The Annals of Yorkshire; From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

The Annals of Yorkshire; From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... this monument to be ereoted. Mr. Leigh's remains were interred in the family vault at Up Holland Abbey church, in the count! of Lancaster.." May 16th. Died, at Halton, near Leeds, Thomas Rollinson, gardener. He was 100 years old on the 27th January, 1831. With the exception of the loss of his eyesight 8 short time before his death, he had enjoyed uninterrupted good health. He had a perfect recollection of visiting the encampment on Clifi"ord moor, in 1745; and many other events of that period were frequent subjects of his aged narration. He lived to see four generations of his own descendants, who all attended him to his grave. Thoufill humble in life, he adorned his station for more than a den' tury by a lite of integrity, sobriety," and industry. ' ' I831. May 27th. A very violent thunder storm occurred at Leeds. The electric fluid knocked down one of the chimneys of the residence of Mr. Barnard Brown, of Burmantofts, and afterwards passed through the roof to the bell wires, several of which fell to the floor in a state offusion. The wires acting as conductors, passed through nearly every room in the house, turning the walls at the angle of the wires to the colour of brimstone, interspersed with black, and filling many parts of the apartments with smoke. The persons in the house sustained no injury. On Sunday, the 5th of June, the body of Thomas Rothery, a dyer, (whose death was occasioned by his having fallen into a dye-pan filled with heated liquor, in the dye-house of Messrs. Scarth and Sons), was interred in the burial ground of the episcopal chapel, at Wortley; and on the Tuesday night following, was stolen from the grave. A Mr. John Hodgson, clerk to Mr. Gaunt, solicitor, was taken into...show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 544g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862937
  • 9781236862938