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Andrew Smith

Male 1619 - 1671  (51 years)

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  • Name Andrew Smith  [1
    Born 17 Jul 1619  Farsley, Calverley Parish, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 18 Jul 1619  St Winifreds Calverley Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 May 1671  Farsley, Calverley Parish, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 May 1671  St Wilfreds Calverley Churchyard, Farsley, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This line found on Rootsweb at - Line of Norman L Johnson

      Thomas BURNLEY b: 18 Jan 1578 in Eccleshill, West Riding, Yorkshire, Engla
      Re: Andrew Smith 1619-1671 Farsley, West Riding, Yorkshire
      Will of his maternal uncle Tho Burneley, May 1666
      "To Andrew Smith of Farsley, another of my sister's sonnes, his heirs &c. my dwelling house in Farsley, and other edifices, barns, &c., &c., and one house called Smithy House, and a close called Charley close, near Farsley Greene. To pay to Abraham, his brother, another of my sister's sons, L5, and L10 to Wm Smith, another brother."

      So - Andrew was already 47 yrs old when he rec'd this inheritance, and he lived only another 5 yrs.

      Yeoman clothier
      An 18th century middle-man such as Joseph Anderton who supplied raw wool to the individual hand-loom weavers within the domestic system, then collected their finished pieces for sale at the cloth hall.
      Some clothiers were also weavers and producers of cloth. Under the Weavers' Act [1555], clothiers in country districts were forbidden to keep more than one loom, and woollen weavers were forbidden to keep more than two looms.

      Many clothiers became very prosperous, and many were Quakers. As the export trade increased through Hull, many local clothiers moved from Halifax to live at the port. In the 16th century, John Winchcombe known as Jack of Newbury was probably the most famous clothier in England.

      This description of the conduct of trade in the earlier Cloth Hall in Halifax is taken from an 18th century book, reprinted in the 19th century, called "Halifax Gibbet Law."

      More about the Gibbet and Gibbet Law:

      "The Lord of the Mannor hath, towards the upper end of the Town, erected a large and spacious Hall, where the Weavers, and the Buyers of Cloth do weekly meet, (namely) every Saturday morning.

      Which according to a late determined rule, as to time, is thus ordered. That betwixt the 25th of March, and the 29th of September, they are precisely to begin their Market at Six a Clock. And from the 29th of September to the 25th of March, they are not to meet till Eight a Clock, at both which times Notice is given to all Persons concerned, by the Ringing of a Bell, publickly erected for that purpose, in a middle place, betwixt the Shambles and the Hall; and so punctually is this Rule to be observed, that a Penalty of 39s and 11d. is to be Levied upon any one that shall but ask the Price of a piece of Cloth before the Bell Ring, and when the Penalty is levied, it is by Common Consent distributed amongst the Poor of that Town where the Party lives that is found Guilty.

      And at this Hall-Market, such great quantities of undrest Cloth is Weekly Sold, that the Lord's Collector (who hath reserved to himself a Penny Sterling for every Piece so Sold as a quit Rent) doth one week with another, receive the Sum of Thirty Shillings in those Pennys, and sometimes it will advance to Forty Shillings when trade is open and free."

      Note: There were 12 pennies in a shilling so this means that, if this account is accurate, a typical week would see some 360 pieces of hand-woven cloth sold and in a busy week this would rise to 480.
    Person ID I5170  Hunt
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2013 

    Married 17 Apr 1643  St Wilfrids Church, Calverley, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Andrew Smith,   b. Aft 17 Apr 1643, Farsley, Calverley Parish, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1702/03, Hopewell Twp, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 59 years)  [natural]
     2. Sarah Smith,   b. 15 Sep 1659,   d. Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S05140] "andrew Smith of West New jersey Colony 1677," supplied by Smith, 22-9-2007., compiled by Gary Donovan Smith [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,].

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