Fourteenth century

These are of interest to family historians as well as local historians as they name people living in Holmfirth or, in the case of John Kaye, are the starting point in working on the history of various branches of this locally important family,

The CSV versions of these files can be read into a spreadsheet. This allows you to process it, for example sort by surname.

Some of the names in the lay subsidy have the form forename placename, e.g. Willelmus de Litliwod.  In order enable these names to be sorted sensibly, e.g. William de Litilwod gets sorted alongside all the other Littlewoods (give or take spelling variations!) the second CSV file has the “de” removed

C14th assarts. Assarts were enclosures of land taken from the manorial waste by tenants.


As above as a CSV.


The lay subsidy (poll tax) of Richard II (1379).


Above as a CSV.


Above with place names converted to surnames.


John Kaye of Woodsome including heraldic visitations. John Kaye is presumed to be the ancestor of the numerous Kayes living in the Holme Valley including the Holmfirth area.