EDWARD J LAW.
BISHOPSLOUGH, BENNETTSBRIDGE, Co. KILKENNY, IRELAND.
Was educated at Huddersfield College, qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked in Huddersfield and Cheshire. Practised for a number of years as a professional genealogist and had wide experience in researching civil and ecclesiastical records in English archives and record centres. He now lives in semi-retirement in the heart of the Irish countryside.
Has had a long and deep interest in local history. Was a committee member of Huddersfield Local History Society until moving to Ireland, when he was elected an honorary member of the Society.
Is a past Secretary of Dúchas, the Tullaherin parish heritage society, and a council member of Kilkenny Archaeological Society. He edited the Society's journal, Old Kilkenny Review, for the years 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
Is interested in antique silver and was for many years a corresponding member of the Silver Society, and is a member of the Ephemera Society. Current collecting interests are Crest Albums, UK Free Franks, and Livery buttons on all of which topics he has written. He also curated exhibitions and displays for Kilkenny Archaeological Society: Collecting arms, crests and monograms: a forgotten pastime, Summer 2003 (and wrote a book to accompany the exhibition: see Bibliography below); Bookplates in the Society's Library 2006; Kilkenny authors and printers 2009.
As a past scholar of Huddersfield College and in pursuit of an interest in silver, he has undertaken research on the prize medals of Huddersfield College, of which a variety were awarded over the years 1841-1879. The Tolson Memorial Museum at Huddersfield have a good representative collection of these very attrractive medals, and there is another major collection in private hands.
He would be grateful to receive any information on the topic (firstname.lastname@example.org) and would be happy to pass on information from his research notes.
Illustrated here are the two faces of the Huddersfield College Commercial medal of 1879 which was awarded to W D Halstead. At this date the medals feature a cast silver border which adds greatly to the attractiveness of the medals.
1984 An exemplary barn, in George Redmonds, ed., Old West Riding Vol 4, No 2, Winter 1984, pp 31-2.
1985 The Bradley family and their new house, in Jennifer Stead, ed., Old West Riding Vol 5, No 2, Winter 1985, pp 22-4.
1985 18th century Huddersfield: The day-books of John Turner 1732-1773, Huddersfield, Edward J Law, 1985.
1985 Markets, fairs and tolls in Huddersfield, in Dr. D M Jones, ed., Huddersfield Local History Society Newsletter No 3 1985, unpaginated.
1986 The Victorian funeral in The Dalesman Vol 48, no 7, October 1986, pp 564-5.
1986 Essays in Local History, a series of papers relating to the history of the Huddersfield area. [Word processor published]
|No 1 Directories of Huddersfield 1732-6, 1747-50, 1754-8, 1760-3, 1781, 1784.|
|No 2 Directories of Huddersfield 1805-7, 1809-11.|
|No 3 Directories of Huddersfield 1814-5.|
|No 4 Directories of Huddersfield 1816-7.|
|No 5 Early Huddersfield Banks and Bankers.|
|No 6 The Day-Book of a Toothill Quaker, 1800-1819.|
|No 7 Architects of Huddersfield & District to 1860.|
|No 8 Land Agents and Surveyors of Huddersfield and district to 1840.|
|No 9 18th Century Regulation of the Narrow Woollen Cloth Trade.|
|No 10 Early Huddersfield Printers.|
|No 11 History of the George Hotel, Huddersfield, to 1900.|
1987 Lindley Liberal Club, in [Maurice Hall, ed.] Lindley Liberal Club Centenary 1887- 1987, unpaginated.
1988 William Pontey: Huddersfield's 19th century Evelyn, in K Brockhill, ed., Huddersfield Local History Society Newsletter No 8, 1988, unpaginated.
1988 Sir David Radcliffe: A great Victorian son of Huddersfield, in K Brockhill, ed., Huddersfield Local History Society Newsletter No 8 1988, unpaginated.
1988 Ash Grove, Southowram, in Cyril Pearce, ed., Old West Riding Vol 8, No 1, Summer 1988, pp 8-10.
1989 Woodsome Hall, some estate correspondence, in George Redmonds, ed., Old West Riding Vol 9 (1989), pp 26-30.
1989 Joseph Kaye, builder, of Huddersfield c1779-1858, Huddersfield, Huddersfield Local History Society, 1989.
1990 Pestilential smoke, in K Brockhill, ed., Huddersfield Local History Society Journal No 1 August 1990, pp 6-8.
1991 Early fire insurance policies of the Huddersfield area, in K Brockhill, ed., Huddersfield Local History Society Journal No 2 Spring 1991, pp 4-9.
1992 Markets, Fairs and Tolls in Huddersfield, in E A Hilary Haigh, ed., Huddersfield a Most Handsome Town, 1992, pp 65-84.
1994 The presentation plate of the corporation of the city of Kilkenny 1684-1834, in Edward J Law, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 1994 No 46, pp 57-74.
1994 The "Gardener's" Cottage, Bishopslough, in William Murphy, ed., In the shadow of the steeple No 4, pp 19-24.
1995 The Merry Harriers Club, in Edward J Law, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 1995 No 47, pp 33-40.
1995 The school that Mrs Pack built, in Edward J Law, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 1995 No 47, pp 140-145.
1995 The mystery of the medal, in N Kerrod, ed., Old Almondburians' Society Newsletter July 1995, pp 21-22.
1995 Some provincial Irish silver lotteries, in Vanessa Brett and John Culme, eds., The Silver Society Journal No 7, Autumn 1995, pp 412-415.
1996 The Davis family and Summerhill, in William Murphy, ed., In the shadow of the steeple No 5, pp 30-38.
1996 Kilkenny connections with the Irish trade exhibitions of 1852 and 1853, in Edward J Law, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 1996 No 48, pp 45-54.
1996 Cholera in Kilkenny, 1832-33, in Edward J Law, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 1996 No 48, pp 117-122.
1997 The origins and early years of Kilkenny gasworks, in John Kirwan, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 1997, No 49, pp 66-73.
1997 The Rothe House Collection: A set of livery buttons, in John Kirwan, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 1997, No 49, p 130.
1997 Some Presentation Plate of the County and City of Kilkenny, in John Kirwan, ed., Kilkenny Sudies in Honour of Margaret M Phelan, no date .
1997 A masonic burial in Fethard, in Marcus Bourke, ed., Tipperary Historical Journal 1997, p 85.
1998 Richard Shee of Blackwell Lodge, Bennettsbridge, in William Murphy, ed., In the shadow of the steeple No 6, pp 4-11.
1998 Amyas Griffith in 18th Century Fethard, in Marcus Bourke, ed., Tipperary Historical Journal 1998, pp 215-222.
1998 Contentious county Carlow land surveyors, in Martin Nevin, ed., Carloviana 1997, pp 8-9.
1999 Collecting Crests, in Antique Dealer and Collectors Guide, February 1999, pp 32-35.
1999 Collecting Crests-II, in Antique Dealer and Collectors Guide, March 1999, pp 24-27.
1999 Crest Albums: A Family History Source? in Cecil R Humphery-Smith, ed., Family History, Vol 20, No 161, New Series 137, pp34-43.
2000 Collecting Free Franks, in Antique Dealer and Collectors Guide, July/August 2000, pp 32-35.
2000 The origins of the silver trade in Sheffield, on Internet website. LINK
2000 Sheffield silversmiths, on Internet website. LINK
2001 Brights Buildings & Cobdens Row, on Internet website. LINK
2001 The Chronicle office [Lord Street, Huddersfield], on Internet website. LINK
2001 The house that Jack built [The Elms, Lingards, Slaithwaite], on Internet website. LINK
2001 Huddersfield maps, a caution, on Internet website. LINK
2001 Huddersfield's first automobile, on Internet website. LINK
2001 Thornton Lodge [Huddersfield], on Internet website. LINK
2001 Dr James Bradley, c1759-1833, on Internet website. LINK
2001 A Huddersfield bank cashier, on Internet website. LINK
2001 An obscure family history resource, on Internet website. LINK
2001 Storthes Hall, Thurstonland [Huddersfield], on Internet website. LINK
2001 Huddersfield titled classes, on Internet website. LINK
2001 The Gledhill family of Lindley and their buildings, on Internet website. LINK
2001 Self-help [Lindley, Huddersfield], on Internet website. LINK
2001 Walker's woodyard [Lindley, Huddersfield], on Internet website. LINK
2001 Crownest, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, on Internet website. LINK
2001 The Loyal United Free Mechanics [Leigh, Lancashire], on Internet website. LINK
2001 A Kilkenny gentleman? on Internet website. LINK
2001 David Shelleman [Kilkenny], on Internet website. LINK
2001 The Charitable Institutions of the City of Kilkenny from the Reformation to the mid-nineteenth century, a dissertation for a Diploma in Local Heritage Studies, University College, Cork, 1996. [Deposited at University College, Cork, and Kilkenny Archaeological Society] An essay building on this dissertation is now available on my website. LINK
2001 The life and works of William Henry Crossland, eminent Victorian architect. [Deposited in The Library, RIBA, London, England] This essay is now available on my website. LINK
2001 Sporting pursuits of the locality, in William Murphy, ed., In the shadow of the steeple No 7, pp 30-37.
2002 The Richard Colles Johnson bequest, in Edward Law, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2002, No. 54, pp 5-15.
2002 Notes on Kilkenny architects and buildings, in Edward Law, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2002, No. 54, pp 131-139.
2003 Collecting arms, crests and monograms, Kilkenny, Edward J Law, 2003.
2003 The bells and bell-ringers of St Canice's Cathedral, in Edward Law, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2003, No 55, pp 6-10.
2003 The tomb of John, 2nd Marquess of Ormonde, St Canice's Cathedral, in Edward Law, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2003, No 55, pp 141-148.
2003 Crest album publishers, in Rob Banham, ed., The Ephemerist, No. 123, Winter 2003, pp 5-7.
2004 Collecting arms crests and monograms, in Heraldry News, No. 37, November 2004, pp 14-20.
2004 Kilkenny Mechanics' Friend Society, in Edward Law, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2004, No 56, pp 139-143.
2005 In praise of ephemera fairs, on the internet site of the Ephemera Society. LINK.
2005 In praise of ephemera fairs, in Rob Banham, ed., The Ephemerist, No. 129, Summer 2005, p 12.
2005 Anastatic printing, in Rob Banham, ed., The Ephemerist, No. 130, Autumn 2005, p 5.
2005 Three Kilkenny book collectors, in Coilin O'Drisceoil, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2005, No 57, pp 83-8.
2006 Anastatic Printing in Julia L Ionides and Peter G Howell, The old houses of Shropshire in the 19th century, 2006, pp 45-6.
2006 Huddersfield College prize medals. On Internet website. LINK.
2006 Title-specific bookplates, in Paul Latcham, ed., The bookplate journal, New series, Vol. 4, No. 2, September 2006, pp125-6.
2006 Maddoxtown paper mill, in Clara Heritage Society, Clara County Kilkenny: A social history of people and places in the parish, 2006, pp 150-1.
2006 Blanchville Bell Tower, in Clara Heritage Society, Clara County Kilkenny: A social history of people and places in the parish, 2006, pp 167-9.
2006 Some bookplates in the Kilkenny Archaeological Society Library, in Coilin O'Drisceoil, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2006, No. 58, pp 118-9.
2007 Collecting for under £10, in Rob Banham, ed., The Ephemerist, No. 136, Spring 2007, pp 4-5.
2007 Gleanings from Finn's Leinster Journal, in Frank Taaffe, ed. Local History Review, Vol. 13, 2007, pp18-28.
2007 Bookplates in an Irish provincial library, in Paul Latcham, ed. The Bookplate Journal, New Series, Vol 5, No. 2, September 2007, pp 107-118.
2007 The town bell and clock, in Coilin O'Drisceoil, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2007, No.59, pp 98-103.
2007 Use of the anastatic printing process in Ireland, in Brian Lacey, ed., Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Vol. 136, 2006, pp 30-8.
2008 Bemrose's facsimile printing process, in Dudley Fowkes, ed., Derbyshire Miscellany, Vol. 18. Part 3, Spring 2008.
2008 Phonography and anastatic printing in Suffolk, in C Richmond, ed., Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, Vol. XLI, Part 4, 2008, pp 499-502.
2008 Early dentists in Kilkenny, in Ann Murtagh, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2008, No. 60, pp 125-129.
2008 A question answered, in Ann Murtagh, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2008, No. 60, pp 144-145.
2009 A hoard of Great Exhibition ephemera, in Rob Banham, ed., The Ephemerist, No 144, Spring 2009, pp 4-7.
2009 Huddersfield in the 1820s, Huddersfield, Huddersfield Local History Society, 2009.
2009 The introduction of anastatic printing to America, in John Trevitt, ed., Journal of the Printing Historical Society, New Series, No. 14, 2009, pp 41-55.
2009 The masonic movement in Co. Kilkenny, in Ann Murtagh, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2009, No. 61, pp 65-71.
2009 The presentation plate of the Corporation of the city of Kilkenny 1684-1834, in John Bradley, ed., Kilkenny through the centuries, 2009, pp 331-345. [A republishing of the article; see 1994 above.]
2010 An 1849 sketch-book of the Royal Military College and vicinity, in Christopher Mann, ed., The Wish Stream: the journal of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and The Sandhurst Foundation, Year of 2009, pp 77-8.
2010 A chance discovery: genealogical and other extracts from the diary of Sarah Savage of Wrenbury Wood, for the years 1688-1695, in Tony Foster, ed., Cheshire History, No. 50, 2010-2011, pp 6-26.
2010 A token of Allbut & Son, Hanley, in David Young, ed., Token Corresponding Society Bulletin, vol 9, No. 12, September 2010, p 451.
2010 Good Evans, Bad Grace: Evans, Grace and Whelan, philanthropist, forger and murderer, in Ann Tierney, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2010, No. 62, pp 7-13.
2010 English Academy, Kilkenny, in Ann Tierney, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2010, No. 62, pp 56-62.
2010 Illuminated addresses, in Ann Tierney, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2010, No. 62, pp 85-90.
2010 Thomas Chaplin and other Kilkenny cabinet makers, in Ann Tierney, ed., Old Kilkenny Review 2010, No. 62, pp 96-103.
2010 Theatre passes of Rev. James Langrishe, Dean of Achonry, in Ken Finlay, ed., Dublin Historical Record, Vol. LXIII, No. 2, Autumn 2010, pp 197-199.
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