckheaton, d December 1, 1881, a 40 Weep not my husband, children dear, I am not dead, but sleeping here ; As I am now, so you shall be, Prepare yourselves to follow me. Hepstonstall William Booth, of Primrose Hill, d February 1, 1881, a 49, His end was peace. Also Helena and Ellen Ann, drs, d in their infancy, and are buried in Parish Churchyard Dransfield William, d May 22, 1876, a 32. Though lost to sight, to memory dear. Also Joseph Dransfield, d June 20, 1876, a 64. Ellen, wife of the above, d February 9, 1884, a 67. Say unto my soul I am thy salvation Stringer David, of Castle Hill Side, d March 2, 1876, a 63 Greatley Nancy, wife of Thomas, Stile Common, d February 15, 1874, a 56 She suffered long, but murmured not We watched her day by day ; With aching hearts, grow less and less, Until she passed away,

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Challenger Charles, of Dalton, d June 10, 1874, a 34. Also Martha Edna, dr of Charles and Susannah, d November 3, 1882, a 16 Moorhouse Charles, son of George and Sarah, of Moldgreen, d April 1, 1876, a 29 Armitage Gecrge, son of George and Elizabeth, of Stile Common, d December I, 1874, a 42. Also Elizabeth Armitage, d March 28, 10755) 2) 38: George A., d February 7, 1878, a 44 Beaumont Matthew, formerly of this town, who died of sunstroke while serving in Her Majesty’s 48th Regiment of Light Infantry at Calfree, in the East Indies, on the 8th June, 1859, a 34. The deceased had served in the Crimean War, and took part in the storming of Sebastopol. His comrades testified their esteem for his character by erecting a monument over his grave at Calfree. Also Rebecca Beaumont, who died May 9, 1869, a 73, and is interred beneath this stone. Also Martha Beaumont, of this town, dressmaker, and mother of the above Matthew Beaumont, d December 2, 1869, a 64 Farewell to all my friends so dear, Mourn not for me, my soul is happy here ; Be ye prepared that we may meet again In worlds unknown, where God and Christ do reign. Heaton Thomas, of Upper Park, d November 6, 1861, a 64. The Memory of the just is blessed. H, with weeping willow Moorhouse Joshua, of New Bank Hill, d 19 June, 1861, a 61. Mary, his wife, d January 31, 1873, a 70 Matthewman Luke, of Yews, Lockwood, d June 8, 1874, a 67 Hirst Mary Anne Whitehead, dr of Wm, and Grace, of this town, d January 24, 1872, a 34. Also the above Grace Hirst, d August 3, 1874, a 66. Holroyd George, of Lumb, d March 4, 1873, a 45. Mary, dr of George and Mary, d August 31, 1869, a I year and 3 months. Tom, son, d June 18, 1873, a 13. Above Mary Holroyd, d September Io, 1876, a 43 Maffin Joshua, of Hall Bower, d April 20, 1864, a 63. Mary, his wife, d April 12, 1866, a 68 Jenkinson Susannah, wife of William, late of Almondbury, d March 17, 1872, a4. Mary Elizabeth, their dr, d February 12, 1863, a 6. Also William Jenkinson, d February 9, 1872, a 50. Tall monument, with weeping willows Mellor Ellen Annie, granddaughter of George and Sophia, of this town, d Jan- uary 12, 1869, a 4 years 11 months. Midgley, son, d December 17, 1875, a 27. Also the above Sophia Mellor, d September 14, 1884, a 74 Driver William, husband of Sarah Ann, of Almondbury Bank, d October 23, 1878, a 43. Walter, their son, d March 26, 1867, a 17 weeks.

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Farrand Samuel, of this town, d December 13, 1868, a 63 This languishing head is at rest, Its thinkings and achings are o’er ; This quiet immovable breast Is heaved by affliction no more. Calvert Ann, wife of George, decorative painter, of Huddersfield, and second daughter of the late Rev. R. Pool, of Driffield, d March 15, 1868, a 44. Also Mary, former wife of the above, d August 28, 1842. Interred at Salem Chapel, Wakefield In life beloved, both still to memory dear ; To die—why should one be afraid to die ? a There is no death, it is but passing change, And he who fears that change but mocks himself. Also the above George Calvert,* d June 6, 1878, a 69. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; for they rest from their labours, and their works do follow them Crossley Joseph, of Newsome, d November 5, 1874, a 57. Henry, son, d January 6, 1883, a 20. God shall wipe all tears from their eyes Noble Mary Ann, dr of Richard and Sarah Jane Noble, of this town, Inn- keeper, d 3, March, 1859, a 2, Alice, dr, d 24 November, 1880, a 2. The above are interred in Parish Churchyard. Also Cynthia Helena, dr of the above, d March 23, 1862, a 16 months Roebuck John, of Lumb Head, d July 18, 1862, a 79 Oh ! how I long to go and see The Lamb of God who bled for me ; Oh ! how I languished night and day To hear him bid me come away. Also the above John Roebuck, d 21 May, 1874, a 92. Also George son of the above, d 9 June, 1875, a 68 *Tis sweet to die and end the strife, The care and toil of mortal life ; This weary frame lay down to sleep, No more to mourn, no more to weep.—FLAT STONE, Littlewood Ann Elizabeth, wife of William, of Berry Brow, d May 24, 1861, a 27. Jesus said, weep not Waddington William Calvert, beloved son of David and Eliza Ann, of Mold- green, d June 12, 1870, a 10 months. Hanson Brook, son, d April 5, 1879, a 3 years 5 months. Marble h

* Mr. George Calvert was an ingenious Artist and a Poet. He published a Poem entitled ‘‘ Redemption,” 2 vols.; also ‘ Thoughts for thoughtful

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Batley George, of Moldgreen, d January 9, 1870, a 60. Arthur, beloved son, d January 31, 1877, a 24 Death snatched me from my friends, And did short notice give ; But hope to meet them all in heaven, And there for ever live.

Sykes Mary, mother of Dan Sykes, of Lowerhouses, d June 8, 1872, a 48. Allen, son, d April 12,1871. Sam, son, d January 7, 1877, a2. Brooke, son, d March 31, 1883, a 3 years and 4 months. H, with fleur de lis Wood Mary, of Huddersfield, dr of the late Thomas, builder, Moldgreen, d April 1, 1879, a 56. Charles, youngest son of James and Harriet Dyson, of Huddersfield, and grandson of the above Thomas Wood, d December 13, 1881, a 33. Also Jane, their dr, d May 2, 1882, a 45. Grey marble h Hallas Henry, of Moldgreen, d June 1, 1881, a 58

Hornclift Tom, son of John and Harriet, of Primrose Hill, d April 24, 1856, a 2years and 7 months. Also Harriet Horncliff, d June 7, 1881, a 62

Bake Elizabeth, dr of John and Amelia, of Huddersfield, d May 2, 1869, a 3. Mary, wife of William Flockton, mother of the above Amelia Bake, d November 13, 79. Harriet, dr of the above, d December 3, 1872, a 16. Also John Bake, d February 3, 1874, a 54. Amelia, wife, d February 9, 1874, a 52 Lodge Matthew Henry, of this town, d April 28, 1866, a 51 He is come, he is gone To the regions of the light. He was with us at morning, But was gone before night. To part with him was a trial severe, But he was called away from here.

Also Eliza, dr of the above M. H. and S, A. Lodge, born January ro, 1858, d June 3, 1880. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord

Mellor John, of this town, d December 23, 1863, a 59. Edwin, son of John and Mary Mellor, d January 11, 1872,a 40. Benjamin, son, d September 25, 1876, a 37. Henry, son, d January 17, 1838, a 12. Ellen, dr, d October 21, 1830,a 1 year. The two last-named were interred in the Churchyard. Also the above Mary Mellor, d February 15, 1881, a 77. We rest from our labours, and sleep in the Lord Dodson Elizabeth, of this town, d June 28, 1866, a 50. He that endureth to the end shall be saved. Julia, wife of Thomas David, of this town, d January 13, 1866, a 42. John Dodson, brother of the above Elizabeth Dodson, d October 23, 1875, a 63

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Kershaw Susannah, dr of Ben and Hannah Kershaw, of Longley Green, d July 24, 1862, a 3 years and 4 months. Also Arthur, third son, d Nov- ember 8, 1863, a I yearand 6 months. Also the above Ben Kershaw, d April 22, 1867, a 40 Roebuck Hannah, lamented dr of Luke and Sarah, of Lumb, d October 24, 1866, a 19. Ann, dr, d September 18, 1843, a 2. Interred in the Church- yard. Also the above Sarah Roebuck, d February 9, 1868, a 51 Robinson Thomas, of Farnley Wood, d March 3, 1883, a 52 Ornamental h Boothroyd Frederick, beloved son of Eliza, of this town, d October 18, 1869, a 3 years and 8 months. Also the above Eliza Boothroyd, d June 20, 1874,a 29. Ornamental h Boothroyd John, of this town, d May 6, 1869, a 52. Also Mary, his wife, d December 27, 1883, a 59 Boothroyd Ann, wife of Daniel, of this town, d April 12, 1868, a 50 Also the above Daniel Boothroyd, d May 31, 1880, a 61 Liversedge Anios, of Hall Bower, d October 14, 1852, a 59. Sarah, dr of Amos and Mary, d December 1, 1846, a 21. Joah, William and Mary, their children, died in infancy, and are interred in the Parish Churchyard. Also the above Mary Liversedge, d March 3, 1866, a 71 Noble Mary Ann, dr of Richard and Sarah Jane, of this town, Innkeeper, d 3 March, 1859, a 2. Alice, dr, d 24 November, 1880, a 2. The above are interred in Parish Churchyard. Also Cerinthia Helena, dr, d 23 March, 1862, a 16 months Roebuck Sarah, wife of John Roebuck, of Lumb Ilead, d July 18, 1862, a 79 Oh ! how I long to goand see The Lamb of God who died for me ; Oh ! how I languished night and day To hear him bid me come away. Also the above John Roebuck, d 21 May, 92. Also George, son of the above, d 9 June, 1875, a 68 Tis sweet to die and end the strife, The care and toil of mortal life, This weary frame lay down to sleep, No more to mourn, no more to weep. Hobson Mary Ann, wife of Joseph, of this town, d March 1, 1865, a 48 Blackmore Joseph, of Wakefield, d December 3, 1863, a 47 Thornton William Henry, of this town, d September 14, 1862, a 19 Woodhouse Emily, dr of Henry and Ann, of Huddersfield, d November 11, 1865, a 1 year and 10 months. Jane, dr, d January 26, 1849, a 3 years and 8 months. Elizabeth, dr, d July 26, 1853, a 1 year and 2 months. Jane, dr, d July 24, 1868, a 18. Also the above Henry Woodhouse, d February 4, 1872, a 48. Matilda, dr, d December 11, 1875)" 4

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Elizabeth, dr, d December 30, 17. Also the above Ann Wood- house, d March 29, 1882, a 56 Dyson Firth, of Castle Hill, d December 11, 1868, a 30. Mary Sophia, dr of the above Firth and Edna Dyson, d December 18, 1860, a 11 months. Mary, dr, d November 18, 1866, a 9 months Turton Jonathan Arthur, son of George and Elizabeth Turton, of Huddersfield, born May 23, 1863, d May 11, 1869. He sleeps in peace Kaye Joseph, of New South Hill, d November 2, 1861, a 61. Mary, his wife, d October 13, 1864, a 68. Joe, son of Grace and Hannah Kaye, of New Bridge, and grandson of the above, d August 17, 1870, a 3 years 8 months Bradley William, of Hall Bower, d May 6, 1874, a 69. Erected by the members of Lodge No. 349 of the United Ancient Order of Druids, held at the Red Lion Inn, Lockwood, in remembrance of valuable service rendered to the Lodge by Mr. Bradley, holding the office of Secretary for 26 years. Also Aholibamah, his wife, d June 26, 1878, a 70 White John Frederick, son of Ramsden and Ann, of Prospect Row, Hudders- field, d January 18, 1869, a 15 yearsand 7 months. Also Eliza Ann, dr, d September 23, 1880, a 4 years and 6 months. Samuel Ramsden, son, d November 24, 18$0,a 7 months. The two last interred in Almondbury Churchyard. Also the above Ramsden White, d October 11, 1881, a 53 Sykes Edna, wife of Joshua, of Lowerhouses, d August 30, 1862, a 67. Above Joshua Sykes, d January 29, 1868, a 71 Lodge John, of Holmfirth, d December 9, 1866, a 61. Sarah Hannah, dr, d October 22, 1880, a 38. Sarah, wife of John Lodge, d May 17, 1882, 272. H, with weeping willows Vickerman Mary, wife of Stephen, of Newsome, d March 24, 1864, a 83. Hannah Rayner, of Laith, Meltham, d March 18, 1870,a93. Zhe upright of heart shall see God Mellor Matthew Henry, son of John and Sarah, of Lower Castle Hill, d December 3, 1863, a 30. Above Sarah Mellor, d December 18, 1870, a 75. Above John Mellor, d January 27, 1875, a 83 Mellor Mary, beloved wife of Godfrey Mellor, of Longley, d March 6, 1863, a 33. Also Paul Mellor, of Castle Hill, father of Godfrey, d December 22, 1863, a 80. Sarah, wife of Godfrey, d June 2, 1863, a 76 Tindale John, of Rose Villa, Almondbury, d October 14, 1862, a 63. Lord, in Thee have I trusted. Also Elizabeth, wife of the above John Tindale, who died at Hampton, Middlesex, April 3, 1880, a 79. She hath done what she could. H, with Cross. The first buried in the Cemetery Farrand Robert, of Kaye Lane, Almondbury, d December 2, 1862, a 56. Elizabeth, wife, d March 21, 1850, a 50. Elizabeth, dr, d January 29, 1858, 217. Henry, son, d November 14, 1832, a 3. The last three are interred in the Parish Churchyard

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Andrews George, of Aspley, d January 22, 1863, a 40. Also three children who died in infancy Poppleton Richard, d April 13, 1879, a 81 Matthewman Wm. Allen, son of John and Martha Ann, of Almondbury, d Feb- ruary 5, 1864, a3. Ellen, dr, d June 6, 1858, a 1 year and 6 months. Interred in the Parish Churchyard. John Allen, son, d November 15, 1871. Though lost to sight, to memory dear. Monument, with urn Schofield Jonathan, of Huddersfield, d January 5, 1854,a 57. Edward, son of the above, butcher, d February 4, 1870, a 34. His end was peace. Martha, wife of Jonathan, d September 4, 1874, a 64 Shaw Joshua, dyer, of this town, d 1 June, 1863, 265. Also Mary, wife of Joshua, d March 19, 1873, a 71. Also Jannah Sophia Chadwick, dr of Joshua and Mary Shaw, d September 4, 1854. Interred in Kirkheaton Churchyard. Also Eleanor, beloved wife of James Dyson, of Hudders- field, sister of the above, d October 7, 1882, a 59. Also the above-named James Dyson, d September 19, 1884, a 64. Pillar monument Berry Jane, wife of John Berry, of Huddersfield, d April 12, 1866, a 39. Obelisk, monumental Cross, I.H.S. Berry Godfrey, of Huddersfield, d March 4, 1878, a 68. Also Jane, wife of the said Godfrey, d April 26, 1837. Buried in St. Paul’s Churchyard. Also Mary, second wife, born March 11, 1811, d May 2, 1881 Abbott Isaac, of Dogkennel Bank, d July 26, 1876, a 39. Mary Hannah, dr, d September 12, 1880, a 17 Ramsden John, of Smithy Lane, d April 2, 1871, a 77 Dodson Luke, son of George and Lydia, of Moldgreen, d January 12, 1870, a 4 years and 3 months. William, son, d December 13, 1870, a 2 years and George Dodson, d July 28, 1870, 2 44. Thomas Henry, son of the above, d August 25, 1871, a 21 Senior George, of Moldgreen, d June 1, 1863, in Soth year Affliction sore long time he bore, Physicians were in vain ; Till God did please to give me ease, And free me from my pain. Heaton Jonathan, of Upper Park, in this township, d August 13, 1862, a 60. Also George Arthur, son of George and Mary Ann Heaton, of Kilner Bank, Dalton, d December 31, 1862, a 18 weeks Alison Joseph Sutcliffe, d 1 June, 7 months. Harriet Brown, d 2 November, 1864, a 4. Catherine Melina, d 23 August, 1877, a 13. Harriet, wife of Benjamin, of Huddersfield, d October 20, 1884, a 56. Tall obelisk, ornamental Parkin Martha, wife of Joseph, of this town, d June 9, 1867, a 71. Thomas, son, d September 5, 1871,a 41. Joseph, d September 3, 1876, a 80. Harriet, dr, d April 4, 1873, a 39

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McGauveran Barnabas, d May 12, 1846, a 46. Sarah, wife of the above, d May 18, 1866, a 62. Barnabas, son, d July 19, 1842, a 11 weeks. Ann, dr, d December 4, 1881, a 56 Liversedge Ellick, of Lowerhouses, d February 6, 1869, a 58. Amelia, dr of Ellick, d August 17, 1862, a 8 years and 10 months. Charles, son, d May 6, 1873, 2 25. Sarah, wife of Ellick, d February 9, 1881, a 59 Dobson Hannah Maria, dr of Henry and Hannah, of School Hill, d April 9, 1864, a I year andg months. is the kingdom of Heaven. Also the above Hannah, d February 7, 1877, 2 48. Clara, dr, d October 18, 1878, a 13 Sykes James, of this town, stone Mason, born July 5, 1826, d July 5, 1864. In the midst of life we are in death. Eliza, wife of James, d April 18, 1867, a 40. Obelisk, marble and stone Best Mary, of Damside, d September 6, 1865, a 64. Ellen Best, d April 4, 1884, a 69 * Horsfall Joseph, of Lowerhouses, d March 31, 1853, a 54. Martha, wife, d January 9, 1864, a 58. Thomas, son, d November 23, 1864, a 38. Benjamin, their son, d November 10, 1849, a 38 Atkinson Eliza, wife of Marsden Atkinson, of Rashcliffe, dr of the above, d June 9, 1870, a 37. Joe Horsfall, son of the above Marsden and Eliza, d March 23, 1870, a 12 Wilkinson Harriet, beloved wife of James, of Almondbury, d April 20, 1877, Time, how short ! Eternity, how long ! Laycock Edgar Alonzo, son of Emeil and Ann, of Jack Royd, d November 1, 1865, aI year and 4 months. The above Emeil, d October 20, 1867, a 32. Three h, with the last motto Crosland Arthur, son of Henry and Jane, of Almondbury Bank, d August 3, 1864, a 3 years and 3 months. Albert Edward, son, d March 24, 1867, a I year and 7 months. Maria Jane, d August 7, 1873, a 9 weeks. Walter, son, d August 1, 1874, a 8 weeks Dearnley Joe, of Lumb, d October 21, 1872, a 36. Ln life respected, in death lamented Sykes Ruth, beloved wife of Mitchell, late of Manchester, died at Hall Bower, May 4, 1866, a 26 Green Martha, wife of Luke, of Castle Houses, d October 16, 1864, a 67. Luke Green, above-named, d September 19, 1878, a 83 Stringer John, of Castle Hill Side, d November 26, 1871,a 77. Nanny, his wife, d November 22, 1872, a 79 Jagger John, of Tunnicliffe Hill, d March 9, 1878, a 81. Sarah, his wife, d November, 8, 1872, a 71

* Mr. John Berry Best died by an accidental fall into a cellar, 1875.

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Cocker Nancy, beloved wife of Jonathan, of this town, d December 11, 1865, a 77 This world is vain, and full of pain And sin and sorrow sore, But they are blest who are at rest With Christ for evermore. Macdonald Sarah, wife of John, of this town, d September 19, 1871, a 62. Also the above John, d May 21, 1882, a 82 Brooke Charlotte, wife of John Brooke, of this town, born January 20, 1805, d July 28, 1866. Also the above John, d January 17, 72. Below. The following are the children of the above, interred in the Churchyard :— Robert Henry, born July 4, 1828, d April 19, 1837. — Eliza, born Novem- ber 27, 1831, d November 4, 1832. Charles William, born September 24, 1833, d February 15, 1837. William Arthur, born August 30, 1838, d August 20, 1840. Augusta Louisa, born December 16, 1840, d Nov- ember 22, 1842. Ornamental Broom Hannah, wife of James, of Newsome, born February 21, 1800, d April 6, 1873. Also the above James, born June 11, 1797, d August 1, 1878. H, with Rose, Thistle and Shamrock Crawshaw Sarah Ann, dr of Samuel and Sarah, d February 3, 1871, a 19. Her end was peace. Also Samuel Crawshaw, d November 5, 1877, a 78. His end was peace. Above Sarah, d July 13, 1879, a 68 Williamson Mary, wife of George, of Ashenhurst, born September 27, 1817, d February 12, 1872. Also the above George, born July 13, 1812, d Nov- ember 14, 1872 Williamson Ann, beloved wife of Shaw, of Ashenhurst, d April 13, 1877, a 33. Ornamental h Hinchliffe John, of Leeds, formerly of this town, d June 19, 1874, a 65. Emma, Eliza, Elliot, David, and Llewellyn, sons and daughters of the above, are interred in the Parish Churchyard Hudson Henry, late of Manningham, d July 11, 1877, a 67 Gilleard Philip, d May 26, 1876, a 61. Also Emily, dr, d November 12, 1880, a 20. Ornamental Fearnley Martha, d December 27, 1878, a 60 Addy Abraham, of this town, d April 20, 1872, a 67. Ann, his wife, d March 28, 1876, a 72 Jenkinson Judith Ann, beloved dr of Henry and Mary Jane, of this town, d June 16, 1870, a 3 yearsand 11 months. Though Jost to sight, to memory dear. Also Fred, son, d April 1, 1873, a 3 years and 7 weeks. Suffer little children to come unto Me. Also Charles Edward, son, d May 5, 1873, a 14 months

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Marsden William Secker, son of Judith Hannah Marsden, of Moldgreen, d June 7, 1864, a 20. Also the above Judith Hannah, wife of Jonathan Marsden, d June 7, 1871, a 52 Moss Sarah, wife of William, of this town, d January 3, 1863, a 77. Sweet is the memory of departed worth. Also William, d February 6, 1867, a 81 Dearest father, thou hast left us, And thy loss we deeply feel ; But it is God who hath bereft us, He can all our sorrow heal.

Armitage William Henry, born November 5, 1809, d June 7, 1878. Sarah, born November 9, 1812, d January 7, 1880. Ann, born April 7, 1811, d June 7, 1881 Fearnley Elizabeth, beloved wife of James, of Lower Park, d November 14, 1882, a 63. Lost to sight, to memory dear. Ornamental Berry Martha, wife of Ephraim, d November 12, 1873, a 43. Her end was peace. Also Henry, their son, d March 20, 1883, a 24. Ornamental Kershaw Elizabeth, of Longley Green, d August 27, 1877, a 61 She has gone from this world of affliction and death To the home of the righteous, the land of the blest ; Removed from all sorrow, removed from all pain, Triumphant with Jesus for ever to reign.

Meller John Hallas, of Engine Bridge, eldest son of Abraham and Martha Meller, of Oaks, d March 12, 1874, a 66. See Memorial Window in Church Boothroyd Ann, dr of Adam and Sarah, of Lepton Cross, d January 28, 1867, a 32. Sarah, d November 4, 1871, a 74. Said Adam, d April 27, 1875, a $4 Meller Mary, beloved wife of William, of Lepton, d March 22, 1866, a 42. John Hallas, son, d January 7, 1850, a 2. Evan, son, d June 27, 1879, a 35. Abraham, son, d June 27, 1879, a 21 years and 10 menths Ramsden Rachel, wife of Joseph, of Mill Cottage, Dalton, « June 14, 1866, a18. Martha, dr, d July 12, 1868, a 14 Meller Ann, dr of George and Amelia, of Huddersfield, d August 2, 1864, a17. Jane, dr, d October 2, 1866,a16. Theabove George, d September 18, 1868, a 59. Martha, dr, d September 24, 1868, a 23. The above Amelia, wife of George, and dr of William Priestley, of Denby Dale, d August 3, 1870, a 61 Broadbent William, son of John and Ellen, d March 12, 1863, a 18. Ellen Broadbent, d June 9, 1878, a 63 Williamson Sarah Hannah, beloved dr of John and Martha, d August 3, 1873, a 3 years and 11 months. Tom, son, d June 30, 1864, a 5 years and 7 months. Beaumont, son, d July 7, 1864, a9 months. Emily Beaumont,

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d July 4, 1864, a 17. The three last are mentioned in another part of the Cemetery. Also the above John Williamson, born June 22, 1817, d December 6, 1882, His end was peace Hutchinson David, of Huddersfield, d April 17, 1875, a 58. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord Crawshaw William, d April 8, 1878, a 41 Farewell, my wife and children dear, I am not dead, but sleeping here ; Mourn not for me, my life is past, You loved me faithful to the last. Rothwell Ann Elizabeth, beloved dr of Thomas and Eliza, of Moldgreen, d February 20, 1878, a 22. Ornamental Boothroyd Herbert, son of Abraham and Elizabeth, d February 17, 1863, a 9. Selina Smith, schoolmistress, d June 12, 1864, a 38. Mary, dr of the above, d August 6, 1865, a 17. Also the above Abraham Boothroyd, d February 8, 1878, a 57. In life respected and in death lamented. Ornamental h, with a representation of a ‘‘ Holy Bible” Shaw William, of Moldgreen, d November 29, 1867, a 62. Marble h Midgley Joseph, of this town, d January 9, 1834, a 46, and was interred in the Churchyard. William, son of the above, Beast Market, Huddersfield, d April 19, 1881, a 69 Medley James, of Moldgreen, d August 5, 1881, a 60 Jones Hester, d November 30, 1880, a 90. Allott William Henry Allott, grandson of the above, d March 1, i881, a 17 ; Allott William, son of George and Rebecca Allott, d January 11, 1868, a 29. The above George Allott, d August 6, 1871, a69. Ann Elizabeth, dr, d July 7, 1872, a 29 Kershaw Nathan, of Longley Green, d September 11, 1879. Ellen, beloved wife, d May 3, 1849, a 33. The last-named was interred in the Churchyard Donaldson James, son of John and Margaret, of Dog Kennel Bank, d October 24, 1876, a 23. Also Thomas Bishop, son, d May 29, 1872, a 27, and is interred in Burmantofts Cemetery, Leeds. Above John, d November 13, 1884, a 60 Watson Elizabeth, d October 3, 1874, a 86. Mary, dr of the above, and beloved wife of John Horsfall, Victoria Street, Huddersfield, d March 16, 1878, in the 65th year of her age. Grey marble h Horsfall Mary Ann, beloved wife of Henry, of Lockwood Crescent, d October 10, 1872,a 29. Alice Cleworth, dr of the above, d November 6, 1870, a 3 yearsand i month. Harriet, dr, d November 20, 1870, a I year and 7 months. Marble h Widdop Jane, beloved wife of Joseph, of Huddersfield, d May 23, 1869, a 43. John, beloved son, d February 27, 1882, a 23. Ann — grand- daughter, died in infancy. Ornamental

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Slater Ellen, beloved wife of Charles, Smithy Lane, Moldgreen, d Sep- tember 14, 1882, a 32 Eastwood Edward Beaumont, d October 7, 1878, a 23. Ada, wife, d June 13, 1882, a 24. Thy will be done. Ornamental Roberts George Kershaw, son of George and Lydia Hamer, of New Laithe Hill Bottom, d May 4, 1867, a 7 months, His end was peace Wilkinson Harriet, wife of John, of Newsome, d April 7, 1866, a 53. Albert, son, d February 20, 1867, a 20, The above John, d April 15, 1881, a 69. Armitage Ellen, wife of Thomas, of Newsome, d February 17, 1866, a 47. William, son, d April 30, 1859, a 3 years and 10 months. Also Felix, Mary and Thomas, who died in their infancy, and are interred it the Parish Churchyard Sykes Jane, wife of George, of Stile Common, d April 20, 1870, a 63. Above George Sykes, d February 11, 1873, a 68

NEWLY CONSECRATED PORTION. BEGINNING FROM THE SOUTH East.

Lofty ornamental white marble Obelisk, railed round, surmounted by a cross * and a crown, with I.H.S., inscribed Taylor Eliza, the beloved wife of Charles William Frederick, of Eldon House, Almondbury, d December 16, 1881, a 53 Several graves uninscribed

UNCONSECRATED PORTION. —East.

Teal. In Memoriam. Edward, of Huddersfield, d July 8, 1883, a 31. Thy will be done. Marble h Conyers Albert, the Grove, Leeds Road, d January 26, 1882. Ornamental Scholefield Betty Maria, wife of Dan, of Dalton, d February 2, 1873. 4 34. John Thomas, son, d April 14, 1873, 23 months. Aim) above-named Dan and Ann Taylor Scholefield, born April 4, 1077, d December 1, 1879. Marble h Sharp Clara, dr of George and Ann, of Birks, d February 11, 1866, a 7 years and 10 months. Time, how short ! Eternity, how long ! Hinchliffe Tom, of Moldgreen, d December 15, 1878, a 27 Brook Richard, of this town, d October 6, 1857, 2 70. Interred in the Parish Churchyard. Elizabeth, d 23 May, 1860, a 72. David, d 28 November, 1866, a 69

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Cocker Joshua, of this town, d 10 August, 1863, a 71. Tabitha Thornton niece of the above, d December 1, 1878, a 37 Burdett George, of this town, d February 9, 1862, a 58 And must this body die, This well wrought frame decay ? And must these active limbs of mine Lie mouldering in the clay ? Sarah, wife, d December Io, 1869, a 53 Barber Jane, beloved wife of Firth, of Holmfirth, d July 22, 1863, a 61. Be diligent in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. Also Joseph Haigh, brother of the above Jane, died at Bradford, July 14, 1872, a 66 Byram Julia, wife of William, of this town, d June 3, 1863, a 40. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, Also Sarah, dr, d September 30, 1863, aiz. Emma, dr, d October 7, 1862, a 13. They bloomed but to fade Arlom Emily, wife of Joel, of Jack Royd, d March 18, 1875, a 28. Charles, eldest son, d February 3, 1876, a 6 years and 11 months. Emily Mallin- son, youngest dr, d May 21, 1876, a 14 months. Marble h Walshaw John, of Spring Terrace, Moldgreen, d May 18, 1875, a 61. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord Hollingworth Henry, of Moldgreen, d May 28, 1881, a55. In the midst of life we are in death. Ornamental Crowther James, of this town, d May 2,1880, a 70. Sarah, wife, d January 1, 1884, a 72. Jonathan, son, d January 22, 1850, a 21. Emma, dr, d December 2, 1863,a 16. Allen, son, d February 17, 1870, a 18. They rest in peace. Ornamental

Crowther Charles Lee, son of William and Sarah, of Hillhouse, late of this town, born September 25, 1862, d January 8, 1864. Emma, dr, born January 4, 1865, d November 23, 1869. Fred, son, born March 18, 1868, d December 24, 1870. Clara, dr, born January 4, 1866, d March 18, 1872. Ornamental Hill Ann, wife of Thomas, of Dalton, d October 26, 1863, a 77. Jesse, their son, d November 5, 1856, a I year and 1o months Kaye Hannah, wife of Joseph Kaye, of Lower Lascelles Hall, d February 13, 1863, a 54 Knight John, of Almondbury Common, d October 15, 1864, a 80. Mary, his relict, d April 9, 1874, a 91

Dean Joseph,* born June 15, 1796, d October 28, 1878

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Brook Law, son of George and Ann Brook, of this town, d September 19, 21. Fred, their son, d May 3, 1876, a 1 year and 9 months. In the midst of life we are in death Wormald. In Memoriam. John, born May 6, 1813, d April 20, 1877. Marble h Wood Mary, beloved wife of Joe, of Almondbury, d June 23, 1877, a 25, Marble h Shaw John, beloved husband of Hannah Shaw, born at Farnley Tyas, Novem- ber 29, 1824, died at Boden Place, Bolton, December 3, 1874, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. Marble h Lee Martha, beloved wife of William, d April 16, 1872,a 29. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. Also the above William, d August 24, 1877, a 35. David Lee, born July 9, 1817, d March 23, 1879. In the midst of life we are in death. Marble h Hill Rachel, wife of Job, d June 26, 1871, a 52. Marbleh Berry John, of this town, d July 28, 1852, a 42. Interred in Parish Church- yard. Nancy, wife, d April 10, 1869,a 55. Lost to sight, to memory dear Bradley William, of Bottoms, d September 27, 1871, a 58. _ Priscilla, wife, d December 24, 1880, a 56 Nicholson Fanny, wife of Thomas, of Smithy Lane, Moldgreen, d December 29, 1878, a 71 Forbear, dear friends, to mourn and weep, Whilst sweetly in the ground I sleep ; This toilsome world I’ve left behind, A glorious crown I hope to find. Also Emma, beloved wife of Benjamin Rawusiey, 4 ve, d September 29, 1879, a 37. Ornamental h Kenworthy Hannah, wife of Joseph, of Grass Croft, d January 6, 1875, a 71. Joe, son, d August 29, 1872, a 28. Martha Matilda, dr of Charles and Hannah Castle, and granddaughter of the above, d September 1o, 1871, alyear. Joe Frank, son, d November 12, 1875, a 2. Ornamental h Noble Ellen, dr of Richard and Elizabeth Noble, of Bottoms, d February 18, 1867, a2 58. Richard, d June 15, 1823,a 45. Martha, dr, d November 28, 1846, a 43. Thomas, died in infancy. The last three were interred in Parish Churchyard. Also the above Elizabeth, d June 25, 1875, a 93 Berry Gamaliel, d June 11, 1882, a 77. Maria, his wife, d September 28, 1857, a 57. Hannah Maria Taylor, their dr, d 22 May, 1875, a 43. Martha, dr, d April 18, 1840, a 4 Kitchen Sarah, of this town, a good and faithful servant, d January 1, 1876, a 66 Here all her pains and sufferings cease, Safe in the bosom of her friend, Her Saviour and her God ;

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Her warfare past, her time is o’er, And she shall never suffer more, From pain for ever free. Brook Charles Edward, beloved son of William and Enney Maria, of Bottoms, born 8 October, 1853, d May 20, 1880. Not lost, but gone before. Also John William, their son, died in infancy, and interred in Parish Church- yard . Spivey William, son of John and Nancy, d March Io, 1871, a 20. Sarah Eliza, granddaughter of the above, d November 25, 1878, a 3 years and 10 months. Also Allen, son, d June 2, 1876, a 33. Also the above- named Nancy, d September 12, 1881, 264. Also John, son, d July ro, 1884, a 30 Waterhouse Alice, wife of the Rev. George, Independent Minister, of Atter- cliffe, d June 11, 1869, a 79. Betsy, widow of Flenry Hartley, Professor of Music, Huddersfield, d May 30, 1872, a 44, and last surviving daughter of the above George and Alice Waterhouse Greenwood Norman and Stuart, infant twin-sons of C. H. and S, A., of Thorpe Villa, Almondbury, d January 13 and 15, 1876. Stone cross, inscribed Cawthorne Frederick, of New Laithe Hill, d November 12, 1880, a 26, Albert Edward, son, d October 28, 1879, a 13 weeks. Eliza, dr, d July 11, 1881, a6 months. In life respected, in death lamented, Marble h Shaw Elizabeth, wife of Walter Shaw, born November 20, 1857, d January 30, 1883. We all do fade asa leaf. Ornamental Woodhead John Moorhouse, of Huddersfield, late of Holmfirth, born January 13, 1819, d June 13, 1880. Laura, relict, born December 22, 1816, d September 13, 1883. Marble h Parkin James, of Croft House, Bottoms, d October 14, 1870, a 62. Fanny, dr, d May 12, 1850, a 7 months. Interred in the Baptist Chapelyard, Lockwood. Thy willbe done. Tall grey marble Obelisk, with I.H.S. Also Coat of Arms : Chevron, between three circles crossed Midgley Samuel Henry, of this town, d January 16, 1883, a 35. Rosanna, dr of S. H. and Angelina, died in infancy. Thomas Joshua, son, d January 16, 1877, a II Berry Frances, wife of Samuel, of Moldgreen, d March 14, 1872, 60. Her loss is deeply lamented by both her family, relatives and friends ; for she well earned the name of an affectionate and dutiful wife, a kind and loving mother, and sincere friend of all. Her end was peace. Ornamental h, with a bunch of grapes Moorhouse Frederick Thomas, of Lower Park, d January 16, 1883, a 42. In the midst of life we are in death. Ornamental h

Hirst George, of Almondbury Common, d October 15, 1878, a 72. Esther, his wife, d May 22, 1881, a 75

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Dawson Sarah Emma, dr of John and Sarah Dawson, transplanted September 12, 1874, a 7 months, Also Ernest Livingstone, fell asleep December 7, 1876, 216 months. Also Alice Maud, taken to bloom among the flowers that never fade, February 19, 1881, a 2 years and 10 months. Gone, Selah. Also of Aunty Sarah, who slept May 10, 1871, a 76, Also Grandma Blakey, who slept July 31, 1877, a 77. Spiral column Hamer Joseph, of West Place, Dalton, d October 20, 1874, a 43. Not lost, but gone before. Also Charles William, son of the above, d December 30, 1878, ag Adieu, dear child, a short farewell, What thou hast suffered none can tell ; But thou art gone to endless rest, To be for ever with the blest. Sykes Margaret Ellen, the beloved dr of James and Sarah, of Ashenhurst, d September 25, 1869, a 7 Taylor George Herbert, born January 30, 1854, d July 8, 1864. Jones Theophilus Taylor, infant son of the Rev. Samuel and Elizabeth Jones, born August 30, 1866, d April 22, 1867. My beloved is gone down into his garden to gather of Solomon, vi, 2 Dodson Robert, son of Joseph and Emma, of Town End, d May 25, 1853, a 3, and is interred in Parish Churchyard. Also the above Emma Dodson, d October 3, 1860, a 44 Waddington Abraham, of Moldgreen, d July 10, 1868, 268. Also Sarah, wife, d March 30, 1875, a 61. Though lost to sight, to memory dear Jenkinson Sarah Ann, eldest dr of Edward and Lydia, of this town, d April 25, 1866, a 29 Summer Thomas, of Moldgreen, d December 11, 1868, a 56. It is the Lord ! let Him do what seemeth Him good Longley Jane, of Primrose Cottage, Malvern Road, Huddersfield, born Sep- tember 27, 1826, d April 25, 1878 Jagger John, of Lowerhouses, d March 12, 1882, a 62, Ornamental h Marsden Joseph Hogley, the beloved son of Squire and Ann Marsden, of this town, born December 25, 1876, d April 25, 1880. Also John Thomas, their son, who died ininfancy. Lost to sight, to memory dear. Marble h Brook Joshua, of Moldgreen, d June 13, 1882, a 60. Also Kaye, son of Joshua and Martha Brook, d April 11, 1846, a I year and 9 months. ike Joah, son, d January 17, 1857, 2 11. The two last interred in Parish Churchyard Aspinall Edwin, of Aspley, Huddersfield, d July 19, 1874, a 55 Mallinson Wright, son of Thomas and Mary Ann, of this town, d June 4, 1846, a 3 years and 5 months, Interred in Parish Churchyard.. Also

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Frederick, son, d April 6, 1861, a 1 year and 2 months. Lewis, son, d April 23, 1869, a 5 years and 7 months Farewell, you little blooming buds, Just bursting into flower ; We give you up, but Oh ! the pains Of that last parting hour ! Also the above Thomas Mallinson, d November 13, 1874, a 54. Though lost to sight, to memory dear. Also John Richard, their son, d April 20, 1882, a 20 years Brooksbank William, of this town, d May 22, 1868, a 79. His end was peace. Also Hannah, wife, d August 4, 1871, a 79. They lived a long time of usefulness, and died respected by all who knew'them Siddall Robert, of this town, d September 24, 1868, a 60. His hope in Christ was his anchor, and his end was peace. Also Betty, his wife, d March 31, 1870, a 50. Also Silvester, brother of the above, d December 21, 1873, 260. He was remarkable for his felicitous method of pitching a tune in singing, and now he tunes his golden harp in Heaven

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MAJOR RICHARD HEWLEY GRAHAM.

Scarcely had we recovered our sensation at the loss of the venerable lawyer, Mr. James Campey Laycock, a “ Shock gathered when fully ripe,” when the unexpected death of this most important, active and valuable member of our Parish and the Borough of Huddersfield occurred, on Monday, the 16th March, 188s, at his residence, Longley Hall, in Almondbuty : in the prime of life and usefulness. Itwasthe immediate result of over exertion under illness, occasioned by a visit of business to Sir John William Ramsden, Bart., M.P. (to whom he was agent for the whole town and great part of Almondbury), in London, and the reception of the Marquis of Ripon at Huddersfield. The Funeral took place in the newly Consecrated portion of the Almondbury Cemetery, on Saturday afternoon, after a short, but solemn, Service in the Parish Church ; at which Sir J. W. Rams- den, many Clergy, Magistrates, Councillors, and general public attended, and entirely filled the Church. The officiating Clergy were the Vicar of Huddersfield and the Vicar and Curates of Almondbury. On Sunday morning, March 22nd, the Family and a large con- gregation attended our Church, when the Vicar took for his text a portion of the end verse of the 4th chapter of the first epistle to the Corinthians :—“ It is required of stewards that a man be found faithful.” At the outset he stated that the text had immediate reference to the ministerial office, but he should not on that occasion dwell on that particular phase of it, but on the general duty of stewards. He then spoke of the necessity of faithfulness in the position, and pointed out that we were all stewards of the mercies of God, and that we were to exercise that stewardship with judgment, with kindness, and yet with firm- ness in case of difficulty. That we were stewards was manifest, even from reason, much more from Scripture, and we had all, therefore, to look forward to that final judgment when we should have to give an account of our stewardship to our Heavenly

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Master. This was examplified in all its parts by their late departed friend, the steward of that manor. Referring to his death the rev. canon proceeded: And now, beloved and mourning friends, it becomes my duty briefly to speak of him whose mortal remains we yesterday committed to the grave until the day of resurrection, in that now sacred enclosure, where several times he met me in the early mornings of last summer and autumn, bringing to me the fruits of his kind labours on my behalf, in requiring the payment of dues which many had refused to pay, contrary to their agree- ments. I was then copying the inscriptions and records of mortality, to which we little thought that his would soon be required. How much more likely that it should be my own! I need not retrace my discourse by pointing out how much Major Graham illustrated the character of “the faithful steward,” by his marvellous labours during the 20 years in which he executed his most responsible and onerous office as agent and adviser of the chief lord of this great manor and borough. It is too patent and too real. But whilst strict and vigilant, he was ever courteous, kind and considerate. During the half century of my acquaintance with this neighbourhood, I have witnessed a marvellous change in the aspect of things. | Huddersfield, as it has been well observed, has grown from a large village to a stately and flourishing town, incorporate, and blest with civil and religious institutions and privileges. Much discontent which had arisen in consequence of insecure tenure of property has been entirely removed by the legal and equitable arrangements made and carried out with so much prudence and justice by Sir John William Ramsden and his able advisers and representatives : so that now every man holds his own, none making him afraid. The basis of all this has been that Providence has, in the choice of the chief resident manager, and especially in the case of our lamented friend, guided to those who were animated by Christian principle, firmness of character, gentlemanly courtesy, and common sense. The son and grandson of pious clergymen of the city of York, Major Graham inherited a sincere attachment to the Established Church, and yet true liberality towards other denominations. The general respect in

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which he was held was witnessed yesterday by the attendance of all ranks and parties at his funeral. He ever promoted education on Christian principles, and in this respect this part of the borough will especially feel his loss, as having recently under- taken the office of Treasurer to our Longley National Schools. He gave the greatest attention, and promoted, as far as in him lay, all schemes for the religious, educational, and social benefit of the inhabitants of this great and populous borough. The restoration of this Church, and especially of the Chancel, was greatly aided by his influence. To these general and public considerations we must add his private character as a Christian, a parent, and a friend, in which respect I feel very deeply his loss. How much more his _ bereaved family, so prematurely, as we should deem it, deprived of his loving care and devoted kindness? He had suffered much in health, and was far from adequate to his last labours in London and in Huddersfield, and sunk very rapidly when they were con- cluded. But we believe that when his case baffled all human science, he had the presence of the Good Physician, and expressed his dying faith in most fervent prayer. I rejoice that when I was absent from home and unconscious of his danger, he had the consolatory presence of my respected brother in Christ, the Vicar of Huddersfield : in whose appointment the Major had much, and I some little, influence, and which I trust will prove a great blessing to the neighbourhood. And our duty is to pray that another may be raised up to bear the burden and wield the influ- ence of representing as he did the benevolent and equitable desires of our chief landlord and Lay Rector of this Parish. It may be said all this only makes us more to grieve and less able to bear the stroke which has caused his *“‘ sun to go down while it was yet day,” but “the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.” To a mind so constituted a lingering period—a suspension of active usefulness—might have been more distressing. We must leave these matters in the hands of inscrutable Wisdom. How many of our most worthy townsmen, and townswomen, also have we lost during the last 12 months? One of our venerable yeomen, Mr. Thomas Parkin, was also committed to the grave on Thursday

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last. They are gone to give an account of their stewardship, and to receive, we doubt not, through the infinite mercy of God in Christ Jesus, the award of “ Well done, good and faithful servants, enter ye into the joy of your Lord,” and He who has thus called them to Himself and to the blessed company of the redeemed above says to the widow and the fatherless, ‘‘ Fear not, I will never leave you nor forsake you ; all things—life, death, sorrow, joy—shall work together for your good until you rejoin their blessed communion in My presence, where there is fulness of joy, and at My right hand, where there are pleasures for evermore. Amen.” May all, therefore, be faithful stewards of our remaining mercies till the Master come and call for us.

The following particulars have been kindly supplied by the family :— “Richard Hewley Graham, Esq., was second surviving son of Rev. John Baines Graham, Fellow of Queen’s College, Cambridge, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Micklegate, York, and afterwards for many years Vicar of Felkirk, near Wakefield. Mr. R. H. Graham was born on 16th August, 1833. His Grandfather, the Reverend John Graham, for nearly 50 years, was Rector of St. Saviour’s and St. Mary’s, Bishophill, York.* Mr. Graham married Frances Mary Smith, daughter of the Rev. Henry Smith, Vicar of Barnby in the Willows, Notts, on 3rd of September, 1874. Mr. Graham was Major in the West York Rifle Militia. He leaves four sons and two daughters.”

* There is an interesting Memoir, and a Portrait, of the Rev. John Graham in the ‘*Church Magazine” for May, 1848. He was a native of the Parish of Cockermouth, Cumberland ; born on the 2Ist October, 1765. Educated at St. Bees ; ordained Deacon and Priest by Archbishop Markham to Stockton, near York—married January 1791, Dorothy, the third daughter of the Rev. Hewley Baines, of Bell Hall, near York. Through the influence of the late William Wilberforce, Esq., he was presented by the Chancellor (Lord Lough- borough) to the Rectories of St. Saviour and St. Mary in the City of York, and was Chaplain to the Earl of Bathurst. He was living at the time of the Memoir, and for seven years after. He was a member of the Elland Clerical Society, and educated many students for the Ministry.

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last. They are gone to give an account of their stewardship, and to receive, we doubt not, through the infinite mercy of God in Christ Jesus, the award of ‘ Weill done, good and faithful servants, enter ye into the joy of your Lord,” and He who has thus called them to Himself and to the blessed company of the redeemed above says to the widow and the fatherless, ‘“‘ Fear not, I will never leave you nor forsake you; all things—life, death, sorrow, joy—shall work together for your good until you rejoin their blessed communion in My presence, where there is fulness of joy, and at My right hand, where there are pleasures for evermore. Amen.” May all, therefore, be faithful stewards of our remaining mercies till the Master come and call for us.

The following particulars have been kindly supplied by the family :— “Richard Hewley Graham, Esq., was second surviving son of Rev. John Baines Graham, Fellow of Queen’s College, Cambridge, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Micklegate, York, and afterwards for many years Vicar of Felkirk, near Wakefield. Mr. R. H. Graham was born on 16th August, 1833. His Grandfather, the Reverend John Graham, for nearly 50 years, was Rector of St. Saviour’s and St. Mary’s, Bishophill, York.* Mr. Graham married Frances Mary Smith, daughter of the Rev. Henry Smith, Vicar of Barnby in the Willows, Notts, on 3rd of September, 1874. Mr. Graham was Major in the West York Rifle Militia. He leaves four sons and two daughters.”

* There is an interesting Memoir, and a Portrait, of the Rev. John Graham in the ‘*Church Magazine” for May, 1848. He was a native of the Parish of Cockermouth, Cumberland ; born on the 2Ist October, 1765. Educated at St. Bees ; ordained Deacon and Priest by Archbishop Markham to Stockton, near York—married January 1791, Dorothy, the third daughter of the Rev. Hewley Baines, of Bell Hall, near York. Through the influence of the late William Wilberforce, Esq., he was presented by the Chancellor (Lord Lough- borough) to the Rectories of St. Saviour and St. Mary in the City of York, and was Chaplain to the Earl of Bathurst. He was living at the time of the Memoir, and for seven years after. was a member of the Elland Clerical Society, and educated many students for the Ministry.

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One of the latest cares for the benefit of the Village of Longley, and the Mission Church there, was the Restoration, by Sir J. W. Ramsden, of the Old or Upper Longley Hall, described in pages 218 and 223 of the Annals of Almondbury, and which is occupied by the Rev. John A. A. Bradley, the Curate. Mr. A. J. Taylor, Architect, has kindly furnished the following particulars, and the Author’s son, the Rev Percival Wood Hulbert, M.A., the Litho- graphic View :—

OLD HALL, LONGLEY.

When it was decided to restore the old Hall, and the work had been commenced, a footstone was discovered which clearly indicated the pitch of the front gables, so that it may be assumed that the Hall now presents its original appearance. Old oak wainscoating was also found in out-of-the-way places, which, when collected, was found sufficient for forming a Dado round the walls of the inner Hall. This, together with an old oak Settle and other furniture, including the painted inscription (I Peter, 1 ch., 24, v.) fixed in its original position, gives the interior a most quaint and pleasing appearance.

De CHURCH: Mr. GeorGeE Dyson.

The expression of deep respect for this devoted Christian Layman, on the part of professional and other gentlemen, referred to in the preceding pages, was realized on Thursday, March 26th, 1885, and the following, being Palm, Sunday; when the Church, of which he had been Churchwarden for 25 years, was re-opened after temporary suspension. The following is taken from the Huddersfield Dazly general feeling prevailed amongst the late Mr. Dyson’s friends that they could not do better than connect his name with the Church in which he had been interested so long, and for which he had worked so well. The numerous friends of the deceased having taken this view, it was decided to erect a New Pulpit in place of the ‘two decker” which had been in the Church before. A New Reading Desk and

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Lectern concluded the scheme. The money for these alterations was raised without any difficulty. Mr. Barber, of Halifax, was the architect for the Pulpit, and the work was entrusted to Messrs. Martin and Emms, of Cheltenham. This firm have built a beauti- ful Pulpit, which is placed to the left hand side of the Aisle, the old one having occupied a place more in the centre. The new arrangement is one which is followed in most modern churches, and has a distinct advantage at South Crosland in enabling those going,into the Church to see more plainly the beautiful Memorial Window which was put in to the memory of the ijate Rev. G. Hough. Mr. Barber designed the Pulpit, and both the design and workmanship are excellent. The Reading Desk is also a very good piece of work ; whilst the Lectern, which is of brass, and was supplied from Coventry, isa very handsome one indeed, and such as is only to be found in few churches. At the entrance to the Chancel new tiles have been Jaid, and a brass plate, bearing the following inscription, is there placed :--‘ To the glory of God and in sacred memory of George Dyson, solicitor, who was born in this parish on March 6th, 1833, and died August 16th, 1884. His honourable, upright and generous character won the regard and esteem of many friends who have erected the Pulpit, Prayer Desk and Lectern in this Church, of which he was Warden for 25 years.’ While the Huddersfield friends of Mr. Dyson have done so much in his memory, the parishioners have not been idle. They felt that they also must show their appreciation of Mr. Dyson’s noble character, and in no way better than by improving the Church which he loved. An energetic committee set to work and soon over #100 was raised. What most visitors, perhaps, will think to be the greatest improvement made by this committee in the Church is the new front which has been put on the Gallery running round three sides of the Church. This work was entrusted to Mr. Blakeley, joiner, of Netherton, and the manner in which it has been executed reflects the greatest possible credit upon him. The Font has been removed from the top of the central Aisle and placed at the west end of the Church, and opposite the door. In place of the iron gates, which formerly prevented entrance to the

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porch, strong wooden doors have been placed. Covering the inner doors a new curtain has been put up to prevent those worshipping in the Church from feeling the draughts. A new door has been opened from the Church to the Vestry; which will in future be entered from the Chancel instead of from the Side Aisle, and the room gained in the side aisle has been utilised by placing another pew there. The Communion Rail has been placed on new stand- ards. A very handsome Font Ewer (presented by the Mistresses Rayner), bearing the following inscription, has been presented to the Church :—‘ To the glory of God and in loving memory of George Dyson. Presented by his Mrs. Dyson has given a kneeling cushion for the Communion, and Mrs. G. H. Wrigley, a brass desk, in Memory of her husband. So manychanges have necessitated the temporary closing of the sacred edifice, and the re-opening and dedicatory services were commenced on Thursday evening, March 26th, 1885. The Vicar, the Churchwardens (Mr. J. A. Wrigley and Mr. Radcliffe), and aJl connected with the work have done their best to make everything complete. Unfortunately the one thing wanting to secure the success of the opening services—fine weather-—was denied. ‘The beginning of the after- noon was very pleasant, but afterwards there was a heavy storm of wind and rain, which was severely felt in the neighbourhood of South Crosland. Even the inclement weather, however, did not materially interfere with the attendance at Church, the congrega- tion being a large one, and included many gentlemen from Huddersfield, who were intimately connected with the deceased. The Rev. William Le Neve Bower, Vicar; W. H. Girling, Rector of Lockwood; J. W. Town, Vicar of Lindley; and Canon Hulbert, took part in the Service. The Sermon was preached on Thursday by the Rev. Canon Joshua Ingham Brooke, M.A., Rector of Thornhill, who was a fellow student with Mr. Dyson, under the late Rev. George Hough. His text was, St. John viti chap., part of 47th verse, ‘ He that is of God heareth the voice of God ;’ and was most appropriate and practical. The musical portion of the service was ably rendered by the Voluntary Choir of the Church. The Offertory was LE. SUP.

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devoted towards removing the remaining cost of the Church Improvements. ‘The Services were continued on the following (Palm) Sunday, when Sermons were preached in the morning by Rey. Richard Collins, M.A., Vicar of Kirkburton ; in the after- noon by the Rev. Canon Hulbert, M.A., Vicar of Almondbury ; and in the evening by the Rev. E. C. Watson, Vicar of Meltham. Canon Hulbert expressed his satisfaction that the forms of Memorial had not been meretricious or Ritualistic; but such as were consistent with the doctrine which had been preached there for nearly 60 years ; and such as would benefit the congregation by enlarging the convenience of the House of Prayer. Which work he hoped to be spared to see completed ; and which he was sure would have been much more satisfactory to the object of their respect than any marble monument. He trusted that their present faithful Minister, whom (not without the advice of the departed) he had had the privilege to appoint, would be thus cheered in his work —the sorrowing relatives soothed in their sorrow, and the rising generation stimulated to shew like respect by walking in his steps. May the Lord be able to say of each (in the words of his text), ‘ He, she, they have done what they could.’ Mark xiv, 8. The Collections altogether reached nearly 450. Our additional volume now closes; which has been expanded by the records of so many excellent Churchmen and Church- women in the neighbourhood, who have been gathered to their rest during the twelve months of its production, without any particular local cause. The Church at this season of Easter glories in the Resurrection of Him who was the first fruits of them that slept. We conclude, therefore, with the Church’s Prayer :—“ We also bless Thy holy name for all Thy servants departed this life in Thy faith and fear, beseeching Thee to give us grace, so to follow their good examples that we with them may be partakers of Thy ever- lasting kingdom. Amen.”

The Author indulges his feelings by adding the following Hymn by his late beloved wife; about to be sung at the Whitsuntide Anniversary of the Almondbury and Longley Sunday Schools :—

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How meek should be the infant’s voice, When lifted to adore ! Its heart and lips in very deed At mercy’s gate implore. Tow pure should be the infant’s prayer ! How ardent ! how sincere ! How simply should it ask and trust That One above will hear.

O ! may no wicked thoughts invade Our breasts while now we sing, But humbly be our offerings made To Christ our heavenly King. And may the same devotion’s power Thus warm the Christian’s breast, When storms and tempests hang around, To break his peaceful rest.

And may the Church thus simply lift Her trusting heart and eyes ; And rolling off her load of care, On wings of rapture rise. Until within the heavenly shrine Her child-like spirit rest, And gazing on her Lord divine, Shall be for ever blest.

NOTES, ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.

BLACKBURNE Famity.-~ Mr. G. W. Tomlinson communicates : “‘T have a copy of an entry in the dated Monday, November gth, 1663, which gives me an account of George Blackburne, of Huthersfield, in the West of Yorkshire, near Halifax (a wealthy man), who committed suicide in York Castle ; where he was imprisoned for being concerned in some plot” RICHARDSON.—Martha, daughter of Christopher Richardson, baptized 15th December, 1697 (page 494 Annals), was daughter of Christopher, Son of the Rev. C. Richardson ; Mr. Richardson, senior, died at Liverpool in 1698.

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Hon.Lty.—We have discovered in our Register the burial of William Ramsbottom, Curate of Honley, January 17th, 1690-1, not named in the List, page 296 Annals. OLDFIELD.—Gravestone, page 559, for Oldroyd read Oldfield. Suaw.—Gravestone, page 541, for Ann read Alice Shaw, wife of John.

OLD ENTRIES IN REGISTER.

1695, August.—Dorothea Philipson, vidua Johannis Philipson, Armigeri de Calgarth in Comitatu Westmorland, que fuit filia Christopheri Crackenthorpe de Newbiggin, Armigeri in Comitatu preedicto, sepult 20°. 1694-5, Januarii.—Johannes fil. Cari Philipson, bapt. 8°. 1695, Martis.—Johannes fil. Johannis Beaumont de Over- Longley, bapt. 12°. 1695, Januarii.—Dominus Georgius Kay de Woodsome et Dorothea Savile de Greetland, nupt. 1°. 1695, Februarii.—Georgius filius Thomz Thornhill de Ffenay, bapt. 4to. 1696, Nov.—Uxor Ricardi Pilkington generosi, sepult 20°. 1697, April.—Everilda filia Thomze Thornhill de Fenay, bapt. 1700, Septembris.—Anna Kay de Woodsome, generosa Virgo Eximize et Charitatis, filia Dominis Johannis Kay de Woodsome Lees defuncti, et soror Johannis Kay, nunc viventis Domini, sepulta fuit 16mo. 1701, Novembris.—Christophorus Lister, de Thornton Hall in Craven, Armiger, sepult 12. 1701.—Jacobus fil: Roberti Francis de Edge, in Austonley Schismatice baptizatus decimo die Novembris, per Presbyterum Nonconformantem. 1700, Feb.—Ricardus fil. Leonardi Pilkington de Longley Hall generosi, sepult 17. 1701, April.—Filia Emmanuelis Beaumont de South Crosland, bapt. 9 Junit.—Catherina filia Georgii Kay de Woodsome generosi uxor Gul Taylor de Xland Hall, primo die.

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The Hon. Henry LEGGE, whose very recent marriage is recorded in page 75 of this Supplement, was called into service _ as an Officer of the rst Coldstream Guards in the Soudan expedi- tion, on the rgth February, 1885. APPLEYARD RicH.—In page 223 read buried 1583. The Author willingly gives the Corrections acknowledged here and in former -parts of his work; but is thankful that, coming from laborious and learned critics, they prove its geveral correctness. ARMITAGE.—A Monument has been placed in St. Luke’s Church, Milnsbridge, to the late Mrs. Caroline Jane Armitage, relict of George Armitage, Esq., J.P., by their son, Mr. Joseph Armytage Armitage, J.P., of Woodfield. She died at Scarborough, March 16th, 1882. See page 518. From the Yorkshire Weekly Post, April 4th, 1885 :—‘‘ Records of Quarter Sessions. Leeds, 1777.—On petition from Kirkburton, Almondbury and Huddersfield, certificate for brief granted to raise contributions owing to severe losses by tremendous thunderstorm on the 23rd July, doing damage £4,322, and followed ‘by a most amazing fall of rain’ that exceeded anything that was ever known or heard of in that country; the flats of the neighbouring mountains appearing like a sea, and ina short space of time the Coln rose seven and eight yards, rapidly sweeping away horses, barns, stables, mills, bridges, dams, &c.

EVENTS IN PROSPECT. HOLME BRIDGE CHURCH.

The following circular has been issued, and we have already heard of £25 promised by Joseph Crosland, Esq., although not connected with the place :— has long been thought that a Chancel ought to be added to Holme Bridge Church. It was talked of for many years, but no determined effort was made. An addition has been made to the Church Yard, and it is thought that an effort should be made to carry out the Chancel scheme. A Stained Glass Memorial Window has been promised for the East end of the Chancel, and a sum of between £500 and £600 has been raised by the

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Congregation towards the £1000 required. We theréfore feel justified in appealing to Churchmen generally, and trust that we may receive their generous support. J. T. Vicar.

ARTHUR TINKRR,

hurchwardens. JOHN HOoLLINGWorTH, ke ee

April, 1885.”

LONGLEY MISSION CHURCH.

It having become a matter of complaint on the part of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools that the Church furniture in the Lowerhouses National School was a great impediment to Educa- tion, it has been decided by the Managers to devise some plan for its removal, and a distinct building for sacred purposes to be erected either temporarily in wood, or permanently in a building of sufficient size for the present demand, with provision for enlarge- ment when required and means afforded. The late Major-Graham had made choice of a suitable site above Longley Hall, and if spared, would have promoted, with Sir John William Ramsden, the erection of a permanent Church.

SLAITHWAITE-CUM-LINGARDS,

LAYING THE CORNER STONE OF THE SLAITHWAITE NEw CEMETERY CHAPEL.

The burial accommodation of Slaithwaite having become almost fully taken up, the Burial Board formed in September, 1883, resolved to procure land, lay it out for a Cemetery, and build a Mortuary Chapel. Land prettily situated in Lingards, on the hill side on the Manchester Road, belonging to the Earl of Dartmouth, was purchased. ‘The measurement of the land is 3a. 2r. Iop., and the cost was £665, inclusive of the timber on the small portion not agricultural. Total estimated cost 439247 178. gd. Mr. B. Stocks, of H{uddersfield, is the Architect. On Saturday Afternoon, April 25th, 1885, the Corner Stone of the Chapel was laid by Mr. Joseph Brierley, Chairman of the Burial Board, who

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is also Chairman of the Local Board. A procession was formed at the Masonic Hall, consisting of the Incumbent (the Rev. HH. Rose), the Rev. I. Harding (Wesleyan Minister, Linthwaite), the Rey. James Evans (Minister of Pole Moor Baptist Chapel, Golcar), Mr. Joseph Brierley, and the members and officers of the Burial and Local Boards, the Contractors, the Architects, representatives of the Local Boards of adjoining Townships, and others. They walked to the site, and in the presence of a small assemblage of the inhabitants the ceremony of laying the Corner Stone was performed. The Rev. H. EI. Rose delivered an appropriate address, and was followed by Mr. J. Sugden, Huddersfield. Mr. Brierley then laid the Corner Stone in the name of the Trinity, and thanked those present for their attendance. At the close of the ceremony the procession returned to the Masonic Hall, and those composing it, together with several other gentlemen, were entertained at an excellent dinner by Mr. Joseph Brierley. After dinner he proposed the toast of “ The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family,” and “ The Bishop and Clergy of the diocese, and the Ministers of all other denominations,’ to which the three Ministers named above responded in terms of cordial friendship to each other. The ‘Health of the Chairman, Mr Brierley,” proposed by Mr. J. Sugden, was heartily drank, and the proceed- ings were of a very harmonious character.

ELEVATIONS AND GEOLOGICAL FEATURES OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD.

The following extracts from a pamphlet, on “The Sanitary condition of Huddersfield,” by Samuel Knaggs, Esq, M.R.C.S., published in 1857, will illustrate the description of the country in the first chapter of the ‘Annals of Almondbury,” and also the Geological references to the Colne Valley by Mr. Jabez E. Mayall in the preceding Supplement. Happily the Corporation of Hud- dersfield has since acted very effectively on the lines suggested, with respect to water and drainage, by Mr. Knaggs :—

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‘“ Huddersfield, one of the principal seats of the woollen manufacture, is situated in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 24 miles north-east of Manchester, and 189 miles north-north-west of London. ‘This town may be considered as the centre of a highly populous and flourishing neighbourhoed, comprising as it does within a radius of six miles in circumference, a population con- siderably exceeding 100,000 persons, and being located within easy distances of the great towns of Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Sheffield and Wakefield. The town itself stands on a plain, on the banks of the river Colne, for the most part declining from the north-west to the east, but also declining to the river on the south, and to the Hill House valley on the north; these large slopes aftord great natural facilities for removing the town’s drainage. The height above the sea, at the river to the east, is 200 feet ; to the north-west, near Edgerton, 446 feet ; to the South, at Longroyd Bridge, on the Colne, 260 feet; and to the Hill House Valley, near Bayhall, 250 feet. Castle Hill frowns over the town at a height of goo feet above the sea level; to the north-east, the Whitley Hall and Grange Moor range of hills attain the height of 775 feet ; the intervening hills of Almondbury Bank and Kilner Bank are respectively, at their summit level, the former 500 feet, the latter 400 feet ; to the north-by-west of the town, the Ainley and Fixby ridge varies from 693 feet to 850 feet above the sea level, and this range of hills is remarkable for its treasure of the finest grey slates and flag stones; whilst to the south-west, the altitude of the hills varies from 600 to 1,000 feet; these elevated ranges form a part of that remarkable chain of mountains called the back bone of Yorkshire, situate between Blackstone Edge and Standage. GEOLOGICAL FEATURES.—It cannot fail to strike the beholder that our town is situated where once great convulsions have taken place. We have evidence of this in the strata upon which the town is chiefly built. For, after removing the alluvial soil on the surface, we find beds of sand and clay containing large pieces of argillaceous sandstone, brought from a distance, sometimes in groups, and sometimes disseminated amongst the clay, some of

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them evidently waterworn. We also meet with boulders of a rock locally termed ‘ Ganister,’ also brought from a distance and water- worn. Abundance of them are found at Hill House, buried in the clay : they are of great specific gravity, and contain beautiful specimens of fossil plants, but so crushed and intermingled together that it is difficult to assign them to any known species of the fossil flora. There is sufficient reason for believing that the clay has been produced from the disintegration of the sandstone rock of the millstone grit series of our western moorlands, and that in the progress of the denudation of our moorland valley it has been swept down from higher ground and deposited on its present site, along with fragments torn from the rocks, and large boulders of ‘Ganister’ from the parent rock in the Marsden Valley, and far away from their present resting place. In our field walls these large irregular boulders, hard as iron, and indestructible as granite, are often seen ; they can be referred to no neighbouring quarry, and yet, perhaps, there are but few that think of the place from which they came, or of the velocity of the mighty wave of water that must have brought them here ! There is a rock of some thickness of argillaceous sandstone of smooth plain surface which caps the high ridges of the hills to the eastward of this place; under it, alternating with beds of shale and bands of sandstone, lie the best seams of coal of the York- shire series. | These beds of rich bituminous coal lie conformably with the rock that covers them, and therefore ‘crop’ out, as the miners say, on the western sides of the hills, and disappear. ‘The rock is found to take an irregular course from Derbyshire, Sheffield, Penistone, Whitley Hall, Grange Moor, and neighbouring hills, Elland Edge, and Clayton Heights. Passing Idle and Chapel Allerton, it returns parallel with the river Aire, to the magnesian limestone. The town of Huddersfield is chiefly supplied with coal from Grange Moor and Flockton, a few miles distant ; for the more valuable beds run out and disappear on the western side of the Whitley Hall and Grange Moor ridge of hills. We have, however, several lower beds of the series in the neighbourhood, but of less

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thickness and value than those of the upper part of the series. The different layers of coals appear to be characterised by a some- what distinct flora. The upper beds, more particularly, contain beautiful specimens of tropical plants, calamites, lepidodendrons, etc.; and from the lower beds, worked in Grimescar wood, some of the finest specimens of ammonites have been seen, converted into iron pyrites, and being in appearance like gold. One of the lower beds of coal is worked at Steel Common, and fine fossil specimens of organic remains are frequently discovered. These lower beds, rising towards the moor lands to the west of Hudders- field and Halifax, soon run out and disappear almost entirely. The millstone grit rock, with its series of sandstone rocks and shales, appear and cover the moorlands through a large district of country. In this rock coal seldom appears, except in thin bands, which are supposed to have no connection with the general coal field. The chief member of the millstone grit series is a conglom- erate rock, and forms the crags of our chief moorland eminences. It consists of fine large pebbles of quartz, waterworn, and cemented within a mass of granular siliceous particles, by the intervention of oxide of iron. We have specimens of it at Mytholm Bridge, Netherton, Quarmby, Halifax, and Harrogate. But its chief accompaniment is one of the finest siliceous grit stones containing magnesia ; witness the beautiful—almost palatial—structures now rising in Huddersfield and Dewsbury. This beautiful freestone is quarried at Marsh and Quarmby Edge, above this town. It is imperishable, and thoroughly imper- vious to moisture ; and will ultimately render Huddersfield one of the finest towns in the kingdom. We must not forget to notice another rock, higher in the series; the fine slates and flagtones of Elland Edge, which have obtained, and most justly so, a wide reputation. WaTER SuppLy.—The qualities of the indispensable agent, water, must necessarily partake of the nature of the inferior beds or strata through which it has to percolate; and its purity will for the most part be in the indirect ratio of their solubility, with the exception of certain substances derived from another source in the

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following manner: Rain water, descending upon and entering the ground, contains a notable quantity of carbonic acid and ammonia. The ammonia will be retained by the surface soil as a manurial agent; the freed carbonic acid will combine with the carbonate of lime and render it soluble, as also with the magnesia and protoxide of iron; part of these salts in solution may be rejected as useless, and pass away in the water to the inferior strata. But the chlorides of calcium and sodium are always present in soils under cultivation. They are derived from the manure applied to the land for that purpose ; and every particle of the manurial elements is firmly retained in the soil, while the chlorides for the most part are rejected, and not being necessary to vegeta- tion, are likewise by descending rain removed from the soil and carried down to the inferior strata, and there accumulating, this water forms springs and streams for the future use of man. Hence it is that we find the purest spring water never entirely free from these mineral impregnations, as well as other ingredients, dissolved from the different strata it has had to traverse in its passage down- wards. The quantities of these ingredients vary greatly : to the westward of Huddersfield the rocks are nearly insoluble ; and, as our water is collected over a large area of the millstone grit series, it contains few ingredients except those, as before described, which must of necessity be present. The reservoirs for supplying the town are situated at a high level near Longwood, and the supply is very considerable from the natural springs which gush out from beneath the millstone grit rock. To increase that supply several artesian wells have been bored to a considerable depth, which probabiy has not improved the purity of the water. This Longwood water was analysed some time ago by Mr. Marriott. The quantity of solid matter was inconsiderable, consisting principally of carbonate and sulphate of lime, and a trace of oxide of iron. The water of the Royleshead springs contained 2% grains of solid matter in the gallon; of Bunney Clough, 13 grains ; and of Cloughead, 6% grains. The latter contains some

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alumina, and all the samples contain a trace of chlorides and organic matter. The supply of this excellent water to the township, and a few hundred tenements beyond, has been since last October 700,000 gallons per day. The average daily supply throughout the year is underrated at 450,000 gallons, which, distributed amongst 6,200 tenements, is in the proportion of 72 gallons to each, or between 13 and 14 gallons to each individual. This ample supply could very easily be enlarged should the necessities of the town require it, for, at the present time, the waste during periods of overflux would be amply sufficient to fill another reservoir. But to the south and east of this town the case is different. The descending rain has to pass through almost innumerable beds of shale (particularly to the eastward) bands of stonebind, soluble partly in acid, nodules of iron, and iron pyrites; and on making its appearance as spring water it is found in many cases of a very indifferent quality. There is a very curious circumstance in connection with the artesian wells of this neighbourhood. On penetrating beneath the fireclay and micaceous sandstone a strongly alkaline water is obtained. In the valley to the south of Almondbury, at Rush- field, 375 feet above the sea level, this water was obtained at a distance of 55 yards from the surface ; on penetrating the mica- ceous sandstone this water rose to a height of 48 yards. Ata distance of 150 yards from the above-mentioned well another was sunk, and this water was reached 18 yards from the surface. On the south side of Castle Hill, in the same valley, 600 feet above the sea level, the same strongly alkaline water was reached at a depth of 28 yards ; it rose to within six yards of the surface. The Messrs. Brooke, of Armitage Bridge, and Mr. Atkinson, of Bradley Mills, have likewise bored, and found the same description of water, which has been analysed by Mr. Jarmain, of Almondbury, and found to contain the carbonates of iron, lime and magnesia, silicate of soda, sulphate of soda, chloride of sodium, carbonate of maganese, and carbonate of soda, the latter in very considerable

quantity.”

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BIRKS MILL, ALMONDBURY.

In page 176 of the Annals the Author has stated that these Mills were, in the last generation, erected by Mr. John Nowell. Mr. Edward Parkin, of Lumb, informs him that they were erected about the beginning of the present century by a Company of 20 Shareholders, consisting of his father, Mr. William Parkin ; Mr. Nowell, father of John ; and members of the families of Sykes, of Townend ; Cockhill, of Dalton; Fisher, of Birks ; and others. They were afterwards reduced to 12, including Mr. John Nowell and Dr. Bennett, and last of all disposed of to Messrs. Taylor, the present occupiers under the Earl of Dartmouth. PARKIN TOMBSTONE, page 57, is corrected in general list,

page 544.

Sie CEHLURCH, | HONERY

The Rev. Edward Lionel Walsh, late Rector of Arborfield, Berks, having been instituted to the Chapelry of Honley by the Venerable Archdeacon Cust, by commission for the Lord Bishop of Ripon (in exchange with the Rev. John Jones), a solemn Service was held in St. Mary’s Church, Honley, on Saturday Afternoon, May gth, 1885, when Canon Hulbert, as Patron, introduced Mr. Walsh to the Congregation by a short address on the Gospel for Rogation Day, the Ante-Communion Service being read by Mr. Walsh and other Clergy present, with appropriate hymns.

FARNLEY TYAS.

The Rey. Henry Frederick Beckett, M.A., Curate of Farnley Tyas, 1845-48, afterwards joined the Episcopal Church in Scotland, and became one of its Missionaries. He was made Canon of Cumbrae, in South Africa, 1852; Rector of St. Augustine, Lady- brand, in that Diocese. 1882; and died there, much lamented, in March, 1885.-—Guardian.

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James Rusby, Esq., F.R.H'S., has again communicated the following additions to the account of the ancient Tyas Family ; and others represented by the Earl of Dartmouth and Sir John L. Kaye, of Grange.—HuntTer’s SouTH YORKSHIRE, Vol. ii, p. 483. —BurcHwaLis. By a Deed, dated at Tankersley 1323, Richard Tyas, son and heir of Sir Frances Tyas, grants to Franco, his son, his Manor of Woodsome and Town of Farnley, and Tene- ments in Burghwalis and Skellon. See also pages 453, North Elmsall; 486, Burghwalis Church ; 300, Tankersley. The Yorkshire Archzological Journal contains a Pedigree of Tyas, Vol. vii, p. 132 ; and also particulars in other volumes. Extracts from KiRKHEATON REGISTER in the British Museum :— 1663, Jan. 19, Bapt., Ann, Dr. of Sir John Kay. 1668, June 3, Bur., Sir Thomas Beaumont, of Whitley. 1698, Nov. 10, Married, John North, of Almondbury, and Sarah Hirst, of the Parish of Kirkheaton. 1702, Sep. 7, Married, Joseph Armitage and Mary Heaton. 1725, Mar. 28, Married, William Haigh, of Almondbury, and Mary Oates, of Denby. 1733, Aug. 17, Bapt., Lister, Son of Sir John Kay, of Grange, Bart. 1736, Sept. 8, Bap., Richard, Son of Sir John Lister Kaye, Bart., Denby Grange. 1741, Mar. 31, Bapt., Dorothy, Dr. of Sir John Kaye, Denby Grange. 1743, July 26, Bapt., Miles, Son of Sir John Kaye, of Grange Hall.

THE HONORABLE HENRY CHARLES LEGGE.

This gallant Officer, whose departure for Egypt is noticed in page 185, has been preferred to a Captaincy in the Coldstream Guards, and is at Alexandria, on his return from the Soudan War, fulfilling the family motto, “ Gaudet tentamine virtus” (Virtue rejoices in trial).

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MR. ISAAC ROBSON, 183

The Rev. Thomas Newton, M.A., Vicar of Shepley, delivered a very interesting and powerful Lecture on General Gordon’s Death, in the Parish Church, Almondbury, on Wednesday evening, April tst, 1885, from the words “ He saved others—Himself He cannot save.” A Collection was made for the National School Society, to which Almondbury is much indebted.

CHURCE SCHOOLS:

On the Sunday after Ascension, May 17th, 1885, the Annual Sermons on behalf of the Church Sunday Schools were preached, in the morning by the Vicar; in the afternoon by the Rev. C. M. Sharpe, Curate of Holy Trinity, Huddersfield ; and in the evening by the Rev. Thomas Newton, M.A., Vicar of Shepley ; and liberal Collections were made. On Whit-Monday, May 25th, the Annual Gathering of Church Sunday Scholars and Teachers of Almondbury and Longley took place under very favourable circumstances. 270 children from the former and 120 from the latter district attended at Church, and were addressed by the Rev. Henry Whitley, from Zechariah iv, 10,—“ Who hath despised the day of smail things?” followed by the usual perambulation,‘festivity and recreation ; visiting the Vicarage, Fenay Lodge, Mr. C. Cockroft, Finthorp House, Lieut.- Colonel Bottomley, and Prospect House, Mrs. Parkin, singing the Anniversary Hymns, and they were at each place kindly received and_regaled. The evening was closed in the Cricket Field of the Grammar School, lent by the Rev. Frances Marshall, by the Evening Hymn and the Vicar’s Benediction. ‘The Longley School also visited Longley Hall and North Bank.

MR. ISAAC ROBSON.

On Friday, May zgth, this venerable Member and Minister of the Society of Friends, resident at Dalton, near Almondbury, but in the new Parish of Moldgreen, was committed to the grave, at the Burial Ground attached to the Friends’ Meeting House, Paddock, Huddersfield, having died the preceding ‘Tuesday, aged

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84 years ; and his equally venerable widow died on the day of his funeral, aged 85. A very large attendance of Clergy, Ministers and persons of various Christian denominations, in long proces- sion, including the Huddersfield Temperance Society (of which he was President), the Committee of the Huddersfield Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society (of which he was a Vice- President), expressed the general respect. He was born on the 2nd August, 1800. Second son of Thomas Robson, of Darlington, manufacturer. He was one of the recognised Ministers of the Society. He visited America and Russia on missions of piety and benevolence. He wrote a Pamphlet on ‘‘ Thoughts on Christian Worship ;” and died in simple faith in the blood of Jesus Christ which cleanseth from all unrighteousness, which was set forth by several speakers at the grave and in the Meeting House. He had been a member of the Town Council of Hud- dersfield, and his son, Mr. Joshua W. Robson, is now Chairman of the School Board. Among the family mourners was Mr. Joseph Green, of Stanstead, Montfitchet, Essex, related by marriage to the Lacy family, of Chichester, and thereby to the Author of these Annals, who had the pleasure of a sweet spiritual interview with the venerable pair not long before their death ; having known Mr. Robson for 30 years, as a ‘‘ very Member incorporate of Christ’s Mystical body which is the blessed company of all faithful people,” although not in external conformity with the Established Church. And he alluded to the event: the following Sunday (Trinity) in preaching on Ephesians ii, 17, “Through whom (Christ) we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.” The Author thus closes, on the first Anniversary of his bereave- ment of her who was his helper, these supplementary labours ; but which have tended to its alleviation. The Parish Church will, ere long, receive a permanent Memorial, in the shape of a REREDOs, originally worked for by herself and female friends, but now to be placed Jn Agemoriam ; where most we realize the fact that still :

** One family we dwell in Him, One Church, above, beneath ; Though now divided by the stream The narrow stream of death.”

ALMONDBEURY, JUNE 2ND, 1885.

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Abbott, Family Pedigree and Arms 73. T. E., Almondbury 73 Addenda and Corrigenda 53, 171! Albany, H.R.H. Duke of, at Hud- dersfield 49, 50 Aldred, H. W. 122 Allen Family 85. Benjamin Haigh 85. 85. John 89. Mrs, John, Obituary of 85 Almondbury, Burial Board 3, 138. Cockin Preaching in the Village 36. Additional Extracts from Poll Tax Roll 59. Coinage during Common- wealth 72. Tithe Rent Charge, Judgment in 1877 76. Visitation of Manor go. from Villenage and Bondage 9I!. Inscriptions in Cemetery 138—162 Almondbury, All Saints’ Church, Dry Rot remedied 1. Churchyard Im- provements 2. Hurricane 1883 2.

Meller Memorial Window 2. Lec- tern for Communion Table 3. Kay Incised Monument raised 3. Con-

secration of Additional Cemetery 3. Confirmation and Missions 4.

Ancient Allotment of Seats to Dis- |

tricts 8. began” 15599. Removal of Oak Timber from 22. Glebe Land, &c. g2. Copy of Terriers 127—133. Old Entries in Register 171 Almondbury Grammar School 5, 8, 37, 91. Constitutional Change 5, 92. Honours gained by Students

5. New Buildings completed 5. M. SUP.

“ Holy Communion

Inscriptions 87. | Funeral of |

Relief of Tenants |

In Woodsome Chartulary 8. Pro- fessor Cocker, a Scholar 37. Scheme for Administration by Charity Com- mission 92—I12 Almondbury Central National Schools Charity Commissioners’ Scheme for 113—119 Appleyard, of Longley, Family 17, 25,26, 122,171. ‘Pedigree 122— 124. Correction 173 Armitage Bridge Church Improve- ments 68, 125, 171

Armitage Family 68, 125, 173

Bamford William 32 Bardsley Rev. James W. 50 Barker Henry 69, 79 Batley Joseph, Obituary of 121 Batley Family 125 Batty B. N. Rockley 115 Beaumont Family—Robert in Sanctu- ary at Beverley 26. Romanists, 1604 27. Arms 27. M. Black- burne, Tenant of 39. Registers of at Kirkheaton 182 Beaumont Park, gift of Beaumont H. F. 48 Opened by Duke of Albany 49 Beckett Rev. Canon 22, 181 Berry Brow, New Chapel 80 Beverley, Sanctuary of 26 Birks Mill 181 Blackburne Family 171 Blackburne Michael, Cornet—History and Exploits of in Great Rebellion

39 Bolton Rev. H. S. 4

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Bottomley Rev. Samuel 34, 35 Bottomley Lieut.-Colonel. 183 Bradley Rev. J. A. 4, 167 Brigg J. F. 2, 5, 49, 115 Brooke, of Honley, Family 85. Thomas 29, 56, 80, 94. Rev. J. Ingham 169. William 56, 94 Burton or Byrton Family 71 Butler J. D. 56, 113 Byram Alderman J., Obituary of 82

Calvert George, Obituary of 51. Ser- mon by Vicar of Almondbury 52 Carr Rev. Stephen 126 Cemetery, Almondbury, Inscriptions in 138—162 Chamberlain Family 125 Charity Commission, Scheme for Almondbury Grammar School 92. National School 113 Clifford Rev. William 33 Coates Family 6. Death of Mrs, Coates by Railway Accident 6 Cocker Rev. Professor 37. Adven- tures in the Pacific 37 Cockin Rev. Joseph 34, 35. Rev. John, of Holmfirth 36 Cockroft Charles 117, 183 Coleman’s Catalogue of Pedigrees, Extracts from 68 Coley, Rev. T. Ellison, Curate of 32 Collins Rev. R., the late 115 Colne Valley, Geological Formation 31. Great Flood 171 Cook Rev. T. H. 27 Could Hill, Almondbury 39 Coulton Rev. George 27 Cox Rev. T., Heath 32, 124 Crosland, South, Vicars 27. Correc- tions of Errors in previous pages 27. New Window and Improvements

INDEX.

in Church 27, 28, 124. Memorial to Mr. Dyson 71, 167, 169 Crosland Joseph 173

Dartmouth Family connection with William Walter, Earl of 1. Marriage of second Son of 75 Day John 4, 56, 94. Obituary of 59 —62. Sermon by the Vicar of Almondbury 61 Deanhead, Church and Valley 31 Denham Thomas 137 Denby Grange 23 Dighton Family, of Woodsome in Batley 7 Dison James,

Kaye 23.

** Westwood, Slaughwait,” 1571 11 Durker Rood 27 Dyson George, Netherton, Obituary of 28. Memorial Pulpit 71, 124, 167, 169 Dyson Edward 115 Dyson Lister 115

near

Easter Dues in Almondbury Parish 129 Easther Rev. A. 21, 22 Edwards Rev. H. 58

Elland Clerical Society 35, 46. List of Members 47 Ellison Rev. Timothy 32. Oliver Heywood, Opinion of 32 Falconer Rev. E. G. 4 Farnley Tyas 7, 16. Wesleyan

Chapel 81. Fenay Discovery in 6 Fenay William 6

Canon Beckett 181

Flood and Thunderstorm 173 Flower Rev. W., Memorial to 121 Fremantle Very Rev. W. R. 50 Franks Rev. J. C. 6, 47, 89

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187

Giffard Mr., Judgment concerning { Hulbert Rev. Canon 63, 94, 113.

Tithes 76 Girling Rev. W. H. 64 Gordon General 183 Graham R. H. 56. Obituary of 161 Graham Rev, John 166 Greaves Rey. Nicholas 72 Green-Armytage Family 16 Greenhead Park, Opening 51 Green Joseph 184 Gurgoyle, Origin of Term 22

Hall Bower 51 Haworth, Rev. T. Ellison, Curate of 32 Hayford Rev. Dennis 33 Heald Family 55 Heaton Richard, Obituary of 82 Helme, Vicars 27. Hellmuth, Bishop 4 Henshaw Thomas, of Oldham 69 Hepworth, of Fletcher House, Family 17 Heywood Oliver, Reference to Ric- hardson J., Reference to Ellison 32 Highroyd House, Restoration of 68 Hillyerd Rev. S. J., of Farnley Tyas 16 Holden Isaac, M.P., at a School at

Corrections 27

Lingards 30 Holme Bridge Church 173 Holmes Richard, Histories of Ponte- fract 39 Holmfirth 31. Church 31. Rev. John Cockin 36. Re-building of Wes- leyan Chapel 80 Honley 35, 68. born there 35. 126, 171. Exchange of Livings 126 and 181 Huddersfield, Technical School 5, 29, 50. Social Science Congress 50. Mr. Knaggs 176

Rev. Joseph Cockin Curates of 125.

Mrs. Mary 57. Obituary of 62— 64. Sermons at Almondbury 64. Verses on by Rev. W. H. Girling 65. Poem by 66. 171. Reredos ta 184. 68. Rev. R. M. 67

Hymn by Mrs. Rev. J. L.

| Jackson Right Rev. J., Bishop of

London 90

| Jerrard Sir Gilbert 125 | Jessop’s Diary 72

Jones Rev. Lewis, Church building 22 Jones Rev. John 126, 181

Kaye Family 8, 9, 69, 71, 91, 172. Arthur 7. John 7, 8, 9. Robert, who lived at Slaithwaite 9. Sir John and Richardson 9. _ Lister-Kaye Branch 23, 24, 182 Kirkburton, Manor and Advowson of 71. Great Flood 1877 171 Kirkheaton, Sykes and Richardson, Rectors of 11,12. Value of Living Duke of Albany at

Extracts from

in 1649 12. Church there 50. Register 182 Knaggs Samuel on Elevations and Geological Features 175

Lacy, of Chichester, Family 65, 184 Lascelles Hall 9, 53. Christopher Richardson at 9. Condition of in 1644 13. Bought by Joseph Walker 14 Laycock, Dyson and Laycock 28 Laycock J. C. 28. Obituary of 133

ame Learoyd S. 79 Lees Rev. Thomas, Letter about

Woodsome 21 Legge Hon. H. C., Marriage of 75, 171. Preferment 184

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Lewthwaite Rey. Thomas 18 Lingards Proprietary School 30 Linthwaite, New National School 57 Lister John, Shibden Hall, Halifax 53, 125. Christopher 172 Lister-Kaye Family 23, 24, 71. Arms 24 Lloyd Rev. George, Obituary of 122 Lockwood Hall, Letter of John Ash- ton as to Site of 15 London, late Bishops of 86, 90 Longley Hall, Old or Upper, Restor- ation of 26, 167 Longley National School, Enlarge- ment of, Bazaar, &c., 56. Proposed Church 174 Longley, of Dalton, Family 72 Longwood, Discovery of Roman Altar 74

Mackimm Rev. D. J. 69 Madden Rev. G. C. B. 80 Maddocks Rev. H. J. 89 Maddox Rev. R. H. 48, 50 Manchester, Salford Chapel 70 Marsden Church and Valley 31 Marshall Rev. Francis 3, 5, 56, 113, 183 Marshall Dr., Editor of Genealogist 7 Mayall Jabez E. 30. Opinions on Colne Valley Geology 31. of Family 32 Meeke Rey. William, Imprisonment of 70 Meller Abraham and Martha, Win- dow 2 Mellor Wright 51 Meltham 32, Timothy Ellison 32. Convalescent Home 79 Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Berry Brow 80 Midgley Thomas 3, 115

Origin

INDEX.

Morehouse’s History of Kirkburton 71 Musgrave Archdeacon 125

Newcastle, Bishop of 73 Newsome 72. Improvements. in Parish, Church and Schools 17—a21. Window to Memory of Mrs. Dyson Taylor 20. Inscription on Vicarage 21 Newton Rey. Thomas 183 North Family 55, 126 Nowell J. F. 22. John 181

Parker Rev. John 4 Parkin Edward 56, 117 Parkin Mrs. 183 Philipson Family 172 Pilkington Family 172 Pontefract Castle, Siege of 40, 41 Priestley James 1, 94. Offer of Trees to Almondbury Churchyard 1 Primrose Hill Mission Church 69 Pule Hill, Ancient Ice Grooves 31

Ramsden Family 125. Sir John William, Bart. 1, 56, 84, 85, 94. Lady H. Guendolen 84 Rashcliffe 69 Radcliffe Sir Percival, Bart. 75 Reed (hy. nHs Richardson Rev. Christopher 9, 11, 53. At Woodsome to. Preaching at Slaithwaite 11. Marriage 13. Death 14. Descendants of 14, 171 Richardson John, of Ravensfell, Brom- ley 11 Richardson, of Sheriff Hutton, Family 12 Ripon, Right Rev. W. Boyd Carpen- ter, Bishop of, Welcome to 84 Ripon, Right Rev. R. Bickersteth, Bishop of 84

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Ripponden Church and Valley 31 Robson Isaac and Sarah 183 Rusby James 25, 54, 55, 122, 182. Robert 55 Rushbearing 31

Schools’ Anniversary 183 St. Bartholomew, Dedication Churches to 31 Schofield William, of Netherthong 36 Seymour Family 69 Sheard Michael 6 Sharpe Rev. C. M. 183 Sikes Sir C. W. 29 Slaithwaite 8, 30, 64, 65. of in Woodsome Chartulary 8. Hall 8. Richardson preaching at 11. Tablet in Church to Hulbert Family 67. New Cemetery 122, 174 Smith Rev. W. J. Spriggs 4 Somerset, Duke of 5, 29. Duchess of 84, 85

of

Mention

Death of

Taylor and Littlewood, manufacturers |

17 Taylor Mrs. H. D., Memorial Win- dow to at Newsome 20 Taylor John Edward 94

Taylor Rev. R. T., Author of Leeds |

Worthies, &c. 34, 53 Taylor, of Blackley, Family 66 Taylor J. E. and R. B, 3 Thornhill de Fenay 172 Thornton Joe 5 Tithes, Judgment concerning Collec- tion of 76, Redemption of 122. Commutation of in Almondbury Parish 129

189

Tolson R. H.,-of Dalton 14 Tomlinson G. D., Portraits by 29, 82. Obituary of 33. G. W., Account of Founders of Huddersfield Sub- scription Library 36 Townley, of Almondbury and New- some, Family 73 Tyas Family 182

Upperthong Schools, Improvements in 121

Venn Rev. H. 34, 35 Vickerman Mrs. 1

Walker Dr., Almondbury in Feudal

Times 91 Walsh Rev. E. L. 126. Induction of 181 Water Supply 178. Wells 180

Wesleyan Body 80, 81 Whitley Rev. H. 4, 64, 113, 184 Whitley Family 55 Whitney J. P. 5 Whitsuntide Sermon and Feast 184 Wolsey Thomas, Extracts from Regis- ter of 25 Woodsome Hall 6, Chartulary of 7. Oak Beam, &c. 22. **Cathedral ”’ 22 Woodsome Mill, Plague at 9

Origin of

Woodsome in Batley 6, 7 Wormall Family, Additional Pedi- gree of 84 Wormall’s Charity 5 Wrigley G. H., Obituary of 29

York, Archbishop of 73

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