THE HISTORY OF THE SOUTH OSSETT TRIANGLE
EDITED MATERIAL EXTRACTED FROM THE SOUTH OSSETT TRIANGLE PUBLICATION (The Original contains copies of Deeds, Wills, Census records etc.).
OLD MAP OF SOUTH OSSETT
PORTION OF THE OSSETT INCLOSURE AWARD 1807 – 1813 SHOWING THE SOUTH OSSETT “TRIANGLE”
The following (and subsequent diagrams) are based on the official map and the plots have been coloured and marked with the owners’ names
Horbury Road is now known as MANOR Road, Horbury Bridle Lane is now the road known as HORBURY Road and Sowood House Road is now SOWOOD Lane. OSSETT COMMON – (Upper Common/Giggal Hill) DUKE OF LEEDS LAND (Marked in Terracotta) Cottages 92 & 93; Joseph MITCHELL and Elizabeth RAYNER – 2 roods 4 perches Cottages 94 Benjamin BAINES; 96 Benjamin GIGGAL; 97 James DEWS; 98 Benjamin MARSDEN; 99 Samuel AUDSLEY – 4 acres 2 roods 19 and a half perches Cottage 95; John WILBY, carrier -1 rood 2 perches
LAND CHANGES IN 1811
Transcript of the Document stored in the Records of South Ossett Parish Church; Box No 4 Ref. WDP 189 at West Yorkshire Archives, in Wakefield. November 1812 Indenture between Rev. Jonathan ALDERSON, clerk, vicar of “Hornby”? in the County of York and Robert LUMB of Wakefield, Gent of the 1st Part and John DAWSON of West Bretton, parish of Sandal Magna, farmer of the other part. in the consideration of the sum of Five shillings of lawful money of Great Britain to them in ?? paid by the said John Dawson, upon the sealing & delivering of those present the receipt & whereof is thereby acknowledged have and ….. sold by those present to John Dawson, his executors & assigns. All that Cottage or Dwellinghouse with the Gardens & Conveniences thereby adjoining & herewith? usually occupied to the said Gardens another parcel of newly allotted land, adjoining to the north side of the said cottage or Dwellinghouse, containing all together by survey 1 acre 1 Rood & 21 perches, more or less, bounded by an allotment and premises late of the said Duke of Leeds sold to and in occupation of Benjamin MARSDEN; By an allotment sold by the Commissioners executing the Ossett Inclosure Act of 1813 to David WILBY, by a parcel of now allotment late of the said Duke of Leeds to Benjamin BAINES, by land of Joseph THORNS, by parcel of an allotment & premises late of the said Duke in the occupation of Martha GIGGALL, contracted to be sold to the said Joseph THORNS by allotment of & now or late in the several ? or occupation of James DEWS and his son John DEWS or their respective undertenants together ………………………. [Grant & Lease & Release ( sale of freehold) of fair part between Jonathan ALDERSON, Robert LUMB 1st part; Duke of Leeds 2nd Part & John DAWSON 3rd part & John SENIOR 4th part] – Rec’d from John Dawson £137. (Ref: 1812FW/454/461) [There is also a Deed deposited in the Registry of Deeds with the same reference] Although not evident at the time of finding, this deed/document proved to be connected with the plot of land containing Cottage No 97 on which the future VICARAGE was to be built. 1813 WILL OF BENJAMIN MARSDEN the elder. All my real & personal estate and interest in the Dyehouse near Healey Mill left to my wife Sarah until her decease or remarriage; then equal half parts of the Plot called the Long Close (2 Acres, 2 Roods & 8 Perches) in Ossett (possibly on the Green near Healey Rd) to my eldest son John and nextson Benjamin the younger, formerly occupied by myself. The said close to be divided by a fence down the middle and the north half to John and the south to Benjamin. John should have liberty etc. of a foot & carriageway through the south half to his north half with a front of 25 yds adjoining the Horbury Road (Horbury Rd., or the ‘Royal Road to Horbury’, came down the Green before turning upthepresentGiggal Hill) in a direct line to the north half, up the said middle fence, which is to divide the said close. Also after Sarah’s death or remarriage each of these 2 sons to receive 1 stand in the cloth hall (he owned 2). But I charge my 2 sons John & Benjamin to make £80 (£40 each) to bequeath to my youngest son Joseph, when he becomes 21. Also, after Sarah’s death/remarriage etc. the messuage/dwellinghouse & parlour etc., where I now live & chambers over the same with milk house, garden belonging, being situate on Ossett Common & I order that the road now leading to the dwelling shall be divided and opened into the Occupation Rd., on the north side of the same dwelling and that a partition wall shall be built & maintained by the said daughter Mary, to divide & separate the dwelling from the adjoining shop, barn, mistal or cowhouse which same, with their appurtenances and also that allotment of land adjoining thereto its appurtenances which I purchased from the Lord of the Manor of Wakefield I give & bequeath unto my daughter Hannah. But I charge & make chargeable the property so divided to my said daughters Mary & Hannah with the payment of £70 (£35 each) which I bequeath/devise etc to my youngest daughter Elizabeth at the age of 21. (Benjamin’s Will was signed 2nd Jan 1812). (A copy of the original Will is included in the author’s Publication “The History of Clarendon Villas and Greystones”.) Benjamin was buried 18th Feb 1813 at Horbury St. Peter’s, aged 47 (His wife Sarah MARSDEN was also buried at Horbury St Peter’s on 5th May 1814, aged 45). 1813 ALDERSON & LUMB to Sam’l AUDSLEY & Thomas LOFTHOUSE POTTER – Gent, cottage/dwelling, land etc., bounded by Benj. MARSDEN; David WILBY & John WILBY, now in the occupation of Sam’l AUDSLEY 1 acre 8 perches (Ref: 1813 FZ 136 168).
LAND CHANGES IN 1813
1815 Will of John CRAVEN proved in January 1815. ( John Craven owned the plot of land on which Highfield House was to be built 1854 – 1861) Memorial of certain Indentures of Lease & Release…between John DAWSON of West Bretton, Parish of Sandal Magna the 1st part and Mary MARSDEN ( Daughter of Benjamin & Sarah, oldersister of John & Hannah) spinster of Ossett Common, Ossett of the other part. Of and concerning all that allotment, close, piece, parcel of land, situate near to Giggal Hill on Ossett Common in the township of Ossett aforesaid being 2 roods, more or less, being lately now allotted land under the Ossett Inclosure Act 1813 to the Duke of Leeds and conveyed amongst other property to the said John DAWSON which said allotment, close, parcel of land is bounded on the east by an allotment now belonging to Hannah MARSDEN, on the west by an allotment or garden now belonging to or in the occupation of Martha GIGALL, north by land & belonging to the said Mary MARSDEN and south by an allotment and premises now or lately belonging to Messrs CONINGTON, LOFT and Widow MOSS together with all singular rights, members & appurtenances to the said premises belonging and appertaining which said Indenture of lease and release as to the execution thereof by the said John DAWSON and to the said Indenture of release by the said Mary MARSDEN was witnessed by William DAWSON of Lofthouse, and Thomas LEE of Wakefield. (Ref: 1816 GL 215 217) Sample of Deed showing the sale of land between John DAWSON and Mary MARSDEN (The Deed 1816 FQ 75 93 showed Benjamin Marsden the elder (born 10th Mar 1765) acquiring the Plot containing Cottage No 98 on the map. In 1812 the next Plot containing cottage 97 was conveyed to John DAWSON, as part of a larger transaction (Ref. FW 454 461) However, Benjamin was buried 18th February 1813, in Horbury Cemetery, and in his Will, signed Jan 2nd 1812, devised the Cottage No 98 and land to be divided between his two oldest daughters Mary and Hannah MARSDEN. Also in 1813 the plot containing cottage 99 was conveyed to Samuel AUDSLEY (bounded by Benj. Marsden, David & John WILBY and another plot already in his possession. (Ref: 1816 FZ 136 168). ((In 1816 John DAWSON sold the lower part of his Plot to Mary MARSDEN (Ref. 1816 GL 215 217)) In August 1816 the cottage numbered 93 (occupied by Elizabeth and George Rayner) with a parcel of land measuring 30 perches was conveyed to George RAYNER In Nov 1819 An Indenture of Lease & Release bearing date respectively the 14th and 15th days of November 1817 between Isaac WILBY of Ossett, clothier of the 1st part and Garbutt FISHER of Beeston, parish of Leeds, wool merchant of the other part. Of & concerning all that piece, parcel of land situate on Giggal hill in Ossett aforesaid and lately inclosed containing by survey 1 acre 1 rood and 4 perches being Lot 10 in the advertisement of sale under the Ossett Inclosure Act and adjoining Lot 9 and then or late in the occupation of the said Isaac WILBY his undertenants & assigns and also all that other piece of land situate in Ossett aforesaid and part of the waste land there containing by survey 3 roods and 16 perches more or less and then in the possession of the said Isaac WILBY, his assigns or undertenants. And also all and every the Te…..and other property standing and being or which thereafter should stand or be upon the said piece, parcel of land and all appurtenances & hereditaments etc… (Ref: 1819 HD 169 182)
LAND CHANGES IN 1819
In May 1820 a Memorial of certain Indentures, dated 26th & 27th May, was registered between Samuel AUDSLEY and Thomas Lofthouse POTTER of the 1st part and Elizabeth RAWLINSON of New Sleaford, Lincs. The other part, concerning the dwelling (No 99) and land measuring 1 acre 8 perches and the allotment adjoining it, measuring 1 acre 18 perches purchased from the Commissioners of the Ossett Inclosure Act by Samuel AUDSLEY. (Ref: 1820HC 590 635) January 1822 Lease & Release between Garbutt FISHER of Beeston, Woolstapler 1st part Thos. SHAW of Shitlington, farmer, 2nd. part Thos. MITCHELL, of Ossett, clothier 3rd Part, Joseph MITCHELL of Ossett 4th part. Land on Giggal Hill 1 acre 1 rood & 4 perches – Lot 10 Inclosure Act., adjoining Lot 9, late in the occupation of Isaac WILBY & his assigns & undertenants. And also that other piece of land in Ossett heretofore part of the waste land 3 roods 16 perches late in the occupation of the said Isaac WILBY (Ref: 1822 HO 4 4) Mary MARSDEN was buried on 21st March 1822 and her share in Plot 98 then passed to Hannah.
LAND CHANGES IN 1822
1826 WILL OF CHARLES SCOTT signed 29th Apr 1825, died 30th Jan 1826, proved July 24th 1826 Charles SCOTT of Ossett, Clothier. To my son Job SCOTT and my daughter Rachel SCOTT: All my real & personal estate & effects whatesoever and wheresoever for and during the term of natural life of my daughter Martha SCOTT. £10. 8 shillings per.annum to be paid to Martha SCOTT. After the death of Martha SCOTT I give and devise all my real estate to my sons John & Mark SCOTT, all that close of arable meadow or pasture situate on Ossett Middle Common 1 acre 25 perches more or less which I purchased from the Commissioner of the Inclosure Act (LOT 11) and I order that the said close be equally divided down the middle from West to East, by a fence and that my son John shall have the North and Mark the South and Mark shall be at the whole & sole expense of the said fence. I give & devise to my 2 sons Job and Luke SCOTT their heirs & assigns etc. all that other close of arable meadow commonly known as Near Mapplewell, by estimate 1 acre 1 rood which I purchased from the Inclosure Act to be divided West to East and Luke to have the North and Job the South (Luke to pay for the fence). I give to my son George SCOTT ONE SHILLING to be paid at the end of 1 year. I devise to my daughter Rachel SCOTT her heirs etc., all that Dwellinghouse wherein I now dwell in the ‘Hack’ Garth, cowhouse, mistal & all other appurtenances belonging. Nevertheless I charge the said dwellinghouse with the payment of certain legacies or sums of money as is hereinafter mentioned: Daughters Mary £20; Lydia, wife of Thomas WHITWORTH £20; Sarah wife of John FOTHERGILL £20, all of which sums of money I order & direct shall be paid by my daughter Rachel SCOTT after 1 yr of the decease of my daughter Martha. And in case any of my aforesaid daughters dies in the lifetime of Martha, having no issue, then the said Legacy so bequeathed shall lapse. I give & bequeath to my son John SCOTT one stand in the Leeds Mixed Cloth Hall and I further order that my sons Job and Luke shall have the privilege of living in the Dwelling with my Daughter Rachel, while they are unmarried & until the death of Martha. And from immediately after the death of Martha I order that Rachel shall have & enjoy the whole & sole privilege of the said Dwelling etc., singly and to herself if she so think proper, & appoint Job SCOTT and Rachel SCOTT as my Executors. 1829 Thomas MITCHELL (born 1775) died 19th November 1829 In his Will (Signed 15th April 1829, proved 24th March 1830 – under £14,000*) he mentions his children: John, Joseph, Seth, Nathan, Enoch, Eli, James, Mary, Martha and Emma (NB: Enoch, Eli and James still in their minorities.) The Executors were – John Wilby (brother in law); John and Seth MITCHELL (sons) In the Will Thos. devised the land on Upper Common to his son JOSEPH (land elsewhere was devised to the other brothers). He also refers to land occupied by his brother BENJAMIN [*In 2009, (Current data is only available till 2009.) £14000 0s 0d from 1829 is worth £1,020,000.00 using the retail price index. £11,500,000.00 using average earnings Probate of this Will was granted in 1854 to his son John, at the same time as the Probate of the Will of Joseph Mitchell (his elder brother) was granted to Nathan. See Entries in 1854 (More information about the Mitchells can be found in the section named “FAMILIES”) 1830 Benjamin BAINES (born cir 1744 in Horbury) married Martha CLEGG 15th October 1799 at Wakefield All Sts. Benjamin died in 1830 and Martha in 1833, and his Will was proved in 1835 by Thomas BAINES his nephew and sole Executor. September 25th 1830 Lease between Thomas BAINES of the 1st part & Joshua ELLIS the other part; and Release between the said Thomas BAINES of the 1st part Joshua ELLIS the 2nd part and Samuel ELLIS of the 3rd part. Of & concerning that newly erected messuage, tenement, dwellinghouse etc., being on Ossett Common at a place called Giggal Hill lately erected and built by Benjamin BAINES and were lately in his own possession holding & occupation and also all that close parcel piece of newly allotted land being partly ?and partly ? of the said messuage containing by survey 3 roods and 11 perches, more or less, also all that cottage, tenement situate, standing at Giggal Hill aforesaid with the conveniences and appurtenances thereto belonging to the same was then in the tenure or occupation of Robert CLEGG, all which premises ….described bounded by the road called Horbury Rd., by land of Joseph THORNS, by other part of an allotment…………………… …………….Duke of Leeds, by an allotment sold or contracted to be sold by the Commissioner of the Ossett Inclosure Act to David WILBY, by several small allotments and by the Public Well as the said lands including the sites of the said buildings was …………………………..purchased by the said Benjamin BAINES of the Duke of Leeds and John SMITH Esq. together with all & singular rights etc. (Ref. 1830 KW 354 349) March 23rd 1831. RAWLINSON TO MITCHELL Mar 18th & 19th John Barton, Gent, Lincoln, surviving Executor & Devisee in the Last Will of Ann RAWLINSON, formerly of New Sleaford, widow and Thomas RAWLINSON of Corby, eldest son & heir of John ‘Sutton’ RAWLINSON, late of New Sleaford, who was the eldest son & heir at law of the said Ann RAWLINSON, by Samuel? RAWLINSON, late husband, deceased and Elizabeth RAWLINSON of New Sleaford, spinster of the 1st Part and Nathan MITCHELL of Ossett Common, Parish of Dewsbury, Yorks, Clothier, the other Part. Of and Concerning all that cottage dwellinghouse with outbuildings foldstead gardens and appurtenances adjacent, belonging, occupied and also that allotment or parcel of land adjacent situate and being on Ossett Common, near a place called Giggal Hill and containing 1 acre 8 perches, bounded by land late of the Duke of Leeds sold to Benjamin MARSDEN by land sold to David and Isaac WILBY and Samuel AUDSLEY by allotments of Thomas MITCHELL and John CRAVEN. ALSO that other piece of land adjoining the last, containing 1 acre 18 perches, purchased by the said Samuel AUDSLEY, late in the occupation of William ARMITAGE but now by John ELLIS his assigns etc. together with all rights…..(Ref: 1831 KZ 249 229)
LAND CHANGES IN 1831
In July 1833 Martha SCOTT died and by the terms of the Will of Charles SCOTT her father, the land (Lot 11 – 1 acre 25 perches) passed to her brothers John and Mark SCOTT, having been divided as specified in the Will.
LAND CHANGES IN 1833
29th August 1833 Death of Joseph MITCHELL (born 1764)[His nephew Joseph (born 1799) who was named as an executor died not long afterwards in 1835.] NOTES FROM THE WILL OF JOSEPH MITCHELL 1764 – 1833 JOSEPH MITCHELL’S WILL (Brother of late Thomas) Signed 16th June 1833 Proved 23rd Jan 1834 under £1,500; Executors George PICKARD, clothier and Joseph MITCHELL (nephew) clothier Devisees Brother Benjamin- Rider Closes on Ossett Common Nephew Robert, son of Benjamin, Tenter Close where testator lived. Also to Hannah, wife of George PICKARD, Giggal Hill 2 Rider Closes Also nephew John MITCHELL, Ossett Common- Pauper Close Also nephew Joseph MITCHELL, Ossett Common all those 2 closes called Megroyds and the bottoms occupied by John PICKARD Also nephew Seth MITCHELL, Surgeon of Rothwell, close on Ossett Common 1A 5ps adjoining Cave Lane. Also nephew Eli MITCHELL, Attorney at Law, the other close of land being the larger of the closes adjoining Cave lane. Also nephew Nathan MITCHELL, Farmer, Ossett Common all those 3 cottages on Ossett Common occupied by Thomas CLEGG Also nephew James MITCHELL, son of my late brother Thomas, the Legacy of £50 Also to Mary, wife of Joshua WILBY the younger £100, now secured to me upon mortgage of certain hereditaments & premises belonging to Joshua DEWS, of Ossett Green, Mason Also my sister Elizabeth OLDROYD, wife of Edward, clothier, £300 now secured to me upon mortgage of certain hereditaments at Ossett Common belonging to one Benjamin WILBY Also Hannah SYKES, widow of Earlsheaton, £300 secured to me upon mortgage certain hereditaments at Ossett Common belonging to one Benjamin WILBY Also to Nancy wife of James ARCHER of Ossett Common, clothier, messuage etc. at Ossett Green, lately occupied by Thos. & William MOSS, shares in Healey Mills. To my niece Jane SYKES £100, to my nephew Joseph MITCHELL my silver pint, immediately on my decease.. Also to my said brother Benjamin MITCHELL. All the rest & residue of furniture. Also I bequeath the sum of £67 now due and owing to me by Francis AUDSLEY, to my sister Mary WILBY. All the rest on trust to my 3 nieces Mary, Martha and Emma, daughters of Thomas my late brother. The Will must have taken a very long time to sort out until, eventually – Probate was granted in 1854 to John and Nathan MITCHELL – (A Copy of Joseph’s Will can be found in the section named “FAMILIES”) 1836 Sept 14th HAIGH TO TRUSTEES A Memorial to be registered of certain Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date 14th & 15th Sept 1836, made or expressed to be made between Ann HAIGH Longlands in Ossett, parish of Dewsbury, Spinster of the 1st Part and Joseph THORNS of Ossett Gent John WILBY of Ossett Lights Clothier Richard Shepherd? of Ossett Streetside Gent; The Rev. O S COLLINS of Ossett Clerk; Joshua WHITAKER of Ossett, Maltster and John Sanderson ARCHER of Ossett, Attorney at Law the other Part. (TRUSTEES OF OSSETT GRAMMAR SCHOOL). Of and concerning all that allotment, piece, parcel of land on Ossett Common in Ossett containing by admeasurement 2 acres more or less being Southward side of an allotment of land awarded to the said Joshua HAIGH deceased and which…………………..allotment of land is also bounded Eastward by an allotment awarded to Thomas MITCHELL; Westward by Horbury Bridle Road; Northward by the remainder of the said allotment or close of land being the copyhold part thereof & south by the Sowood House Road as the whole of the said close is now in the tenure of Nathan MITCHELL together with appurtenances, which said Indentures of Lease & Release as to the execution thereto respectively by the said Ann HAIGH are witnessed by Sarah LIVERSEDGE of Hopton, Spinster and John GREAVES. Attorney at Law. (Ref:1836 ML 496 468). In 1836, Ann HAIGH bequeathed more land to the school and it was regarded clearly as an institution associated with the Church. If the schoolmaster ceased to attend and be a member of the Church of England, the trustees themselves were to cease the rents and profits to be used for repairing and improving the school and schoolhouse.
1840 Indenture of Lease and Release dated 14th & 15th February 1840. Lease made between Francis SCOTT of Ossett Common, Clothier and Jesse SCOTT of the same place, Clothier of the 1st part and George PICKARD, of Ossett Green, Grocer of the other part and the Release made or intended to be made between the said Francis SCOTT and Jesse SCOTT of the 1st part and George PICKARD of the second part and George PRESTON ( his son in law), of Horbury, Grocer, of the 3rd part. Of and Concerning all that Close of Land called Lane End Close, situate on Ossett Common and adjoining upon and bounded on the North by the highway leading from Ossett to Horbury, bounded on the East by an Occupation Rd., on the South by a plot of land belonging to Mark SCOTT and on the West by land belonging to the late Joseph MITCHELL and containing by estimation 2 roods and 13 perches more or less and late in the occupation of the said Francis SCOTT and Jesse SCOTT, which said piece of land is the north side of Lot 11 in the Ossett Inclosure Act, together with appurtenances etc. (Ref: 1840 NM 711 737) 1840 Indenture of Lease & Release dated 9th & 10th of July 1840 between Mark SCOTT of Ossett, Clothier of the 1st part and Nathan MITCHELL, Farmer of the other part and the Release between the said Mark SCOTT and Grace his wife of the 1st part and the said Nathan MITCHELL of the other part. All that piece of land situate in Ossett Middle Common containing 2 acres 12 perches being a close of land purchased by Chas. SCOTT deceased of the Commissioners of the Inclosure Act and described as LOT 11 which is bounded on or towards the north by the other moiety of the said close of land, which was lately purchased by George PICKARD of the representatives of John SCOTT, on or towards the East by an occupation rd leading from Ossett to Horbury, on or towards the south by property belonging to the said Nathan MITCHELL on or towards the west by property of Josh. MITCHELL. deceased and now in the occupation of Nathan MITCHELL, with all appurtenances belonging etc. the said Indenture of Lease & Release by the said Mark SCOTT is witnessed etc. (Ref: 1840 NQ 52 2). THE WILL OF FRANCIS WILBY signed 24th October 1839. Died 22nd February 1840. Will proved 31st July 1840 (Sworn under £100)
In 1841 Hannah MARSDEN conveyed a piece of land on Giggal Hill, measuring 850 sq yds, which was part of the land purchased by Benjamin MARSDEN from the Lord of the Manor of Wakefield and devised to Hannah in his Will; bounded by property belonging to Nathan MITCHELL, in his own occupation, by property of Mr LEE and property of Henry Castile SCOTT and others (Ref: 1841 NX 479 419) (It is not clear who it was conveyed to!)
Abram PICKARD, Ossett Common, Cloth Manufacturer and Susannah (nee SCOTT) his wife 1st Part; Samuel PICKARD, Clothier, 2nd Part John NETTLETON, Gent 3rd part: And also all that other piece, parcel of land situate at Giggal Hill marked LOT 9 and containing by estimation 1 acre 22 perches in the occupation of Abram PICKARD, and also of and including all houses, outhouses etc., upon the land and herewith all pews, seats and sittings in the Chapel of Ossett, etc.(Ref: 1841 OF 40 30)
LAND CHANGES IN 1841
Samuel PICKARD to Samuel SCOTT and his Trustees; John NETTLETON 1st Part; Sam’l PICKARD 2nd part; Abram PICKARD & Susannah. Indenture of Release 11 Apr 1845: Conveyance of Freehold Estates as a Lease and Release between John NETTLETON of Wakefield, Gent 1st part Samuel PICKARD of Ossett Common, clothier 2nd part Abram PICKARD & Susannah his wife, clothier 3rd part Samuel SCOTT, Ossett Common, clothier 4th part Joseph Bayldon RAYNER of Horbury, Gent 5th part: Of and concerning all or as much that is of freehold nature & held by Deed of and all that Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement, now in 2 dwellings situate on Ossett Common aforesaid with the Barn Shop & other outbuildings. And also that Croft or parcel of land belonging & adjoining all in the occupation of the said Abram PICKARD and his undertenants and also and in all those 4 dwellinghouses & cottages situate near the said messuage & hereditaments and in the several occupations of Francis NORTH; Nathan WILBY; George LAYCOCK & Edward SCOTT: And all that Close of land lying & being in Ossett & called the Upper Cross Close, containing 3 acres & upwards now in the occupation of Abram PICKARD and also all that piece of land situate at Giggal Hill containing 1 acre & 22 perches approx. In the use of the said Abram PICKARD and also that undivided 5th part of land in all that close piece or parcel of land situate at Ossett and called the Near Close with the footpath therein and now in the occupation of Samuel SCOTT. (Ref: PF 108 106) (MIDDLE COMMON)
1846 March 20th
George PICKARD shopkeeper, Ossett & George RAYNER Saddler of Horbury, Trustees under the will of George RAYNER the elder late of Giggal Hill of the 1st part and Joseph THORNS Gent of the other part. Of and concerning all that piece, parcel of land containing 30 perches on Ossett Common now in the occupation of Joseph THORNS a cottage or dwelling formerly erected there having been pulled down by the said Joseph THORNS and the said land added to an allotment containing 2acres 2roods & 22 perches, awarded to Joseph THORNS by the Commissioners of the Ossett Inclosure Act, which was described in the conveyance to George RAYNER – all that cottage/dwelling with garden & parcel of newly allotted land adjacent thereto situate at Giggal Hill containing by survey 30 perches more or less in the occupation of Elizabeth RAYNER, widow and George RAYNER dec’d., bounded by the Horbury Rd by a cottage & premises sold to Isaac WILBY by land or Mr THORNS together with appurtenances etc…(Ref: 1846PI 497 485).
March 27th Memorial of an Indenture Joseph THORNS, of Ossett, Gent 1st part; George PICKARD, Shopkeeper and George RAYNER of Horbury, Saddler?, 2nd Part, Joshua ELLIS of Ossett, Clothier 3rd Part. Plot on Ossett Common – Giggal Hill – 30 perches & also 7 cottages lately erected & built by George RAYNER dec’d, part or parcel of land now fenced in from a certain piece of land awarded to Joseph THORNS by The Commissioner of the Ossett Inclosure Act 1813. (Thorns Plot described: ALL that allotment on Ossett Common containing 2 acres, 2 roods & 22 perches bounded East by allotment of the Duke of Leeds; West by Horbury Bridge Rd and another allotment of the Duke of Leeds; North by Horbury Rd., and another allotment of the Duke of Leeds; South by an allotment to the said Joseph THORNS together with appurtenances etc.) (Ref: 1846 PN 22 26)
LAND CHANGES IN 1846
WILL OF JOHN MARSDEN of Storrs Hill, Ossett, skinner. 30th day of January 1850 Joseph MARSDEN of Storrs Hill Ossett, Fellmonger, the brother of the Testator John MARSDEN was sworn in as Executor.
“I devise all real estates vested in me as mortgagee or trustee with my Brother Joseph MARSDEN and my sister Hannah MARSDEN upon such trusts and subject to such equities as shall at my decease be subsisting concerning the same respectively. I give and devise the Dwellinghouse, Parlour, Shop and Croft of land situate on Giggle Hill in Ossett aforesaid now or late in the several occupations of myself, my brother Joseph MARSDEN and Philip BRIGGS with rights members and appurtenances unto my sister Hannah MARSDEN for and during the term of her natural life and upon her decease I give and devise the same Dwellinghouse, Parlour Shop & Croft of land unto my niece Sarah Ann MARSDEN, her heirs and assigns forever. I give and devise my two fifths shares in Breary Mapplewell Close in Ossett aforesaid unto my sister Hannah MARSDEN for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease I give and devise the same 2/5ths shares in Breary Mapplewell Close unto my nephews John Marsden LAYCOCK and Alfred LAYCOCK: To hold to them their heirs and assigns forever as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants. I give and bequeath unto my niece Sarah Ann LAYCOCK the legacy of £50 to be paid to her when she attains the age of 22 yrs by my Executor and Executrix hereinafter named. I give devise & bequeath all the residue and remainder of my real and personal estate not hereinbefore disposed of (but subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the expenses of proving and registering this, my Will), unto my said Brother Joseph MARSDEN, his heirs executors administrators and assigns. I appoint my said Brother Joseph MARSDEN and my sister Hannah MARSDEN Executor and Executrix of this my Will and I hereby revoke all former and other Wills by me heretofore made.” Witnessed & signed 12th December 1848 Sworn Under £200 1850 Prerogative 5th March 1850
BUILDING LAND FOR SOUTH OSSETT CHURCH 1850 6th May AMHURST TO THORNS Memorial to be registered of an Indenture bearing date 17th April 1850 and made between the Rt Hon. William PITT Earl AMHURST the Rt Hon Henry THOMAS Earl of CHICHESTER and the Rev. William ALDERSON, Clerk, Rector of Aston in the Co. of York of the 1st Part. Sackville Walter Lane FOX Esq. of St James’ Square in Middlesex of the 2nd Part and Joseph THORNS Esq. of Green House in Ossett in the Parish of Dewsbury in the said County of the 3rd Part. Of and Concerning all that Building used as a Barn with the Fold thereto belonging and a parcel of land thereto adjoining allotted and awarded to the late Duke of Leeds by the Commissioners executing the Ossett Inclosure act containing with the site of the buildings 33 perches ? (be the same more or less) and now in the occupation of the said Joseph THORNS also all that piece or parcel of land or ground also allotted and awarded by the said Commissioners to the said Duke of Leeds containing 2 roods and 16 perches approx. now in the occupation of the said Joseph THORNS also all that cottage or dwellinghouse near to the said last mentioned piece of land and now in the occupation of (long gap)? Laycock and all those two cottages or dwellinghouses with the garden and parcel of land thereto adjoining allotted and awarded by the commissioners, containing with the site of the buildings 1 rood and 35 perches approx. now in the occupation of Martha GIGGAL and also all that piece of land or ground adjoining to the last above described premises also allotted and awarded to the said DUKE of LEEDS containing 29 perches approx. now in the occupation of the said Joseph THORNS all which said premises situate at Ossett Green on Ossett aforesaid and are more particularly described and delineated upon a *plan drawn in the margin of the now Memorializing Indenture and coloured blue together with all and singular the appurtenances to the said premises belonging save and except and always reserved unto the said parties hereto of the 1st part their heirs and assigns etc… Re. Rights of minerals etc. (Ref: 1850 QN 630 712) (*unfortunately very few of these drawings or plans have survived).
1850 QT 356 399 Nov 29th
William LEE of Horbury, yeoman 1st Part Jane Ann Craven LEE, spinster and Adelaide Craven LEE, spinster both of Horbury, (the only surviving children of William LEE) 2nd part and Joseph MARSDEN of Storrs Hill, Ossett 3rd Part. All & concerning all that is freehold or mixed tenure undistinguished held by Deeds etc. All that close of land situate on Ossett Common – 1 acre 25 perches approx East by land allocated to the Duke of Leeds West by Horbury Bridle Rd., North by land awarded to James Conington, John Loft & Elizabeth Codd South by land awarded to Joshua Haigh the younger and Thomas Mitchell And which said allotment or parcel of land was awarded to John CRAVEN by the Commissioners of the Inclosure award 1rood & 11perches northward side freehold; 1 rood 14 perches middle copyhold compounded for the Manor of Wakefield and the residue thereof being 2 roods on the southward side of the same freehold & copyhold compounded together with appurtenances to the same belonging.
(After the Death of John in 1849 Plot 487 was passed to Hannah MARSDEN and Joseph MARSDEN bought Plot 489 from Wm LEE.)
LAND CHANGES IN 1850
JOSEPH THORNS MEMORIAL DEED POLL, Signed August 6th 1851, Registered September 16th 1851 Ref: RA 572 649 Under the hands and seals of Joseph THORNS of Ossett parish of Dewsbury, Rt Hon William Pitt, Earl Amhurst, Rt Hon Henry Thomas Earl of Chichester, Rev William Alderson Clerk Rector of Ashton Yorks and Sackville Walter Lane Fox Esq St James Square, Co of Middlesex. All & Concerning all that piece parcel of land or ground containing by admeasurement 1 acre and 10 perches situate at or near Giggal hill on Ossett Common, Co of York bounded westward by a Bridle Road leading from Ossett to Horbury and northward and eastward by other property belonging to the said Joseph Thorns and southward by land belonging to *David Hey* and which said piece of land intended to be conveyed by the now memorializing Deed Poll comprises certain cottages and Inclosures and an allotment late of the Duke of Leeds and other allotments and parts of allotments under the Ossett Inclosure Act of the said Joseph Thorns late part of the waste called Ossett Common and is delineated on the plan drawn in the margin of the said deed Poll conveyed and every part thereof and as to the Execution of the said Deed Poll by the said Joseph Thorns was witnessed by John Widdop and William Berry, Clerks to Messrs Lamb & Sons & Stewart Solicitors, Wakefield and the re-execution thereof by the said Joseph Thorns was witnessed by Denis Creighton Neary, Clerk, John Widdop, Clerk (All the other names mentioned earlier are witnessed by various persons, as shown on the actual Deed Poll). *(I have been unable to find any documents referring to David HEY and this Plot.)
The Foundation Stone was laid Jan 1st 1851 and the Church Consecrated on Oct 16th
1853 Rt Hon William Pitt, Earl Amhurst, Rt Hon Henry Thomas Earl of Chichester, Rev William Alderson, Clerk Rector of Ashton Yorks and Sackville Walter Lane Fox, St James Square Co of Middlesex Esq. To Denis Creighton Neary. Purchase of the ‘Rights of Veins, Beds or Seams of coal’ etc., on Ossett Common 3 roods and 33 perches. (Ref: 1853 RU 657 655)
1853 JOHN DAWSON of West Bretton, parish of Sandal Magna farmer who am or claim to be seized, possessed of the cottage land and hereditaments hereinafter described and intended to be conveyed with the appurtenances (except the mines and minerals in and under the same) for an absolute and beneficial estate? Of inheritance in fee simple in possession AND William DAWSON late of Lofthouse, but now of Charles Street, St Helier on the Isle of Jersey, yeoman (a trustee for and on behalf of the said John Dawson) in consideration of the sum of ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY POUNDS sterling to me the said JOHN DAWSON paid by the GOVERNERS OF THE BOUNTY OF QUEEN ANNE for the augmentation of the Maintenance of the Poor Clergy out of a fund in their hands appropriated and belonging to the Curacy of South Ossett in the County of York and Diocese of Ripon. And as to the said William DAWSON at the request and by the direction of me the said JOHN DAWSON notified by my execution hereof DO and each of us DOTH hereby as to the said cottage, land and hereditaments with the appurtenances, (except the said mines, minerals) grant and convey. AND I THE REVEREND DENIS CREIGHTON NEARY, of South Ossett aforesaid, clerk, who am claim to be seized or possessed of the Mines and Minerals in and under the said cottage & land and hereditaments for an absolute and beneficial estate of inheritance in fee simple. In consideration of the said sum of One Hundred and eighty pounds so as aforesaid paid to the said JOHN DAWSON by the said Governors DO hereby (as to the said Mines & Minerals) grant and convey to the said Governors their Successors and assigns ALL that cottage or Dwellinghouse with the Gardens & Conveniences thereto adjoining and therewith usually occupied and a parcel of formerly allotted land adjoining to the south side of the said gardens and a portion of another parcel of formerly allotted land adjoining to the north side of the said cottage or dwellinghouse. Which said premises hereby conveyed or intended so to be are situate on Ossett Common in the parish of Dewsbury in the County of York and contain (including the site of the Buildings) two thousand five hundred and forty two square yards or thereabouts and are bounded by the residue of the said last mentioned parcel of formerly allotted land on or towards the north by land of Miss MARSDEN on or towards the east and south east by the Church Yard of South Ossett in part and by land of Mr THORNS in other part on or towards the south west and the same are shewn by delineation on the plan drawn in the margin of these presents ? And therein distinguished by a pink colour. And also all the mines, veins, beds or seams of coal and all other mines and minerals within and under the said cottage or dwellinghouse, gardens land and premises hereby conveyed or intended so to be. Together with all such rightsliberties and privileges of working getting and disposing of such mines, veins, beds and seams of coal and other minerals as the said DENIS CREIGHTON NEARY is entitled to. Together with all ways rights and appurtenances to the said premises hereby conveyed or intended so to be belonging And all such estate right title and interest in and to the same and every part thereof as we or any of us are or is or shall become seized or possessed of TO hold the said premises to the said Governors their successors and assigns for ever to be by their applied and disposed of for the augmentation of the maintenance of the Curate of the Curacy of South Ossett aforesaid And to the Intent that the said cottage or dwellinghouse may be taken down and that the site of a House and Offices with a garden and glebe thereto for the residence of the Curate for the time being of the Curacy of South Ossett aforesaid. Witnesses etc., 24th June 1853. (Ref: 1853 SF 91 96) (Land for Vicarage). The Document was found in WYAS Ref: WDP 189 Box 4 which is the same as the previous Deed. (The whole Document was too large to scan successfully) Plan of proposed land for Vicarage, South Ossett Christ Church Vicarage built 1853 (Photo courtesy of Neville Ashby – date unknown)
1853 John DAWSON 1st part; William DAWSON the 2nd part and Denis Creighton NEARY the 3rd part. 1106 sq yds North by representatives of the late John ELLIS, East by Samuel CROFT. South & South West by partly an occupation Rd., and partly by land contracted to be sold by Mr J. DAWSON to the Governor of Queen Anne’s Bounty – 2 cottages with shop, outbuildings in the occupation of Martha DEWS and William BENTLEY (Ref: SF 92 97). (These would eventually become the schoolhouse).
JOSEPH THORNS, who donated the land for Christ Church South Ossett died on 24th June 1853. He was buried on 29th June at All Saints Parish Church Dewsbury, Aged 74. Joseph died intestate and Probate was granted to his younger sister Amelia. His nephew, Joseph THORNS junior, was living with Joseph and Amelia at the time of his death.
June 24th 1854 (Ref: 1854 SB 263 406) Probate of Will of Thomas MITCHELL (Born 1775 Died 1829) Will passed 24th March 1830 under £14,000 (See entries in 1829 and 1833)
June 24th 1854 (Ref: 1854 SB 263 407)
Probate of Will of Joseph MITCHELL (born 1764 Died 1833)
(This Joseph Mitchell was the son of James Mitchell born 1739; brother of Benjamin born 1772 and older brother of Thomas born 1775 (who predeceased him): Uncle of Joseph born 1799, Thomas 1800 and Nathan 1804. As Joseph (1799), who was a joint Executor along with George Pickard, died shortly after his Uncle in 1835 the Will took a long time to reach Probate.
1854 ORDANCE SURVEY MAP FOR SOUTH OSSETT
SALE OF LAND FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ALBERT STREET The land of Joseph THORNS Deceased THE FOLLOWING TRANSACTIONS TOOK PLACE DURING THE FIRST WEEK IN MARCH
Joseph THORNS 1st part and Abraham WARD the other part. All that Plot situate on Giggal Hill being part & now staked out upon an allotment in the now memorializing Indenture containing by survey, including 1/2 of an intended new street 10 yds wide more or less is coextensive therewith more or less bounded on the NE by Lot 22 on the said sale plan, on the SW by Lot 24 on the SE by other part of the said allotment now the property of and in the possession of Joseph THORNS and NW by the centre of the said intended street & which said Plot intended to be conveyed is part delineated on a plan.. Etc. witnessed by GH Holt, Joseph Bayldon Rayner and Geo. Moses Berry (Ref: 1854 SD 745 839)
Joseph THORNS 1st part Joseph BRIGGS, Manufacturer 2nd part and Francis BRIGGS, Manufacturer & Rag Dealer 3rd part All that Plot situate on Giggal Hill being part & now staked out upon an allotment in the now memorializing Indenture containing by survey, including 1/2 of an intended new street 10 yds wide more or less is coextensive therewith more or less bounded on the NE by Lot 23 on SW by the Horbury BRIDLE Rd SE by other part of the said allotment owned by Joseph THORNS and NW by the centre of the said intended street etc…….( Ref: 1854 SD 745 840) Abraham WARD, cordwainer 1st part Philip DEWS, stonemason the other part. – Plot piece of land being the southern portion of a certain lot number 23 in the plan of sale of the estates of Mr Joseph THORNS on the 20/10/1853 situate at Giggal Hill and containing in length from E – W 25 yds more or less including the 1/2 of an intended new street, intended to adjoin upon this lot as shewn in the said sale plan and in breadth from N – S 9 yds and in the whole containing 225 sq yds more or less. (Ref: 1854 SD 746 841)
Abraham WARD, cordwainer 1st part Thos. MARSDEN clothier the other part. – Plot piece of land being the northern portion of a certain lot number 23 in the plan of sale of the estates of Mr Joseph THORNS on the 20/10/1853 situate at Giggal Hill and containing in length from E – W 25 yds more or less including the 1/2 of an intended new street, intended to adjoin upon this lot as shewn in the said sale plan and in breadth from N – S 9 yds and in the whole containing 225 sq yds more or less. (Ref: 1854 SD 747 842)
Joseph THORNS 1st Part; Thomas MITCHELL the younger 2nd Part Of & concerning that Plot, Parcel of land being part of a certain field containing 2 Acres 2 Roods & 22 perches situated on Ossett Common near to Giggal Hill , now in the occupation of Joseph THORNS, which said plot is bounded by Horbury BRIDLE (sic) Rd., on or towards the SW; by Lot 16 in the particulars of sale mentioned on or towards SE; by Lot 17 on or towards NE & by the centre of the intended new street in the said Indenture covenanted to be made; on or towards NW & containing by admeasurement, including half of the said intended street so far as the same is co-extensive with the NW side thereof 827 sq yds (more or less). Together with all & singular rights etc…. (Ref: 1854 SG 421 482). J
Joseph THORNS 1st Part Jabez RADLEY 2nd Part; same as previous but bounded by an occupation rd to the NE; by Lot 22 SW by other property of Joseph THORNES; SE & centre by a new street etc… NW 750 sq yds. Together with etc…. (Ref: 1854 SG 422 483)
Joseph THORNS 1st Part Joshua BUTTERWORTH 2nd part and Richard WALSHAW 3rd part 2 plots of land 1448 sq yds (Ref: 1854 SG 423 484)
Joshua BUTTERWORTH, Coal Proprietor the 1st Part and Richard WATSON of Horbury, Joiner the other Part. All & concerning that Plot, Parcel of land being part of a certain field containing 2 Acres 2 Roods & 22 perches situated on Ossett Common near to Giggal Hill, now in the occupation of Joseph THORNS, and divided into Lots for sale by Public Auction at which the said Joshua BUTTERWORTH became the purchaser & which said Plot is bounded by property belonging to Jabez RADLEY, the said Joseph THORNS and property being Lot 23 & purchased by …………….WARD (Abraham) and the intended new street containing admeasurement including one half of the said street opposite 625 sq yds. (Ref: 1854 SG 423 485)
Joseph THORNS, Gent 1st part Joseph, John, Philip and Eli ELLIS the other 5 Lots No 10,11,12,13, & 14 2857 sq yds, including half of an intended street 10 yds wide on Giggal Hill bounded E & SE by centre of street SW by Horbury Bridge Rd., & NW by Giggal Hill or Horbury Rd., (Ref:1854 SG 425 487)
Joseph THORNS 1st part John ELLIS 2nd part. Similar to the others. Lot 19 834 sq yds (Lot 17 was sold to Josh BUTTERWORTH and Lot 20 to John HARROP) (Ref: 1854 SG 426 488)
Joseph THORNS 1st Part, John HARROP 2nd Part and George HARRAP 3rd part – Regarding a part of the Plot 2a 2rs and 22ps (Lot 20) part of the intended the new street – connected to the other previous deeds.(Ref:1854 SG 455 519)
(The street was named ALBERT STREET and houses were built there before 1861)
1854 Jun 30th Nathan MITCHELL, Ossett, Clothier 1st Part William GARTSIDE Ossett, Clothier the other Part All that messuage or dwellinghouse with outbuildings, foldstead garden, conveniences adjoining & therewith occupied by the said Nathan MITCHELL & also all that allotment or parcel of land adjoining & there situate being on Ossett Common….near Giggal Hill and containing altogether with the scite of the said messuage or dwellinghouse & outbuildings 1 acre & 8 perches approx., bounded by land late of the Duke of Leeds, sold to Benjamin MARSDEN by land sold by the Commissioners executing the Ossett Inclosure Act to David WILBY & Isaac WILBY & Samuel AUDSLEY by allotments of Thomas MITCHELL & John CRAVEN. also all that other allotment plot piece or parcel of land or ground lying and being adjoining to the last mentioned & described allotment land containing by survey 1 acre & 18 perches & which said last mentioned allotment of land was purchased by Samuel AUDSLEY of the Commissioners & all of which said allotments of land & premises were formerly in the occupation of William ARMITAGE, afterwards of John ELLIS but now in the possession of the said Nathan MITCHELL together with the rights, members & appurtenances (Ref: 1854 SQ 61 68 -see also 1862 WU 523 571 and 1864 XR 658 756)
1854 Oct 27th Joseph MARSDEN, Storrs Hill, Skinner & Ellen his wife 1st Part; John HARROP of Ossett Common, Woollen Cloth Manufacturer 2nd Part; Nathan MITCHELL of Ossett Common, Farmer, 3rd Part All that parcel of land etc……… 1 Acre 25 perches; east by land awarded to the Duke of Leeds; west by Horbury Bridle Road; north by James CONINGTON, Joseph LOFT & Elizabeth CODD; south by Joshua HAIGH the younger and Thomas MITCHELL, awarded to the late John CRAVEN, Ossett Inclosure Award – (same details as LEE to MARSDEN re. land details and all other tithes belonging to Joseph MARSDEN and premises & appurtenances (Ref: SR 234 251) (The Deed shows Nathan MITCHELL, Farmer, whose land was the next plot to Joseph’s, has some involvement, which probably meant that he was farming this land as well as his own. There was mention of a Mistal (a building where cows are milked) which ‘suggests’ that Nathan MITCHELL had kept cows on the land and Joseph MARSDEN, a skinner or fellmonger, used the skins. Joseph MARSDEN, who never actually lived on the Highfield Plot, died in 1860, aged 50 yrs. Nathan MITCHELL may have carried on using the land for cattle after it was sold to John HARROP (There is no evidence of Nathan MITCHELL ever owning this PLOT)
(John HARROP was to build ‘Highfield House & Cottage’ (the subject of the Author’s first House History Publication) on this plot before 1861
LAND CHANGES IN 1854
1855 John HARROP to John ELLIS. Situate on Giggal Hill 210 3/4 sq yds SW by Joshua BUTTERWORTH NW by other property of John ELLIS, NE & SE by John HARROP, part of LOT 20 purchased from Joseph THORNS. (witnessed by Mary wife of Isaac Harrop) (Ref: SZ 461 502). 1855 Jul 13th John MITCHELL & Nathan MITCHELL both of Ossett, Clothiers of the one Part and Joseph MITCHELL of Ossett. Plumber & Glazier of the other Part. All that piece, parcel of land situate on Giggal Hill in Ossett aforesaid and containing 1 acre 1 rood 6 perches, more or less (being Lot 10 in the advertisement for sale published under the Ossett Inclosure Act, and adjoining to Lot 9.) Also all that other piece or parcel of land situate in Ossett aforesaid land containing by survey 3 roods 11 perches (more or less) both of which said pieces of land were formerly in the occupation of Isaac WILBY, his assigns or undertenants and afterwards of Joseph MITCHELL, son of Thomas MITCHELL late of Ossett, Clothier, deceased. And all that messuage or dwellinghouse with Cow House & other outbuildings thereto lately erected and built upon part of the said last mentioned piece, parcel of land. Also all that piece of land on Ossett Common containing 1 acre 3 roods & 16 ps (more or less) bounded eastwards by Sowood House Rd, westwards by an allotment awarded to John CRAVEN, northwards by allotments respectively awarded to Sam’l AUDSLEY & the Duke of LEEDS & southwards by an allotment awarded to Joshua HAIGH the younger, and heretofore in the occupation of Thos. MITCHELL dec’d but now or lately of …………… representatives of the said Joseph MITCHELL dec’d: And secondly all those cottages or dwellinghouses with the garden and conveniences thereto adjoining. (Ref: TE 94 85) Jul 14th Joseph MITCHELL 1st part Thomas MITCHELL & Joseph WILSON (husband of Harriet MITCHELL) 2nd part All that piece or parcel of land situate in Ossett aforesaid land containing by survey 3 roods 11 perches (more or less) (OTHER SIDE OF SOWOOD LANE) both of which said pieces of land were formerly in the occupation of Isaac WILBY, his assigns or undertenants and afterwards of Joseph MITCHELL, son of Thomas MITCHELL late of Ossett, Clothier, deceased; And all that messuage or dwellinghouse with Cow House & other outbuildings thereto lately erected and built upon part of the said last mentioned piece, parcel of land. Also all that piece of land on Ossett Common containing 1 acre 3 roods & 16 perches (more or less) bounded eastwards by Sowood House Rd, westwards by an allotment awarded to John CRAVEN, northwards by allotments respectively awarded to Sam’l AUDSLEY & the Duke of LEEDS & southwards by an allotment awarded to Joshua HAIGH the younger, and heretofore in the occupation of Thos. MITCHELL dec’d but now or lately of the representatives of Joseph MITCHELL dec’d. (Ref: TE 95 86) 1857 March 13th; Ref TU 13 13
A MEMORIAL to be registered of a Deed under the hand and seal of Denis Creighton NEARY of South Ossett in the County of York, Clerk, bearing date the 13th day of March 1857. Of and concerning and being a Conveyance to the Ministers and Churchwardens of the Ecclesiastical District of South Ossett and their successors of all that piece of land situate on Ossett Common in the Parish of Dewsbury in the said County containing by survey 2106 superficial sq yards or thereabouts bounded towards the North by property of the representatives of the late Joshua ELLIS, towards the East by property belonging to Samuel SCOTT, towards the South and South West partly by an occupation road and partly by land sold and conveyed to the Governors of Queen Anne’s Bounty, and also all those two cottages with the shop and outbuildings belonging thereto erected upon the said parcel of ground, or some part thereof, and now or late in the occupation of Martha DEWS and William BENTLEY, which said premises are delineated in the map drawn in the margin of the now Memorializing Deed together with their rights members and appurtenances upon trust to permit the said premises and All buildings thereon erected or to be erected to be forever hereafter used as and for a school for the education of children and adults, or children only of the labouring, manufacturing and other poorer classes in the Ecclesiastical District of South Ossett aforesaid. Which said Deed as to the execution thereof by the said Denis Creighton NEARY and by Samuel ELLIS and Joseph THORNS (the younger) Churchwardens of South Ossett is witnessed by William HOLT of Horbury, Gentleman and William HOLT the younger of the same place, Gentleman.
The Day School, was started in 1850, the year of Mr Neary’s Appointment as Curate in Charge, with a view to building up the new parish of South Ossett. It was held in a long room previously used as a weaving chamber in what are now called Fawcett’s Buildings on Middle Common, when there were only footpaths where Station Rd. now is, Sowood Lane and Horbury Lane being little more than occupation roads and Manor Road was the one main road from Ossett to Horbury.
New Church Schools were erected in 1856 – 7 and opened 15th April 1857, close by the church. A pair of small cottages occupying part of the site was converted into a Schoolmaster’s House and it was to this house that Mr Joseph Cox came as Master in 1858, Miss A. Ainley (known to many later as Mrs Ben Priestley) at the same time taking charge of the infants then in the north end of the big room. Many people think that the Church of South Ossett was financed by the State – this was not so. The Ecclesiastical Committee, from which the Vicar got his stipend was only appointed by Parliament to secure the best administration of Church funds in public investment, had much the appearance of a State Department, whilst the Government Grants based on the average attendance of scholars did help to finance the school the same grants were made to others e.g. the Wesleyan School in Wesley Street, Ossett.
JOSEPH COX 1833 – 1906
Joseph COX was born circa 1833 and baptised 4th Nov 1833 in Holme-upon-Spalding Moor, Yorkshire; the son of John COX, an agricultural labourer and Jane BILLINGHAM, (who were married in Holme on Spalding 10th February 1829). In the 1851 census Joseph was aged 17, living with his parents, his occupation being given as a ‘scholar’! This suggests that he may have been studying whilst working, (possibly a correspondence course or even as a Pupil Teacher), but this would have not earned much, if any, money to contribute to the family of an agricultural worker. Perhaps we will never know the answer to this but he was evidently very clever and gained his qualifications to be a teacher.
Joseph, aged 24 married Sarah ANELAY, born circa 1834 and baptised 11th Jan 1835 in Eastrington, aged 22 between July & September 1857 (registered in Howden).
Sarah’s family were also agricultural labourers, and in the 1851 census she is described as a “servant”. Joseph evidently gained sufficient teaching experience during the next 10 years to be offered the post of Headmaster of South Ossett Christ Church School in 1859. Sarah was also installed as Schoolmistress. Perhaps she was taught by Joseph? She was an experienced needlewoman, possibly learning this skill when she worked as a servant.
Sarah COX must have been an exceptional ‘working mother’ as over the next 20 yrs she produced 13 children.
Annie, 1858; Frederick 1859; Eleanor 1860; Lizzie 1862; Bertram 1863; Emily 1864; Mary Jane 1866; Gertrude 1868; Ernest George 1869; Harry Anelay 1872; Florence Edith 1873; Catherine Maud 1874 and Sydney 1877.
This was in addition to teaching needlework in the school. How she coped with the demands of a mother, especially nursing the children through the usual childhood illnesses prevalent at that time, such as Scarletina (Rubella) Chicken Pox, Small Pox and Measles, it is hard to imagine. In 1864 the three youngest children were very ill. Two of the children died in the space of 8 days. Bertram was buried on Oct 12th aged 16 months and Lizzie on Oct 20th aged 30 months. Amazingly baby Emily aged 3 months survived.
(As a working mother for a time, I cannot begin to imagine how difficult and stressful this must have been!)
1881 Census Joseph Cox and family living on Manor Rd.,Ossett
Joseph and Sarah’s daughters Annie, Emily, Mary Jane, Gertrude and Catherine Maud all followed in their parents’ footsteps and became teachers. Two of his sons Sidney and Ernest were ironmongers. His son Harry Anelay COX was a clerk but later became a Rag Merchant with large premises in Dewsbury.)
((Mary Jane married Samuel Norman PICKARD on 17 Oct 1893 in South Ossett Christ Church and Harry Anelay COX was later known to have lived in Highfield Cottage in 1907 (former home of the author) when it was owned by Alfred Hinchliffe PICKARD. He later purchased Sowood House from Lois Pickard)).
Joseph Cox, the second Mayor of Ossett from 1896 – 1897, when he visited Buckingham Palace on the occasion of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.
Joseph Cox retired from his position as Headmaster of the school (sometimes affectionately referred to by ex pupils as ‘Cox’s College’) on 10th November 1899 after almost 40 yrs dedicated service. He helped out again in 1900 and acted as a School Manager for the next 6 yrs. He died on 17th and was buried on 21st September 1906. His wife Sarah survived him by only 8 months and was buried on the 6th May 1907. They lived on Storrs Hill Rd., Ossett and their burial services took place at Holy Trinity Church. They were both aged 72 yrs.
Two very remarkable people!
(Information from the South Ossett School Log Books, (published in the Ossett Observer in 1986), posted on the ‘OLD OSSETT’ website by Joe HONEY, Gt. Grandchild of Joseph Cox.)
18th Feb 1859 Hannah MARSDEN (sister of Joseph) of Storrs Hill, Spinster 1st Part; Joseph MARSDEN, Skinner 2nd part & William HOLT, Gentleman (on1861 Census he is listed as Attorney & Solicitor) of Horbury 3rd Part. Cottage, Dwellinghouse or Tenement, Cowhouse, outbuildings, formerly occupied by Benjamin MARSDEN (elder brother of Hannah, John & Joseph) dec’d but now by David CLAFTON, & all that garden or parcel of enclosed ground, and a parcel of newly allotted land adjoining on Ossett Common called Giggal Hill 3 roods & 17 perches, bounded by cottage & land formerly awarded to the Duke of Leeds, then James DEWS, by allotment of David WILBY (Inclosure Act) & by premises formerly of the said Duke of Leeds & then occupied by Samuel AUDSLEY & by allotments now belonging to John HARROP & David HEY and also all that dwelling or tenement recently erected upon part of the land, by now Memorializing Indenture conveyed. (I have been unable to find any evidence of David Hey owning land/property). This is the Plot containing Cottage No 98.
LAND CHANGES 1859
LAND CHANGES IN 1862
1864 March 10th XR 658 756 Memorial of an Indenture dated 9/3/1864 between William GARTSIDE of Ossett, Dyer of the 1st part; Nathan MITCHELL of Ossett, Farmer of the 2nd Part and Samuel PICKARD of Ossett, Clothier of the 3rd part. ………..Firstly all that messuage or dwellinghouse with the outbuildings foldstead garden and conveniences thereto adjoining and therewith occupied by the said Nathan MITCHELL and also all that allotment or parcel of land adjoining thereto situate and being on Ossett Common, Ossett aforesaid at or near a place called Giggal Hill and containing altogether with the scite? of the said messuage or dwellinghouse & outbuildings 1 acre and 8 perches approx. bounded by land late of the Duke of Leeds sold to Benjamin MARSDEN by land sold by the Commissioner executing the Ossett Inclosure Act to David & Isaac WILBY and Samuel AUDSLEY and by allotment of Thomas MITCHELL and John CRAVEN also all that other parcel of land lying adjoining to the last mentioned allotment containing by survey 1 acre & 18 perches, purchased by the said Samuel AUDSLEY of the Commissioner under the Inclosure Act which were formerly in the occupation of William ARMITAGE, then John ELLIS but now by Nathan MITCHELL. Secondly all that parcel of land on Ossett Common containing approx. 2 roods & 12 perches being a moiety of a close of land purchased by Charles SCOTT (Inclosure Act Lot 11) bounded on or towards the North by the other moiety or close purchased by George PICKARD of the representative of George SCOTT on or towards the East by an occupation road leading from Ossett to Horbury on or towards the South by part of the premises firstly described on or toward the West by property belonging to the Representative of the late Joseph MITCHELL dec’d, now Nathan MITCHELL. Thirdly all that land or ground situate on Ossett Common containing 850 sq yds – part of a piece of land purchased by Benjamin MARSDEN dec’d of the Lord of the Manor of Wakefield & devised by his Will to Hannah MARSDEN which is bounded partly by the garden & other premises forming part of the premises firstly before described by the property late belonging to Mr. LEE, now to John HARROP, partly belonging to Henry Castile SCOTT and partly by the other portion of the said allotment so devised to Hannah MARSDEN & also all the erections & buildings now erected & built upon this land & said hereditaments & premises described once in the possession of Nathan MITCHELL together with appurtenances. 1865 Nov 13th YQ 495 539 Memorial to be registered of an Indenture. Between: George MITCHELL of Storrs Hill, Ossett, Farmer and Manufacturer & Sarah Ann his wife (formerly Marsden (daughter of Benjamin dec’d (born 1800)) the 1st Part and Ellen MARSDEN, of Giggal Hill, (widow of Joseph), the other part Of and concerning all that plot, piece, parcel of land situated at Giggal hill aforesaid (with the shop & all other erections thereon, containing by admeasurements 195 superficial sq yds more or less and bounded South & North ends & East side by property belonging to the said Ellen MARSDEN and West side by other property of the said George MITCHELL & Sarah Ann his wife, from which it is separated by a line drawn in continuation of and for the most part parallel with the fence belonging to the said George MITCHELL & Sarah Ann MITCHELL, on the South end of the said plot of land & is more particularly delineated & described in the plan thereof drawn on the back of the now memorializing Indenture & thereon coloured Pink; together with the appurtenances same nevertheless & excepted out of the now memorializing Indenture, the Well delineated in the said plan and all rights of way over or along the present road into the said plot of land, shop, hereditaments, through & over the adjoining land belonging to the said George & Sarah Ann MITCHELL from the Occupation Rd.,(School Lane, then Church Lane & eventually Vicar Lane) at the North end or side thereof and the said Indenture as to the execution thereof by the said George Mitchell ..witnessed etc……. (Not sure which bit this is!) 1866 ZC 421 453 April 30th George MITCHELL of Ossett, Manufacturer & Sarah Ann, his wife (who before she was married was called Sarah Ann MARSDEN) 1st Part. John HEY & John HEMINGWAY, Ossett both Manufacturers 2nd Part. Of & concerning all that freehold allotment, close, piece of land etc. situate near Giggle Hill on Ossett Common containing 2rs approx. Being land formerly allotted to the Duke of Leeds and conveyed (amongst other property) to John DAWSON and which said allotment is bounded towards the North partly by South Ossett Parsonage grounds & partly by property formerly of George MITCHELL & Sarah Ann his wife, on or towards the South * by other property of John HEY & John HEMINGWAY*, towards the East by property belonging to Mrs Ellen MARSDEN & on or towards the west by South Ossett Burial Ground. Together with appurtenances & more partly a full, free & uninterrupted right of road width of 10ft for all purposes etc. & on all occasions for John HEY & John HEMINGWAY, their heirs & assigns etc., to pass & repass into & from & out of the said allotment, croft etc., commencing at or near the northern end thereof 6 yds from South Ossett Parsonage Grounds, over the remaining property of George & Sarah Ann MITCHELL and into and communicating with a certain road or way which leads into the Public Rd., or way called Giggal Hill Rd., with reserving rights re. Mines etc., and by certain Indentures of Lease & Release dated 1st & 2nd Nov. 1812, between Rev. Jonathan Alderson, Clerk, and Vicar of Hornby York, 1st Part and most Noble Geo. William Frederick Duke of LEEDS, Lord of the Manor of Wakefield, 2nd part & John DAWSON, farmer 3rd part; John SENIOR Innkeeper 4th part, with all rights etc. to the Well for George & Sarah Ann MITCHELL etc. (*I have been unable to find any evidence of this.) 1866 May 25th SCOTT TO DEWS Henry Castile SCOTT First Part ; Samuel PICKARD Second Part William DEWS, Co- partner of Samuel PICKARD; land at Giggal Hill 1 acre & 22 perch bounded Eastward by an allotment (Inclosure Award) to Isaac WILBY & now belonging to Joseph MITCHELL. Westward by allot. awarded respectively to Duke of Leeds & Joshua MOSS the younger, & now belonging to the Trustees of South Ossett School, Mr Joseph MOSS & others. Northwards by the Horbury Rd., & Southwards by part of the allotment awarded to the Duke of Leeds & now Ellen MARSDEN and the said Samuel PICKARD & which said peace of land to be hereby granted is now or formerly known as TENTER CROFT & now occupied by Thomas HUNTINGTON, his undertenants & assignees together with the appurtenances. (Ref ZH 54 60) (MIDDLE COMMON?) 1866 Dec 21st Joseph MITCHELL to William DEWS All that freehold piece of land on Giggal Hill in Ossett containing by survey 1acre 1rood & 6perches, Lot 10 (Incl. Act), adjacent to Lot 9, formerly occupied by Isaac WILBY, assigns & undertenants of Joseph MITCHELL, son of Thos. (lately dec’d.) in occupation of John HARROP, his assigns or undertenants, but now Joseph MITCHELL together with appurtenances (Ref ZH 639 629) 1866 William DEWS & OTHERS to Samuel PICKARD – Same information as above ( Ref: ZH 639 630 )
LAND CHANGES 1866
1869 Feb 12th John ELLIS , late of Horbury, but now of Nottingham, Manufacturer 1st part, Joseph THORNS of Ossett, Gent the 2nd Part and The Rev’d Denis Creighton NEARY, of Ossett, Clerk the 3rd Part. Of & concerning firstly all that Plot, parcel of land situate at or near Giggal Hill on Ossett Common being Lot 5 on the plan produced at a sale by Public Auction of the said Lot along with other building land belonging to the said Joseph THORNS on the 31st of March 1864, containing by survey (including one half of an intended new street *10 yds wide on the eastern side and thereof so far as the same is coextensive therewith) 525 superficial sq yds more or less and the same with the boundaries and dimensions thereof is more particularly delineated on the back of the now memorializing etc……and secondly all that Lot 6 containing 365 super. sq yds (same as before) – together with appurtenances (and more particularly a full right of road and liberty in common with the said Joseph Thorns his grantees, heirs etc., to pass & repass over and along the whole of the intended street reserving all rights of minerals etc.) (Ref: 1869 617 730) 1870 April 14th Tom GOMERSALL of Dewbury, Builder 1st part; Philip DEWS, cordwainer 2nd part; Joshua STEPHENSON, cloth weaver 3rd part. Of & concerning plot of land southern portion of Lot 23 at the sale of Joseph THORNS Estate at Giggal Hill; length E – W 25 yds incl. 1/2 of a new street adjoining upon the said Lot (breadth N – S 9 yds 225 sq yds and all those 3 messuage/dwellings thereto & built on the said plot & now in the several occupations of Philip DEWS, Susan GRAHAM & Joshua STEPHENSON together with rights etc… (*This new street was named Victoria Street) The 1871 Census shows Church Lane (as it became known after the Church was built in 1851) with John HEY and John HEMINGWAY living close to Ellen MARSDEN. This denotes that the dwellings which became known as CLARENDON VILLAS were built between 1866 and 1871. (Evidence suggests that they were built in front of the vicarage, after a dispute with the Vicar Rev. Neary, thereby blocking the view.) It seems their spiteful act, if this was indeed the case, was to backfire on them as they both (they were partners) failed in business. (The History of Clarendon Villas and Greystones House is to be published separately.)
LAND CHANGES IN 1871
1873 May 12th Joseph THORNS, late of Ossett but now of Conisborough Priory, Gent of the 1st part and Rev. Denis Creighton NEARY, clerk of South Ossett, the other part. Of and concerning all that plot, piece, parcel of land situated at Ossett aforesaid containing by admeasurement (including one half of an intended New Street) 10 yds wide so far as is the same coextensive therewith 440 sq yds; bounded E by the yard attached to South Ossett Church, SW by another plot of land sold by Joseph THORNS (partly thereof) to Vincent and Thomas Ward; NE by another plot of land some time since sold and conveyed by Joseph THORNS (partly thereto) to the said Denis Creighton NEARY and on or towards the W by the centre of the said intended New Street* 10 yds wide & which said plot etc.. is delineated on a plan etc…(Ref:1873 693 792). (*CROWN STREET) If Dr. Neary did not always publish an account of the way in which money given to him was spent he was in some respect a very careful man of business. In 1868 he purchased, on his own account, 2 plots of land adjacent to the Churchyard, on the Albert St., side, obviously a wise precaution! On one of these the Institute and cottage were built in 1876 at a cost of £300. There was some dispute later as to what these should be used for, so in Jan 1877 he had a Trust Deed drawn up in which he gave the land for a Schoolroom etc. with various provisos.
LAND CHANGES IN 1876
1877 Jan 1st NEARY to Sth Ossett Vicar & Churchwardens Rev. D. C NEARY of South Ossett, Clerk 1st part; Edward APPLETON of Dewsbury, Solicitor’s Clerk 2nd part and the said D.C. NEARY and also Henry Castile SCOTT of Sth Ossett, wool Manufacturer and Joseph MOON of the same place, Draper 3rd part. of & concerning all that plot, piece, parcel of land situated at Giggal Hill, Ossett Common, being Lot 5 on the plan of sale by public Auction along with other land being sold by Joseph THORNS, on 31st of March 1864 and including one half of an intended new street 10 yds wide on the East side thereof so far as the same was ……………therewith 525 sup. Sq yds more or less and the same with the boundaries and dimensions thereof was more part delineated etc. in the Plan on the Indenture dated 21 Dec 1868 and also all those buildings then used as a School Room, Billiard and Reading Room and cottage erected upon the said plot of land and which said cottage was occupied by Isaac SMITH, together with appurtenances etc…. (Ref: 764 639 716) 1877 Sep 28th
LAND CHANGES 1879
1883 August 24th Samuel PICKARD 1st Part; Thomas BURTON of Ossett, Gent. 2nd Part; John William PICKARD, Solicitors Articled Clerk 3rd Part. FIRSTLY Land at Armley; SECONDLY Land at New Wortley. THIRDLY All that plot, parcel of freehold land at Giggal Hill, Ossett, containing by recent survey 2 Roods, 9 perches 6 yds bounded towards the north by Manor Rd., east partly by land, now or late the property of Mr David PICKARD & partly by land the property of the said Samuel PICKARD; south by other land, now or late, the property of the said Samuel PICKARD and west by the remainder of the said piece, parcel of land comprised in & conveyed by a certain Indenture bearing the date 21st Dec 1866 made between Joseph MITCHELL 1st part; William DEWS of the OTHER part, which said plot, or parcel of land herein before described is particularly delineated & described in the plan drawn on the back of a certain Indenture dated 24th Sep 1877 & coloured green & edged in pink. FOURTHLY All that plot, piece of land, situate at Ossett containing by recent admeasurement 1 Acre 2 Roods & 32 perches, 9 yds, bounded on & towards the east by an occupation rd, leading from Ossett to Horbury, on or towards the west by the premises herein before thirdly described, north by property now or late of David PICKARD and south by property now or late of Thomas MITCHELL and which said plot of land is part of the hereditaments & premises delineated & coloured green on the plan endorsed on the back of the said Indenture of the 24th Sep 1877. AND also all that Messuage, Dwellinghouse & Outbuildings recently erected upon the said plot or piece of land herein before fourthly described or on some part or parts thereof and now in the occupation of the said Samuel PICKARD. (SOWOOD HOUSE) FIFTHLY All those messuages, cottages or dwellings on Ossett Lights, occupied by Joseph TOMLINSON, Joseph RAMSDEN & William WESTERMAN, but now Nancy PICKARD & others. Also all that land on Ossett Lights called LOW CROFT 1acre 8 perches, lately occupied by Nathan MITCHELL, but now Mary ILLINGWORTH & adjoining or near said messuages, cottages in the fifth part. (Ref: 893 760 913)
LAND CHANGES IN 1883
1887 Oct 3rd John KELLETT of Huby Weeton in Harewood, Farmer Alfred Hinchcliffe PICKARD, Ossett, Gent. All that plot of land…………..(.estate of land of Joseph THORNS. Lot 10) situate on Ossett Common called Giggal Hill containing by admeasurement, including one half of a certain street called Crown Street 10 yds wide so far as the same is co-extensive with the northwest-side of the said plot of land un……… to be the now memorializing deed conveyed 500 superficial sq yds (more or less) which said plot of land is bounded on or towards the south west by Horbury Bridle Road and towards the northeast by other land formerly belonging to Joseph THORNS on or towards the south east by South Ossett Church Yard and is more particularly delineated or described in the plan thereof drawn on the back of a certain Indenture dated 28/6/1864 and made between Joseph THORNS and John KELLETT and coloured green. (Ref: 26 718 423)
1890 Ordnance Survey Map
SCHOOL In 1892 two classrooms, one on either side of the big room were added, a piece of work for which Rev. Ward had been making preparations for and which Rev. Kirk saw completed soon after his arrival, at a cost of £750 (BOOKLET – WYAS Ref: WDP 189 BOX 14) In 1895 the new INFANT SCHOOLS were built at a cost of £1,300, the infants for some years past had been squeezed out of the big room into the Church Institute. (BOOKLET – WYAS Ref: WDP 189 BOX 14)
LAND CHANGES IN 1895
1903 Mar 11th 11 948 432 Memorial of a Deed of Appointment: Ellen MARSDEN of Sth Ossett widow; Benjamin MARSDEN Gent, South Ossett, John Thomas MARSDEN Mungo Manufacturer All that messuage or dwellinghouse & cottage situated at Giggal Hill in Ossett with outbuildings, Appurtenances, land & premises; AND all that other real estate formerly belonging to one Hannah MARSDEN, (late of Spring End but formerly of Storrs Hill in Ossett) deceased and now remaining unsold: AND also all & ‘singular’? certain lands and hereditaments adjoining said messuage & cottage at Giggal Hill, purchased by the said Ellen MARSDEN
1910 VALUATION AWARD FOR PLOTS ON THE ‘SOUTH OSSETT TRIANGLE’
|720||MITCHELL Thos. Wm.||Self||House, (Delroyd) Land, Mistal & Stable, Sowood Lane|
|721||MARSDEN John Thos||Self||Land & Wood Stable|
|722||COX E.G.||SMITH Edward||House 4 Sowood Lane|
|723||COX E.G.||SABERTON H.B||House 3 Sowood Lane|
|724||COX E.G.||GLOVER Arthur||House 2 Sowood Lane|
|725||COX E.G.||COX Ernest G.||House 1 Sowood Lane|
|726||TOWNEND John T.||Self||House (Enfield), Stable & Coachhouse|
|727||PICKARD John Wm.||Self||House (Sowood Villa/House), Stable, Coachhouse & Land (2 Acres)|
|728||HEMINGWAY Albert E||MITCHELL Eli||House, Sowood Lane|
|729||HEMINGWAY Albert E||RHODES A.E||House, Sowood Lane|
|730||HEMINGWAY Albert E||KEMP Levi||House, Sowood Lane|
|731||HEMINGWAY Albert E||PRIESTLEY Anne||House, Sowood Lane|
|732||HEMINGWAY Albert E||Self||House, Sowood Lane|
|861||MARSDEN John Thos||MARSDEN Mrs Ellen||House, 16 Vicar Lane. – Rag Warehouse, Stable & shed occupied by J.T. MARSH|
|880||NETTLETON Francis||FEARNSIDE Alonzo||House, (Holmdene) Stable, Warehouse ‘par’t Croft, Manor Rd.,|
|881||NETTLETON Francis||JACKSON Alf. H||House, Stable, Cartshed ‘part’ Croft, Vicar Lane|
|882||KIRK Rev. John||PRIESTLEY Hannah||12, Vicar Lane|
|883||KIRK Rev. John||Self||CHURCH INSTITUTE, Vicar Lane|
|884||KIRK Rev. John||WILLIAMSON Ann||SCHOOL HOUSE, Vicar Lane|
|885||KIRK Rev. John||Self||VICARAGE & GREENHOUSE, Vicar Lane|
|886||MARSDEN Benjamin||Self||Land, House, Greenhouse & Garden (Clarendon Villas), Horbury Rd.,|
|887||MARSDEN Benjamin||CLEGG Jane||House (Clarendon Villa)|
|888||MITCHELL A.||NOBLE J.H.||14, Vicar Lane|
|889||MARSDEN John Thos||MARSDEN Mrs Ellen||House & Garden, Vicar Lane|
|890||DEWS John||Self||House (Greystones) & Stable, 18 Vicar Lane|
|891||DEWS John||DEWS Edmund & A||Warehouse, Burling Place & Land, Vicar Lane|
|892||PROCTOR Thos. T. (Station rd.)||WALKER Francis||2 – 4 Vicar Lane|
|893||PROCTOR Thos. T. (Station rd.)||BURKE Wm.||House, Manor Rd.,|
|894||PROCTOR Thos. T. (Station rd.)||ILLINGWORTH C||House, Manor Rd.,|
|895||PROCTOR Thos. T. (Station rd.)||LONSDALE T.M||House, Manor Rd.,|
|896||PROCTOR Thos. T. (Station rd.)||MELLOR F||House, Manor Rd.,|
|897||PROCTOR Thos. T. (Station rd.)||WIMPENNY S||House, Manor Rd.,|
|898||PROCTOR Thos. T. (Station rd.)||RILEY Geo||Butchers shop & Slaughterhouse|
|899||HARROP John (Green House)||HARROP Fred||20 – 30 Victoria St.,|
|900||HARROP John (Green House)||WILLIAMSON Alf.||20 – 30 Victoria St.,|
|901||HARROP John (Green House)||HARROP Wm.||20 – 30 Victoria St.,|
|902||HARROP John (Green House)||WESTERMAN Geo.||20 – 30 Victoria St.,|
|903||HARROP John (Green House)||HALL Agnes||20 – 30 Victoria St.,|
|904||HARROP John (Green House)||JOHNSON Arthur||20 – 30 Victoria St.,|
|905||HARROP John (Green House)||KENDALL m.||20 – 30 Victoria St.,|
|906||HARROP John (Green House)||GANNON Andrew||20 – 30 Victoria St.,|
|907||HARROP John (Green House)||LEWIS Walter||20 – 30 Victoria St.,|
|908||HARROP John (Green House)||HEATON Maria||20 – 30 Victoria St.,|
|909||HARROP John (Green House)||SMITH Lydia||20 – 30 Victoria St.,|
|910||HARROP John (Green House)||WILBY A.E||Victoria Square|
|911||HARROP John (Green House)||CALLAGHAN Thomas||Victoria Square|
|912||HARROP John (Green House)||MURRAY James||Victoria Square|
|913||HARROP John (Green House)||ROTHERY Sam||Victoria Square|
|914||HARROP John (Green House)||HEMINGWAY A.E||House & Warehouse, Victoria Square|
|915||HARROP John (Green House)||REYNOLDS Dick||Victoria Square|
|916||HARROP John (Green House)||REYNOLDS Ed.||Victoria Square|
|917||HARROP John (Green House)||REYNOLDS Willie||Victoria Square|
|963||c/o HARROP A, Albert St.,||HARROP Robert||2, Harrops Yard|
|963||HARROP Wm.||TOLSON Frank||I, Harrops Yard|
|1019||PICKARD Alfred H||DAYKIN Arthur||House, Crown St., Horbury Rd.,|
|1020||PICKARD Alfred H||HAIGH Walter||House, Crown St., Horbury Rd.,|
|1021||PICKARD Alfred H||DRIVER Uriah||House, Crown St., Horbury Rd.,|
|1022||PICKARD Alfred H||GREGSON HP||House, Crown St., Horbury Rd.,|
|1023||PICKARD Alfred H||COOPER WS||House, Crown St., Horbury Rd.,|
|1036||TOMLINSON Fred||?||House, Horbury Rd.,|
|1040||HARROP John||?||Hawthorne Terrace, Horbury Rd.,|
|1041||HARROP John||?||Hawthorne Terrace, Horbury Rd.,|
|1046||MARSDEN Benjamin (Vicar Lane)||HUNTER Fred||Houses, Horbury Rd., 20 – 28|
|1046||MARSDEN Benjamin (Vicar Lane)||SHIRES Wm.||Houses, Horbury Rd., 20 – 28|
|1046||MARSDEN Benjamin (Vicar Lane)||WADSWORTH J.||Houses, Horbury Rd., 20 – 28|
|1051||MARSDEN Benjamin (Vicar Lane)||HEMINGWAY Albert E||Rag Warehouse with 20 Horbury Rd.,|
|1056||PICKARD Alfred H||Self||House & Land (Highfield House), Horbury Rd)|
|1057||PICKARD Alfred H||Self||Mistal|
|1058||PICKARD Alfred H||PRIESTLEY Chas. Ed.||House (Highfield Cottage)|
|1088||WILBY Walter||GIGGLE Ann||House, Horbury Rd.,|
|1089||OSSETT GRAMMAR SCHOOL (Governors of – , Eli Lucas Secy.)||GRAHAM Maboth||East View House, Horbury Rd.,|
|1094||OSSETT GRAMMAR SCHOOL (Governors of – , Eli Lucas Secy.)||TOWNEND John Tho.||Land, Sowood Lane|
|1136 /1436||TEALE Thomas (Blackpool)||BERRY Alice||House, Horbury Rd., or owood Lane|
|BATTY Mrs Anne||?||4 Crown St|
|BRIGGS Elizabeth, South Place||?||16 – 20|
|BRIGGS Walker, Australia||?||12 – 14 Crown St.|
|BROADHEAD Emma||?||6 – 12 Crown St|
|HAIGH Walter||?||9 – 11 Crown St|
|HARROP John (Green House)||?||1 – 29 Victoria Square|
|MARSH M||?||Fisheries, Horbury Rd.,|
|PICKARD Alfred H||?||5 houses on Horbury Rd.,|
|SPRINGWELL BREWERY, Heckmondwike||?||Pub, Warehouse and House etc.|
|WARD Isaiah||?||1 – 7 Crown Street|
TOUR AROUND THE ‘TRIANGLE’
(All photographs are from the author’s collection acquired over many yrs unless otherwise stated)
HORBURY ROAD FROM THE BOTTOM (cir 1912) The Row of Houses on the right are called ‘EAST VIEW’.
DRIVEWAY TO HIGHFIELD HOUSE & COTTAGE (2010)
HIGHFIELD HOUSE (2010)
SOUTH TERRACE ON THE LEFT- MARSDENS (CLARENDON) COTTAGES ON THE RIGHT
REAR OF CLARENDON COTTAGES IN THE YARD ON THE RIGHT (2012)
SOUTH OSSETT CHRIST CHURCH (Date unknown)
CROWN STREET LEADING TO INFANT SCHOOL (Date unknown)
THE OLD CROWN PUB (Date unknown)
LOOKING BACK DOWN HORBURY ROAD
STORRS HILL ROAD CORNER OF HORBURY ROAD (across the road)
VICTORIA BUILDINGS (Date unknown)
D.M. LLOYD CHEMIST (VICTORIA BUILDINGS) (Date unknown)
OFF LICENCE SHOP, CORNER OF THE GREEN AND GIGGAL HILL (Date unknown)
GIGGAL HILL (Date unknown)
BEGINNING OF VICAR LANE LEADING TO CHURCH, VICARAGE & SCHOOLS (Date unknown)
CHURCH INSTITUTE & OLD SCHOOL (2011)
REAR OF OLD SCHOOLHOUSE (Date unknown)
FRONT OF SCHOOLHOUSE
INFANTS SCHOOL (2011)
OLD VICARAGE (Date unknown)
REAR OF OLD VICARAGE
MAIN SCHOOL (2012) (across from Vicarage)
TOP OF DRIVEWAY LEADING TO CLARENDON VILLAS (2011)
CLARENDON VILLAS (2012)
VICAR LANE, (NO 14?)
VICAR LANE NO 16 (2012)
REAR OF GREYSTONES, NO 18a (2012) with 3 COTTAGES (formerly warehouse) (bottom of Vicar Lane)
FRONT (18b) (Photos K & D Nash)
BACK TO THE COTTAGE, CORNER OF VICAR LANE & MANOR RD (2012) (showing Old Co-op clock across the road
MANOR RD CROSSROADS, CORNER WITH SOWOOD LANE
SOWOOD HOUSE (formerly tradesmen’s entrance) 2010
FRONT OF HOUSE
‘ENFIELD’ ON THE BEND OF SOWOOD LANE (2012)
HOUSES AT THE END OF SOWOOD LANE (just before the junction with Horbury Rd.
YOU ARE NOW BACK TO THE BOTTOM OF HORBURY ROAD
Copies of this Publication have been deposited at the West Yorks Archives in Wakefield; Ossett Library; Wakefield Family history Society Library and Christ Church South Ossett and summaries are available on 0ssett History website – (www.ossett.net)
© JOAN P SMITH 2014