Relics of Old Leeds

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P. Robinson, 1896 - Architecture - 70 pages

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Page 7 - An Act to amend and enlarge the powers of an Act passed in the thirtieth year of his present Majesty, for better supplying the town and neighbourhood of Leeds in the county of York with •water, and for more effectually lighting and cleansing the streets and other places within the said town and neighbourhood, and...
Page 45 - Here resteth the Body of Mr. John Harrison, The Wonder of his own, and Pattern of succeeding Ages. Eminent for Prudence, Piety, Loyalty, Charity, who (besides other Works of a pious Munificence,) And many great Instances of an excellent Vertue Founded an Hospital for Relief of Indigent Persons of good Conversation, and formerly industrious, Built the Free-School of this Town for the Encouragement of Learning. Together with a Chappell, this Church...
Page 21 - An act to amend and enlarge the powers of an act passed in the second year of the reign of his Majesty King George the Fourth, for supplying the towns of Old and New Brentford in the county of Middlesex, and other places therein mentioned, with gas ; and to raise a further sum of money for carrying on the said undertaking.
Page 47 - ... the profits towards the finding of one priest, sufficiently learned, to teach a free grammar school within the town of Leeds, for ever, for all such as should repair thereto, without taking any money, more or less, for teaching of the said children or scholars, saving of one penny of every scholar, to mention his name in the master's book, if the scholar have a penny, and if not, to enter and continue freely without any paying...
Page 19 - London. After the signal is given by the bell at the old chapel by the bridge, the cloth and benches are removed, so that the street is at liberty for the market people of other professions, as the country linen-drapers, shoomakers, hardwaremen, and the sellers of wood-vessels, wicker-baskets, wanded-chairs, flakes, &c.
Page 55 - Garter," saying, that if it were never in his own power, on sight of that token, his son would reward her. After the Restoration, the woman presented the token to the king, and told him the story. The king inquired whence she came? She said, from Leeds, in Yorkshire. Whether she had a husband ? She replied, yes. What was his calling? She said, an under-bailiff. Then, said the king, he shall be chief bailiff in Yorkshire.
Page 45 - ... learned man, to be a Schoole Maister, to teach and instruct freely for ever all such yonge scholars, youths and children, as shall come and resort to him from time to time, to be taught, instructed and informed in such a schoolhouse as shall be founded, erected, and builded by the paryshioners of the said town and parish of Leedes.
Page 13 - Mildmay, about 3o musketeers and 1ooo club-men marched on the south-side toward Wakefield, the rest on the north-side toward Woodhouse-moor. On the west-side we commended the cause to God by prayer : I dispatched a trumpeter to Sir William Saville, Commander in Chief, at Leeds, under the Earl of Newcastle, requiring, in writing, the town to be delivered to me for the King and Parliament, to which Sir William disdainfully answered immediately, and said, he used not to give answer to such frivolous...
Page 53 - Cloathes and make his Escape, assuring him that she would conduct him in the Dark out of the Garden door into a Back Alley called Lands Lane, and thence to a Friend's House, from whence he might make his Escape into France.

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