New Mill Male Voice Choir

New Mill Male Voice Choir / News / Wed 16 Oct 2019

New book from local author and historian

New book from local author and historian

Did you know we once had a crooked curate in the Holme Valley?
John gives us all the detail in an engrossing read.
'Edmund Robinson was appointed as the curate at Holmfirth Chapel in 1673. He had previously married a local yeoman’s daughter who had come into an inheritance. He was soon to abuse his position in the church by conducting false marriages, and subsequently went on to develop a reputation for dealing in counterfeit coins, before finally being apprehended for counterfeiting itself.'
'... an intriguing individual, who was at various times a rogue clergyman, gentleman, parish constable, potential highwayman, fraudster and counterfeiter, land and property owner, and moneylender.'

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