Leeds Parish Church Registers, 1695-1722, Ninth and Tenth Books,
with Armley Chapel, 1695-1711, and Hunslet Chapel, 1686-1724
ed. by G. D. Lumb
This Volume contains the entries in the ninth and tenth Books of the Leeds Pariah Church Register, extending from the year 1695 to the year 1722. The leaves of the ninth Book measure 17¾ x 11⅞ inches, and of the tenth Book 18¼ x 11⅜ inches; the leaves of both books are of parchment.
Francis Lupton was appointed the Parish Clerk in 1694, and wrote the entries in the ninth Book and many of the entries in the tenth Book until his death, in August, 1717. The Rev. John Roebuck was appointed Clerk 1 October, 1717, and the entries in the tenth Book from that date were probably written by him.
The month and year have been placed in the margin as in previous volumes, and the Baptisms and Marriages have been rearranged and shortened, as shown on pages 1, 89, 221, and 279. The late Mr. Samuel Rusby copied the Baptisms and Marriages in the ninth Book, and also the Burials to April, 1701. The Editor copied the remainder of the ninth and also the tenth Book.
The thanks of the Society are due to the late Vicar of Leeds, the Rev. Dr. Gibson, now Lord Bishop of Gloucester, and to the present Vicar of Leeds, the Rev. Dr. Bickersteth, for their kind permission to copy and print the Leeds Register; to the Rev. J. B. Seaton for the like privilege in connection with the Armley Register, and to the Rev. Carmont Gallacher for the same in connection with the Hunslet Register; also to Dr. Henry Tempest Dufton, for kindly undertaking the laborious work of preparing the index.
The Editor regrets the slow progress which has lately been made with the Leeds Register, six years having elapsed between the issue of the two parts of this volume. The expense of printing five large volumes has been necessarily heavy, but there can be no doubt that a large number of the members of the Society are keenly interested in the genealogical and topographical information afforded by the entries. Probably if some financial assistance could be offered to the Council of the Society, as has been forthcoming in connection with the registers of other Yorkshire parishes, a quicker method of publication might be arranged. The Leeds Register is reaching a period which is likely to greatly interest many more of the families connected with Leeds at the present time.
G. D. L.
LEEDS, June, 1909.
|PREFACE TABLE OF CONTENTS ERRATA PAGE||v, vi vii viii|
|NINTH BOOK||BAPTISMS, 1695-1713||1|
|TENTH BOOK||BAPTISMS, 1713-1722||221|
|HUNSLET CHAPELRY||BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES, AND BURIALS, 1717||251|
|BRAMLEY CHAPELRY||BAPTISMS ANTD BURIALS, 1717||253|
|ARMLEY AND WORTLEY CHAPELRY||BURIALS, 1717.||254|
|ST. JOHN'S CHURCH||BURIALS, 1717-1722||327, 328, 331, 334, 349|
|ARMLEY CHAPEL - FIRST BOOK||BAPTISMS, 1665-1690||357|
|MEMORANDA||353, 356, 368, 369|
|SECOND BOOK||BAPTISMS, 1691-1711||369|
|HUNSLET CHAPEL||BAPTISMS, 1686-1724||381|
|INDEX OF PLACES||403|
|INDEX OF SURNAMES||407|