New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 51
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wretched maniac, for so in common
charity he must be partly considered,
observing his eldest son, a boy four
years old, at play in the gallery of Cal-
verley Hall, rushed upon and wounded
the unsuspecting innocent with his dag-
ger, when taking up the child he car-
ried him to his wife’s chamber, who
was asleep, while the nurse was dress-
ing another of the children in the
same apartment: the unhappy mother,
roused from her slumbers by the vio-
lent entry of her husband, soon became
aware of the danger which threatened
herself and her children, and endea-
voured to save the younger infant from
his fury, but in vain, as he plunged
his dagger, yet reeking with the blood
of the eldest child, into the heart of this
second unoffending victim whilst in his
mother’s arms; he then severely wound-
ed the lady; and still pursuing his
murderous intent, took horse and rode
off towards a house where his third
child, only a few months old, was at
nurse; but the animal stumbling, he was
thrown, and secured by a servant who
was despatched after him. The next
day, on his examination before some
neighbouring magistrates, he confessed
his crime, and avowed that jealousy
was the cause of the excitement; but it
appears that his wife’s conduct was at
all times irreproachable: when brought
to trial, he refused to plead, and was
consequently pressed to death in the
castle of York, Aug. 5,1604: the estate
was thus saved to the family, to which
the infant who escaped succeeded, and
transmitted it to his successors, who
continued here till the year 1754, when
it was sold to the family of Thornhill.
A part of this mansion yet remains,
but is converted into cottages for some
manufacturing tenants. Calverley is
a very populous and thriving parish,
chiefly occupied in the woollen manu-
facture; it contains the townships of
Farsley, Idle, Bolton, and Pudsey;
entire population, 14,134.

Calvert Houses, N. R. (1) a

hamlet in the township of Muker, pa-
rish of Grinton, wapentake of Gilling
West, 8 miles W. from Reeth. Here
is the seat of Major Metcalfe.

Camblesforth, W. R. (8) a town-
ship in the parish of Drax, wapentake
of Barkston Ash, 3 miles N. from
Snaith ; inhabitants, 257. Here is the
seat of S. W. Waude, Esq.

Camerton Hall, E. R. (9). See

Cam Houses, W.R. (1) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Horton,
wapentake of Staincliffe, 6 miles S.W.
from Hawes.

Camp Hill, N. R. (2). See Car-

Campsall, W. R. (8) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Osgold-
cross, 8 miles N. from Doncaster ; in-
habitants, 389; a vicarage, value 16/.
6s. Sd.i patron, J. C. Yarborough,
Esq. Campsall House is the seat of the
Rev. Dr. Frank; and at a small dis-
tance is Campsmount, the seat of J. C.
Yarborough, Esq. This parish contains
the townships of Askern, Fenwick,
Moss, Norton, and Sutton; entire po-

Cams Houses, N. R. (1) a hamlet
in the township of Low Abbotside, pa-
rish of Aysgarth, wapentake of Hang
West, 2f miles W. from Askrigg. This
place is situated on the northern bank
of the Ure, opposite to Cam Hill, on
the other side of the river.

Canklow, W. R. (8) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Whiston,
wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill,
If mile S. from Rotherham.

Cannon Hall, W. R. (8). See

Cantley, W. R. (8) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Strafforth
and Tickhill, 3f miles S. E. from Don-
caster ; a vicarage, value 6/. 6s. 5ยง
patron, John Childers, Esq.; inhabi-
tants, 577. Cantley Hall is the residence
of M. A. Taylor, Esq.


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