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MELTHAM:

Extract from "The History of the Township of Meltham"


SURNAMES in this extract:

ARMITAGE,
 
BEAUMONT
BERRY
 
CAMPINETT
CROSLAND
 
DYSON
 
EASTWOOD
 
FRYER
 
GLEDHILL
 
HAIGH
HARRISON
HELLIWELL
HINCHCLIFFE
HIRST
HOLROYD
HUGHES
 
LINLEY,
LITTLEWOOD
LOCKWOOD
 
MELLOR
MITCHELL
 
OLDFIELD
 
PARKIN
 
RAMSDEN
RAWDON
REDFEARN
ROEBUCK
 
SCHOLEFIELD
SHILLETOE
SWALLOW
 
TAYLOR
THORPE
TWEDELL
 
WATERHOUSE
WEEDALL
WINPENNY
WOOD
WOODHEAD

LOCATIONS in this extract:

Almonbury - Almondbury
Helme
Holmfirth
Honley
Linfitt
Meltham
Pighill
Roid
Thongs Greave
White Walk


From the a photocopy of part of an old book, The History of the Township of Meltham near Huddersfield in the West Riding of the County of York by the later Rev. Joseph HUGHES with additions by C.H. (?) published Huddersfield by JC CROSSLEY & Co 1866

(p 268) A COPY OF THE COURT ROLL OF MELTHAM in 1677

Manor of Meltham

The Court Baron of Richard BEAUMONT Esq [probably of Whitley Beaumont]

James TAYLOR, gentleman,
Joshua BEAUMONT,
Joshua HIRST,
John ARMITAGE,
Abraham BEAUMONT,
John WATERHOUSE,
Edward WATERHOUSE and
James TAYLOR,

in the reign of our Lord, Charles the Second of England etc ..., the 29th and in 1677,

before

Thomas BEAUMONT, Gentleman, Steward of the said Manor

Free tenants of Richard BEAUMONT Esq

William RAMSDEN,
John WOODHEAD,
Anthony OLDFIELD,
Francis WATERHOUSE in right of his Wife,
John WATERHOUSE,
John ROEBUCK for lands at Helme,
John HAIGH in right of his Wife

Free Tenants of James TAYLOR, Gentleman, and others

Anthony OLDFIELD,
Edwin TAYLOR,
George CROSLAND, Senior for the lands of John GLEDHILL,
Abraham BEAUMONT,
Edward TAYLOR,
Joshua BEAUMONT,
John TAYLOR.
Hellena BEAUMONT, Widow for the lands of James HAIGH,
Abraham BEAUMONT
John TAYLOR the elder of Helme,
John ROEBUCK,
John HAIGH in right of his Wife,
John HAIGH for the lands of George TWEDELL heir of John
HAIGH,
William HOLDROYD,
Francis WATERHOUSE,
John HELLIWELL

Tenants by lease and at will of Richard BEAUMONT Esquire

Thomas PARKIN,
Robert WEEDALL (WEDDELL?), Jnr,
Hugh TAYLOR of Roid,
Jeremiah LOCKWOOD,
James TAYLOR of Pighill,
Mary WATERHOUSE, widow,
Abraham HINCHCLIFFE

Tenants by Lease of James TAYLOR, and others,

John BERRY
Abraham HIRST
John EASTWOOD
Richard SCHOLEFIELD,
Anthony DYSON
George TAYLOR,
Joseph SHILLETOE,
Michael LITTLEWOOD
Godfrey LINLEY,
Abraham ARMITAGE
Joshua MELLOR
John MITCHELL

AN INQUISITION

taken there before the Lords of the manor on the oaths of

John TAYLOR of Helme,
James TAYLOR of Roid,
Joseph HAIGH,
Anthony OLDFIELD,
Thomas CAMPINETT,
Godfrey EASTWOOD,
John EASTWOOD,
Hugh TAYLOR,
(p. 269)
Thomas WINPENNY,
Matthew LOCKWOOD,
Anthony DYSON,
John WOODHEAD,
Thomas HARRISON and
John ARMITAGE, junior,

who say upon their oaths that [certain persons here named, ninety-eight in number,] [but unnamed in my photocopy] have dug turf and other fuel, and some, or one of them digs turf within this Manor, not having the right to do so. Therefore each of them is fined in the Court of the Lords as appears above the names of each of them[after in this transcript] the names of each of them (the fines vary from 2d - twopence ('tuppence') to 6d -sixpence ] - names not listed in my photocopy

Also the Jurors say and present that James TAYLOR of Roid [2/- - two shillings] and John ARMITAGE [2/- - two shillings] the younger have run sheep and each of them have run sheep to their damage within this Manor. Therefore are fined in the Court of the Lords as appears above [after in this transcript] the names of each of them.

Also, the Jurors say and present that John LITTLEWOOD of White Walk broke into the pasture of the Lords and dug turf within this Manor and sold it out of the Manor. Therefore he is fined in the Court of the Lords 3/4 (three shillings and fourpence)

Also the Jurors say and present that John ARMITAGE of Roid, put the sheep of others to depasture upon the free lands within this Manor. Therefore he is fined in the Court of the Lords 5/- (five shillings)

Also the Jurors say and present that the inhabitants of Thongs Greave have diverted the water from its ancient course within this Manor contrary to the penalty before laid. Therefore they are fined in the Court of Lords 10s (ten shillings)

Also the Jurors say and present that JOHN WOOD of Honley 3/4 (three shillings and four pence) , Joseph THORPE , senior of Linfitt and Joseph THORPE , junior 3/4 (three shillings and four pence) have dammed the water and have by reason thereof killed the Fish, and whoever of them has killed the fish or taken them alive within this Manor. Therefore each of them is fined in the Court of the Lords as appears above the names of each of them.

Also the Jurors say that Thomas SWALLOW, junior of Holmfirth did fish within this Manor. Therefore he is fined in the court of the Lords 2/6 (two shillings and sixpence)

Also the Jurors say and present that Joseph FRYER and his brother have committeed the like offence and they are fined in the Court of the Lords 6d. [sixpence] Also the Jurors say and present that James REDFEARN has forfeited to the Lords 2/6 [two shillings and sixpence] by a like act, therefore he is fined in the Court of the Lords 2/6 [two shillings and sixpence]

Also the Jurors say that John RAWDON of Almonbury [sic] did fish...

(end of p. 269 and end of my photocopy unfortunately - someone else with the reference may be able to continue it)


Data Transcribed from
The History of the Township of Meltham
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Transcribed by
Sue Eggins