New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 50
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wapentake of Barkston Ash, 4 miles
N. E. from Pontefract; inhabitants, 61.
Byram Hall, is the seat of Sir John
Ramsden, Bart.


Cadeby, W.R. (8) a township in
the parish of Sprotborough, wapentake
of Strafforth and Tickhill, 4ยง miles S.
W. from Doncaster; inhabitants, 169.

Caldbergh, N.R. (1) a township
in the parish of Coverham, wapentake
of Hang West, 4 miles S. W. from Mid-
dleham ; inhabitants, 103.

Caldcotes, W. R. (5) a hamlet in
the township of Potter Newton, parish
of Leeds, wapentake of Skyrack, 2 miles
N.E. from Leeds.

Calder, W. R. (7,8) a river which
rises in Lancashire, and enters the
county of York at Todmorden; taking
an easterly direction, it flows on accom-
panied by the Rochdale canal to Halifax,
and thence passes by Dewsbury toWake-
field, whence taking a north-easterly
course, it falls into the Aire at Castle-
ford: the Calder navigation commences
at this junction ; it proceeds in a west-
ern course to Wakefield, thence to Hor-
bury Bridge, Dewsbury, Cooper Bridge,
Brighouse,. Elland, and Salterhebble
near Halifax, where it joins the Roch-
dale canal.

Caldwell, N. R. (1) a township in
the parish of St. John Stanwick, wapen-
take of Gilling West, 9 miles N. from
Richmond ; inhabitants, 188. This vil-
lage is disjoined from Stanwick, by the
intervening parish of Gilling; it is sup-
posed to have been a considerable place
at the time of the Roman occupation of

Calton, W.R. (4) a township in
the parish of Kirkby Malhapi Dale, wa-
pentake of Staincliffe, 7 miles N. W.
from Skipton; inhabitants, 76. This is a
small village seated on a hill, on the east
bank of the Aire; it is remarkable only
as the birth-place of General Lambert,
the friend of Oliver Cromwell: after
an active participation in the troublous
events of the age, at the restoration he
was tried and condemned, but his pu-
nishment was softened into perpetual
exile, in which he died, at Guernsey,
about thirty years after.

Calvel Houses, W. R. (4) a ham-
let in the township of Fountains Earth,
parish of Kirkby Malzeard, wapentakeof
Claro, 4 miles N. from Pateley Bridge.

Calverley, W. R. (5) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Morley,
7 miles N. W. from Leeds; inhabitants,
2605 ; a vicarage, value
9l. ID. 10c/.;
patron, the King. Calverley Hall was
the residence of a very ancient family
of that name, and is rendered memo-
rable by a deplorable catastrophe which
occurred in 1604, and which gave rise
to ce the Yorkshire tragedy,” wrongly
attributed to the pen of Shakspeare.
In Dr. Whitaker’s Loidis and Elmete,
is a long prose narrative of the event
by a contemporary, told in a style so
ridiculous as to render a scene of the
utmost horror almost ludicrous. The
outline of this appalling story is, that
Walter Calverley having wasted his
estate by dissipation, forsook the object
of his early affections, and married a
lady of superior wealth and alliances,
by whom he had three sons; but con-
tinuing his ruinous courses, his affairs
became irretrievably embarrassed, and
he embraced the desperate resolution
of murdering his children, from the
contradictory motives of an apprehen-
sion, that they would be reduced to
beggary, and from an unfounded jea-
lousy that they were not his own : the
immediate crisis of the fate of this un-
fortunate family was produced by a
messenger bringing intelligence to Wal-
ter Calverley, that his younger brother
was committed to prison in consequence
of failing to discharge a bond for a
thousand pounds, in which he had been
induced to j oin from motives of frater-
nal affection: under the excitement
occasioned by this information, the


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