Green-Armytage (solicitors) Papers (Holme Valley)


Coldwell references in the Green-Armytage papers.

Fields and dry-stone walls above Field End farm, Holmbridge


From Dr George Redmonds

1601 Court Roll of the manor of Meltham.  Thomas Coldwell was fined 4d for digging turves in Meltham.

1634 Court Roll of the manor of Meltham. Ux. Coldwell was fined for digging turves in Meltham.

1655 Bond. Thomas Hinchliffe of Waterside in Holmfirth, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife were bound unto William Couldwell of Cumberworth, yeoman, in the sum of £100.  Reference to a ‘Judith’ and a lease made ‘unto Godfrey Litlewod of Kexbrough, husbandman’.  The witnesses included John Couldwell and Thomas Litlewood.

1657 Court Roll of the manor of Meltham. Nicholas Cowdell was fined for digging turves in Meltham.

1677 Court Roll of the manor of Meltham. Nicholas Coldhill was fined for digging turves in Meltham.

1689 12 March. Indenture between Judith Radcliffe of Kexbrough, widow, and William Coldwell of Kexbrough, yeoman – Judith Radcliffe hath leased a messuage in Kexbrough where she now dwells, which descended to her as one of the daughters of John Addy, deceased, late of Kexbrough, for 1000 years at a peppercorn rent.  And also £50 to Josias Coldwell of Kexbrough within twelve months after her decease and £63 unto Elizabeth Coldwell, daughter of the said Josias Coldwell, within two years after her decease. An endorsement refers to a later Chancery case, dated 1 October 1723, with John Coldwell and Ann Coldwell as the plaintiffs.

1689 A dispute over the setting of stoops at Fieldend in Austonley.  Among those involved was Nicholas Coldwell, who was ‘to be asked if he had rights of common there’.

1690 6 June. Copy of court roll – all that one third part of seven acres of land called Overmeasure, once Thomas Gargrave’s, in Austonley, and now in the tenure of Nicholas Coldwell.

1693 In the will of Elizabeth Green of Yateholme there was a bequest to Dorothy, the wife of ‘Josias Coldwell of Barnsley’.

1731 10 and 11 Nov. Lease and release.  Richard Coldwell of Nether Cumberworth, yeoman, and Daniel Broadhead of Upperthong.  Reversion after the decease of Ann Coldwell of Kexbrough, of ‘all that messuage in Kexbrough now in the occupation of William Wolfenden’.

1732 14 Nov.  A legal opinion.  ‘I have seen Daniel Broadhead’s will, dated 11 May 1726…to his wife, John Taylor, John Roobotam, Edmund Coldwell…freehold estate at Kexbrough, and I am of  opinion that it was well devised’.

1739/40 3 March.  Bill of costs from S. Burroughs, £144 10s. in the case of Elizabeth Broadhead, widow, Martha Roobotam, widow, John Tayler, John Robotham and Edmund Coldwell, plaintiffs and the Duke of Leeds, Richard Witton, esq., William Heron, John Kenworthy, Christopher and Mary Green, Robert Hampshire, defendants.

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