Thanks tomq for your very helpful suggestion . Using that I found the following:-tomq wrote:Possibly the Maudes of Middleton Lodge - https://middletonlife.wordpress.com/201 ... rks-story/Leodian wrote:I wonder if Maudes Yard and the fairly close Maude Street are named after a Leeds person of note? I have tried searches (but not in great depth) but have not found any information on such a person. Does anyone know anything about Maude or a source of information?buffaloskinner wrote:On the 1901 census Pine Court was also known as Maudes Yard.
There was just eight people living there in two houses.
Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History mentions an 'Edmund Maude and Sons of St. Peter's Quay, Leeds'. That had a link to an 1834 Directory of Leeds that under an Iron Masters and Merchants section listed a 'Maude Edmund & Sons, St. Peter's quay' but it had no further information.
Though I have not been able to definitely find out where St. Peter’s quay was it does seem likely that it may have been by the River Aire close to St. Peter's Church (Leeds Minster but still likely known as the Parish Church by many). As Maude Street is very close to the church it may therefore be that it is named to honour that Edmund Maude.
I did find the following about an Edmund Maude in the online Wikipedia encyclopaedia website but In view of the 1834 date in the directory it will not be the same person but could be a same named son, or not, of Edmund Maude:-
“Edmund Maude (31 December 1839 – 2 July 1876) was an English amateur first-class cricketer, who played two matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1866. Born in Middleton, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, Maude made his debut against Cambridgeshire at Great Horton Road, Bradford and scored 1 and 16. His last game, at the same venue against Nottinghamshire, was ruined by rain washing out the first two days. Nottinghamshire scored 103 for 6 in 95 overs on the final day, depriving Maude of another chance to bat in first-class cricket. Maude died in July 1876 in Headingley, Leeds, aged 36”.