The Yorkshire Coiners, 1767-1783; And Notes on Old and Prehistoric Halifax

The Yorkshire Coiners, 1767-1783; And Notes on Old and Prehistoric Halifax

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...of the wool, both by women and horses hired for the job, from Heptonstall and Elland to Halifax, where it was sold, and the cost of driving the lambs of Heptonstall and Elland to Halifax, 17s." "Rent of the herbage of one garden (!) belonging to John Hanson, of Rastrick, for pasturing some of the said lambs, before their sale, together with the hire of one man tending the same, 15c!." We find from Master Fryston's Roll that, even in those days, some of the Halifax folk were not overforward in paying their just debts, for the Proctor was put to the expense of a journey from Wakefield to York, to procure citatory letters, out of the Consistory Court there, against certain persons owing divers small sums due to the Prior for tithe corn bought and not settled for. He has also had to spend the sum of 3s. 2d., faring from Wakefield to the Monastry of Blessed Mary, of York, in order to pay part of the subsidy granted by the Clergy to the King, and due from his master the Prior to the Crown. This business has occupied two days, going, tarrying, and returning. The " Vicar's Rate question " agitated the parish, also, in those times, for we learn that Sir John Savile has handed over to the agent of the Prior 26s. 8d., of the small tithes of Elland and other places, due to the Vicar of Halifax, until some good understanding shall have been arrived at between Sir Knight and Sir Priest. THE POPULATION OF HALIFAX IN THE REIGNS OF EDWARD III. AND RICHARD II. In the last year of the long reign of Edward III. (1377) a poll tax was granted by Parliament to the King, of 4d. from each person in the realm--mendicants excepted--male and female over fourteen years of age. Richard Robinson alias Walker, the tenant of the fulling mill, ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236915135
  • 9781236915139