Ralph Thoresby, the Topographer; His Town and Times: Volume 1 (1885) by D.H. Atkinson

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Ralph Thoresby, the Topographer; His Town and Times: Volume 1

Ralph Thoresby (1658–1725) was an antiquarian, who was born in Leeds and is widely credited with being the first historian of that city. Besides being a merchant, he was a non-conformist, fellow of the Royal Society, diarist, author, common-councilman in the Corporation of Leeds, and museum keeper.

Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: The Thoresby Family (page 1)
    Pedigeee — Ralph Thoresby's Birth and Schooling — Leeds and the Thoresbys — From the Reign of James the First to the Restoration — Operation in Leeds of the Act of Uniformity — Death of the Mother of Ralph Thoresby
  • Chapter 2: Thoresby's Youth (page 44)
    John Thoresby and Leeds Nonconformity — Ralph Taken to London — Return — Brickwork — Sent to Holland — Return — County Elections — Death of John Thoresby — His Will
  • Chapter 3: From A.D. 1679 to 1683 (page 76)
    Ralph Thoresby's Trouble — Dr. Johnston — Estate at Rock — Journey on Account of It — The Idles — Second Journey North — To London — To Stittenham — To Harrogate — Lady Barwick's Chaplain — Durham — By Lynn to London — Duke of Monmouth — Return Home — Stageplays — Resolutions and Pursuits — Bryan Dixon — at Durham Again — Flood in Leeds — County Election — Funerals — Supposed Shower of Wheat — at Harrogate and Copgrove — in Derbyshire — Address of Leeds Corporation to the King — Dr. Sharp, Dean of Norwich, in Leeds — Lamentations for Wasted Time — Journey to Scotland — the Waddington's and Gipton Spring — Joseph Boyse — Change in Court Policy Upon Nonconformity — Thoresby at Home — The Sykehouse Family — Garden in the Calls — Remuneration of Minister at Mill Hill — Journey to Manchester and Chester — Thoresby's Literary Pursuits — Ledston Hall — Mill Hill Meetinghouse Closed — Harrogate — Secret Nonconformist Services — At Harrogate Again — At Halifax — Murder of the Scurrs at Beeston — Lambert, and Lodge the Engraver — Comet — Mr. Boyse and Holland — Swaith Hall — Chapeltown Moor — Hildyard of York — Proposed Exchange of Books — the Steward of Howley — To Durham, and Return Through North and East Ridings — Death of Mr. Brearcliffe of Halifax — Dr. Johnston — Ackworth — Dancing School in Leeds — Coach Journey to London — The Milners — At York — New Publications — End of First Volume of Thoresby's Diary
  • Chapter 4: From A.D. 1683 to 1685 (page 198)
    Re-Commencement of Thoresby's Diary — Death of the Incumbent of St. John's — His Successor — Edward Preston, the Runner — the Ryehouse Plot — Mr. Stretton in Newgate — Performance in Leeds by S. Fry of Dorsetshire — Indictment of Thoresby Under the Conventicle Act — Archbishop Dolben — Frost of 1684 — To London — Eastland and Hamburgh Companies — Thoresby's Business Qualifications — Home by Windsor and Oxford — at Denton Hall and Skipton — Bishop Lake — Bishop Moreton — Again at Manchester — Heywood's Life of Angier
  • Chapter 5: Courtship and Marriage (page 232)
    Miss Hill — Miss Denham — Mary Cholmley — Anna Sykes
  • Chapter 6: In the Reign of James the Second (page 247)
    Public Apprehensions — Address of Corporation to King James — Thoresby's Father-in-law Imprisoned — Illegal Quartering of Troops — Thoresby at Mass — With Mr. Sykes to Derbyshire — Limited Means — James the Second's Declaration — Death of Henry, Lord Fairfax — Expected County Election — Revolution of 1688 — Narrow Escape from Fire
  • Chapter 7: Thoresby's Conformity (page 268)
    Change of Vicars at Leeds — Nonconformist Conference at Wakefield — Lord Wharton's Bibles — Death of Rev. Thos. Sharp — His Successor at Mill Hill — Archbishop Sharp — Thoresby's Conformity
  • Chapter 8: Secular Concerns (page 318)
    Sheepscar Oil Mill — Death of Mr. Sykes — Consequent Responsibilities — To Cumberland — Another Wedding — Municipal Affairs — Leeds Waterworks — Corporate Honours — Monetary Difficulties — Death of Relatives and Friends — Family Troubles — Death of Dean Gale — Of Oliver Heywood — End to Thoresby's Trading — Public Events to the Accession of Queen Anne
  • Chapter 9: Literary Engagements (page 367)
    Thoresby's Business Qualifications — Sir John Cutler — Gascoigne of Parlington — Gibson's Camden — To Cambridge and London — By Oxford Home
  • Chapter 10: Ralph Thoresby, Fellow of the Royal Society (page 392)
    Dr. Martin Lister — Roman Altars — On Antiquities Found in Yorkshire — Thoresby Elected Fellow of the Royal Society — His Further Communications

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