Friends of Middleton Park

 

John Newbould
Notes on Historic Middleton

Preface

The "notes" below are mainly a number of documents relating to Middleton and Middleton families, linked where necessary by brief explanatory notes. The documents have all been obtained locally from a variety of sources: books, Leeds Reference Library, Yorkshire Archaelogical Society, West Yorkshire Archives, etc. Thanks to all the staff who provided assistance.

The author is sure that there must be more information "out there" and hopes the reading which follows will encourage others to embark on their own journey of investigation.

There may be errors or omissions, for which we take responsibility. Hopefully you, the reader, will take the time to let us know, so that we can correct things and improve the account of our town's history.

John Newbould


Contents...

Glossary

A Glossary of obscure or unusual words, terms or phrases. Most of these are usually explained in the text, but have been gathered together for ease of reference.

The Years 1066 to 1330 ...

The Norman Conquest

Notes on Middleton in the early years after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

The Gramaire Family

Notes on the Gramaire (Grammary) family's connection with Middleton. Aprox. 1166 - 1300.

The Middleton - Beeston Boundary Dispute 1200-1212

An account of this medieval boundary dispute and the origin of the boundary ditch and bank that is still evident in the park.

The Crepping Family

Notes on the Crepping family from the records - upto 1330

The Leigh Family ...

A Family Tree of the Leigh Family - 1300 to 1706
[A PDF file. You will need a PDF reader to view this file]

The Leigh Family - aprox 1300 to 1500

Notes on the Leigh Family upto aproximately 1500

The Leigh Family - aprox 1500 until 1706

Notes on the Leigh Family from aprox 1500 to John Leigh's death in 1706. John was succeeded by his daughter Anne Leigh and her husband, Ralph Brandling of Felling in Durham.

The Brandling Family ...

A Family Tree of part of the Brandling Family
[A PDF file. You will need a PDF reader to view this file]

Ralph Brandling (I) and Anne Leigh ...

covering years 1706 - 1749 ...
    The Brandling Family Background...
    Ralph Brandling's Life in the Northeast...
    Ralph Brandling's Life at Middleton
    Other References to Coal Mining in Middleton
    Ralph and Anne's Religious Life
    Anne Brandling (nee Leigh)
    References

Ralph Brandling (II) and Ralph Brandling (III) ...

covering years 1749 - 1751 ...

Charles Brandling ...

covering years 1751 - 1802 ...
    Brief Life History...
    Religious Life at Middleton
    The Middleton Colliery
    Other Events Related to Middleton
    References

Charles John Brandling ...

covering years 1802 - 1826 ...
    Brief Life History...
    Events at Middleton
    John Blenkinsop and the Middleton Colliery
    Other Events Related to Middleton
    References

Reports of the 1825 Mining Accident ...

Many Contemporary Reports of the shocking 1825 Middleton Mining Accident.

Ralph Henry Brandling ...

covering years 1826 ...

.... coming soon

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