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Reference YM
Covering dates c1312-1940
Held by York University, Borthwick Institute for Archives
Extent 98 boxes
Conditions of access Open
Creators Yarburgh family of Heslington Hall, East Riding of Yorkshire
Arrangement YM/A Accounts 1686-1810
YM/AB Account Books 1682-1828
YM/AP Acts of Parliament 1752-1818
YM/B1 Bonds and Assignments 1527-1748/9
YM/B2 Bonds and Assignments 1707-1819
YM/CP Correspondence 1672-1918
YM/D/ASK Askern 1332-1794
YM/D/BAL/a. Balne 1377-1623/4
YM/D/BAL/b. Balne 1624-1872
YM/D/BAL(M) Balne (manorial) 1382-1646
YM/D/CAMP Campsall 1312-1767
YM/D/CAMP/H.F. Campsall, Haywood Farm 1846-72
YM/D/CAMP/MOSS Campsall, Moss 1836-73
YM/D/CAMP/S.F. Campsall, Scolthorpe Farm, Moss. 1865
YM/D/CAMP/S.H. Campsall, Scowthorpe Hall 1597-1632
YM/D/CR Manor court rolls - Snaith and Heslington 1468-9, 1498, 1595, n.d., [...] 1734-19
YM/D/DEIG. Deighton 1713-1810
YM/D/DOW Dowthorpe, parish of Swine 1555/6-1836
YM/D/FANG Fangfoss 1683-1777
YM/D/FISH Fishlake 1375-1767
YM/D/FULF/I-XI Fulford, minor properties 1583-1870
YM/D/HAT Hatfield 1376-1818
YM/D/HAY Hayton 1602-98
YM/D/HEN Hensall 1580-1650
YM/D/HH Heslington, Hesketh Hospital [including Castle Mills, York] 1630-1872
YM/D/HES/I-LXI Heslington, minor properties 1568-1873
YM/D/HES/M1-4 Heslington (manorial) 1562-1836
YM/D/HES/MISC. Heslington (miscellaneous)
YM/D/KIRK Kirk Smeaton 1552-1790
YM/D/LANCS Lancashire (chiefly around Preston) 1542-1632
YM/D/LANG
YM/D/LINC Lincolnshire 1551-1872
YM/D/MARR Marriage Settlements 1634/5-1782
YM/D/MORT Mortgages, miscellaneous properties 1718/19-1793
YM/D/NOR Norcliffe inheritance (Heslington, etc.) 1756-92
YM/D/OUS Ousefleet 1518-91
YM/D/PO Pollington 1330-1790
YM/D/POLL Pollington and Whitley 1588/9-1871
YM/D/REED Reedness 1571-1873
YM/D/SETT Settlements (miscellaneous properties mainly Heslington) 1714-60
YM/D/SN Snaith 1381/2-1832
YM/D/Sn/Adm(1) Snaith, manor of Snaith and Augmentation (Admissions) 1731-1852
YM/D/Sn/Adm(2) Snaith, manors of Snaith and Cowick and of Augmentation (Admissions) 1856-70
YM/D/SN/M Snaith, miscellaneous properties 1572-1748
YM/D/Sn/Pr. Snaith Priory 1537-1637
YM/D/SNA/I-XXI Snaith, minor properties 1710-1870
YM/D/THOL Tholthorpe, parish of Alne 1598/7
YM/D/WHEL Wheldrake 1776-1868
YM/D/WICK Wickham inheritance (Heslington, etc.) 1728-9-1803
YM/D/WOM Womersley 1529-1622
YM/D/YOR York 1466 (with earlier transcripts about Heslington)-1561/2
YM/EB Estate Books 1620-1853
YM/EB/Sn Estate Books, Snaith 1704-1809
YM/EP/1 Estate Papers, Snaith 1626-1860
YM/EP/2 Estate Papers, miscellaneous properties 17th century-18th century
YM/EP/3 Estate Papers, miscellaneous properties 19th century
YM/EP/4 Estate Papers, concerning measurage 1605-6
YM/EP/5 Estate Papers, Whitgift 1699-1728/9
YM/EP/6 Carlton chapel 1772
YM/EP/7 Sowerby chapel 1602-1778
YM/EP/8 Estate Papers, miscellaneous properties 18th century
YM/EP/9 Plans of allotments
YM/EP/10 Correspondence, William Umpleby 1786-1806
YM/EP/11 Correspondence, Thomas Rodwell 1799
YM/EP/12 Land Tax 1798-1807
YM/EP/13 Heslington, tenants' agreements 1786-8
YM/EP/14 Tenants' agreements, miscellaneous properties 1756-1861
YM/EP/15 Heslington, enclosure 1853-8
YM/EP/16 Heslington, churchyard 1868
YM/EP/17 Heslington Hall 1798-1890
YM/EP/18 Miscellaneous papers 17th century-1857
YM/FD 'Family Deeds' 1570-1803
YM/LAW Lawyers' opinions 1723-63
YM/LP Legal papers 1639-1822
YM/LP/Sn Legal papers, Snaith and Cowick 1567-1743 (with earlier transcripts)
YM/MB Memoranda books 1750-1835
YM/MD/Sn/Man. Miscellaneous, Snaith and Cowick 1205-1768
YM/MISC. Miscellaneous
YM/MP Maps and plans, miscellaneous properties 18th century-19th century
YM/P/LANCS Lancashire, papers (mostly around Manchester) 1785-1862 (with Halifax, 1793)
YM/P/LINCS Lincolnshire, papers 1723-1846
YM/P/Sn/Aug. Snaith, manor of Augmentation, papers 1757-1870
YM/PAT Letters Patent (barony of Deramore, surname of Yarburgh) 1885-92
YM/Prob. Probate documents 1558-1856
YM/VAN Vanbrugh papers 1688/9-1775

Contents:
This collection of family deeds and papers of the Yarburgh family of Heslington Hall was deposited in 1962 by the fifth Baron Deramore and his trustees. It forms the largest family collection deposited at the Institute and, apart from the Retreat Archives, is also the largest private deposit. As the muniments of the family which had as its seat the present administrative headquarters of the University of York, it is singularly appropriate that the collection should be deposited here. The place of deposit is made equally appropriate by the fact that the Yarburgh family also owned the ecclesiastical peculiar of Snaith from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, and the deposit therefore shows the lay side of peculiar jurisdiction to complement the ecclesiastical records already deposited here.
Geographically, the Yarburgh muniments centre on two distinct areas. The larger of these is in south Yorkshire, between the rivers Aire and Don, radiating south and west from Snaith and Cowick to Fishlake, Thorpe in Balne, Askern, Campsall, Kirk Smeaton, Womersley, Whitley, and Hensall. Further north, the second area is more compact, being based on Heslington and Fulford, although encroaching to the Castle Mills of York. Other places within Yorkshire are also represented - Reedness, Whitgift, and Ousefleet just south of the Humber, and Deighton, Wheldrake, Fangfoss and Tholthorpe further north. Although the collection is essentially based on properties in Yorkshire, there are some deeds relating to properties in other counties. The Lincolnshire deeds and papers reflect the ancestral inheritance of the Yarburgh family itself; while of the two distinct groups of Lancashire deeds and papers, one group dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries relates to the activities of the Hesketh family before its migration to Yorkshire in the seventeenth century. It was from the Heskeths that the Yarburghs inherited Heslington Hall itself towards the end of that century. The second group of Lancashire deeds and papers dates from the nineteenth century, and concerns properties and industrial activities undertaken by the Lloyd family in Manchester. The presence of this group reflects a Yarburgh-Lloyd marriage of the period, as a result of which the inheritance passed to a member of the Lloyd family.
The two main geographical areas represented within the collection both reflect the effect of the dissolution of the religious houses under Henry VIII. The Snaith properties have as their core the possessions of the cell of Snaith, a dependency of Selby abbey, and possession of the properties brought with it rights to the ecclesiastical peculiar jurisdiction hitherto appended to the house. The Heslington estates are based on the estates of the dissolved Hospital of St Leonard, York. In each case the amount of surviving material among the collection which predates the dissolution is limited to a mere handful of documents.
Nevertheless, medieval material does survive for other properties. As an inheritance, the historical core of the collection is the accumulation of properties at Balne, Pollington and thereabouts built up by Nicholas Waller of Sykehouse in the latter half of the sixteenth century. Most of the accumulation was by purchase, and the deeds handed over with the transactions occasionally date back to the thirteenth century. It was Waller and his son (who predeceased him) who also acquired the Snaith properties. The Yarburgh family was established at Snaith only by marriage to one of Waller's co-heiresses in the first quarter of the seventeenth century; the seat being transferred to Heslington later in the century following another profitable marriage, to one of the co-heiresses of the Hesketh family. The Heskeths themselves had acquired Heslington less than a century before, from the Eymms family.
From the original union of the Snaith and Heslington estates, the property remained united in the Yarburgh male line for over a century and a half, until the death of Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh in 1852. Thereupon it passed twice to nephews through the female line: to Yarburgh Greame (later Yarburgh), who died in 1856, and then to George John Lloyd (later Yarburgh). In due course the properties again passed through the female line, to his eldest daughter whose husband, George William Bateson (later Bateson de Yarburgh, later de Yarburgh-Bateson) was to succeed his brother as second Baron Deramore. It is with their son, the third Baron, and his correspondence, that the development of the collection ends, in 1918.
The list of properties and covering dates of the deeds which precedes the detailed list of documents gives some idea of the overall scope of the collection. While it retained its integrity as an inheritance, the nature of that inheritance was constantly altering. As landowners, successive generations of the family showed a concern for consolidating their estates, particularly around Snaith and Heslington. This concern is reflected in the large number of small bundles of deeds relating to small areas in Snaith, Heslington and Fulford, which record purchases of small plots from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries.
As a collection, the Yarburgh papers naturally most reveal the growth and exploitation of an estate or series of estates. The bulk of the collection is deeds: mortgages, contracts, conveyances, bonds, leases and releases, assignments, copies of court roll, etc., but in addition to the deeds, the large assortment of accompanying papers are a valuable supplement to the records of land transactions. They include runs of estate books, surveys, valuations, and rentals, and business correspondence; accounts and other papers concerning household management; and finally purely personal records such as family correspondence. Of the personalities reflected among all this, two of the most dominant are Charles Yarburgh, who held the estate for much of the second half of the eighteenth century, and whose life can be traced in great detail through the collection; and Henrietta Maria Yarburgh, whose marriage to John Vanbrugh and subsequent widowhood resulted in the incorporation of valuable material relating to Vanbrugh among the Yarburgh papers.
Although in many ways a typical collection of family papers, the possession of the ecclesiastical peculiar jurisdiction of Snaith does give the collection some individuality. The papers include a certain amount on the purely administrative aspect of the peculiar, including the financial rewards and the problems of rival archiepiscopal claims, while the deeds reflecting its descent to the Yarburgh family also record its treatment as a piece of real estate. These documents all complement the holdings relating to Snaith among the ecclesiastical records deposited at the Institute, as do the other ecclesiastical documents among the collection, which include tithe cases among the legal papers, documents relating to Sowerby chapel among the estate papers, and a collection of deeds and papers concerning Sir Thomas Hesketh's Hospital at Heslington.
The present divisions of the collection are recorded in the list of properties which precedes the detailed catalogue. The collection has been divided broadly on topographical lines, with each estate being treated as a separate entity. There has also been a certain amount of rearrangement as with the probate documents, marriage settlements, and Wickham and Norcliffe deeds. It is hoped at some stage to prepare a detailed index to the collection which will reduce the problems resulting from this rearrangement of the collection.



ACCOUNTS  YM/A  [n.d.]

Accounts  YM/A/1 - 3  [n.d.]

Contents:
Thomas Yarburgh's accounts as Receiver of Rents & Revenues for Queen Catherine of Braganza in the Honours and Manors of Knaresborough, Pickering, Pontefract, and Tickhill, and the Lordship of Wakefield.

Accounts  YM/A/1  1690

Contents:
For year to Michaelmas 1690.

Accounts  YM/A/2  1694

Contents:
For year to Michaelmas 1694.

Bond  YM/A/3  9th June, 1700

Contents:
Thomas Yarburgh & Adam Colclough bound for proper execution of duties.

Miscellaneous bills and receipts  YM/A/4  1686-1810

Contents:
Mainly relating to Hesketh, Charles, and Henry Yarburgh. In three undifferentiated bundles, but generally:
a. Mainly building receipts etc.
b. Mainly household receipts, etc.
c. Mainly estate matters.

Henry Yarburgh: summaries of army charges and payments  YM/A/5  1770-9

Miscellaneous bills and receipts  YM/A/6  1779

Contents:
For incidental expenses fitting out Charles Yarburgh to go to sea.

Account Books  YM/AB  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/AB/1  1682-1478

Contents:
Accounts 1682-1730/1; miscellaneous notes (mostly addresses for forwarding letters; A catalogue of books belonging to Hesketh Yarburgh, 1748; loose sheet listing small fines of Snaith manorial court, October 1716 - January 1720/1.

Account books, mainly Francis Arderon. (some bound in fragments of Elizabethan deeds).  YM/AB/2  1729-1745

Bundle

Contents:
a. 1731-4.
b. 1728-30 (in a hopeless muddle).
c. 1734-44.
d. 1732-45.
e. Extract from taxation of Strafford and Tickhill fee, for subsidy granted to Elizabeth I at Parliament, 27 October 1601.
Accounts for Hesketh Yarburgh, 1735-7.
Accounts for Charles Yarburgh, 1741-4.
f. 1740-44.
g. Miscellaneous papers: Crown rents 1740, 1743-4, summaries of Hesketh Yarburgh's accounts, 1732-44. (4 items).

[no title]  YM/AB/3  1737-55

Contents:
A slim notebook, of miscellaneous household and rental accounts, with odd notes. Not continuous.

Detailed household accounts  YM/AB/4  1717-18, 1727

Contents:
1717-1727

Pocket book, miscellaneous financial entries  YM/AB/5  1777-89

Contents:
Household purchases, rent receipts, etc.

Miscellaneous income  YM/AB/6  1822-53

Contents:
Rents, interest on stock, etc.

[no title]  YM/AB/7  1743-1789

Contents:
2 receipts by Hesketh Yarburgh (1748); copies of bills of exchange (1765); household accounts and memoranda (1765-89).

[no title]  YM/AB/8  1804-28

Contents:
Notes of receipt of half-yearly rents, interest due on loans, and repayments.

Miscellaneous papers  YM/AB/9  c.1749-56

Contents:
Mainly bills and receipts, and accounts. Also includes inventory of goods of Rev. Jackson, 1756.

Accounts  YM/AB/10  1754-8

Contents:
Of Charles Yarburgh as executor for Hesketh Yarburgh, deceased.
These are preceded in the volume by a few (4pp) accounts for 1735, and a lengthy section containing gardening information.

A miscellaneous volume  YM/AB/11  1728-43

Contents:
Miscellaneous accounts for 1728-43; copies of promissory notes (1735-7); geometrical notes; genealogical notes; memoranda.
Also some loose papers: medical recipes; genealogical notes.

Cash account  YM/AB/12  1790-93

Accounts  YM/AB/13  1732-88

Contents:
Of Charles Yarburgh, including detailed accounts of expenses at University College, Oxford.
Also genealogical notes relating to his family, the last dated 1788.

[no title]  YM/AB/14  1747-1791

Contents:
Details of hiring servants, 1752-66; details of animal breeding 1756-61; household expenses, December 1787 - February 1789; household expenses, January 1745/7 - September 1761; household expenses, March 1789 - May 1791; list of monies received, December 1747 - June 1753.

ACTS OF PARLIAMENT  YM/AP  [n.d.]

Act  YM/AP/1  1752

Contents:
For Repairing and Widening the Roads from the East End of Monk Bridge, near the Suburbs of the City of York to New Malton, and from thence to Scarborough, in the North Riding of the County of York; and also from Spittle House, in the East Riding of the said County, to Scarborough aforesaid.

Act  YM/AP/2  1752

Contents:
For Establishing and rendering Effectual certain Articles of Agreement for the Inclosing and Dividing the Commons and Wastegrounds, in the Townships of Snaith, Cowick and Rawcliffe, in the County of York.

Bill and Act  YM/3  1761

Bill  YM/3/a  c1761

Contents:
For Confirming Articles of Agreement for Inclosing Common or Waste Ground within the Manor or Lordship of Heslington, in the County of York.

Act  YM/3/b  1761

Contents:
For Confirming Articles of Agreement for Inclosing Common or Waste Ground within the Manor or Lordship of Heslington, in the County of York.

Act  YM/3/4  1765

Contents:
For Amending and Widening the Road from the City of York by Grimston-Smithy, to Kexby-Bridge, and from Grimston-Smithy aforesaid, to a certain Gate at the upper end of Garraby-Hill, in the County of York.

Act  YM/3/5  1770

Contents:
For Dividing and inclosing a certain Parcel of Open Ground, called Dunnington Moor, in the East Riding of the County of York.

Bill and Act  YM/3/6  1772

Bill  YM/3/6/a  c1772

Contents:
For Dividing and inclosing several Common Fields, Common Pastures and other Lands, in the Township of Great Heck and Hamlet of Little Heck, in the Parish of Snaith in the County of York.

Act  YM/3/6/b  1772

Contents:
For Dividing and Inclosing the Open Common Arable Fields, and the Common Meadows, Pasture Grounds, Commons, and Waste Grounds within the Townships of Pollington, Balne, Whitley and Whitley Thorpe, Great Heck and Little Heck, in the Parishes of Snaith and Kellington, in the County of York.

Act  YM/3/7  [n.d.]

Contents:
For Draining and Preserving certain Low Grounds in the Parishes of Adlingfleet and Whitgift, in the West Riding of the County of York.

Act  YM/3/8  1773

Copies information: 2 copies


Contents:
For Dividing and Inclosing the Open and Common Fields and Meadow Grounds in the Townships of Snaith and Cowick, in the County of York.

Act  YM/3/9  1800

Contents:
For Dividing, Inclosing, and Improving the several Open Arable Fields, Ings, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Grounds, within the Township of Womersley, in the West Riding of the County of York.

Act  YM/3/10  8 August 1807

Contents:
For inclosing Lands in the Parish of Yarburgh, in the County of Lincoln.

Act  YM/3/11  1807

Contents:
For more effectually repairing the Road from the City of York to Kexby Bridge, and from Grimston to the Upper End of Stone Dale, in the County of York.

Act  YM/3/12  26 June 1811

Contents:
For enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, of His Present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Bawtry to Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York.

Act  YM/3/13  2 August 1831

Contents:
For Draining and improving certain Low Lands, situate within the several Townships of Norton, Campsall, Askren, Moss, Fenwick, Little Smeaton, Stubbs Walden, Womersley, Whitley, Baln, Pollington, Snaith and Cowick, and Sykehouse, in the several Parishes of Campsall, Womersley, Kellington, Snaith and Fishlake, all in the West Riding of the County of York.

Report of John Smith, Engineer  YM/3/14  1772

Contents:
Pointing out the Method of making a Navigable Canal from Wakefield to the...Dun,... and also of Draining certain Low Grounds between Stubbs Tanyard and Went Mouth...

Report  YM/3/15  10 January 1772

Contents:
The State of the Navigation of the Rivers Aire and Calder from Leeds and Wakefield to Weeland, and the proposed Improvements thereof.

Report  YM/3/16  12 September 1818

Contents:
On the Plan for Draining the Low Ground North and South of the River Went, between the Rivers Aire and Dun, in conjunction with the proposed Aire and Dun Canal, and the Went Branch; by William Smith, Engineer.

Bonds and Assignments  YM/B1  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/B1/1  5 June 1527

Contents:
Nicholas Radclyffe of York, gent., and William Radclyffe of Tadcaster, gent.; Laurence Stubbs, clerk, D.D., William Clyfton, clerk, LL.D., William Couper, clerk, and William Maunsell, gent.
For proper observance of indentures dated 4 June, 19 Henry VIII [1527], between Nicholas Radcliffe and Stubbs, Clyfton, Couper and Maunsell.
£40.

[no title]  YM/B1/2  11 February 1552/3

Contents:
Alice West of Sheep house; William Smythe of Southwell, Joan his wife, John Skartlyff of Hockerton, and Elizabeth his wife, all of Notts.
For performance of indentures of same date.
£40.

Quitclaim  YM/B1/3  11 September 1607

Contents:
Henry Dove of Newark, Notts., gent., and Anne his wife; Nicholas Ricard of Pollington, gent.
All disputes between the parties.

[no title]  YM/B1/4  18 October 1609

Contents:
Thomas Jowland of Snaith, labourer; Nicholas Waller of Balne Hall, gent.
For performance by Jowland and Jane his wife of indentures of same date, with peaceful possession by Waller of the lands thus transferred without hindrance by Jowland, his wife, or anyone claiming under Stephen Parker her father.
£44.

[no title]  YM/B1/5  8 April 1634

Contents:
Jane Thorneburgh of Snaith, widow, and William Bouthe of Pontefract, grocer; Nicholas Yerburgh of Balne Hall, esq.
For assurance of title to Yerburgh for a messuage with a barn, orchard, and garth or close thereto adjoining in Balne, commonly called Jenkine Garth and now in the tenure of William Walker, which Thorneburgh and Bouthe had sold to him. The assurance to be completed by 14 May next.
£68.

[no title]  YM/B1/6  4 December 1710

Contents:
William Whytehead of York, gent., Bethell Robinson of York, gent., and Robert Oates of York, gent; James Yarbrough of Heslington, esq.
To indemnify Yarbrough against any action taken in respect of a bond for £10,000 in which he had entered with Whytehead and Robinson to William Nevile of Howick, esq., High Sheriff of Yorkshire, at the instance of Whytehead and Robinson and Richard Benson of York, gent., for the observance of covenants of the same date.
£10,000.

[no title]  YM/B1/7  1 December 1736

Contents:
Henry Yarburgh of Fulford, gent.; Elizabeth Brough of York, widow.
For payment of £150 with interest at 4½% on 1 June next.
£300.

[no title]  YM/B1/8  28 February 1739/40

Contents:
Henry Yarburgh of Fulford, gent.; Elizabeth Stow of Brackenhill, spinster.
For payment of £200 with interest at 5% on 28 August next.
£400.
Endorsement by James Yarburgh that neither principal nor interest to be paid until 1 August or 2 February following his death, whichever comes first.

Assignment  YM/B1/9  18 May 1744

Contents:
Henry Yarburgh of Heslington, esq.; Charles Yarburgh his brother.
Bond of 4 December 1721 made by James Yarburgh, late of Heslington, esq., deceased, Henry's father, and Thomas Yarburgh, late of Sand Hutton, esq., deceased, Henry's brother, to Jane Jackson of York, widow, for £600 for payment of £300 with interest on 4 June next then following. By indentures of 5 June 1724 Jackson had assigned the bond to Blagge Yarburgh in return for £300. Following Blagge's death, Faith Yarburgh his executrix had become entitled to the money, and on 31 December 1743 had assigned it to Henry.
Covenants for unencumbrance and assurance of title.
£300.

[no title]  YM/B1/10  6 February 1748/9

Contents:
Thomas Vevers of Lumley House, parish of Allerton Mauleverer, innholder, William Wilkinson of York, ale draper and John Lowson of York, barker; William Ward, LL.D., commissary and keeper general of the exchequer and prerogative courts of Matthew [Hutton], archbishop of York.
For the administration of the estate of Elizabeth Stow, spinster, by Elizabeth, wife of Vevers and mother to Stow, she having been appointed administratrix by decree of court pursuant to royal warrant.
£400.

Bonds and assignments  YM/B2  [n.d.]

Bond  YM/B2/1  7 July 1707

Contents:
Thomas Yarborough of Snaith Hall, knt., and William Dobson of Snaith, gent.; Robert Fotherby, citizen and salter of London.
For repayment of £848 at house of Thomas Gibson, gent., at or near Lothbury, London, £24 to be repaid on 8 January next, £824 on 8 July thereafter. The sum was that mentioned in indenture of same date between Yarborough of the first part, Jane Perry of Newington Green, Middx., spinster, of the second part, and Fotherby of the third part. Yarborough also to fulfill all other obligations of the indentures.
£1600.

Documents concerning monies received from Henry Barnard  YM/B2/2 - 8  [n.d.]

Bond  YM/B2/2  8 September 1718

Contents:
James Yarburgh of Heslington, esq., and Thomas Yarburgh of the same, esq.; Henry Barnard of York, gent.
For repayment of £200 with interest on 8 March next.
£400.

Assignment  YM/B2/3  1 May 1721-1722

Contents:
Henry Barnard of York, gent.; Ralph Lowther of Ackworth, esq.
Above bond assigned, with the interest from 8 March 1720/1. All previous interest had been paid.
£200.
(Endorsed with receipts for interest, February 1721/2, October 1722).

Assignment  YM/B2/4  8 September 1725

Contents:
John Lowther of Ackworth, esq., son and heir and executor of Robert Lowther, deceased; Henry Yarburgh and James Yarburgh the younger, both of Heslington, gents.
Assignment of above bond with further interest.

Endorsement  YM/B2/4  29 April 1732

Contents:
Henry Yarburgh acknowledges receipt of £100 from James Yarburgh his brother, and assigns to him his share of the assignment in 4.
£205.

Assignment  YM/B2/5  8 September 1734


Related information: YM/B2/2

Contents:
James Yarburgh and Henry Yarburgh (acting at request of James); Elizabeth Thomas of York, widow.
Assignment of bond and future interest.
£200.

[no title]  YM/B2/6  8 June 1743


Related information: YM/B2/2

Contents:
Elizabeth Thomas; Thomas Chadwick of York, surgeon.
Assignment of bond and future interest.
£215 15s. [of which £15 15s. is interest in arrears].

[no title]  YM/B2/7  n.d. [c.1769]


Related information: YM/B2/8

Contents:
Draft of first part, prepared by Charles Yarburgh (slightly different in wording).

Assignment and indemnification  YM/B2/8  10 June 1769


Related information: YM/B2/2

Contents:
Thomas Chadwick of York, surgeon; Charles Yarburgh of Heslington, esq.
Assignment of the bond.
Recites history of the bond, through to its assignment to Chadwick, who held it in trust for Mrs Ann Yarburgh, widow and executrix of the Thomas Yarburgh of the original bond, and was now the property of Chadwick as executor of her will, and had had no interest paid since it was assigned to him. James and Thomas Yarburgh engaged in several bonds, their assets at death being sufficient to clear them. All the sons of James now dead except Charles, who would be personally responsible for any outstanding debts of James. Chadwick as residuary legatee and executor of Ann Yarburgh would be personally responsible for any outstanding debts of Thomas Yarburgh. Great uncertainty about the debts of James and Thomas, therefore agreement that Chadwick will release Yarburgh from bonds and indemnify him against it, while Yarburgh will indemnify Chadwick from all other debts for which James and Thomas Yarburgh jointly or jointly and severally engaged.
Indenture puts the agreement into effect.
In consideration of the mutual indemnity and release, and of 10s. from Yarburgh to Chadwick and from Chadwick to Yarburgh.

Documents concerning monies received from Jane Jackson  YM/B2/9 - 10  [n.d.]

Bond  YM/B2/9  4 December 1721

Contents:
James Yarburgh of Heslington, esq., and Thomas Yarburgh of Sand Hutton, esq.; Jane Jackson of York, widow.
For repayment of £300 with interest on 4 June next.
£600.

Assignment  YM/B2/10  5 June 1724


Related information: YM/B2/9

Contents:
Jane Jackson of York, widow; Blagge Yarburgh of York, gent.
Assignment of bond and future interest, all interest to date being paid.
£300.

Documents concerning monies received from Alathea Anningson  YM/B2/11 - 13  [n.d.]

Bond  YM/B2/11  4 June 1722

Contents:
James Yarburgh of Heslington, esq., and Thomas Yarburgh of Sand Hutton, gent.; Alathea Anningson of York, spinster.
For repayment of £300 with interest on 4 December next.

Assignment  YM/B2/12  4 June 1731


Related information: YM/B2/11

Contents:
Alathea Anningson of York, spinster; Blagge Yarburgh of York, esq.
Assignment of bond and future interest.
£300.

Assignment  YM/B2/13  18 June 1737


Related information: YM/B2/11

Contents:
Blage Yarburgh as above; Charles Yarburgh of University College, Oxford, gent., youngest son of James Yarburgh late of Heslington, esq., deceased.
Assignment of bond and future interest.
£300.

Documents concerning monies received from Robert Stephenson  YM/B2/14 - 15  [n.d.]

Bond  YM/B2/14  15 May 1725

Contents:
James Yarburgh of Heslington, esq., and Thomas Yarburgh of Sand Hutton, gent.; Robert Stephenson of York, gent.
For repayment of £200 with interest on 15 November next.
£400.
(Endorsed with notes of payment of interest, November 1728-May 1737)

Assignment  YM/B2/15  15 November 1737


Related information: YM/B2/14

Contents:
Nevile Stourton of Wakefield, clothworker; Charles Yarburgh of University College, Oxford, gent.
Assignment of bond with future interest.
Stourton had acquired the bond as part of the marriage portion of Dorothy Stephenson, one of Stephenson's daughters.
£200.

General release  YM/B2/16  20 June 1737

Contents:
Creditors of John Gould the younger of Bristol, silkweaver (7 names subscribed); said John Gould.

[no title]  YM/B2/17  mid 18th century

Contents:
List of bonds and assignments (concerning monies received from Jane Jackson, Alathea Anningson, and Robert Stephenson).
Documents listed date from December 1721 to May 1744.

Agreement  YM/B2/18  14 June 1753

Contents:
Christopher Hewson of York, innholder; Hesketh Yarburgh of Heslington, esq.
James Yarburgh, esq., deceased, had willed to Priscilla, Hewson's wife, an annuity of £50 to be paid following death of Yarburgh's wife, Faith, with remainder to James Hewson their son following Priscilla's death. Priscilla had died leaving James Hewson with the expectation following the death of Mrs Faith Yarburgh, but with no means of present maintenance or education. Christopher Hewson had applied to Yarburgh for assistance, promising reimbursement either out of the annuity or in full payment. He had agreed, and Hewson therefore surrenders the upbringing of his son to Yarburgh.

Agreement  YM/B2/19  22 December 1788

Contents:
William Cook; Charles Yarburgh, esq.
Refers to deed of separation between George Haughton and Mary his wife, dated 25 October 1774, allotting to her interest on £1000 for life, money being placed at interest with Joseph Lister subject to mortgage of certain properties at Eastrington in Yarburgh's name. Mortgage completed that same October. Haughton since died, leaving Barbara, wife of William Cook, as executrix of his will. By trusts of mortgage, Mary Haughton to receive interest for life, after her death (which had now occurred) said Barbara Watson [sic] the executrix entitled to principal and arrears of interest from Lister. By lease and release of same date, Yarburgh (at direction of Cook and his wife) had transferred the properties and sum of £1000 with the arrears of interest to Joseph Wilkes, esq., as trustee for said Barbara and George Haughton Watson her son. Yarburgh had also handed over the title deeds to Cook (comprising lease and release for conveyance from Richard Bell and others to Lister, dated 9 and 10 October 1774, mortgage by lease and release from Lister to Yarburgh, dated 11 and 12 October 1774, and bond dated 12 October 1774 for repayment of money with interest and observance of covenants). Yarburgh out of pocket in excess of £60 by fulfilling trusts, but had transferred them despite arrears of interest due from Lister, the premises being a poor security. Cook agrees that if the mortgage forclosed and properties sold for £800 by him, his wife, or her trustee, or if so much of mortgage paid off, Cook will pay £30 to Yarburgh on demand, but without intermediate interest. Action already being brought against Lister on the mortgage bond for benefit of Barbara Cook and her son, and had to be initiated in Yarburgh's name. Cook therefore agrees to indemnify Yarburgh against expenses arising from the action.

Bond  YM/B2/20  23 January 1819

Contents:
Thomas Walker of Heslington, esq.; James Kilrington Lamb, late of Barker Hill in the suburbs of York and now of Dunnington Lodge, esq.
For repayment of £2000 plus interest at 5% on 23 July next, in accordance with release of same date between Walker of the first part, Leonard Ash Key of Strensall esq., of the second part, and Lamb of the third.
£4,000.

Correspondence  YM/CP  [n.d.]

Letters addressed to Lady Yarburgh, wife of Sir Thomas Yarburgh of Snaith  YM/CP/1  1692/3-1701/2

41 Items

Contents:
Chiefly family correspondence; other correspondents include John Sharp, Archbishop of York (1 letter).

Letters addressed to Hesketh Yarburgh  YM/CP/2  1731-1753

35 Items

Contents:
Chiefly family correspondence, with discussions of family affairs and finances. Several letters from Lady Vanbrugh giving news of London. Some business letters connected with activities as merchant in Bristol. Also includes document enlisting Hesketh Yarburgh among the burgesses of Bristol, 2 February 1737/8.

Letters addressed to Charles Yarburgh (with some letters from him)  YM/CP/3  1734-1799

56 Items

Contents:
Mainly family correspondence, with discussions of family affairs and finances. Several letters from Lady Vanbrugh giving news of London. 1 from Charles Vanbrugh in Switzerland giving details of his continental travels. Several letters on proposed marriage between - Yarburgh and - Graeme, and the settlement. Correspondence on legal matters, including Gold inheritance, the lawyer being J. Kilvington. Also includes Yarburgh's commission as Deputy Lieutenant of the West Riding, 18 October 1799, and copy of satirical verses by J. Langhorne, D.D., on Mr Wilson, Vicar of Wakefield.
Also a legal opinion dated 1799, concerning lands in Heslington.

Miscellaneous papers concerning Henry Yarburgh  YM/CP/4  1770-1825

14 Items

Contents:
A series of military commissions; commission as deputy lieutenant in the Ouse and Derwent division of the East Riding; correspondence, chiefly on estate matters; bill for plate.

Correspondence addressed to N.E. Yarburgh, with miscellaneous papers, and drafts of replies  YM/CP/5  1789-1852

55 Items

Contents:
Military commissions; commission as Deputy Lieutenant of the East Riding, 17 April 1826; warrant of appointment as Sheriff of the County of York, 4 February 1836; papers and correspondence on the suicide of Capt. Durant (1812); controversy with J. Waldron over gates across a road at Heslington; letter reporting an earthquake at Wellington, N.Z., 14 October 1848; miscellaneous bills and receipts.

Correspondence addressed to Yarburgh (Graeme) Yarburgh  YM/CP/6  1852-4

8 Items

Contents:
2 letters from Chile; others on estate matters; 1 from Windsor Herald concerning Yarburgh quarterings.

Letters addressed to George John (Lloyd) Yarburgh, with copies of some draft replies  YM/CP/7  1852-1874

1 Bundle

Contents:
Generally miscellaneous correspondence. A considerable amount on the financial affairs of W.H. Wynyard; much on rebuilding of churches, administration of schools, etc., with various vicars; some on estate matters; etc. Also includes commission as Captain in East York Militia, 17 March 1853, and a number of receipts.

Papers relating to Robert Wilfrid Bateson de Yarburgh, 3rd Baron Deramore (with 1 letter from the 2nd Lord Deramore)  YM/CP/8  1883-1918

1 Bundle

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers, mainly receipted bills, and a bundle of cleared cheques, with other ephemera. Other items include a commission as Deputy Lieutenant of the East Riding, 1891; a commission as J.P. for County Down, 1895; and a copy of Irish newsletter: 'An tOglach - official organ of the Irish Volunteers', Vol.I, no.3, 30 September 1918.

Genealogical and Historical notes  YM/CP/G  [n.d.]

1 Bundle

Contents:
A bundle of assorted papers, almost all relating to the genealogy and heraldry of the Yarburgh and related families. It includes pedigrees, transcripts, and copies of coats of arms (which seem to be the original designs for the windows in the entrance lobby of Heslington Hall). There are also 2 photographs, a notebook containing material on the endowment of Snaith School, and a statement of account of 1720-1.

Miscellaneous letters  YM/CP/M  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/CP/M/1  25 October 1672

Contents:
John Wandby to William Wandby.

[no title]  YM/CP/M/2  4 December 1684

Contents:
- Andrewes to Mrs Twistleton.

[no title]  YM/CP/M/3  11 January 1699/1700

Contents:
J. Vincent to Blake Yarburgh.

Copies of papers relating to Visitation of Snaith peculiar  YM/CP/M/4  1772

[no title]  YM/CP/M/5  17th century-18th century

Contents:
Anon., about Law: Call to Devout Life.

[no title]  YM/CP/M/6  18th century

Contents:
Fragment of letter [? in the handwriting of Lady Vanbrugh].

Contemporary copies of 2 anon. letters to the Earl of Peterborough  YM/CP/M/7  1701

Contents:
About the second Northamptonshire County election of 1701.

Estate Books  YM/EB  [n.d.]

Estate book for Balne  YM/EB/1  1620-1716

Contents:
Includes accounts of Nicholas Waller, 1620-1; details of Yarburgh chief rents; details of Yarburgh dole; liability for assessment for Balne ditches and bridges; copies of receipts; survey of Balne 1691.

[no title]  YM/EB/2  1745

Contents:
Field Book, containing survey and valuations of estate of Charles Yarburgh, Esq., at Kirk Smeaton, Norton, Campsall and Askron, done by J. Read.

Pollington field book  YM/EB/3  1762

[no title]  YM/EB/4  March 1774-1801

Contents:
Survey and valuation of estates of Chris. Weightman, Esq., at Heslington, Murton and Osbaldwick, done by Edward Watterson jr.
Includes memorandum of Thomas Clark's admission to his farm, Lady Day 1785; and statement of Varnel hold tithes for 1801.

Survey of the tithes of Heslington  YM/EB/5  1775-1805

Contents:
Includes a few loose papers, among them an account of the small tithes 'in the freehold liberty' for 1804, 1805.

[no title]  YM/EB/6  1775

Contents:
Surveys of free or King's hold lands in town fields of Heslington, and of free or King's hold enclosures there, with their valuations for tithe.

[no title]  YM/EB/7  1775

Contents:
Terrier of lands at Heslington, the tithes of which belong to the Rectory of St Lawrence.
Several rough maps included.

[no title]  YM/EB/7a  1780-1803

Contents:
Miscellaneous accounts, 1780-1798; Heslington rental 1798-1803.

[no title]  YM/EB/8  1786

Contents:
Particulars of estate of Thomas Norcliffe Dalton, Esq., at Heslington; particulars of joint estate of Dalton and Charles Yarburgh, Esq., at Heslington.

Heslington tithes of enclosures  YM/EB/9  22 April 1806

Survey of Mrs Coates' Estate at Kirk Smeaton  YM/EB/10  1808

Miscellaneous papers; correspondence, etc. some dealing with preliminaries to Heslington tithe case of 1808. Also includes valuation of Mrs Coates' lands at Kirk Smeaton, 1808, and the allottments to her after the Kirk Smeaton Inclosure, 1809.  YM/EB/11  1806-9

7 Items

[no title]  YM/EB/12  1853

Contents:
Particulars of the additional rents and interest for lands late in hand and for additional farm buildings on Heslington estate belonging to Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq.

Estate Books (Snaith)  YM/EB/Sn  [n.d.]

Survey of Snaith and Cowick Ings  YM/EB/Sn/1  1704

[no title]  YM/EB/Sn/2  1739-45

Contents:
Rent payments and arrears; notes of leases; payments.

[no title]  YM/EB/Sn/3  1750-57

Contents:
Rent receipts; memorandum of disbursements

[no title]  YM/EB/Sn/4  1753-4

Contents:
Copy of inclosure award for Snaith, Cowick and Rawcliffe; valuation, etc. of Snaith, Cowick and Rawcliffe

[no title]  YM/EB/Sn/5  1756-9

Contents:
Rent receipts; memoranda of disbursements

Snaith rental  YM/EB/Sn/6  1769-1799

Contents:
With a few miscellaneous papers, 1794-99 (include 2 copies of accounts for mortgage of a windmill at Shipton).

[no title]  YM/EB/Sn/7  1770

Contents:
Enclosed lands at Snaith, Pollington, Balne, etc.
Belonging to Charles Yarburgh, Esq.; valuations of tithes at Snaith, Pollington, and Balne.

[no title]  YM/EB/Sn/8  1776-1803

Contents:
Accounts for farm of Snaith tithes, by lease from Rev. Edward Bracken, 5 April 1775

[no title]  YM/EB/Sn/9  27 January 1781

Contents:
Copy of inclosure award for Snaith and Cowick. With extract of the award to Charles Yarburgh

[no title]  YM/EB/Sn/10  1783-1801

Contents:
Rents received from lands at Snaith, Masham, Winthorpe, Low Burton, Broughton, etc.
With numerous stamped receipts affixed to pages

Annual valuations of tithes at Snaith and Cowick  YM/EB/Sn/11  1793-5

[no title]  YM/EB/Sn/12  1795

Contents:
Field book of estates of Henry Yarburgh, Esq., at Pollington, Snaith, Balne, Womersley-Balne, Sykehouse, and Cowick.

[no title]  YM/EB/Sn/13  1790-1817

13 Items

Contents:
Miscellaneous loose papers extracted from above field book. Includes valuation of small tithes of Rawcliffe (1808), 2 tenancy agreements (1812).

Annual valuations of tithes of Snaith and Cowick  YM/EB/Sn/14  1796-99

Annual valuations of Snaith tithes  YM/EB/Sn/15  1800-1804

Annual valuations of Snaith and Cowick tithes  YM/EB/Sn/16  1805-9

ESTATE PAPERS  YM/EP  [n.d.]

Snaith Papers  YM/EP/1  [n.d.]

List of repairs required at Snaith Hall  YM/EP/1/1  ND

Lists of property in Snaith fields  YM/EP/1/2  17th century

2 Documents

List of the wood customs and properties  YM/EP/1/3  1626-31

List of Common right houses belonging to H. Yarburgh and to the Crown  YM/EP/1/4  ?18th century

[no title]  YM/EP/1/5  late 17th century

Contents:
List of lands in Hensall, Pollington, and Colcroft purchased since Sir Thomas Yarburgh fined on being found heir to Sir Nicholas Yarburgh (purchases cover dates 2 May 1604 - 30 April 1677)

[no title]  YM/EP/1/6  26 February 1668/9

Contents:
Inspeximus of a decree of the Court of the Duchy of Lancaster concerning a dispute between the tenants of Snaith, Balncroft, Cowick, and Rawcliffe, against Edmund Norton
Original dated 1567.
Note of confirmation 16 May 1629.

Verdict of a court of survey held for the manor of Snaith and Cowick  YM/EP/1/7  3 August 1681

Inventory of mortuaries received at Snaith  YM/EP/1/8  1714-1717

Henry Plumpton, vicar of Snaith  YM/EP/1/9  [n.d.]

Nomination by James Yarburgh  YM/EP/1/9/a  19 January 1715/6

Petition for admission to be granted to the Chapelry of Hooke by the archbishop  YM/EP/1/9/b  11 January 1730/1

Nomination by Thomas Yarburgh  YM/EP/1/9/c  10 March 1730/1

Paper subscribed by parishioners declaring Plumpton's conformity  YM/EP/1/9/d  16 November 1740

Copyhold estate in Pollington and Balne  YM/EP/1/10  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/EP/1/10/a  18th century

Contents:
James Yarburgh. List of lands acquired 29 September 1654 - 2 May 1716.
List prepared for admission of Yarburgh as heir to his father. Attached letter dated 4 December 1725.

Colonel Yarburgh  YM/EP/1/10/b  n.d

[no title]  YM/EP/1/10/c  18th century

Contents:
Copyhold lands to which 'late Colonel Yarburgh' found heir at Court Baron held 29th April 1726.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/10/d  1742-1754

Contents:
R: Copyhold lands in Pollington and Balne belonging to Charles Yarburgh, taken from admittance in 1742.
V: Copyhold lands in Pollington and Balne belonging to Charles Yarburgh, from admittance in 1754.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/10/e  1764

Contents:
Copyhold estate of Charles Yarburgh in manor of Pollington, taken on inquisition

[no title]  YM/EP/1/10/f  2 January 1796

Contents:
Valuation and rents of Henry Yarburgh's farms at Pollington, with attached letter.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/11  15 July 1729

Contents:
Draft of petition to John, Duke of Rutland, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, for a lease of the Manor of Snaith and Cowick.

Rentals  YM/EP/1/12  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/EP/1/12/a  1743

Contents:
Henry Yarburgh
Lands in Snaith, Balne, Cowick. Plus Crown rents.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/12/b  n.d

Contents:
Charles Yarburgh. Lands in Snaith, Pollington, Balne, Cowick, Whitley, Norton, Kirk Smeaton, Wentbridge, Thorp Audlin, etc.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/12/c  1775

Contents:
Charles Yarburgh. Lands in Snaith, Pollington, Balne, Cowick, Whitley, Norton, Kirk Smeaton, Wentbridge, Thorp Audlin, etc.

Terriers  YM/EP/1/13  [n.d.]

Terriers: Snaith  YM/EP/1/13/a  10 September 1743

2 Documents

Terriers: Snaith  YM/EP/1/13/b  1776

Contents:
7 May 1764

Terriers: Rawcliffe  YM/EP/1/13/c  1776

Contents:
7 May 1964

Land exchanges: Charles Yarburgh and Lord Downe  YM/EP/1/14  [n.d.]

Land exchanges  YM/EP/1/14/a  1765

Contents:
To begin 10 October 1765

Land exchanges  YM/EP/1/14/b  1770

Contents:
To begin Lady Day 1770

[no title]  YM/EP/1/15  8 May 1766

Contents:
Order of the Court of the Duchy of Lancaster respecting free farm rents owing for manor of Grindley, and from Charles Yarburgh for a mill in Snaith.

Receipts: T. Russell of Charles Yarburgh  YM/EP/1/16  6 March 1769

Receipts  YM/EP/1/16/a  1769

Contents:
£40-12-0d., for renewal of the lease of the manors of Snaith and Cowick.

Receipts  YM/EP/1/16/b  1769

Contents:
£335-1-6d., for increased rent of commons and waste at Snaith and Cowick.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/17  Michaelmas 1774

Contents:
Account of rents payable to Charles Yarburgh in Pollington and Balne, in lieu of tithes.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/18  28 March 1775

Contents:
List of lands allotted to Mr Williams, as Vicar of Snaith, and to Charles Yarburgh, as result of Pollington and Balne enclosure.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/19  24 July 1783

Contents:
Nomination of Edward Bracken, jr., to living of Rawcliffe Chapel.

Snaith drainage  YM/EP/1/20  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/EP/1/20/a  25 January 1794

Contents:
Copy of draft Bill for making an embankment upon Snaith Marsh.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/20/b  c1800

Contents:
Resolutions of a meeting held 2 January 1800, on the proposals for the embankment.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/20/c  March 1800

Contents:
Articles of agreement to make an embankment.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/20/d  16 July 1825

Contents:
Report on works required to restore drainage system to what it was before Navigators of Rivers Aire and Calder began building their canal.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/21  29 October 1795

Contents:
Copy of an opinion of L. Robinson of Lincoln's Inn, dated 7 December 1759, on a case concerning the manors of Snaith and Cowick and Heck.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/22  29 October 1795

2 Documents

Contents:
Copies of opinions of Thomas Stanhope (15 February 1764) and P. Johnson (23 October 1773) on cases concerning copyhold tenants' fines at Rawcliffe manor

Conditions of tenure and agreements made by tenants at Pollington and Balne  YM/EP/1/23  [n.d.]

Conditions of tenure and agreements made by tenants at Pollington and Balne  YM/EP/1/23/a  5 April 1796

Conditions of tenure and agreements made by tenants at Pollington and Balne  YM/EP/1/23/b  1837

Conditions of tenure and agreements made by tenants at Pollington and Balne  YM/EP/1/23/c  1845

[no title]  YM/EP/1/24  1840-52

Contents:
Accounts of rates paid by townships within the parish of Snaith to Snaith parish of church

[no title]  YM/EP/1/25  April 1844

Contents:
Conditions on which persons holding freehold land in parish of Kellington or at Heck may drain property belonging to Sir Samuel Crompton.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/26  1845

Contents:
Memorandum of agreements to be made with tenants succeeding their fathers at Snaith.

[no title]  YM/EP/1/27  17 March-25 April 1845

3 Documents

Contents:
Correspondence and a declaration regarding dispute between two tenants at Balne over right of way

[no title]  YM/EP/1/28  July 1860

Contents:
Extract copied (by G.J. Yarburgh) from the report of the Charity Commissioners on Mrs Judith Boynton's charity, bequeathed in her will (dated 19 November 1700) to Rawcliffe chapel, for various uses.

Estate Papers, miscellaneous  YM/EP/2  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/EP/2/1  ND

Conditions of access: Incomplete

Contents:
Incomplete draft transcription (in pencil) of letters patent of Elizabeth I, dated 1594, concerning land in Fulford and Heslington.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/2  ND

Contents:
Compositions for tithe of hay, and free rents for Yarburgh lands in manor of Womersley.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/3  18th century

Conditions of access: Incomplete

Contents:
An account of cash disbursed by Francis Olliver of Skirpenbeck, as executor to his father Thomas Olliver of Skirpenbeck (d. 20 January 1747).

[no title]  YM/EP/2/4  18th century

Contents:
The heads of an article of agreement between Sir John Vanbrook [sic - recte Vanbrugh] and Thomas Miller
Concerns proposals for joint venture for manufacturer and trade in white clay bricks, near River Medway, Kent.

Manor of Hatfield: Papers  YM/EP/2/5  [n.d.]

Custumal of the manor of Hatfield  YM/EP/2/5/a  1592

Very much dilapidated

Court roll  YM/EP/2/5/b  c1533-19th century

Contents:
Endorsed with 19th century list of Yarburgh muniments.

KirkSmeaton: Papers  YM/EP/2/6  [n.d.]

Purchases of land by [Nicholas?] Waller  YM/EP/2/6/a  16th century-17th century

Terrier of Naylor lands  YM/EP/2/6/b  17th Century

[no title]  YM/EP/2/6/c  26-27 July 1727

Contents:
Terrier of lands in Went hedge field, Midle field, and Bove Street field, etc.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/6/d  26-27 July 1727

Contents:
Terrier of pasture closes belonging to Mr Drake's farm.
Adjunct leaf contains pencil copy of part of YM/EP/2/6/c.

A Terrier of Jn. Naylor's farm  YM/EP/2/6/e  17 February 1742

[no title]  YM/EP/2/7  (17th century)-1754

5 Documents

Contents:
Inventories and accounts of property and sales and surrenders of land in Heslington, Bramwith, Fishlake, Fenwick, and Campsall.

Projected Heslington enclosure: Papers  YM/EP/2/8  [n.d.]

Proposals for intended enclosure  YM/EP/2/8/a  18th century

2 Copies

[no title]  YM/EP/2/8/b  ND

Contents:
Heads of the intended Bill for Heslington Inclosure and Drainage. Copy sent from Mr Lamb to Mr Jameson.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/8/c  12 February 1761

Contents:
Sam. [H]arper to Nathaniel Cholmley: Parliamentary progress of the bill.

Miscellaneous receipts  YM/EP/2/9  25 October 1578-23 July 1800

6 Documents

Mr Heron's opinion on knight service due from the manor of Heslington  YM/EP/2/10  22 February 1607/8

[no title]  YM/EP/2/11  2 June 1671

Contents:
Letter, John Humby to Sir Thomas Yarburgh, concerning his mother's claim to lands in latter's possession, formerly owned by Sir Thomas Leeds.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/12  13 February 1698-22 April 1710

Contents:
Certificate of an agreement about a close at Heslington, called Oxclose.
Endorsed with chancery note dated 22 April 1710.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/13  11 May 1704-1721

Contents:
Copy of the will of John Wressel, of Reedness, parish of Whitgift. Endorsed with accounts of the Whitgift living, 1720-1.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/14  20 May 1707

Contents:
Certifications concerning tithes at Whitley and Kellington.

Bill in chancery  YM/EP/2/15  [Between 12 December 1706 and 29 September 1708]

Contents:
Addressed by Tobias Jenkyns, lord of the manor of Heslington, Thomas Thompson, William Green, and others.
Concerning a close in Heslington called the Oxclose.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/16  27 April 1721

Contents:
Copy of Col. James Yarburgh's nomination of the Rev. Robert Wright, M.A., to curacy of parish church at Whitgift, following resignation of Rev. Henry Plumpton.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/17  25 October 1725

Contents:
William Romley of Ripon bound to James Yarburgh in £50.
Is about to be nominated to curacy of Whitgift, and agrees to resign if, being non-resident there, Yarburgh shall request resignation.

Apprenticeship indenture  YM/EP/2/18  1 February 1730

Contents:
Edmund Saunders apprenticed to Hesketh Yarburgh of Heslington by the corporation of Bristol.

Crown and Heslington rentals  YM/EP/2/19  1741-1790

4 Documents

[no title]  YM/EP/2/20  18 March 1742

Contents:
Copy of Henry Yarburgh's notice of appointment of Francis Arderon of York, gardener, to be his steward.

Will of Francis Arderon of York, gardener  YM/EP/2/21  14 July 1745

Bond  YM/EP/2/22  13 February 1754

Contents:
John Boyne, yeoman, of Rawcliffe; Hesketh Yarburgh, Esq., and Charles Yarburgh, gent., of Heslington.
£400.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/23  8 April 1754

Contents:
Agreement by the freeholders of the manor of Heslington to bear equal charges in a law suit re common land in Heslington, against the copyholders of that manor.
Signed only by Hesketh Yarburgh and T. Norcliffe, although a further 12 seals affixed.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/24  18 June 1762

Contents:
Agreement between the freeholders and copyholders of the manor of Heslington concerning an exchange of land there for a road.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/25  20 March 1767

Contents:
Letter (unsigned, no addressee) concerning enclosure at Kirk Smeaton.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/26  6 February 1770

Contents:
Account of lands in Ousefleet, parish of Whitgift, to be exchanged between Charles Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington, and Nicholas Priestley of Ousefleet. Endorsed with brief survey of allotments in Haxby fields.

Masham: Papers  YM/EP/2/27  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/EP/2/27/a  28 November 1792-12 September 1805

Contents:
Survey and valuation, with a sketch map, of an estate at Low Burton, near Masham, belonging to Henry Yarburgh, Esq., with a rental of Briory Bank Farm.
Drawn up by Ed. Waterson and William Umpleby.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/27/b  28 October 1794

Contents:
Description and account, made for the purpose of the Mashamshire enclosure, of the allotments belonging to Henry Yarburgh, Esq., at Low Burton and in Healey, sent to Mr Scott, attorney at law, York.

[no title]  YM/EP/2/27/c  9 September 1795

Contents:
Rental of estates of Henry Yarburgh, Esq., at Low Burton and Briory Bank, and valuation of his allotments at Masham.

Report of an inquiry into the tithes at Heworth, by Thomas Rodwell  YM/EP/2/28  13 June 1794

[no title]  YM/EP/2/29  15 November 1795

Contents:
Letter to Henry Yarburgh, Esq., from his tenants at Heslington concerning the building of a school, with an account of the subscriptions made by them towards the costs.

Miscellaneous 19th century Estate Papers  YM/EP/3  [n.d.]

Rough accounts of assessments for rates on Yarburgh Rectory  YM/EP/3/1  ND

[no title]  YM/EP/3/2  ND

Contents:
Fragment of letter of T. Sargent to Surveyor of Taxes at York, about the position of a landlord who sells timber on his estate to repair the farm buildings.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/3  14 February 1801-5 April 1817

2 Documents

Contents:
Certificates of the Deputy Registrar of Deeds concerning searches for encumbrances affecting property at Langwith and Heslerton, sent to Mr Scott, lawyer, at York.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/4  18 June 1816

Contents:
Copy of opinion of Robert Sinclair, of York, on the case of illegal cutting of grass in common fields at Heslington.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/5  20 May 1824

Contents:
Copy of statement of case, and opinion of George Meynell of York, re the surrender of an equity of redemption in copyhold lands held of the manor of Dunnington.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/6  11 April 1829

Contents:
Statement of case, and opinion of Mr Pollock, about illegal building on open fields at Heslington.

Gate Fulford: Papers  YM/EP/3/7  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/EP/3/7/a  1835

Contents:
Plan of two farms in Gate Fulford, belonging to the devisees of Henry Bland, Esq., deceased: Ralph Eshelby and John Cartwright

[no title]  YM/EP/3/7/b  March 1835

Contents:
Valuation by John Ayer of an estate in Gate Fulford, late the property of Henry Bland, Esq., deceased.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/7/c  December 1838

Contents:
Particulars of an estate at Gate Fulford, late belonging to Mr Bland, and bought by Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/8  June, 1837

Contents:
Particulars of the estates belonging to Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/9  2 October 1846

Contents:
Statement of case, and opinion of J. Cowling, concerning a possible trespass under the Game Act (1 & 2 Will. IV, c. 32).

[no title]  YM/EP/3/10  May 1853

Contents:
Rough memorandum of areas of open fields in Heslington.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/11  28 May 1853

Contents:
Copy of agreement between Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., and Samuel Key Esq., about certain lands and buildings at Heslington.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/12  1853-1861

Contents:
Rough notes of property transactions, mainly purchases by George John Yarburgh.

Dispute over herbage rights at Fulford  YM/EP/3/13  1854

[no title]  YM/EP/3/13/a  7 January 1854

Copies information: Copy


Contents:
Letter of W. Gray to Messrs. R.E. & C. Smithson, on the case

[no title]  YM/EP/3/13/b  26 June 1854

Contents:
Statement of case and opinion of Hugh Hill.
The dispute between Revd. Samuel Key, lord of the manor of Fulford, and certain freeholders of the manor, about herbage rights in Town Green and Occupation Road.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/14  21 September 1854

Contents:
Letter from William Henry Clarkson, at Fulford Road, York, to F. Carr, Esq., at Heslington, giving notice of intention to quit possession of a field belonging to Yarburgh Yarburgh.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/15  1 February 1855

Contents:
Letter from Luke Marsh at Fulford concerning the renting of a field at Fulford lately occupied by Mr Clarkson.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/16  1855

2 Items

[no title]  YM/EP/3/16/a  1855

Copies information: Copy


Contents:
Notice announcing vestry meeting in St. Lawrence, Heslington, to consider the stopping or diverting of a footpath in Heslington.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/16/b  1855

Copies information: Copy


Contents:
Report of the meeting addressed by George Forth, chairman, to Francis Dickson and Francis Carr, Surveyors of the Highways in the said parish.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/17  October 1855

Contents:
Rental of Yarburgh Yarburgh's estates in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/18  April 1856

2 Documents

Contents:
Two copies of draft memorandum concerning rights of George Lloyd, Esq., and others, at Heslington Common, with valuations.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/19  June 1856-February 1867

6 Documents

Contents:
Accounts of Steward/bailiff for fines received and fees paid for manorial courts of Manor of Heslington

[no title]  YM/EP/3/20  16 September 1861

Contents:
Receipt of £5 by W.L. Palmer, Lord of the Manor of Naburn, from George John Yarburgh, in return for permission to enclose a piece of land on road from York to Escrick

[no title]  YM/EP/3/21  8 August 1862

Contents:
Rental of copyhold rents of the manor of Heslington, due to George John Yarburgh, Esq., at Candlemas 1861.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/22  24 August 1864

Contents:
Description and valuation of lands at Heslington belonging to George John Yarburgh, Esq., which benefitted from the Ouse and Derwent drainage.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/23  23 November 1869

Contents:
Printed letter from the Poor Law Board at Whitehall, addressed to all Overseers of the Poor, concerning the making and collecting of the Poor Rate, containing specimen entry for a Rate Book.

Tilmire, Heslington: Papers  YM/EP/3/24  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/EP/3/24/a  June 1871

Contents:
Draft notes re Tillmire Common in Heslington, and disputed right of way across it.

[no title]  YM/EP/3/24/b  8 June 1871

Contents:
Draft notice drawn up by George John Yarburgh, Esq., lord of the manor of Heslington, of intent to prosecute trespassers on land in Heslington called the Tillmire

Papers concerning measurage  YM/EP/4  1605

[no title]  YM/EP/4/1  c1605

2 Documents

Contents:
Two copies of statement of a case concerning the measurage of coals, corn and salt, granted by the Lord Admiral on streams and rivers in York, with Matthew Dodworth's opinion.
One copy has additional notes on the case

[no title]  YM/EP/4/2  c1605

Contents:
Memoranda for the case concerning disputed measurage payments charged by the Lord Admiral and his officers on corn shipped by river from Lincolnshire to Yorkshire

[no title]  YM/EP/4/3  1605

Contents:
Copy of a note concerning measurage on corn, turves, and other necessities carried by river from Lincolnshire to Yorkshire, sent from Thorne to Sir Edward Sheffield, together with a copy of the reply

[no title]  YM/EP/4/4  22 February 1605/6

Contents:
Case of the inhabitants of Pontefract, Knottingley, Doncaster, Snaith, Cowick, and other towns on the Rivers Ouse, Airedunne, and Trent, against Thomas Gunson, Humfrey Crosse, Alsopp Crosse, Lancelot Beal, and Humfrey Smith.
Dispute over measurage
Both parties agree to abide by Lord Sheffield's judgement in the case.
Subscribed at York by William Ellis, Esq., and Sir William Gee, Kt., for the one party; and by Thomas Gunson, Humfrey Crosse, John Hey, George Starke, and Baldwin Shere, for the other.

[no title]  YM/EP/4/5  1-2 March, 1605/6

Contents:
Two copies of a petition addressed to the Rt. Hon. Edmund, Lord Sheffield, Lord Lieutenant and Lord President in the North, protesting against new demands by Thomas Gunson and others for measurage payments on river shipments of corn from Lincolnshire to Yorkshire.

Petition  YM/EP/4/5/a  1606

Contents:
Signed by T. Dawnay, Henry Goodrick, Thomas Blande, Thomas Wentworthe, William Hichman, J.P.s, at Sherburn.

[no title]  YM/EP/4/5/b  1606

Contents:
Signed by the Mayor and Aldermen of Pontefract.

Papers concerning Annuity to Minister and Poor of Whitgift Parish  YM/EP/5  1699-1728/9

[no title]  YM/EP/5/1  22 May 1699

Contents:
Order of the Commissioners at York to Sir Thomas Yarburgh to make good arrears in certain payments for charitable uses, which he should have paid to the minister and poor of Whitgift.

[no title]  YM/EP/5/2  ND

Contents:
Rough notes about an annuity known as Dunne Dole, whereby 20s paid annually at Christmas out of Long Dyke closes in Ousefleet, of which 13/4d went to the minister of Whitgift, and 6/8d to the poor of that parish.

[no title]  YM/EP/5/3  14 January 1728/9

Conditions of access: Formerly with enclosure, now missing

Contents:
Letter from W. Romley at Whitgift to Col. James Yarburgh, concerning the Dunne Dole.

[no title]  YM/EP/5/4  27 January 1728/9


Related information: YM/EP/5/1

Contents:
Letter from P. Johnson to Col. James Yarburgh about the Dunne Dole. Makes reference to a decree of 1699

Papers relating to Carlton Chapel  YM/EP/6  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/EP/6/1  1772 or later

Contents:
Abstracts and transcripts of miscellaneous documents relating to the history of the Chapel at Carlton.
Documents referred to cover dates from the 14th century.

[no title]  YM/EP/6/2  12 October 1772

Contents:
Copy (made by William Williams) of the will of Richard Dickinson of Carlton (original dated 11 February 1679) by which he bequeathed to Christopher Adams, Hew Taillor, Thomas Barfe, William Peares, George Peares, and John Dickinson, money for repairs at Carlton Chapel, and to appoint a minister there.

Deeds, correspondence, and legal papers concerning Sowerby Chapel.  YM/EP/7  17th century and 18th century

[no title]  YM/EP/7/1  17th century-18th century

4 Documents

Contents:
Plans of the old and the new Sowerby chapels, showing the positions of the pews, and naming their owners.

Final concord  YM/EP/7/2  Within 15 days of Easter, 1602

Contents:
John Smythe and Richard Midgeleye, quer.; Thomas Horton and William Horton his son, def.
Land at Barkisland: 1 messuage, 3 acres land, 5 acres meadow, 3 acres pasture.
£41.

Lease  YM/EP/7/3  5 May 1602

Contents:
George Towne of Norland in Rishworth, yeoman; to John Stead of the same, clothier.
Various lands at Norland, among them the messuage called Nether Longley formerly in tenure of occupation of Jane Bates, widow, with appurtenant closes, etc.
21 years, at £4-12-0d per annum

Bill of complaint in chancery.  YM/EP/7/4  c. 1641/2

Contents:
Nathaniel Rathband, M.A., curate of the chapel at Sowerby, appeals to the Lord Chancellor [Edward, Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper] against Robert Priestley and others, for wrongfully withholding annual payment due to him of £1-6-8d.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/5  3 May 1647-26 February 1675/6

9 Documents

Contents:
Deeds of bargain and sale, release, or exchange, of seats in Sowerby Chapel, between certain inhabitants of Sowerby.

Bargain and sale, with feoffment  YM/EP/7/6  20 December 1652

Contents:
Samuell Taylor of Norland, dyer, and Anne his wife (daughter of George Towne the elder, late of the same, deceased); Robert Bynnes of Linthwaite, parish of Almondbury, yeoman.
Messuage called Over Longley, with closes etc. known as Rydingbanke, the Woodfeild, the Longhey, the Greathey, and Marsonbanke, containing approx. 18ac. with all appurtenances in Norland, now in occupation of John Stead; messuage called Nether Longley, with closes etc. called Stansfeildyng, the Three Intackes, the Oxeynge, and the Litleynge, containing approx. 8 ac., in Norland, in occupation of Michael Stead; 2 closes meadow or pasture called the Greatynge and Midleynge formerly inheritance of Henry Haigh, now in tenure or occupation of Michael Stead; with all rights, reversions, etc.
£295

Bond  YM/EP/7/7  13 September 1669

Contents:
Thomas Wood, bellfounder, of Thirsk; John Greenwood, churchwarden of Sowerby.
Wood to re-cast a bell which he has just cast for Sowerby Chapel if it is damaged within 1 year.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/8  ND

Contents:
Copy of the agreement of Dr Hooke, vicar of Halifax, with the parishioners of Sowerby, concerning the relations between the two churches, and arrangements for burials, marriages, and baptisms.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/9  ND

Contents:
Confession of Christopher Jackson, clerk, late of Sowerby, that he had behaved wrongly towards Richard Hooke, vicar of Halifax.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/10  8 October 1670

2 Documents

Contents:
Original and copy of the licence of Richard Hooke, vicar of Halifax, to the people of Sowerby, to bury their dead and baptise their children in Sowerby, instead of Halifax.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/11  21 November 1678
Language:  Latin


Related information: YM/EP/7/12

Contents:
Licence from Richard [Sterne], archbishop of York, to the inhabitants of Sowerby, allowing them to baptise their children, and bury their dead at Sowerby chapel, instead of at Halifax.

Translation of YM/EP/7/11 into English  YM/EP/7/12  [n.d.]


Related information: YM/EP/7/11

[no title]  YM/EP/7/13  29 November 1678

Contents:
Letter from Richard Hooke, vicar of Halifax, to Joshua Horton and John Durdon, concerning the obtaining of a grant from the archbishop of York for the chapelry at Sowerby.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/14  8 August 1698

Contents:
Memorandum of an exchange of 2 seats in Sowerby Chapel belonging to Joshua Horton and Jonathan Priestley, for 2 different seats in the choir. The transaction concluded with consent of minister and others.

Printed Rules and Orders for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of the Poor Clergy &c.  YM/EP/7/15  5 March 1713/4

[no title]  YM/EP/7/16  16 January 1716/7

Contents:
Promissory note: Several subscribers to repay Ellkanah Horton the £100 he has advanced against the King's Bounty for the chapel at Sowerby.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/17  1677-21 December 1720

3 Documents

Contents:
Draft letters from the Vicar of Halifax to the Archbishop of York, and from the Archbishop to an unidentified person, concerning the curacy of Sowerby - 17, 21 December 1720.
Draft document for the conveyance of lands in Sowerby worth at least £400 to the curacy of Sowerby chapel, by the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty, c. 1719
Legal opinion of 1677, endorsed 'Proposalls Relating Sowerby Chappell' [? used as a wrapper for the above 2 documents].

[no title]  YM/EP/7/18  19 April 1750

Contents:
Letter from John Welsh at Luddenden to William Horton at Chadderton, near Rochdale, about the former's nomination as curate of Sowerby Chapel.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/19  19 October 1759-5 April 1767

9 Documents

Contents:
Correspondence: George Stansfield of Field House, and Sir William Horton of Chadderton.
Concerns the building of Sowerby Chapel, and the seats therein.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/20  1761

Contents:
Draft of proposed articles of agreement between William Horton, Esq., of Chadderton, George Stansfield, merchant, of Fieldhouse in Sowerby, and John Welsh, clerk, of Sowerby, about the building of a new chapel in Sowerby.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/21  1761

2 Documents

Contents:
Letters from William Whitworth at Soyland, to William Horton, Esq., at Chadderton, about seats in the new Sowerby Chapel, and the land on which the building is to be erected.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/22  1 February 1764

Contents:
Letter from John Priestley to Sir William Horton, at Chadderton, about the proposed building of Sowerby Chapel.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/23  ND

Contents:
Memorandum of instructions to contractors regarding the building of Sowerby Chapel.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/24  ND

2 Documents

Contents:
Rough plans and description of the land to be used for the erection of Sowerby Chapel, with rough accounts.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/25  ND

Contents:
[?draft] letter signed W.H. [probably Sir William Horton], addressed to an adversary in dispute over Sowerby Chapel.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/26  6 February 1764

Contents:
Letter from John Whitworth at Soyland to Sir William Horton at Chadderton, concerning seats in the new Sowerby Chapel.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/27  c. 1767

18 Documents

Contents:
Rough notes, memoranda, and statements by Sir William Horton, members of his family, and some of his tenants, about his dispute with George Stansfield and others over the new Sowerby Chapel and its seating.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/28  4 July 1767-15 May 1769

3 Documents.

Contents:
Letters from J. Carr at Halifax [to Sir William Horton?] about the Sowerby Chapel dispute.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/29  Mid-18th century

4 Documents

Contents:
Lists of Sowerby parishioners and the numbers of seats in Sowerby chapel allotted to them; also the number of seats they had in the old Chapel.
3 undated, one dated 28 July 1767

[no title]  YM/EP/7/30  Mid-18th century

3 Documents

Contents:
Measures of the land used to build Sowerby chapel on.
2 undated, 1 dated 5 October 1767.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/31  10 July 1770

2 Documents

Conditions of access: 1 damaged and incomplete

Contents:
William Broadbent's account of meeting between Archbishop of York and Mr Welsh (curate at Sowerby) on the Sowerby chapel dispute.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/32  July 1770

2 Documents

Contents:
Letters from Dr George Legh to Sir William Horton, Bart., at Chadderton, concerning new chapel at Sowerby, and containing copies of letter on same subject written by Legh to Archbishop of York, with the reply.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/33  22 September 1770

Contents:
Letter from Joseph Drake, at Sowerby, about building of Sowerby Chapel and the seats.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/34  16 November 1770

Contents:
Letter from M. Cooke, at Owston, to Sir William Horton, at Ince about the Archbishop of York's opinion concerning the dispute over the building at Sowerby Chapel.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/35  1771

Contents:
Copy of deeds of surrender and of declaration of trust about land on which Sowerby Chapel was built: Sir William Horton of Chadderton, to Rev. John Welsh, curate of Sowerby, and others, trustees of Sowerby Chapel.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/36  14 July 1771-28 December 1771

5 Documents

Contents:
Letters from John Howarth to Sir William Horton, of Chadderton, about the dispute over seating in Sowerby Chapel.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/37  23 August 1771-26 September 1771

2 Documents

Contents:
Letters from Archbishop of York to Sir William Horton, Bart. of Chadderton, about arrangements for meeting between them.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/38  19 December 1771

Contents:
Copy of letter from John Bartholomew to John Howarth (attorney at law, near Rippondale, near Halifax), about draft conveyance of Sir William Horton's land, on which Sowerby Chapel is built.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/39  October 1772

Contents:
Record of meeting between Archbishop of York and Sir William Horton, about Sowerby Chapel dispute.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/40  9 February 1777-1 January 1779

15 Documents

Contents:
Letters written by Mr Parker, of Halifax, to Mrs Horton, of Chadderton nr. Manchester; Sir Watts Horton, of Chadderton; George Loyd of Manchester: and Joshua Horton of Howroyd, nr. Halifax, about case of Sir Watts Horton v. George Stansfield and others, concerning Sowerby Chapel.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/41  ND

Contents:
List of seats claimed by, and assigned to, Sir William Horton, in Sowerby Chapel, drawn up by Mr Welsh.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/42  ND

2 Documents

Contents:
Lists of the brass plates on Sir William Horton's seats in Sowerby Chapel.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/43  26 February 1777

Contents:
Proposals by Mr Stansfield and Mr Priestley in dispute with Sir Watts Horton over Sowerby Chapel.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/44  13 March 1777

Contents:
List of Sir Watts Horton's seats in new Sowerby Chapel.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/45  14 August 1777

Contents:
Particulars of pews in Sowerby Chapel claimed by Sir Watts Horton.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/46  3 February 1778

Contents:
Copy of a bill in Chancery addressed to Rt. Hon. Henry, Earl Bathurst, Chancellor of Great Britain, by George Stansfield, the Rev. John Welsh, clerk, Luke Greenwood, shalloon maker, and John Burne, all of Sowerby; petitioning for writs of injunction and sub poena to be issued against Sir Watts Horton of Chadderton, and Edward Gregg Hopwood, of Chambre Hall, Lancs., in the dispute over Sowerby Chapel.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/47  ND

Contents:
Instructions from Mr Parker, of Halifax, to Mr Loyd, for answer to above Bill.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/48  ND

2 Documents

Contents:
Draft copies of Edward Gregge Hopwood's answer to above Bill.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/49  ND

Contents:
Draft copies of Sir Watts Horton's answer to above Bill.

[no title]  YM/EP/7/50  14 March 1778

Contents:
Brief for the plaintiff in the case of Sir Watts Horton v. George Stansfield and others, concerning Sowerby Chapel.

Papers in Mr Waterson's Stewardship  YM/EP/8  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/EP/8/1  ND

4 Documents

Contents:
Sketch plans of fields in Heslington.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/2  ND

Contents:
Booklet containing details of the length and breadth of lands of Charles Yarburgh, Esq., in the common fields of Pollington, and of their boundaries; with rough notes and accounts.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/3  ND

Contents:
The claim of Charles Yarburgh, Esq., to lands, grounds and tithes in Pollington.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/4  18th century

Contents:
Account of lands in Lincolnshire, Heslington, and Pollington, with reference to Mrs Yarburgh's mortgage deed, dated 27 January 1725/6, and a new settlement dated 8 June 1721

[no title]  YM/EP/8/5  ND

3 Documents

Contents:
Lists of holdings (measured in acres and tenths thereof), in Low Field, Gravel Field, Kimberlow Field, and Brend.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/6  ND

Contents:
Account of the messuages and cottages known as the Kingshold in Heslington, with names of tenants and owners.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/7  ND

Contents:
Fragment of a building account

[no title]  YM/EP/8/8  ND

Contents:
List of lands in Heslington fields, drawn up by Mr. Weightman.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/9  18th century

7 Documents

Contents:
Surveys and valuations of Yarburgh lands, chiefly at Snaith, Cowick, Pollington, Balne, Rawcliffe, and Whitley. Tenants named in several of the docts.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/10  18th century

7 Documents

Contents:
Accounts, surveys, and valuations of tithes in Heslington, Snaith, Cowick and Pollington.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/11  1751-5 October 1770

4 Documents

Contents:
Yarburgh rentals for Balne and other unspecified places.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/12  6 February 1770

Contents:
Account of lands in Ousefleet and Whitgift to be exchanged between Charles Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington, and Nicholas Priestley of Ousefleet.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/13  8 February 1770

Contents:
Account of the tenants who did not pay rent at Snaith on 16 November 1769

[no title]  YM/EP/8/14  25 June 1771

Contents:
Booklet containing enquiry into the rights and customs of the tithes of Snaith, Pollington, and Balne, for the use of Charles Yarburgh, Esq.; drawn up by Edward Watterson.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/15  26 February 1771 (?)

Contents:
Letter from John Dalton at Sleningford, to Mr Waterson, at Skelton, concerning tithes.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/16  21 December 1774-1775

Contents:
2 pages containing miscellaneous docts., probably drafts: lease by John Buxton of York, clerk, to John Wood, of Blackerhall; letter of E. Waterson to unspecified person; memorandum of articles of agreement for lease, Waterson (as agent for Charles Yarburgh) and Jos. Fisher of Pollington, yeoman; valuation of tithes at Heslington payable to York Minster from estate of Sir Jas. D. Norcliffe; Notice to quit addressed to John Lazenby at Heslington.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/17  1774

Contents:
Account of lands in Balne, Pollington, and Whitley, allotted to Charles Yarburgh, Esq., upon enclosure.

Draft lease  YM/EP/8/18  1787

Contents:
Rev. Edward Bracken, jnr., vicar of Snaith and Rawcliffe; to Edward Watterson, gent., of Skelton
Lands and tithes in Snaith and Rawcliffe, for 40 years (if Bracken remains vicar for so long) at rent of £100 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/8/19  22 August 1791

Contents:
Letter on behalf of Mr Jeremiah Atkinson from Elias Inchbald (clerk to Mr Ewbank at Matton) to Mr Watterson at Skelton, about arrival of Lord Fauconberg for the shooting. Endorsed with rough notes, and accounts of rents and property.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/20  27 January 1792-25 July 1794

2 Documents

Contents:
Receipts for rent due from John Latham, John Hankes, and John Booth.

[no title]  YM/EP/8/21  23 November 1793

Contents:
Letter from N.E. Yarburgh, at Grantham, to Mr Waterson, at Skelton, concerning refusal of tenant named Ducket to pay rent for his farm.

Plans of allotments in Mr Waterson's Stewardship  YM/EP/9  [n.d.]

18 Documents

Contents:
Sketch plans of allotments, chiefly in Balne, Pollington, Middleton, and Whitley.

Letters to William Umpleby on Estate Business  YM/EP/10  1786-1806

[no title]  YM/EP/10/1  28 August 1786

Contents:
Certificate issued by Timothy Mortimer, Clerk of the Peace for the Liberty of St Peter of York, that William Umpleby of Heslington, gent., left his name and address at the former's office.
Endorsed with rough notes and accounts.

[no title]  YM/EP/10/2  1804-1805

3 Documents

Contents:
Letters from N.E. Yarburgh, at Whitburn and Tynemouth Barracks, to William Umpleby, at Heslington, on matters concerning tenants and the estate.

[no title]  YM/EP/10/3  July 1806

2 Documents

Contents:
Letters from Richard Hanley, at Low Burton, to William Umpleby, at Heslington, concerning a court case about a road belonging to Mr Yarburgh.

[no title]  YM/EP/10/4  2 October 1807

Contents:
Letter from the same to the same, about the payment of Hanley's and George Smith's rents.

Letters to Thomas Rodwell on estate matters, especially Land Tax  YM/EP/11  1799

[no title]  YM/EP/11/1  c1799

Contents:
Account of land tax belonging to Rev. Edward Bracken, vicar of Snaith, for glebe and small tithes.

[no title]  YM/EP/11/2  8 October 1798-18 June 1799

2 Documents

Contents:
Letters of Richard Hanley, of Low Burton, to Thomas Rodwell at Skelton, concerning land tax paid by him and George Smith.

[no title]  YM/EP/11/3  1799

Contents:
Letter from Dr Edward Bracken, at Snaith, to Thomas Rodwell, at Skelton, containing an account of land tax of H. Yarburgh, Esq., at Balne.
Endorsed with draft letters from Rodwell to Bracken and Henry Dickinson, about land tax.

[no title]  YM/EP/11/4  27 February 1799-1 June 1800

Contents:
Letter from Edward Bracken to Thomas Rodwell, about land tax.
Endorsed with draft letter from Rodwell (? to Yarburgh) about rents, tithes, and a survey of woods at Balne.

[no title]  YM/EP/11/5  14 June 1799-11 April 1800

2 Documents

Contents:
Letters from Dr Edward Bracken to Thomas Rodwell, about land tax.
1 letter endorsed with accounts.

[no title]  YM/EP/11/6  19 June 1799

Contents:
Letter from W. Lockwood, jnr., to Mr Rodwell, formerly enclosing Mr Yarburgh's contract of land tax for the North Riding estate.

[no title]  YM/EP/11/7  27 June 1799

Contents:
Letter from Joseph Hankes to Thomas Rodwell, about land tax.

[no title]  YM/EP/11/8  25 November 1799

Contents:
Letter from W. Wright to Thomas Rodwell, about tithes at Broughton.

[no title]  YM/EP/11/9  20 December 1799

Contents:
Letter from Thomas Bolland to Thomas Rodwell, about land tax.

[no title]  YM/EP/11/10  13 May 1804

Contents:
Letter from N.E. Yarburgh, at Hull, to Thomas Rodwell, about land tax at Yarburgh and Winthorpe.

Land Tax Papers  YM/EP/12  c. 1799

[no title]  YM/EP/12/1  1 November 1798-10 January 1807

10 Documents

Contents:
Accounts and schedules of land tax charged on estates in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire belonging to Henry Yarburgh, Esq., Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq., and Mrs. Mary Coates.

[no title]  YM/EP/12/2  21 January 1799

Contents:
Account of the land tax of the late Charles Yarburgh, Esq.'s., estate at Hensall, drawn up by Thomas Wheater, assessor.

[no title]  YM/EP/12/3  4 June 1799-28 March 1807

7 Documents

Contents:
Certificates of the contracts for the redemption of the land tax on estates in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire belonging to Henry Yarburgh, Esq., Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq., and Mrs Mary Coates, some with schedules of the land annexed.

[no title]  YM/EP/12/4  11 February 1800-30 April 1807

8 Documents

Contents:
Certificates of the registration of contracts for the redemption of land tax, issued by the Land Tax Register Office.
The contractors are Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq., and Joseph Hankes. Lands at Cowick and Snaith, in Yorkshire, and Alvingham, Grainthorpe, Yarborough, Burgh, and Winthorpe, in Lincolnshire.

[no title]  YM/EP/12/5  23 June 1803

Contents:
Receipt for £5-6-7 from Joseph Hankes for the redemption of land tax on his estate at Snaith.

[no title]  YM/EP/12/6  16 February 1807

2 Documents

Contents:
Certificates (signed by 2 commissioners of land tax) attesting the authenticity of extracts from duplicates of land tax assessments for Yarburgh lands in the parishes of Winthorpe and Burgh-in-the-Marsh, in the wapentake of Candleshoe, Lincolnshire.

Tenants' Agreements  YM/EP/13  1786-1788

[no title]  YM/EP/13/1  26 September 1786-5 April 1788

Contents:
Admittance and agreement of Thomas White to lands at Heslington, at rent of £30-9-5d per annum
Note about part of these lands appended at bottom, dated 5 April 1788.

[no title]  YM/EP/13/2  26 September 1786-29 February 1788

Contents:
John Holbourn's agreement with William Umpleby, agent to T.N. Dalton, Esq., and admittance to lands at Heslington, at rent of £75-10-9d per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/13/3  September 1786-7 October 1786

Contents:
Agreements with William Umpleby, agent to T.N. Dalton, Esq., and admittances of William Weatherston, Thomas Agar, and Joseph Lockwood, to lands at Heslington, at rents of £36-2-1d., £4-13-11½d., and £6-16-Od. per annum respectively.

[no title]  YM/EP/13/4  28 September 1786-7 October 1786

Contents:
Agreements with William Umpleby, agent to T.N. Dalton, Esq., and admittances of Joseph Ayer, Robert Dilcock, and Joseph Ware to lands in Heslington, at rents of £38-11-8d., £5-6-10d., and £4-8-6. per annum. respectively.

[no title]  YM/EP/13/5  28 September 1786-7 October 1786

Contents:
Agreements with William Umpleby, agent to T.N. Dalton, Esq., and admittances of John Clarke, Richard Lambert, and John Lazenby to lands at Heslington, at rents of £57-14-2d., £7-6-6d., and £10-17-4 per annum respectively.

[no title]  YM/EP/13/6  30 September-9 October 1786

Contents:
Agreements with William Umpleby, agent to T.N. Dalton, Esq., and admittances of William Armitt and John Little to lands in Heslington, at rents of £12-15-Od. and £15-11-10½d. per annum respectively.

[no title]  YM/EP/13/7  9 October 1786

Contents:
Agreement with William Umpleby, agent to T.N. Dalton Esq., and admittance of William Jackson to lands at Heslington, at annual rent of £41-15-Od.

[no title]  YM/EP/13/8  11 September 1786-24 November 1789

Contents:
Agreement of William Jackson, farmer, of Heslington, with William Umpleby, agent to T.N. Dalton, Esq., to plough a close in Heslington. Dated 24 February 1787.
Endorsed with cancelled agreement (dated 11 September 1786) of Francis Carr, to rent lands in the open fields at Heslington from Mrs Cicely Umpleby, for three years at annual rent of £11-18-Od.
Also endorsed with notes of rent payments in accordance with that agreement, dated 9 December 1787 - 24 November 1789.

[no title]  YM/EP/13/9  24 May 1787

Contents:
Agreement made by William Umpleby, gent, of Heslington, on behalf of Charles Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington, and Thomas Norcliffe Dalton, Esq., of York, with Francis Harper, and Francis Harper the younger, yeomen, of North House, Escrick.
Harpers to rent farm at Heslington for a year at rent of £26 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/13/10  1 June 1787

Contents:
Agreement of William Weatherston, farmer, of Heslington, with William Umpleby, agent to T.N. Dalton, Esq., to plough a close at Heslington.

[no title]  YM/EP/13/11  February 1788

Contents:
Agreements of John Clarke and John Holbourn, farmer, with William Umpleby, agent to T.N. Dalton, Esq.
Clarke to rent 2 closes at Heslington at rent of £31 per annum Holbourn to plough a close in Heslington.

[no title]  YM/EP/13/12  1780s

Contents:
Agreements of John Clarke and George Bess with William Umpleby, agent to T.N. Dalton, Esq., to rent lands in Heslington, at rents of £31 and £4-11-10½d. per annum respectively.

Tenants' Leases and Agreements  YM/EP/14  1756-1861

[no title]  YM/EP/14/1  N.d

Contents:
Copy of an agreement proposed by Mr Shipton and J. Rhodes to Mr Joseph Hanks, for leave to plough, etc.

[no title]  YM/EP/14/2  19th century

4 Documents

Contents:
Draft and specimen copies of articles of agreement to be entered into by Yarburgh's tenants.

Lease  YM/EP/14/3  25 March 1756

Contents:
Charles Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq.; to Richard Ingle of Snaith, weaver.
Parcel of land at Crosshill in Snaith field.
99 years, at 2s. 6d. per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/4  28 August 1773

Contents:
Agreement between Charles Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington, and Thomas and Joseph Hankes, of Snaith, that they shall become tenants of Yarburgh for the farm at Snaith presently in possession of Richard Hankes.

Assignment of lease  YM/EP/14/5  7 June 1782

Contents:
John Ingle, merchant, of St Lawrence, Shoreditch, Middx., Sarah Chapman, widow, of Crooked Lane, London, Thomas Ingle, weaver, of Snaith, and James Aisdale, shoemaker, of Snaith; to John Latham, gent., of Snaith.
Land at Crosshill, Snaith, leased to Richard Ingle by Charles Yarburgh, for remainder of term of 99 years, subject to conditions of original lease.
£40.

[no title]  YM/EP/14/6  26 November 1782

Contents:
Agreement of Thomas Coulman, gent., of Leavils, Hatfield, and John Coulman, mariner, of Selby, with Charles Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington, whereby they are admitted as tenants to lands in Balne, for 7 years at annual rent of £69-15-Od.

[no title]  YM/EP/14/7  16 February 1789

Contents:
Articles of agreement made between the Rt. Hon. John Christopher Burton Dawnay, Lord Viscount Downe; Charles Yarburgh, Esq.; and Matthew Boynton, Esq., about the warping of their farms in Cowick.

[no title]  YM/EP/14/8  20 November 1809

Contents:
Agreement of Thomas Wade and John Cook, yeomen, of Pollington, with Henry Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington, about the latter's permission for them to convey water to their lands at Pollington through his adjacent lands, at charge of 2s. per annum

Lease (copy)  YM/EP/14/9  20 March 1831

Contents:
Henry Bland, Esq., of Garrow Hill, Fulford; to Ralph Eshelby, farmer of Fulford.
A farm in Fulford.
For 1 year, renewable from year to year.
£210 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/10  26 March 1842

Contents:
Copy of an agreement between Yarburgh Greame, Esq., of Sewerby, and William Rounding, miller, of Sewerby, that the latter shall rent a house, windmill, and land in Sewerby from the former, for the term of 1 year, and then indefinitely, year to year, at rent of £120 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/11  2 March 1844

Contents:
Draft agreement of Thomas Carr (agent to Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall) and Thomas Carlton, farmer, of Gowthorpe, for Carlton to rent 2 closes at Fangfoss called Lady Closes, for 1 year, and then indefinitely year to year, at £6 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/12  21 June 1844

Contents:
Agreement of Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall, with William Marshall, farmer, of Fulford, for the latter to rent 2 closes in Fulford called Carr Closes, for 1 year, and then indefinitely year to year, at £20 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/13  21 June 1844

Contents:
Agreement of Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall, with Edward Penty, farmer, of Fulford, for the latter to rent 2 closes in Fulford called Brick Fields, for 1 year and then indefinitely from year to year, at £21 per annum

Lease  YM/EP/14/14  4 July 1844

Contents:
Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall; to William Umpleby, yeoman, of Snaith.
Farm and land in Snaith and Gowdall.
1 year, at £380 per annum
Schedule of the farm annexed.

[no title]  YM/EP/14/15  7 December 1844

Contents:
Agreement of Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall, with William and John Walker of York, for them to rent 2 closes at Fulford called Foolslacks, for indefinite annually-renewable term, at £18 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/16  6 February 1846

Contents:
Agreement of Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall, with Hannah Reynolds, widow and farmer, of Balne, and Thomas Hartley, farmer, of Askern (acting as her surety), for Reynolds to rent farm in Balne and Womersley for indefinite annually-renewable term, at £108 per annum

Lease  YM/EP/14/17  6 April 1848

Contents:
Yarburgh Greame, Esq., of Sewerby House; to William Boynton, husbandman, of Great Kelk.
Farm and land in Great Kelk.
1 year, at £104-18-Od.
Schedule of the land included.

[no title]  YM/EP/14/18  6 April 1850

Contents:
Agreement of Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall, with William Marshall, farmer, of Fulford, for the latter to rent 2 closes in Fulford called Foolslacks, on indefinite annually renewable term, at £18 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/19  1851

Contents:
Copy of agreement between Samuel Key, clerk, of Water Fulford, and James Dickson, farmer, of Heslington, for Key to rent from Dickson a farm at Heslington, from year to year, at £120 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/20  17 September 1851

Contents:
Agreement of James Sharpley, farmer, of Fulford, to rent 2 closes in Fulford from Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall, from year to year, at £24 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/21  22 January 1853

Contents:
Draft and fair copy of memorandum of agreement made between Hammond Heslington and Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall, for the former to rent land in Heslington.

[no title]  YM/EP/14/22  13 March 1855

Contents:
Agreement of Thomas Beckitt and ten others to rent allotments in Heslington from Yarburgh Yarburgh from year to year.

[no title]  YM/EP/14/23  16 May 1855

Contents:
Agreement of William Harrison, farmer, of Heslington, to rent a gravel allotment in Heslington from Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., and others, from year to year, at £4 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/24  26 May 1855

Contents:
Agreement of Luke Narsh, of Gate Fulford, to rent a close in Gate Fulford from Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall, from year to year, at £13 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/25  19 September 1855-2 September 1857

Contents:
Agreements of Thomas Beal, innkeeper, of York, to rent 2 closes in Heslington called Middle Green Dyke Close and Green Dyke Close, from Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., and George John Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall, respectively. From year to year, at rents of £18 per annum and £19 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/26  29 September 1855

Contents:
Agreement of William Hotham, brewer and farmer, of York, to rent 3 closes in Heslington, called Green Dyke Closes, from Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall, from year to year at £51 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/27  1 October 1855

Contents:
Agreement of James Bartliff, farmer, of York, to rent 2 closes in Heslington called Tinker Close and Middle Greenbury Close, from Yarburgh Yarburgh Esq., from year to year, at £35 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/28  15 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Richard Mason of Yarburgh, Lincs., with George John Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall, to rent South Street Farm, Yarburgh, on yearly basis, at £140 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/29  15 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Henry Hodgson of Yarburgh, Lincs., with George John Yarburgh, of Heslington Hall, to rent Manor Farm, Yarburgh, on annual basis, at £210 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/30  23 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of William Harrison, farmer, of Heslington, with George John Yarburgh, of Heslington Hall, to rent land in Heslington on annual basis, at £41 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/31  23 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Thomas Seller and William Kendall, farmers, of Heslington, with George John Yarburgh, of Heslington Hall, to rent lands in Heslington on annual basis, at £105-5-0d per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/32  23 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Robert Cooper, farmer, of Heslington, with George John Yarburgh, of Heslington Hall, to rent land in Heslington on annual basis, at £152 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/33  23 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Robert Amers, farmer, of Heslington, with George John Yarburgh, of Heslington Hall, to rent land in Heslington on annual basis, at £70 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/34  23 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Ann Hick, widow and farmer, of Heslington, with George John Yarburgh, of Heslington Hall, to rent land in Heslington, on annual basis, at £88 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/35  23 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Samuel William Lee, farmer, of Heslington, with George John Yarburgh, to rent land in Heslington on annual basis, at £95 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/36  23 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of William Richmond, farmer, of York, with George John Yarburgh, to rent land in Heslington on annual basis, at £75-10-0d per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/37  23 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Robert Hearon, farmer, of Heslington, with George John Yarburgh, to rent land in Heslington on annual basis, at £58 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/38  23 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Robert Stubler, farmer, of Heslington, with George John Yarburgh, to rent land at Heslington on annual basis, at £55-10-0d per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/39  24 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of George Dickson, farmer, of Heslington, with George John Yarburgh, to rent lands in Heslington and Deighton on annual basis, at £55 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/40  24 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Francis Dickson, farmer, of Heslington, with George John Yarburgh, to rent land in Heslington on annual basis, at £150 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/41  25 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Robert Jacques, farmer, of Langwith, with George John Yarburgh, to rent lands at Langwith on annual basis, at £55 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/42  27 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Sarah and David Swann, farmers, of Balne, with George John Yarburgh, to rent lands in Balne on annual basis, at £137 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/43  27 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Francis Dickson, farmer, of Pollington, with George John Yarburgh, to rent lands in Pollington and Balne, on annual basis, at £200 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/44  27 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of John Carr, farmer, of Balne, with George John Yarburgh, to rent Haigh End farm, in Balne, Whitley, and Womersley, on annual basis, at £122 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/45  27 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Swann Morley, farmer, of Balne, with George John Yarburgh, to rent land in Balne on annual basis, at £135 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/46  28 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Francis Penty, farmer, of Norton, with George John Yarburgh, to rent land in Norton and Womersley on annual basis, at £145 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/47  29 September 1858

Contents:
Agreement of John Cotton, farmer, of Heslington, with George John Yarburgh, to rent land in Heslington and Gate Fulford, on annual basis, at £172-10-0d. per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/48  7 October 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Thomas Dickson, of Langwith, with George John Yarburgh, to rent lands in Langwith (parish of Wheldrake) on annual basis, at £117 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/49  8 October 1858

Contents:
Agreement of Banjamin Whitehead, farmer, of Heslington, with George John Yarburgh, to rent land in Heslington on annual basis, at £64 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/50  25 June 1859

Contents:
Agreement of David Richardson, farmer and innkeeper, of Heslington, with George John Yarburgh, to rent land in Heslington on annual basis, at £22 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/51  c1860

Contents:
Agreement of Richard Newton Melrose, felmonger, of York, with George John Yarburgh, to rent land in Heslington on annual basis, at £105 per annum

[no title]  YM/EP/14/52  26 December 1861

Contents:
Agreement of Samuel Smith, sen., and Samuel Smith, jun., of Winthorpe, Lincs., with George John Yarburgh, to rent lands in Winthorpe and Burgh on annual basis, at £395 per annum

Heslington Enclosure  YM/EP/15  1853-1858

[no title]  YM/EP/15/1  1850s

2 Documents

Contents:
Schedules of the open field lands belonging to Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., in the townships of St. Lawrence and St. Paul, Heslington.

[no title]  YM/EP/15/2  August 1853

2 Documents

Contents:
Accounts of the frontsteads in the townships of St. Lawrence and St. Paul, Heslington, having a right of average over the open town fields of Heslington belonging to Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq.

[no title]  YM/EP/15/3  6 September 1853

Contents:
Copy of claims made by Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall, to the Commissioners for the Heslington Open Fields Enclosure.

[no title]  YM/EP/15/4  31 December 1853

Contents:
Valuation by Christopher Paver, of Peckfield, nr. Ferrybridge, of lands in Heslington belonging to Rev. Samuel Key and Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., addressed to Messrs. Carr and Mill, Commissioners for the Heslington Enclosure.

[no title]  YM/EP/15/5  February 1854-October 1856

Contents:
Account book containing accounts of Francis Carr's expenses incurred on behalf of Yarburgh Yarburgh in the enclosure of Heslington open fields.

[no title]  YM/EP/15/6  12 June 1854-7 October 1856

63 Documents

Contents:
Miscellaneous accounts, bills, and receipts for labour and materials used in Heslington enclosure.

[no title]  YM/EP/15/7  19 August 1854-7 April 1855

2 Documents

Contents:
Letters from the commissioners for the Heslington enclosure to Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., requiring him to pay his proportion of their assessments for defraying the expenses of the enclosure.

[no title]  YM/EP/15/8  November 1854

Contents:
Schedule of lengths of new fencing to he made by Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., in Heslington open fields.

[no title]  YM/EP/15/9  13 November 1854

Contents:
Schedule of the allotments in Heslington made to Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., by Messrs Carr and Mills, Commissioners for the Heslington Enclosure.

[no title]  YM/EP/15/10  1855

Contents:
Account book containing accounts of sundry labour expenses relating to the enclosure on Yarburgh Yarburgh's estate at Heslington.

[no title]  YM/EP/15/11  8 March 1856-19 July 1856

6 Documents

Contents:
Bills drawn up for Joseph Romans and William Hodgson by the executors of the late Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., for labour used in the Heslington enclosure.

[no title]  YM/EP/15/12  September 1858

Contents:
Particulars of the public drains for the new enclosed lands at Heslington, and of the persons responsible for cleaning and repairing them.

Enlargement of Heslington Churchyard  YM/EP/16  1858

[no title]  YM/EP/16/1  23-25 February 1858

2 Documents

Contents:
Letter written by George John Yarburgh, at Heslington Hall, to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, requesting them to give up their reversionary interest in a piece of land so that the churchyard of St Paul's, Heslington, can be enlarged.
With a letter from the Archbishop of York to G.J. Yarburgh, approving of the request.

[no title]  YM/EP/16/2  16 March-8 May 1858

3 Documents

Contents:
Letters from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to George John Yarburgh, Esq., at Heslington Hall, about the proposal for enlarging the churchyard of St Paul's, Heslington; with draft replies written on.

Heslington Hall Restoration  YM/EP/17  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/EP/17/1  N.d

Contents:
Estimate of the cost of works by various firms on the restoration of Heslington Hall.

[no title]  YM/EP/17/2  3 March 1853-9 October 1855

Contents:
Account book containing accounts of sundry expenses incurred in the alteration of Heslington Hall, and the Heslington enclosures.

[no title]  YM/EP/17/3  3 April 1853-11 March 1855

2 Documents

Contents:
Letter from Philip Charles Hardwick, at 21 Cavendish Sq., London, to Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., about work to be undertaken at Heslington Hall.
Receipt for £100 from Yarburgh on completion of the work.

[no title]  YM/EP/17/4  August 1853-28 April 1855

4 Documents

Contents:
Bills and estimates of J.W. Graves, builder, of York, to Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., for work done at Heslington Hall.

[no title]  YM/EP/17/5  13 October 1853-3 January 1855

9 Documents

Contents:
Bills and receipts of Edward Chapman, clerk of the works at Heslington Hall, to Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., for wages and sundry expenses.

[no title]  YM/EP/17/6  16 November 1853-16 November 1854

11 Documents

Contents:
Certificates of Philip Charles Hardwick, at 21 Cavendish Sq., for Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., entitling Mr Graves, builder, of York, to receive certain sums of money for work undertaken at Heslington Hall, with Graves' receipts for the same.

[no title]  YM/EP/17/7  30 June-28 October 1854

3 Documents

Contents:
Letter from William Walker, of the Victoria Iron Foundry, York, to Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., about iron work done for Heslington Hall, with receipts for payments for the same.

[no title]  YM/EP/17/8  22 July 1854-30 March 1855

5 Documents

Contents:
Bills and receipts of Joseph Waudby, sculptor, of 8 Coney St., York, to Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington Hall, for chimney-pieces.

[no title]  YM/EP/17/9  27-28 September 1854

2 Documents

Contents:
Bill and receipt of Matthew Skelton of the Marble, Stone and Slate Works, Micklegate, York, to Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., for marble chimney pieces.

[no title]  YM/EP/17/10  14-22 November 1854

2 Documents

Contents:
Bill and receipt of Adolphe Boucneau, chimney piece manufacturer, of 48 Warren St., Fitzroy Square, London, for chimney pieces bought by Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq.

[no title]  YM/EP/17/11  7 February-21 February 1855

3 Documents

Contents:
Bill, receipt, and covering letter from Thomas Cooke, instrument maker, of 12 Coney St., York, to Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., for constructing a sundial for Heslington Hall.

[no title]  YM/EP/17/12  10 March 1855

Contents:
Bill of Charles Waggitt, of 14 Bridge St., York, to Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq., for repairing the stable clock at Haslington Hall.

[no title]  YM/EP/17/13  25 April 1855

Contents:
W. Waite's receipt for £70-12s. from Yarburgh Yarburgh Esq., for an armorial window in Heslington Hall, and repairs to another window.

[no title]  YM/EP/17/14  mid 19th century

Contents:
Specifications for works required to be done in altering and restoring Heslington Hall for Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq.

Sketch plan of the front courtyard of Heslington Hall  YM/EP/17/15  N.d

Sketch designs for a mirror  YM/EP/17/16  N.d

Sketch design of a shield in a stained glass window in Gilling Castle, Helmsley  YM/EP/17/17  N.d

Sketch design (of a window or door?)  YM/EP/17/18  N.d

Notebook containing inventory of ornaments and plate (? at Heslington Hall)  YM/EP/17/19  N.d

[no title]  YM/EP/17/20  20 June 1798

Contents:
Brief notes on Thomas Eynne, the builder of Heslington Hall, and his wife Elizabeth.

[no title]  YM/EP/17/21  21 December 1890

2 Documents

Contents:
Lists of plate and plated articles at Belvoir, and at 12 Grosvenor Place.

Miscellaneous Estate Papers  YM/EP/18  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/EP/18/1  17th century

Damaged

Contents:
Brief list of documents, some relating to the Stanhope family. Possibly formerly used as a wrapper for other papers.

[no title]  YM/EP/18/2  9 September 1672

Contents:
Copy (18th century) of Letters Patent of Charles II ordering that his offices (e.g. heralds, pursuivants-at-arms, gentlemen ushers, knight harbingers, and other such royal servants) shall be paid certain fees and sums of money due to them.

Brief list of deeds and papers relating to Yarburgh properties  YM/EP/18/3  N.d

Diet sheet for 15 Charity Boys at the Royal Hospital, Greenwich  YM/EP/18/4  N.d

[no title]  YM/EP/18/5  1751

Contents:
MS. copy of Constitutional Questions, a libel against William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland.

[no title]  YM/EP/18/6  N.d

Contents:
List of deeds (dated 19 October 1768 - 5 and 6 July 1776) chiefly concerning lands in Snaith and Gowdall, giving brief details of parties, etc.

[no title]  YM/EP/18/7  late 18th century

Contents:
Catalogue and prospectus published by Mr Orme, of 14 Old Bond St., containing descriptions and sketches of certain large paintings of naval and military battles.

[no title]  YM/EP/18/8  27 July 1829

Contents:
Copy of a schedule of court rolls, court books, and papers of the prebendal manor of Heslington, delivered by Mr Robert Scott to Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh, Esq., and then by Yarburgh to James Richardson, steward of the courts, on 6 August 1829

[no title]  YM/EP/18/9  7 November 1850-7 July 1851

3 Documents

Contents:
Lists of deeds and papers (?stored in Heslington Hall).

[no title]  YM/EP/18/10  1857

Contents:
Schedules of deeds and writings relating to the property of George John Yarburgh, Esq., in the possession of Mr Gray.

Sale of Heslington Estate  YM/EP/19  1964

[no title]  YM/EP/19/1  20 July 1964

Contents:
Heslington Estate, brochure for sale by auction (Jackson-Stops & Staff).

Family Deeds  YM/FD  [n.d.]

Inspeximus and exemplification (at the request of John Nowell, gent.) of the enrollment of letters patent dated 16 July 1563  YM/FD/1  1 June, 1570

Contents:
The Queen; Thomas Woode, gent., and William Franckland, citizen and clothworker of London.
Reversion of full possession and income from Breary Grange and a tenement called West Breary, with all appurtenances, now or late in the tenure or occupation of George Arthington, and a tenement now or late in the tenure or occupation of John Wayte within the manor of Cookridge, formerly belonging to the now dissolved abbey of Kirkstall, which had been leased on 29 March, 5 Elizabeth I [1563] to John Hothome for 21 years from the preceding Michaelmas at an annual rent of £9 3s. (£7 2s. for the lands held by Arthington, 41s. for those held by Wayte), payable in equal portions to the Exchequer at Lady Day and Michaelmas; the manor of Blubberhouse with its appurtenances and the manor house of Blubberhouse hall, with all possessions within the forest of Knaresborough and elsewhere within Yorkshire, now or late in the tenure or occupation of Walter Pulleyn, esq., for a term of years, and lately belonging to the now dissolved monastery at Bridlington; the lordship or manor of Westhope, Shropshire, with all lands and appurtenances, etc., now or late in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Mitton, with the annual sum of £4 15s. in rents etc., from lands held by Mitton as parcel of the manor, and other lands at Westhope comprising 8 acres land in the wood called Morewood, worth 3s. 4d. per annum, 8 acres in le Bathe, worth 12d. per annum, lands within the manor worth 7s. 8d. per annum, and 3 acres in Morewood wood leased at 8d. per annum, all the properties having been acquired by an exchange with the earl of Arundel; properties at Aldfield comprising all the possessions now or late in the tenure or occupation of Marmaduke Abbott, the meadow called Milneinge lying next the Cowe Myre, a tenement with appurtenances now or late in the tenure or occupation of Helen Wrekes, a tenement or close called Horseley, a meadow called Towring with appurtenances, now or late in the tenure or occupation of Wrekes, a tenement now or late in the tenure or occupation of John Braythwate, and a tenement with a virgate of land, being parcel of Aldfield Bank, now or late in the tenure or occupation of George Overene, all which lands were worth £9 6s. 8d. per annum and formerly belonged to the now dissolved abbey of Fountains within the archdeaconry of Richmond; properties at Aldfield comprising tenements now or late in the tenures or occupations of William Marshall, Marmaduke Wyldeman, John Jenkynson, Christopher Rowland, John Johnson, Richard Swane, Laurence Hoddeson, Thomas Barbour and Margaret his wife, and Thomas Lowther, some having appurtenances, and that of Wyldeman being at the end of the town, with cottages now or late in the tenures or occupations of John Johnson and Richard Overene, and a watermill now or late in the tenure or occupation of William Wardropp, all formerly belonging to Fountains abbey, and worth £8 15s. 2d.; properties at Aldfield now or late in the tenure or occupation of Ralph Dawson, comprising a tenement called Follardehouse with appurtenances, a parcel of land called Aldfield Banks, and a close called Lemyng close, with a cottage and appurtenances now or late in the tenure or occupation of Christopher Skipton, 3sd per annum from 18 henhouses (each paying 2d.), a tenement called Aldfield North House now or late in the tenure or occupation of John Scothorpe, and a tenement called Blandhouse with its appurtenances, now or late in the tenure or occupation of John Maltehouse, all formerly belonging to Fountains abbey and worth £7 6s. 8d. per annum; the lordship and manor of Balne with all appurtenances and rights, now or late in the tenure or occupation of Gervase Cawood, and formerly belonging to the now dissolved priory of Goukwell, Lincs.; a messuage with appurtenances in Pollington, now or late in the tenure or occupation of John Furthen for a term of years, formerly also belonging to Goukwell priory; a cottage with a croft and a toft, containing 3 acres, at Lowthorpe, now or late in the tenures or occupations of Hugh Glabe, Joan his wife, and Matthew their son, for their lives, and formerly belonging to Bridlington priory; a cottage with adjacent garden in Humanby, now or late in the tenure or occupation of John Raine, and formerly belonging to the now dissolved priory or hospital of St John of Jerusalem in England; rents and services amounting to 5s. 10d. per annum from freeholders in Potter Brompton, derived from properties in the separate tenures or occupations of Edmund Hedley, Thomas Stokkall, Peter Postell, John Wright, and Thomas Slee, lately also belonging to the priory of St John; a close called Brigman close and two turbaries called les Demaynes and Harrome Garthes in Flixton, now or late in the tenure or occupation of Roger Tappyn for a term of years, being part of the properties exchanged with Marmaduke Constable, kt., deceased; a messuage or cottage with two crofts in Thorpe le Street, now or late in the tenure or occupation of William Palmer and a messuage with appurtenances at Hunmanby now or late in the tenure or occupation of Robert Lepington, both formerly belonging to the now dissolved hospital of St Leonard, York; and 2 bovates of land at Octon, now or late in the tenure or occupation of John Roper, formerly belonging to the now dissolved priory of Nunkeeling; With all other rights and liberties annexed to these properties in the towns, fields, parishes, and hamlets of Breary, Blubberhouse, Westhope, Aldfield, Balne, Pollington, Lowthorpe, Hunmanby, Potter Brompton, Flixton, Thorpe le Street, and Octon, with all courts etc. as previously enjoyed by the earl of Arundel, Narmaduke Constable, and the heads of the former religious houses, as fully as they had come into the queen's hands, or those of Henry VIII, Edward VI, and Mary I, by reason of the suppression of the religious houses, or by exchange, or by Act of Parliament. Breary Grange and the tenement at Breary are valued at £9 3s. per annum; the lordship or manor of Blubberhouse with its appurtenances is worth £10 per annum; the manor of Westhope with its appurtenances is worth 108s. 8d. per annum; the lands at Aldfield are worth as they appear above; the lordship or manor of Balne with its appurtenances is worth 73s. 4d. per annum; the messuage at Pollington is worth 6s. per annum; the lands at Lowthorpe are worth 8s. per annum; the cottage in Hunmanby is worth 8d. per annum; the income from Potter Brompton amounts to 3s. 10s. per annum; the property in Flixton is worth 7s. per annum; the property in Thorpe le Street is worth 8s.per annum; the messuage at Hunmanby is worth 28s. per annum; and the lands at Octon are worth 5s. per annum, all clear. The Crown reserves all bells and lead on the properties, save the guttering and the window leading, and any advowsons.
The lands to be held of the manor of East Greenwick, Kent, in free and common socage and not in chief.
The grantees may have the receipts from the manor of Blubberhouse from the preceding Pentecost, and from the other properties from the preceding Lady Day, without having to render any future account to royal officials.
The Crown acquits and exonerates the grantees from all corrodies, etc., with certain exceptions and those reserved to the Crown.
The letters patent are granted without any fine or fee for sealing.
£1706 8s. 8d., paid to the exchequer in the hands of Thomas Gardyner, esq., one of the tellers of the exchequer, for royal use.

Covenants  YM/FD/2  18 June, 1586

Contents:
Thomas Rickard of Cowick, gent., and John Huntingden of Ackworth, gent.; John Nowell of Balne Hall, gent.
Rickard and Huntingden, in association with Nowell and others, and at Nowell's instance, had taken out a recognisance before Sir Edmund Anderson, kt., Chief Justice of Common Pleas at Westminster, being bound in £300 for hearing and proving an audita querela. They are also bound, at the request of Nowell, in £300 before the same court as bail for Nowell. They are also twice bound before the same court in £64, and before Sir Christopher Wraye, kt., Cheif Justice of England, to answer all the charges levelled against Nowell by John Thornhagh, esq.
Nowell is bound by a recognisance or statute staple for the recovery of debts dated 18 June, acknowledged before Sir Edmund Anderson, for £1000, to Rickard and Huntingden.
Rickard and Huntingden covenant that if Nowell keeps them harmless from all the above recognisances, then the bond made to them will be void.

Articles of agreement  YM/FD/3  10 June, 1585

Contents:
John Rooper of The Lodge, parish of Lynsted, Kent, esq., and Elizabeth his wife (late wife of Robert Monnson, serjeant at law, deceased, and administratrix of his estate); Francis Yarburghe of Northorpe, Lincs., esq., and Henry Jenkynson of Lincoln, gent.
Refers to discord between the Roopers, she wishing to return to her birthplace in Lincs., where she had lived prior to the marriage, but he being required by his estates and office to remain in Kent.
The Ropers have a freehold interest during the life of Elizabeth in the manor of South Ingleby, with its appurtenances there and at North Ingleby and Broxholme, and various properties in those places forming the jointure settled on her by Robert Monnson. They also have an interest in fee tail in right of Elizabeth in 2/3 of the manor of Little Carlton and various lands and tenements there and at Asfordby, Althorpe, South Reston, Tathwell, and Lincoln (the division of the property still needing to be made), and 2/3 of the manor of Scrafield and various lands there and at Hameringham, Kelcote, Asfordby, Alvingham, and Louth, all in Lincs., with remainder to John Cooke and Thomas Cooke and their bodily heirs, and other remainders; and in all of the manor of Strange Garthes with its appurtenances at Yarburgh, Lincs., in fee tail with various remainders. All these properties other than the jointure properties now leased by Rooper to Yarburghe and Jenkynson for 60 years from 1 May last, if Elizabeth and John live so long.
By deed dated 16 January, 20 Elizabeth I [1583/4], John Monnson had leased to Elizabeth Rooper the chief messuage or manor house of Burton next Lincoln with all the properties there lately belonging to Edward Brokylsbye, from that date for 60 years if she lived so long, for her personal use only. Rooper assigns this deed and his interest in the property to Yarburghe and Jenkynson, with all properties and household possessions formerly belonging to Robert Monnson, including the plate, chain, and jewels as set out in a schedule (attached), but excluding the corn and grain.
Rooper covenants for Yarburghe and Jenkynson's peaceful possession of the properties, without interruption or encumbrance. Yarburghe and Jenkynson covenant that, within 21 days following a request, they will acquit and exonerate Rooper from all actions and penalties, etc., arising from the administration of the goods of Robert Monnson. They similarly covenant with Elizabeth Rooper, to act within a reasonable time after due request, so that nothing may be done against her without the assent or consent of Yarburghe and Jenkynson.
By deed dated 15 March, 26 Elizabeth I [1583/4], John Monnson is bound to the Roopers in £2000 for their peaceful possession of the jointure lands, and for the execution of the covenants in the deed of 16 January. Rooper also holds various counterbonds and discharges which absolve him from various duties and demands chargable in respect of his administration in right of Elizabeth, all of which are to be used in fulfilling the administration. The Roopers appoint Yarburghe and Jenkynson as their attorneys for acting on the bond against Monnson at their own costs, following any breaches of the covenants of 16 January, and for discharging them from the administration. Rooper covenants not to void the bond and not to release or assign it or the counterbonds to discharge the administration, or discontinue or non-suit any action brought in his and Elizabeth's name by Yarburghe and Jenkynson, without their consent, or to revoke the letters of attorney, but to support all actions begun in their names by Yarburghe and Jenkynson upon the bond and covenants, etc. Rooper covenants not to confess any action brought against him and Elizabeth resulting from the administration of Robert Monnson, or to accept any voluntary judgements being entered against them, without the written consent of Yarburghe and Jenkynson.
Considering the expense to which Yarburghe and Jenkynson are put in saving the Roopers from the costs of the administration, Roopers covenant to levy a fine sur conisance de droit come ceo, before Michaelmas next, to Edmund Yarburghe and Vincent Fulnettbye, esqs., for the manor of Welton next Louth with other properties there and at Saltfleetby, Theddlethorpe, Willoughby, and Cawthorpe, Lincs., late the inheritance of John Dyon, deceased, with 1/3 of the manors of Little Carlton and Seafield and 1/3 of the properties there and at Althorpe, South Reston, Tathwell, Lincoln, Maneringham, Kelcote, Asfordby, Alvingham, and Louth. (the definition of the property for the purposes of the fine being recited). The property shall thus pass to Edmund Yarburghe and Fulnettbye, with release from the heirs of Elizabeth Rooper to them and the heirs of Edmund Yarburghe, as trustees for the uses of Francis Yarburghe and Jenkynson during the life of John Rooper, thereafter to use of Elizabeth Rooper for life, and thereafter to uses of Francis Yarburghe and Jenkynson.
If the Roopers are reconciled and reunited after next Michaelmas, then all covenants to be voided, other than those whereby Yarburghe and Jenkynson agree to save the Hoopers against the administration of Robert Monnson, and that whereby the uses of the manors are limited to Yarburghe and Jenkynson. Following voidance, the possessions and properties are to revert to John Rooper, including those listed in the schedule. Yarburghe and Jenkynson covenant not to dispose of any of those goods during Elizabeth Hooper's life, and to return them upon due notification of a reconciliation. They will also allow John Rooper to replace them to take legal action against anyone detaining the goods, and allow him to keep any money thus recovered to his own use without rendering any account. They will also support Rooper in any such legal actions.

Fragment, endorsed 'lands in Moss, Moseley'.  YM/FD/4  n.d


Related information: [The section of covenants of a deed of which a complete copy is at YM/D/BAI/M/23, dated 18 April, 43 Elizabeth I (1601).]

Articles of agreement  YM/FD/5  2 April, 1603

Contents:
Thomas Hesketh, esq., attorney of the Court of Wards and Liveries; Henry Stapilton of Wighill and Francis Gaile of Askham Grange, esqs.
During her lifetime, Queen Elizabeth I had become entitled to the wardship of William Thwaites, son and heir of James Thwaites, late of Marston, esq., deceased, the custody having been granted to Hesketh by the Master and Council of the Court of Wards and Liveries, with a commission Diem clausit extremum having been issued (again during the reign of Elizabeth I) for the inquisition post mortem of James Thwaites.
Hesketh undertakes at his own charges to carry out preliminaries for a transfer of the wardship of the heir to Stapilton and Gaile, under the seal of the Court and the Great Seal, they paying the necessary charges and any fine required. The preliminary documents will be handed over by Hesketh at his chambers in Gray's Inn, Middx., on 1 June next.
Following delivery of preliminary documents, Stapilton and Gaile are to pay to Hesketh and Roger Hoghton of the Strand, Middx., gent., a total of £640: £200 on delivery of preliminary documents, and then to enter into two bonds, one of £400 for payment of £200 on the Monday in the second week of Lent thereafter, at the present house of John Bennett, LL.D., in Minster Garth, York, another for £400 for payment of £240 before 29 September 1604 at same place.
If Stapilton and Gaile do not obtain the wardship, or if it is granted to another, or they are prevented from obtaining it within a year of Hesketh's delivery of preliminary documents, then they need pay him nothing, and may demand repayment of anything already paid to him and Hogton.

Receipt, for subsidy payment made by Nicholas Waller, gent  YM/FD/6  10 February, 1604

Exemplification of a common recovery, of Easter Term, 11 James I [1613]  YM/FD/7  22 May, 1613

[Much of the document is irrecoverable, the ink having flaked off it].

Contents:
William Gatenby, gent., and Henry Cooke, gent.; George Remsworth, gent., and Francis Hemsworth, gent.
Manor of 'Boohe' with appurtenances, 3 messuages, 5 gardens, 100 acres land, 30 acres meadow, 70 acres pasture, 10 acres wood, [ ] acres moor, and common of pasture, in 'Boohe', Kippax, Garforth, Snaith, and Cowick.

Settlement  YM/FD/8  18 June 1623

Copies information: 2 copies.


Contents:
Nicholas Waller of Sykehouse, gent.; Sir Thomas Dawney of Cowick and Sir John Jackson the elder of Hickleton, knts., John Dawney of 'Stedfold' and Henry Lee of Huscroft, esqs., and William Rokeby of Hotham and Thomas Wormeley of Cusworth, gents.; Edmund Yerbrough of Balne and Sarah his wife, Thomas Vincent of Warmsworth and Susanna his wife, and Thomas Bosevile of Warmsworth, gent.
Lordship of hamlet of Arram, parish of Atwick, in Holderness, with all appurtenances as lately purchased from Ralph Cresswell of Lund, esq., George Cresswell his son, and William and John Cresswell his brothers, and lately leased to George Acclom. Robert Foster, William Foster, John Acclom, and George Keyley; the rectory and parsonage of Adlingfleet in Marshland, with the advowson, and all the tithes thereto belonging; the manor or capital messuage of Balne Hall in Balne, parish of Snaith, with the appurtenances as lately purchased from John Thornehaigh, esq., and all other lands and properties in Pollington and Balne, in the parish of Snaith, as purchased by Waller from Thornhaigh; two closes of meadow or pasture in Balne, within the grounds of Balne Hall, called Horsecroft and Horsecroft Ing. lately purchased from Robert Vicars, gent.; the rectory and parsonage of Snaith with all tithes and glebe, etc., as formerly belonging to the priory or cell of Snaith, with other rights and possessions within the parish of Snaith and Kellington, and all the peculiar jurisdiction formerly belonging to the priory or the monastery of Selby, with all mortuaries, and other properties in Snaith and Cowick purchased by Waller from Walter Jobson of Brantingham, and not hitherto conveyed; the capital messuage of Snaith Hall in Snaith, with a windmill in the west field of Snaith, and all properties in Snaith, Cowick and Gowdall appurtenant to Snaith Hall, as lately purchased from John Stanhope, esq.; tithes of corn and hay within Pollington and Balne; a messuage or tenement with appurtenances at Hensall, parish of Snaith, leased to Robert Grave; Waller's other properties in Pollington, Balne, Whitley, Womersley, Fulham, Kirk Smeaton, Little Smeaton, Wentbridge, Thorpe Audley, Campsall, and Kirk Bramwith, with closes of arable and pasture called Smallhedge in the parish of Fishlake, some of which were late in the tenure of John c Poole by lease from Waller; a capital messuage or tenement at Little Airmyn in the lordship or parish of Drax, and a cottage or tenement thereto adjoining, with appurtenances, now in the tenure or occupation of Humphrey Younge by lease from Waller, with all Waller's other properties in the lordship or parish of Drax; a capital messuage and other messuages or tenements at Marton in Holderness with appurtenances, as lately purchased from Henry Headon, gent.; the capital messuage or tenement in Bilton, Ganstead, and Turmer in Holderness, called Turmer Hall, with appurtenances and other properties in Turmer, Ganstead or Bilton; all manors and other properties howsoever identified in Welwick, Holmpton and Humbleton, in Holderness, with a messuage or tenement in the lordship of Great Airmyn called Coate house, with appurtenances there, now let to Thomas Mapples, late of Rawcliffe; together with lands, tenements, and other properties howsoever identified belonging to Waller within the parish or lordship of Howden, now in the tenure of John Dunne of Howden and lately purchased from Robert Bankes of Howden.
Waller acting out of affection for Susanna (lately wife of Jervis Bosevile of Warmsworth, deceased) and Sarah, they being the daughters of Thomasine, lately wife of Thomas Wormesley, she being Waller's only daughter, and their children as his heirs apparent.
Sir Thomas Dawney, Sir John Jackson, John Dawney, Lee, Rokeby, and Wormeley appointed as trustees to hold the property to the use of Waller and his assigns during his life. After his death, lands to be divided, with them remaining as trustees: properties at Arram and Adlingfleet to be held to uses of Susanna Vincent and the heirs of her body, failing whom to the uses of the right heirs of Waller; properties purchased from Thornhaigh, Vicars, Jobson, Stanhope, and others, with properties in Snaith, Cowick, Gowdall, Hensall, Pollington, Balne, Womersley, Fulham, Kirk Smeaton, Little Smeaton, Wentbridge, Thorpe Audley, Campsall, and Kirk Bramwith, with the tithes at Pollington and Balne, and the nine closes called Smallhedge at Fishlake, are to be held to the uses of Sarah Yerbrough and the heirs of her body, failing whom to Waller's right heirs; Properties at Little Airmyn, Drax, Marton, Ganstead, Bilton, Turmer (including Turmer Hall), Welwick, Holmpton, and Humbleton, are to be held to the use of Thomas Bosevile, gent., the son and heir apparent of Susanna Vincent (and therefor Waller's great-grandchild) and the heirs of his body, failing whom to the uses of Waller's right heirs; property at Great Airmyn to be held to uses of Edward Bosevile, another of the sons of Susanna Vincent, and the heirs of his body, failing whom to the use of Godfrey Bosevile, his brother, and the heirs of his body, failing whom to the uses of Gervase Bosevile, his brother, and the heirs of his body, failing whom to the uses of Thomas Bosevile and the heirs of his body, failing whom, to the uses of Waller's right heirs; property at Howden to be held to uses of Godfrey Bosevile and the heirs of his body, failing whom to the uses of Edward Bosevile and the heirs of his body, failing whom to the uses of Gervase Bosevile and the heirs of his body, failing whom to Thomas Bosevile and the heirs of his body, failing whom to Waller's right heirs.
Waller had previously made provision of an annuity of £70 for Katherine Waller, widow of Nicholas Waller of Balne Hall, esq., deceased, Waller's former son and heir, the money being charged on the Balne Hall properties. This scheme amended so that after Waller's death (if Katherine live so long) £15 per annum charged on the lands of Susanna Vincent, £20 on those of Thomas Bosevile, and £35 on those of Sarah Yerbrough. If, while Katherine lives, Susanna and Thomas default on their payments, the trustees are to assume responsibility for their parts of the inheritance to uses of Sarah, until the money discharged.
While he lives, Waller may make leases of the property for a maximum of 21 years, subject to the above reversions and uses.
If Waller dies before Thomas Bosevile reaches the age of 21, the trustees are to hold his share of the inheritance to the uses of his sisters Susanna, Elizabeth, Mary and Margaret Bosevile, until he reaches his majority, whereafter they are to be held to the uses as above.
Waller covenants that, even if the form of the conveyance will be insufficient in law to produce the required intents, the trustees may hold the lands as limited above and subject to the above uses.

[no title]  YM/FD/9  9 July 1623

A much mutilated document

Contents:
The date being supplied from the endorsement. A copy of royal letters to the sheriff of Lincoln, concerning Robert Yerburgh of Lincoln, who had appeared at King's Bench on 19 November, 13 James I [1615] concerning a debt of £400 to Ed[mund] Yerburgh of Hatfield, Yorks., gent., due for payment the following Christmas, but which would not be paid. The sheriff had been ordered to imprison Robert for the debt until payment made, and hold his properties and make an inquest into their value. A return had been made to the Chancery that Robert had died, whereupon the sheriff had been ordered to evaluate his goods at the time of the recognition of the debt and the date of death, unless the heir was under age. A return had been made of an inquest held in the bailliwick of Lincoln the preceding 13 June [?1623], showing that Robert had been seised of a moiety of the manor of Welton near Louth, and various other properties at Welton, in the tenure of William Cooke [? and others], valued at £[ - ]. A further return was ordered to be made to Chancery on the quindene of Michaelmas next following, [? an inquest having been held in October as a result of which the lands were to be assigned as freehold to Edmund until the debt was satisfied]).

Inquisition post mortem, of Edmund Yerburgh of Balne Hall, parish of Snaith, esq  YM/FD/10  9 September 1631

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Lands (detailed) at Campsall, Askerne, Fenwick, Bramwith, Sutton, Burghwallis, Moss, Norton, Trumfleet, Kirk Smeaton, Wentbridge, Balne, Pollington, Whitley, Snaith, Egburne, Hickleton, and Scolthorpe.
Refers to two indentures of 25 March, 4 Charles I [1629], both between Edmund Yerburgh on the one part, and Thomas Vincent of Warmsworth, esq., Thomas Bossevile of Warmsworth, gent., Leonard Wray of Cusworth, gent., James Watt of Snaith, clerk, and John Roo of Pontefract, gent. The first detailed lands at Campsall, Bramwith, Trumfleet, and Scolthorpe, which were to be held in trust to uses of Edmund Yerburgh for life, and thereafter to uses of Sarah Yerburgh his wife, for life, subject to an annuity of £40 payable to Thomas Yerburgh, their second son, and after her death to uses of Thomas and the heirs of his body, failing whom to his heirs and assigns, provided that if there was any delay in payment of the annuity the lands were to be held directly to his uses following his father's death. The second deed detailed a similar estate of lands at Campsall, Askerne, Moss, and Scolthorpe, to be held under similar conditions to provide an annuity of £40 for Edmund Yerburgh, the third son of Edmund and Sarah, subject, to similar trusts.
Edmund Yerburgh had died at Balne Hall on 6 May 1631, Nicholas his son and heir being then aged 18 yrs. 2mths. 28dys., Thomas being then aged 7 yrs. 9mths., and Edmund then being aged 5 yrs. 11mths.
At his death, Edmund Yerburgh held lands at Campsall, Askerne, Bramwith, Sutton, and Moss, comprising Brayton Hall, a dovecote, 142 acres lane, 3 acres meadow, and 20 acres pasture, being formerly on the inheritance of Bartholomew Fletcher and Thomas Fletcher his son, of the King as of the honour of Pontefract, as 1/100 of a knight's fee and subject to an annual payment of 15s. 10d., the lands being valued at 20s. Other lands at Campsall, centred on the Higher Hall, with all the other lands lately of the inheritance, of George St Paule, were held of the King as of the castle or honour of Pontefract in the Duchy of Lancaster by military service and an annual payment of 2s., being valued at 10s. The lands in Campsall lately belonging to Robert Cooke, formerly the inheritance of Francis Guye, were held of the King as of the honour of Pontefract, as 1/100 of a knight's fee, subject to a payment of 2s. 2s., being valued at 2s. Lands in Campsall, Askerne, and Sutton, lately the inheritance of John Huscrofte of Askerne which were acquired in reversion from him following the deaths of himself and Margaret his wife, were held of the king as of the honour of Pontefract by military service, but the jurors were ignorant of what service or the value. Of a messuage and 24 acres 3 roods land and 15 acres pasture in Askerne, Campsall, and Sutton, lately acquired from Huscrofte, the messuage and 10 acres land, 1½ acres meadow, and 4 acres pasture were held of Richard Berrie, M.D., as of his manor of Askerne, but by what service was unknown, being valued at 5s.; while the remainder was held of the King as of the honour of Pontefract by military service, being valued at 12d. The closes called Egbourne Close and Upper Close in Askerne and Campsall were held of the king as of the honour of Pontefract by military service, being valued at 12d. The closes in Campsall called the South field, Gatehouse field, and Pighill, lately acquired from William Cooke, were held of the king as of the honour of Pontefract by fealty, in free and common socage subject to court attendance, but the rent was unknown, the lands being valued at 2s. A messuage, cottage, and 30 acres land in Trumfleet, lately acquired from William Adams, was held of Cresacre More, esq., as of his manor of Gatehall in free and common socage, being valued at 10s. A messuage in Moss with the 30 acres land there called Parcivalls Farm, with the closes called Carr Croft and Reddcarre, lately acquired from Adams, was held of the king as of the honour of Pontefract by military service, being valued at 20s. 132 acres land and 10 acres pasture in Kirk Smeaton and Wentbridge, lately acquired from John Girlington, were held of the king as of the manor of East Greenwich in free and common socage, being valued at 5s. The moiety of a messuage and 16 acres land in Bramwith and Campsall, lately acquired from John Huscroft of Askerne, were held of the heirs of [?John] Mosseley, [ ...], as of his manor of Moss, being valued at 12d. Properties in Balne, Pollington, Snaith, Whitley and Egburne were held as of the manor of Snaith in free and common socage subject to attendance at court, but the jurors did not know at what rent, the lands being valued at 14s. All the other properties in Askerne lately acquired from John Huscrofte were held of the king as of the honour of Pontefract by military service, but at what portion of a knight's fee or at what payment was unknown, the lands being valued at 2s. A messuage and 5 acres land at Hickleton were held of John Jackson, knt., as of his manor of Hickleton, in free and common socage, being valued at 12d.
At his death, Yerburgh had also held the manors of Winthorpe and Burgh, Lincs., with 280 acres land, meadow, and pasture there. Sarah Yerburgh had dower rights in 1/3 of this property, which descended to Nicholas. The lands were held of the king as of the Duchy of Lancaster by military service, being valued at £4; but as what portion of a knight's fee was unknown.

Acquittance  YM/FD/11  n.d

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Thomas Vincent of Warmsworth, gent., and Susan his wife; Sarah Yerburghe of Balne Hall, widow, administratrix of Edmund Yerburgh, her late husband, deceased.
£1000, bequeathed by Nicholas Waller, late of Balne Hall, gent., to Susan, his grandchild, by will dated 5 January 1624/5. Edmund Yerburgh had been his executor.

Grant of wardship  YM/FD/12  1 March 1632

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King Charles I; Sarah Yerburgh of 'Braytrichall' [?Brayton Hall], Yorks.
Wardship and marriage of Nicholas Yerburgh, the King's ward, son and heir of Edmund Yerburgh, esq., deceased. If Nicholas dies unmarried before reaching age of 21, Sarah is to have the wardship of succeeding heirs male until a marriage is arranged.
Wardship granted by the king with the advice of the Master and Councellors of the Court of Wards and Liveries. Sarah has prepared an inventory of Nicholas' inheritance and known expectations (attached, referring to lands in both Yorks. and Lines.). The Court will make its own survey and valuation, imposing penalties for any undervaluation or concealment. Sarah is responsible for the upbringing and education of Nicholas, and for ensuring the integrity of his estate and inheritance. She must inform the Court of any intrusions or concealment of evidences, etc., and act on their orders. Any unexpected inheritance by Nicholas is to be certified to the Court within six months of occurrence. Sarah must also notify any vacancy in any ecclesiastical benefice in Nicholas' patronage, so that the Court may arrange for the presentation of a suitable person.
The custody is not to be sold to any person who might expect to inherit, or to anyone else without the consent of the Court; and Sarah must not arrange an unsuitable marriage.
Within two months of the delivery of the bill for the grant of wardship, signed by the King, Sarah must prosecute for the Letters Patent and deliver them to the Auditor General of the Court for enrollment.
The Court will determine in the future what sum may be taken from the ward for his marriage and Sarah's costs.
£266 13s. 4d., of which £66 13s. 4d. in hand, £100 to be paid on 19 May next, and £100 on 19 November next. If any instalment not paid within two months of date, whole grant to be void.

Grant of custody and wardship and marriage  YM/FD/13  9 June, 1632

Contents:
King Charles I; Sarah Yerburghe, widow.
Custody of Nicholas Yerburghe, the King's ward, son and heir of Edmund Yerburghe, esq., deceased who had held of the Crown as of the honour of Pontefract by military service.
Sarah, her heirs, or assigns to have the custody until marriage arranged. If Nicholas dies unmarried and under age, and leaves a male heir who is a minor, she is to have the custody and marriage of that heir, and so on until marriage arranged. The annual value of the lands to pass to Nicholas is £9 10s. 8d.

Concerning the grant of a special livery  YM/FD/14  1632-1633

[Both indenture and survey are considerably affected by flaking and other damage].

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Sir Robert Naunton, knt., Master of the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Sir Benjamin Rudyerd, knt., Surveyor of the Court, as surveyors on behalf of [ ]; Thomas Vincent, gent., and Edmund Yarborough, gent., acting in right of their respective wives, Susanna and Sarah, cousins and coheirs of Nicholas Waller of Sykehouse, deceased.
The King was willing to grant a special livery to Waller's coheirs. They had delivered a survey and valuation of the estate (attached). They covenant that this may be examined by an auditor, with penalties for any undervaluation or concealment. They also covenant not to disturb anyone presently holding the lands in tenancy or by jointure.
The survey records that Waller had died on 20 January 1624/5, Susanna being then aged 36 and Sarah 34, and that the inquisition post mortem had been held at Doncaster, 20 September, 1 Charles I [1625]. It also refers to a transaction occurring on 19 February, 22 James I [1624/5].

Grant of a special livery  YM/FD/15  9 February, 1633

Contents:
King Charles I; Thomas Vincent, gent., and Susanna his wife, and Edmund Yarborough, gent., and Sarah his wife, in right of the wives as kin and coheiresses of Nicholas Waller of Sykehouse, gent., deceased, being the children of Thomasine Wormeley, deceased, late wife of Thomas Wormeley and only child of Nicholas.
All lands which Nicholas Waller had held in military service from King James I, without proof of age, etc.

Exemplification of a decree in Chancery  YM/FD/16  11 February, 1633

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King Charles I; Margaret Jobson and Walter Jobson.
Refers to a case of Easter Term, 1632, brought by Edmund [Sheffield], Lord Sheffield and Earl of Mulgrave, Thomas [Wentworth], Viscount Wentworth, Lord Lieutenant and President of the Council of the North, Sir Richard Button of Goldsburgh, knt., Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, Sir Thomas Dawney of Cowick, knt., Sir John Jackson of Hickleton, knt., and other feoffees in trust for the minister, schoolmaster, usher, and six almsmen of Snaith, with Sarah Yerburgh, late wife of Edmund Yerburgh, deceased, and Charles Wood of Cowick, as complainants, against Walter Jobson, nephew of Walter Jobson of Brantingham, esq., deceased, Marie Harby, Adrian Bower, Edmund Bower, Margaret Jobson, widow, and Thomas Martin, or the survivors of them, as defendants.
The Bill declared that, 23-24 years before, Walter Jobson (now deceased) held, among other properties, the cell or priory of Snaith with all its rights and privileges, sometime belonging to the dissolved monastery of Selby, with the close called Prior Haggs, 10 acres in Freeman Haggs, 13 acres in the south field of Snaith, and the small and privy tithes of Pollington and Balne, then or late in the occupation of Richard Rowth, with the Priory Pighill, a windmill, a flatt of land in the south field containing 12 acres, then or late in the occupation of George Lambert, the Priory Garth, a dovecote, and the churchyard, then or late in the occupation of William Headlie, a close, 2½ acres land, and 4 acres meadow, then or late in the occupations of Thomas Daniell and Richard Laverocke, a close of arable or pasture then or late in the occupation of William Bradley, 6 acres land in the closes of John Stanhope, gent. (the whole containing 30 acres) then or late in the occupations of Nicholas Riccard, William Casson, Thomas Motherby, Bryan Bouth, John Rudd, Christopher Lonnesdale, and George Harrison, a flatt of land or meadow in the south field containing 12 acres, then or late in the occupation of Richard Laverocke, and other parcels of land or meadow containing 30 acres, then or late in the occupations of Robert Gravell, Francis Lambert, John Brigg, Thomas Gleadall, William Bradley, Richard Laverocke, and Paul Peeres, 2 acres in the south field, the mill baulk, Scottgarth, a house then or late in the occupation of William Sampole, 2 more acres in Mr John Stanhopp's close, ½ acres in Bawne Garth, ½ acres in Are Garth, then or late in the occupations of Guy Taylor, Robert Hawton, and Thomas Riccard, all the properties lying within Snaith and Cowick; with all privy tithes of lambs and wool and all great and small tithes (other than growing hay and corn) in Heck, Hensall, Pollington, Balne, Gowdall, Snaith, and Cowick, and a moiety of the same tithes (except as excepted) at Whitley, and all other rights and privileges of Snaith Priory.
By indenture of 29 October, 6 James I [1698], Jobson conveyed all the above to Nicholas Waller the elder and Nicholas Waller the younger, his son and heir. He had previously granted an annual rent charge of £60 to William Barker, D.D., deceased, the details of which were unproved, but Jobson had entered into a statute in £800 for the payment, and a further bond of £3000 with the Wallers to preserve their estates from the charges of the annuity. During his lifetime, Jobson, had continued to pay the annuity from his other properties.
By indenture of 3 December, 15 James I [1617] the Wallers had sold to the complainants, Tobias [Matthew], archbishop of York, deceased, and others, the close called Priory Garth with all tithes and other receipts from Snaith, Cowick, Phipping, Park, Balne Croft, Gowdall, Hensall, Heck, Little Heck, Pollington and Bull Croft, with a moiety of the small tithes etc. of Whitley. These were to be held to uses of the Wallers during the life of the father, and thereafter to the uses of the younger Waller for ever on condition that he pays to the minister of Snaith (appointed at his nomination) an annual sum of £40 as set out in the deed, and so long as the minister takes the profits of Priory Garth and inhabits the house built thereon. If Waller breaks this arrangement by non-payment within 20 days, or otherwise, then the properties to revert to the archbishop and the other complainants as feoffees in trust, subject to same payments (but the patronage to remain with the Wallers and their heirs). This arrangement had been implemented, and had been maintained for several years without being affected by the annuity of £60, the statute of £800, or any other encumbrances.
Nicholas Waller the younger had since died, and the property had reverted wholly to his father. He, by deed of 20 May, 21 James I [1623] had conveyed to Matthew, the complainants, and others named, a messuage or tenement in Snaith, then in the occupation of Henry Arthington, having the tenement of Sir Thomas Dawney (then in the tenure of Thomas Denby) to the east, and that of Thomas Daniell (in the tenure of William Wayd) to the west, Priory Pighill, the windmill in the west field called Priory Mill, Prior Haggs, 12 acres in Freeman Haggs, 2 flatts of land and meadow in the south field called East and West Prior Flatts, 2 acres land or meadow in the south field (one lying beyond the Deepsike, the other at the Over Lowpe, then in the tenure of Richard Laverocke), 8 acres meadow in the Longdoles in Snaith Ings at the [ ] Acre Flatt, then in the tenures of George Harrison, William Casson, Bryan Bowth, Mark Hollings, Robert Thornebrugh, Robert Gravell, Margery Lambert, and Thomas Gleadall, 3 acres meadow in the Priory Flatt in the Half Acres in Snaith ings, in the tenures of Bryan Bowth, Thomas Gleadall and Christopher Lownsdale, 3 acres meadow in Snaith Haggs and 1 acres meadow called Humas Acre in Snaith ings, then or late in the tenure of Mark Hollings, a moor in the English moors in the moors of Cowick and Snaith, called the Prior Moor, then in the tenures of Paul Johnson and George Cooke, the Prior Flatt Close in Middle Oxney in the west field of Snaith, the mill baulk, in the tenure of Robert Hawton, the site of a messuage in the west end of Snaith with a little garden at the south and west end and the buildings thereon established as almshouses for six poor widowers of Snaith, 2 closes of pasture in the Prior Haggs then in the tenures of Henry Motherby and Thomas Fisher, 2 closes in Prior Haggs then in the occupations of Isabell Motherby and William Motherby or one of them, 6 acres 3 roods arable in two flatts in the east field of Snaith and Cowick (one lying on the south side of the way near the windmill called King's Mill, the other lying beyond the Fishe Close and abutting Capp Garth), 1 acres meadow in the Prior Flatt in the Half Acres; 1 acres meadow in the Nine Acres, Pryors Flatt in the Longdoles in Snaith Ings, a flatt of meadow in the south field, being Middle Prior Flatt, then in the tenure of Mark Hollings, with all the rights and titles of Nicholas Waller the father to the above properties, all formerly part of the possessions of the late dissolved monastery of Selby. Some of the properties were to be held by the archbishop and the other parties to uses of Waller for life, and thereafter to uses of Edmund Yerburgh and Sarah his wife and her heirs, subject to an annual payment of £30 to the schoolmaster and usher of Snaith (£22 per annum to the master and £8 per annum to the usher), they being nominated by Waller for life, and thereafter by Yerburghs and her heirs. The payment to be made quarterly, but if in arrears by more than 20 days after Waller's death, the properties were to be held by the archbishop and others as trustees in fee to allow the schoolmaster and usher to receive the income, but the right of nomination was to remain vested as above. The remainder of the properties were to be similarly held, subject to payment of £20 per annum to the almsmen of Snaith, who were to be nominated as above. Again, if payments in arrears by 20 days, the reversion to be as above. These incomes had been duly received and paid without being subject to the annuity of £60 or the statute in £800.
During his lifetime, Walter Jobson also possessed a grange or farm with other lands called Mowthorpe Grange, worth at least £120 per annum, which had been mortgaged to Sir Michael Wharton for £600, subject to repayment with interest at a time now past. The indenture ensured that Mowthorpe Grange would pay the annuity of £60, to release the Snaith properties from any involvement therein. The mortgage deed remained in the hands of Walter Jobson the nephew or his associates. Jobson (deceased) also had property at Brantingham worth at least £20 per annum, which in equity should be charged with the statute. The complainants claimed that only Mowthorpe Grange and the Brantingham property should be charged with the statute and attendant obligations.
Shortly after the death of Walter Jobson, his nephew had discharged the mortgage from Wharton, knowing of the provisions for the annuity, and had taken possession of Mowthorpe Grange and the Brantingham properties. He had continued making the payments of the annuity, without making any claim on the Snaith properties. By collusion with Adrian Bower, acting as executrix of Edmund Bower, in turn executor of William Barker, the original grantee of the annuity, and with Marie Harby of London, widow, sometime wife of the above Barker and now the rightful recipient of the annuity, the payments had been allowed to lapse and the statute of £800 had become forfeit. Adrian Bower had thereupon sought recompense from all the lands previously belonging to Walter Jobson the uncle, excluding those at Brantingham but including the Snaith lands. Jobson the nephew then went to court against, but in collusion with, Harby and Adrian Bower, gaining an order to allow him to distrain on the lands for £800. Thereafter, under pretended contract with Harby and Bower, and the defendant Bower (who claimed that Adrian Bower was dead and he was the executor for the interest in the annuity and statute), Jobson attempted to charge the free lands with the annuity or greater part thereof, proceeding on the extent of the statute against the Snaith lands and Mowthorpe Grange, but no others, charging the former with £30 per annum a moiety of the annuity, although Mowthorpe Grange and the other properties were twice as much. Edmund Bower, as executor of Adrian, had continually sought to press the extent against the Snaith priory lands, thus causing constant actions, to the detriment of the minister, master, usher, and almsmen. The complainants had brought them to court under sub poena, and the defendants had confessed most of the material points.
The case had first come to court on 18 June last, when the grant of the annuity by Jobson the uncle for 3 lives yet subsisting and the other above circumstances were recited, and the case passed to Mr Justice Vernon for decision. He found that Jobson could act as above, the plaintiffs having redress against him on the bond in £3000. An order was accordingly issued on 1 July, subject to appeal, which was duly made, on 9 October, on the grounds that the complainants were not party to the previous case. Their complaint was duly upheld, and the lands accordingly discharged, when on 26 October 8 Charles I [1632] it was decreed that no assignment of the extent on the statute of £800 could be allowed, and the order of 1 July was rescinded. With the assent of James Watt, minister of Snaith, and of Margaret Jobson and Walter Jobson, it was also decreed that Watt should pay £5 per annum to Walter Jobson, Margaret Jobson his mother, and Michael Jobson his brother, during the joint lives of Watt and Margaret Jobson, half-yearly at Lady Day and Michaelmas, commencing at Lady Day next, in the south porch of Snaith parish church. It was also decreed that the Snaith lands were to be free of all extents and encumbrances, the annuity being wholly payable from the Mowthorpe Grange property, and that the case should thus be ended.

Declaration of intent and covenants  YM/FD/17  23 May, 1635

Contents:
Sarah Yarburgh of Balne Hall, widow; John Reresby of Thrybergh, esq., Thomas Vincent of Warmsworth, esq., Thomas Bossevile of Edlington, esq., Christopher Copley of Wadworth, gent., and James Watt of Snaith, clerk.
The rectory and parsonage of Snaith with the tithes due thereto and the glebe thereof; the late cell or priory of Snaith with all rights, appurtenances, and privileges in the parishes of Snaith and Kellington; the ecclesiastical peculiar jurisdiction belonging to the priory or the dissolved monastery of Selby; the mortuaries of Cowick; tithes of corn and hay in Pollington and Balne; various properties in Pollington, Balne and Whitley; a messuage or tenement in Norton, purchased by Nicholas Waller from Laurence Wilbore, and now or late in the tenures or occupations of Robert Salmon, Richard Askhorne, Roger Woodhouse, and Thomas Copley; a moiety of the capital messuage called West Hall or Wormeley Hall at Hatfield; and a moiety of the manors and other properties in Hatfield; Hatfield Woodhouse, Thorne, Stamford, and Fishlake, within the lordship of Hatfield.
The lands were to pass to Nicholas Yarburghe, son and heir apparent of Sarah, following her death. Until then they are to be held to her uses without impeachment of waste.

Declaration of the uses of a fine  YM/FD/18  28 October 1646

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Related information: YM/FD/19

Contents:
Sarah Yerburgh of Snaith, widow; Thomas Dawney of London, gent.
The fine had been concluded in the preceding Michaelmas Term, by Sarah to Dawney, referring to the manor or capital messuage in Balne called Balne Hall, with all its appurtenances as purchased from John Thornhaigh, esq.; all the properties lately belonging to Nicholas Waller in Pollington and Balne as purchased by him from Thornehaigh; 2 closes in Balne Hall grounds called Horse Croft and Horse Croft Ing, purchased from Robert Vicars, gent.; the rectory and parsonage of Snaith with all the tithes and glebe thereof as enjoyed by Waller; the cell and priory of Snaith with all its rights in the parishes of Snaith and Kellington the peculiar ecclesiastical jursidiction of Snaith; all properties in Snaith and Cowick purchased by Waller from Walter Jobson of Brantingham; the capital messuage of Snaith Hall and a windmill in the west field of Snaith, with all the appurtenances of Snaith Hall in Snaith, Cowick, and Gowdall, as purchased from John Stanhope, esq., and others; all other properties belonging to Waller in Snaith, Cowick, and Gowdall, howsoever known or described; tithes of corn and hay in Pollington and Balne; a messuage or tenement with appurtenances in Hensall, late in the tenure or occupation of Richard Grave; with all other properties belonging to Waller in Pollington, Balne, Whitley, Womersley, Fulham, Kirk Smeaton, Little Smeaton, Wentbridge, Thorpe Audley, Campsall, and Kirk Bramwith; and closes called Smalleges in the parish of Fishlake, late in the tenure of John Poole. In the fine, these properties described as the manor of Balne, 22 messuages, 15 cottages, 2 curtilages, 10 tofts, 2 mills, a dovecote, 10 barns, 16 gardens, 15 orchards, 600 acres land, 120 acres meadow, 600 acres pasture, 60 acres wood, 1050 acres moor, and a rent of £5 10s., with common of pasture, free warren, and free fishing in Balne, Pollington, Snaith, Whitley, Gowdall, Cowick, Hensall, Womersley, Fulham, Kirk Smeaton, Thorpe Audley, Wentbridge, Norton, Campsall, Kirk Bramwith, Fenwick, Moss, Fishlake, Kellington, and Little Smeaton; the rectory of Snaith and tithes of corn and hay in Pollington, Balne, Cowick, Snaith and Whitgift; and the mediety of 20 acres land, 20 acres pasture, and 3 acres wood in Campsall, Kirk Bramwith and Fenwick.
The properties were to be held to uses of Dawney until a common recovery could be obtained, and thereafter to uses of Sarah and her heirs.

Declaration of uses of a recovery  YM/FD/19  22 December, 1646

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Related information: YM/FD/18

Contents:
Sarah Yarburgh of Snaith, widow; Brian Cooke of the Inner Temple, London, gent.; Thomas Dawney of London, gent.
Refers to fine of lands as in YM/FD/18. In Michaelmas Term last, Cooke had sued for and obtained a recovery of the above.
Recovery gave seisin to Cooke, to uses of Yarburgh.

Articles of agreement, preparatory to a final concord  YM/FD/20  13 June 1650

Contents:
Sarah Yerburgh of Thrybergh, widow, Sir Nicholas Yerburgh, of Snaith Hall, knt., her eldest son and heir, and John Yerburgh, her fourth son; Thomas Vincent of Warmworth, esq., and James Watt of Snaith, clerk.
A messuage, tenement or farmhold at Hensall, now or late in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Greaves, with appurtenances, including 18 acres arable in the fields of Hensall, 4 acres meadow there or in Heck, 9 roods meadow in the new fields of Hensall and Heck, and 6 pasturegates in the Intacks of Hensall, within the parish of Snaith; a messuage, farmhold or tenement in Scolthorpe, Campsall, Moss and Askerne, now or late in the tenure or occupation of William Cooke, with the measestead, 1 roods, and various closes: the Toft (containing 3 acres), Harnescroft (now divided into two and containing 4 acres), and two closes called Wood Carr or Eller Carr with a parcel of ground thereto belonging called Little Piece, abutting Goodbeere Field to the north and the Toft to the east, containing 6 acres, and Bower Croft, containing 5 acres, with all other appurtenances; a messuage, farmhold, or tenement in Campsall, now or late in the tenure or occupation of Richard Broomheade, with 11 acres 3 roods arable in the fields of Campsall, 1½ roods meadow in the Balmeringh, and all other properties belonging to the farm; the closes of meadow or pasture called Palmer Fields, parishes of Bramwith or Campsall, containing 32 acres and now or late in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Cawthorne; closes of meadow or pasture called the Laundes, containing 14 acres, within the parish of Campsall and lordship of Fenwick, now or late in the tenure or occupation of widow Ushey and Thomas Fletcher; two closes in Moss, parish of Campsall, one called Carr Close or Scroit Pitt Close, containing 10 acres and now or late in the tenure or occupation of Edward Marsh, the other called Clay Flatt, containing 4 acres, and now or late in the tenure or occupation of John Crekhill, with all their woods and underwoods; the arable, meadow, or pasture in the parish of Womersley called Masset Lands, containing 40 acres, now or late in the tenure or occupation of Robert Midleton and William Holmes, with the spring of wood thereto belonging containing 10 acres, and the following closes in Womersley: Broome Close and Warefield, containing 14 acres and now or late in the tenure or occupation of John Leatham, the two closes called Broome Close and Cow Close, containing 20 acres, and now or late in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Hornecastle; Calfe Close, containing 5 acres, now or late in the tenure or occupation of William Browne and George Anderton, Pitt Closes, containing 9 acres, now or late in the tenure or occupation of Richard Sisson, and the close of arable, meadow, or pasture called Greene Acres, containing 40 acres and now or late in the tenure or occupation of Robert Walton and William Greaves.
The Yerburghs covenant that, in order to break former entails and remainders, they will allow Vincent and Watt to bring a fine sur cognisance de droit come ceo etc. on a writ issued from Chancery and returnable in Common Pleas, at or before Michaelmas next. The fine will be to allow John Yerburgh, during the life of Sarah (if he so long lives) to receive an annual payment of £30 payable half-yearly at Pentecost and Martinmas, commencing at Martinmas next, or within 20 days of those feasts. The lands themselves are to remain to Sarah's use for life, thereafter to that of John and the heirs of his body, failing whom to Sir Nicholas and his heirs.

Covenants as to uses  YM/FD/21  24 June 1650

Contents:
Sarah Yarburgh of Hatfield, widow; Sir John Reresby of Thrybergh, bart., Thomas Vincent of Warmsworth, esq., Thomas Bosevile of Edlington, esq., Christopher Copley of Wadworth, esq., and James Watt of Snaith, clerk.
The manor and capital messuage of Balne Hall in Balne, parish of Snaith, with all appurtenances, lately belonging to Nicholas Waller of Sykehouse, gent., with various properties in Pollington, Balne, and Whitley, in the parishes of Snaith and Kellington, lately belonging to Waller and bought by him from John Thornehaigh of Fenton, Notts., esq.; two closes of meadow or pasture within the grounds of Balne Hall, called Horse Croft and Horse Croft Ing, lately belonging to Waller and bought by him from Robert Viccars of Scoresby, gent.; a messuage or tenement with appurtenances in Kirk Smeaton, now or late in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Hornecastle, Christopher Fynney and Richard Wilson, altogether called Waller Lands, in Kirk Smeaton, Thorpe Audley, and Wentbridge; two messuages or tenements called Bissett House or Chantrey House, with the buildings and curtilages thereto belonging; all the lands and properties in the towns and parishes of Hemsworth, Linley, and Felkirk which Thomas Lewis of Marr, esq., bought of Sir Richard Gargrave of Kingsley, knt., and which Lewis sold to Vincent, who conveyed them to Sarah Yarburgh; the closes of arable, meadow, or pasture called Smaleges in the parish of Fishlake, now in the tenure or occupation of Nicholas Peasse; the capital messuage of Snaith Hall, Snaith, with a windmill in the field of Snaith, and various lands and properties in Snaith, Cowick, and Gowdall, belonging thereto, lately belonging to Waller and bought by him from John Stanhope, esq.; and various other properties in Snaith, Cowick, and Gowdall (but excluding the lands of the lately dissolved priory or cell of Snaith with its rights and privileges, the ecclesiastical peculiar jurisdiction thereof, and the tithes in Snaith, Cowick and Balne Croft.
Sarah Yarburgh covenants that immediately hereafter the above properties shall be held to the use and benefit of Sir Nicholas Yarburgh, her eldest son and heir.

Will, codicil and probate of James Yarburgh of Heslington, esq  YM/FD/22  1724-1731

Assignments and mortgage to create an annuity  YM/FD/23  31 December 1743

Copies information: 2 copies.


Contents:
Henry Yarburgh of Heslington, esq.; Faith Yarburgh of York, spinster.
Annuity of £100 for life of Faith, in exchange for sums of £300, £300 and £400.
1. £300.
Derived from bond of 4 December 1721, whereby James Yarburgh of Heslington, esq., deceased, father to Henry, and Thomas Yarburgh of Sand Hutton, esq., deceased, brother to Henry, were bound to Jane Jackson in £600 for payment of £300 with interest on 4 June then next following.
1. On 5 June 1724 she had assigned the bond to Blagge Yarburgh for £300, the interest being paid up. By the will of the latter, Faith Yarburgh as executrix and residuary legatee was entitled to the bond and the interest, which she had received up to date. The bond duly assigned to Henry Yarburgh.
2. £300.
Derived from deed of 27 January 1725'6 whereby James Yarburgh, Thomas Yarburgh his son, Henry Yarburgh his second son, and James Yarburgh of Heslington, gent., his third son, mortgaged to Faith Yarburgh (for £300 paid to Thomas) all the properties in Heslington purchased by James Yarburgh the father from Francis Barlow of Middlethorpe, esq., to be held for 1000 years subject to redemption on payment of £315 by Thomas to Faith at the time set out in the deed. The interest had been paid up, but the principal was still due. Mortgage assigned to Henry Yarburgh, with covenants for unencumbrance, and for not encumbering while the annuity paid, and for peaceful possession by Henry Yarburgh and his tenants of the mortgaged properties.
3. £400
Derived from mortgage entered into by this deed. Henry mortgages to Faith for 999 years at peppercorn rent, and for payment of £400, the house and grounds with appurtenances in Heslington now in the possession of Samuel Agar at a rent of £9 15s. per annum, the two closes in the possession of Henry Yarburgh and worth £12 per annum (one lately in the possession of John Hood, the other lately in the possession of William Umpleby), the house and farm lately in the possession of John Jackson at a rent of £5 5s. per annum, the parcel of ground called Thwaites at Pollington, now in the possession of Mr Fretwell at a rent of £6 per annum, the Ing in Balne in the possession of Thomas Bamburgh at a rent of 18s. per annum, and all his tenements and properties at Winthorpe and Burgh, Lincs., leased out at £65 per annum
The annuity is to be paid quarterly, beginning in three months' time. The terms of the mortgages shall then be void, and Henry Yarburgh may continue to receive the incomes from the properties without interference from Faith or having to account to her. If default is made in payment by more than 20 days, then she may raise the money with interest by mortgaging the properties, charging the lands with the necessary sums, such mortgage being redeemable only on payment of all the sums due to her, plus costs. Henry Yarburgh covenants for payment of the annuity and for assurance of Faith's title.
Henry Yarburgh bound in £2000 to observe above.

Note of payments made to Elizabeth Stowing and her children  YM/FD/24  1741-7

Abstract of title of Charles Yarburgh to his inheritance  YM/FD/25  18th century

Contents:
Documents abstracted date from 1692 to 1740.

[no title]  YM/FD/26  1775

Contents:
Account of income due from estates at Winthorpe (Lincs.), Snaith, and Heslington; debts due to Charles Yarburgh; encumbrances upon the estate.

Quitclaim and release  YM/FD/27  11 January 1803

Contents:
Charles Metcalfe of Charles St., parish of St Pancras, Middx., sole surviving son and heir at law of Leonard Metcalfe, late of Gate Fulford, gent., deceased; Henry Yarburgh of Heslington, esq.
All claims against Yarburgh as son and heir of Charles Yarburgh, sometime devisee in trust according to the will of Leonard Metcalfe, and now deceased.
Charles Yarburgh had been co-trustee with Joseph Lodge of York, linen draper, since bankrupted. Metcalfe had begun a suit against them in Chancery in February 1787 to account for their execution of the will of his father, to which Yarburgh had answered on 14 June 1787, and which had since been in suspense. Yarburgh had since died, leaving Henry as his heir, and Metcalfe being in reduced circumstances had applied to him for assistance. This quitclaim was a condition of such aid.
Metcalfe covenants to do whatever else may be required to make the release more secure.
£20.

Lawyers opinions and statements of cases  YM/LAW  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/LAW/1  1720s

Contents:
Abstracts of will of James Yarburgh (15 March 1723) and ?codicil (5 January 1728/9).

[no title]  YM/LAW/2  19 December 1741

Contents:
Opinion of Carr concerning dower rights of Anne, widow of Thomas Yarburgh.

[no title]  YM/LAW/3  28 March-2 April 1748

Copies information: YM/LAW/4


Contents:
Opinions of D. Ryder concerning inheritance of the illegitimate daughters of James Yarburgh.

[no title]  YM/LAW/4  ND

Copies information: YM/LAW/3


Contents:
Opinions of D. Ryder concerning inheritance of the illegitimate daughters of James Yarburgh.

[no title]  YM/LAW/5  8 April 1758


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Contents:
Opinion of R. Wilbraham concerning the effect of a recovery of 8 June 1721 on the entail created by marriage settlement of November 1692.

[no title]  YM/LAW/6  20 January 1763


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Contents:
Opinion of W. Stables concerning the effect of a recovery of 8 June 1721 on the entail created by marriage settlement of November 1692.

Legal Papers  YM/LP  [n.d.]

Stanhope v. Yarburgh and Ward  YM/LP/1  1639-1648

Contents:
Dispute over an annuity.
Includes judgements, and copy of will and inventories of Sir John Stanhope of Melwood Park, Lincs.

(Charles) Yarburgh v. Dawson and others  YM/LP/2  1770

Contents:
Dispute over the tithes of Heworth Grange.
Includes assessments of the parish of St Olave for various years, and extracts from several documents.

Mayor and Commonalty of York v. (Henry) Yarburgh  YM/LP/3  1798

Contents:
Dispute over Low Moor and other lands at Fulford.
Includes printed Heslington Enclosure Act of 1761, plans of Fulford, decision of arbitrator, etc.

Disputes over tithes at Heslington  YM/LP/4  1732-1808

Layng v. Stabler and others  YM/LP/4/a  1808

Layng v. Umpleby and others  YM/LP/4/b  1732-1808

Contents:
(Includes a series of rentals for Henry Yarburgh, 1732-9, 1741-3)

Layng v. Herbert and others  YM/LP/4/c  1808

Layng v. Yarburgh and others  YM/LP/4/d  1808

Layng v. White and others  YM/LP/4/e  1808

Layng v. Kinber and others  YM/LP/4/f  1808

Layng v. Lambert and others  YM/LP/4/g  1808

Layng v. Ayre and others  YM/LP/4/h  1808

Yarburgh v. Watson  YM/LP/5  1822

Contents:
Further dispute over Heslington tithes.

Documents produced during legal disputes concerning lands at Snaith and Cowick  YM/LP/Sn  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/LP/Sn/1  17th century-19th century

Contents:
Transcript (17th century) of an extract from the Inquisition post mortem of Thomas of Lancaster, earl of Lancaster (d.1322), detailing lands at Cowick and Snaith; with 19th century marginal notes.

[no title]  YM/LP/Sn/2  17th century-19th century

Contents:
Transcript (17th century) of various documents relating to lands at Snaith, including an inspeximus (dated 14 January, 11 Henry IV [1409/10]) of a writ dated 12 May, 41 Henry III [1257] to hold an inquest, and of the record of the inquest, held at Rawcliffe, the Friday before Trinity Sunday, 41 Henry III [1 June, 1257]; and documents of 12 May, 28 Edward I [1300] and 29 January, 31 Edward I [1302/3] relating to a dispute between William son of Thomas de Houk and Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln; and a document of 15 May, 37 Edward III [1363] concerning a dispute between queen Philippa and John, duke of Lancaster, and his wife, Blanche. 19th century marginal notes, often erroneous on dates.

[no title]  YM/LP/Sn/3  Easter Term, 1567

Contents:
Decree in chancery, following petition from the inhabitants of Snaith, Cowick, Balnecroft, and Rawcliffe, concerning obstruction of their common rights in Dykemarsh by Edmund Norton.

[no title]  YM/LP/Sn/4  30 September 1567-1687

Contents:
Survey and bounder of the lands of the manor of Snaith and Cowick, and of all the improvements of Dykemarsh common. (A transcript, with notes of comparison with the original, dated 18 May 1653 and 11 May 1687).

[no title]  YM/LP/Sn/5  30 June 1629

Contents:
Transcript (17th century) of an inspeximus and exemplification of a decree of the chamber of the duchy of Lancaster [16 May 1629] concerning lands as Snaith and Cowick, with later 17th century marginalia.

[no title]  YM/LP/Sn/6  1685-19th century

Contents:
The answers of Sir John Boynton, kt., one of the defendants, to the information of Sir John Heath, kt., attorney general of the duchy of Lancaster.
Produced during a dispute concerning lands at Snaith and Cowick, including the Dykemarsh. From the endorsement the opposing party was Louis de Duras, earl of Faversham.
With 19th century marginal notes.

[no title]  YM/LP/Sn/7  1685-19th century

Contents:
The answers of John Adams, esq., and Mary his wife, Matthew Boynton, gent., Jonathan Etapson, gent., John Arthington, Thomas Whiteside, Hugh Hogg, William Mapples, and William Morlay, defendants, to the information of Sir John Heath, kt., attorney general of the duchy of Lancaster.
Produced in the same case as the above.
With 19th century marginal notes.

[no title]  YM/LP/Sn/8  n.d


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Contents:
Abstracts of proofs for defendants in a case involving common rights in Snaith, Cowick, and Rawcliffe, including the Dykemarsh. The names of witnesses, and in some cases their ages, are given.
(Possibly connected with the same case as YM/LP/Sn/6-7)

Letter of Thomas Newsome to John Simpson, attorney, at Snaith  YM/LP/Sn/9  12 November 1743

Contents:
Encloses a copy of the petition of Henry Yarburgh, esq., to the earl of Cholmondeley as chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, appealing for a renewal of the lease of the manor of Snaith and Cowick. The petition recites the history of the lease from the original grant by queen Catherine of Braganza to James Yarburgh (20 March 1703/4). Henry Yarburgh was involved in considerable expense connected with the Parliamentary enclosure of the commons and pasture of the manor. Completion of the work and recovery of the expense made a renewal necessary, but although there remained 18 years of the lease yet to run, he had heard that Henry Talbot, esq., had already received a warrant from the earl to be granted the next lease, against which Yarburgh's representative had entered a caveat.

Letter of Thomas Newsome to Henry Yarburgh  YM/LP/Sn/10  15 November 1743

Contents:
Concerning the above matter, with copy of the above petition.

MEMORANDA BOOKS ETC  YM/MB  [n.d.]

Latin exercises by N.E. Yarburgh, at University  YM/MB/1  1792
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Note re determination.

[no title]  YM/MB/2  ND

Contents:
Catalogue of books in Library of Charles Yarburgh at Heslington.

[no title]  YM/MB/3  1769

Contents:
---(? Charles Yarburgh): A Journal of my Travels. (only a few pp., rest blank).

Exercise books  YM/MB/4  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/MB/4/a  1781-1783

Contents:
Faith Yarburgh: copies of verses, and poem on her death, 1781-2; Henrietta Maria Yarburgh, 1783. Many blanks.

[no title]  YM/MB/4/b  March-April 1768

Contents:
Mary Yarburgh: poems.

[no title]  YM/MB/4/c  ND

Contents:
Anon. (? I.W.): Poems, some of them copies.
Mainly sentimental, and addressed to unknown woman (?H).

[no title]  YM/MB/5  1817-1829

Contents:
Anon: Diary, Jan.-Feb. 1817; Jan.-June 1829; some entries for Sept.-Nov. 1829.

N.E. Yarburgh: accounts (mainly summarised) 1816-35  YM/MB/6  1816-1835

Contents:
Includes list of purchases of furnishings for Heslington Hall, 1817.

[no title]  YM/MB/7  ND

5 Items

Contents:
Wallets, empty bindings, etc.

Memoranda books  YM/MB/8  [n.d.]

Mrs Ann Yarburgh (nee Agar): Peacock's Polite Repository or Pocket Companion, 1810  YM/MB/8/a  1810

Entries mainly in pencil.

Hesketh Yarburgh: A New Memorandum Book  YM/MB/8/b  1749

Contents:
London 1749 - for 1750.

Hesketh Yarburgh: The New Memorandum Book Improv'd  YM/MB/8/c  1753

Contents:
London 1753 - for 1753.

Hesketh Yarburgh: MS. fair copies of entries in above, and accounts of payments to J. Newsom.  YM/MB/8/d  1756-86

No. IV. The Daily Journal for... 1753  YM/MB/8/e  1762

Contents:
London, 1753.
Used for 1762.

Hesketh Yarburgh: The Newcastle Memorandum Book  YM/MB/8/f  1763

[no title]  YM/MB/8/g  1770-82

Contents:
Blank book ruled for memoranda etc., but hardly used.
Few entries of receipt.

Miscellaneous documents relating to the manor of Snaith and Cowick  YM/MD/Sn/Man  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/MD/Sn/Man/1  ND

4 Items

Contents:
Transcripts of documents, the originals of which date from 27 May, 7 John [1205] to the Octave of St Hilary, 30 Henry VI [20 January, 1451/2]. Also note of the descent of Samuel Beck from John of Gaunt.

Court Roll  YM/MD/Sn/Man/2  4 October 1563-26 June 1564

Receipts for payments from Richard Ratcliffe, bailiff of the manor, to the Crown  YM/MD/Sn/Man/3  1572-1577

8 Items

Survey of the manor, delivered at inquest before the surveyor of the duchy of Lancaster  YM/MD/Sn/Man/4  21 August 1609

Court Roll  YM/MD/Sn/Man/5  27 June 1631-13 January 1634/5

Survey of the manor, delivered at inquest in accordance with orders from the queen's council, dated 9 May 1681  YM/MD/Sn/Man/6  3 August 1681

Abstract of lease from Queen Catherine of Braganza and her trustees to the hon. James Bertie, esq., dated 10 February 1697/8  YM/MD/Sn/Man/7  Michaelmas 1702-Lady Day 1703


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Contents:
Manor or lordship of Cowick and Snaith and the soke of Snaith with all lands, rents, and appurtenances; pasture called Dykemarsh in the lordship of Snaith, with the closes named Gringhope, Rawcliffe wood, Turpine croft, Cremhalls, Brockhurst, Almondhead, and Deere croft, and certain fishing rights, all of which had been leased for 27 years from Michaelmas 1683 to Richard Graham and Richard Bell of Clifford's Inn, London, gents., by lease dated 15 December 1679, at £9 14s. 4d. per annum; parcel of land or moor called King's moor with its appurtenances, abutting the common pasture called Dykemarsh to the south and with the river Aire to the east, late in the tenure of Henry Stapilton, leased as above to Graham and Bell for 19½ years from Michaelmas 1692 at rent of £1 13s. 0d. per annum; manorial rights, fairs, and markets, a parcel of meadow in Snaith ings abutting on the lands of John Dawney, esq., to the east and west, containing 1 acre 2 roods, a parcel of meadow called the Thwaite abutting to the east on a meadow belonging to Sir Richard Yarbrough, kt., and to the west on a meadow belonging to John Ludsdale, containing 2 acres, a parcel of meadow near Turnbridge, abutting on Booth bank common to the south and the meadow of John Dawney to the north, containing 1 acre, a swathe of meadow in the Yoles, abutting to the north on lands of William Motherby, with those of James Booth to the south, a swathe of meadow there, abutting the lands of James Booth to north and south, 5 swathes in the far doles, with the lands of Nicholas Yarborough to the east and those of John Lusdale to the south, 1½ swathes there, abutting the Head acre to the west and with the lands of Thomas Balland to the east, and two swathes in the far doles near the Cock Place, containing altogether 2 acres, a parcel of meadow in the east part of South field, abutting on the lands of John Dawney to the east, with those of Thomas Gleadow and William Motherby to the west, containing 1 acre, a parcel of meadow lying near Springstile in south field, abutting the lands of John Dawney to the east, with those of William Motherby to the west, containing 1½ acres, the total area of all the lands being 9 acres 3 roods, now or late in the tenure of Elizabeth and Oswold Motherby, a windmill and appurtenances in the parish of Snaith, now or late in the tenure of Elias Haselwood and William Canworth, formerly demised to William Motherby by a lease now expired, the clay called the potter clay yearly dug upon the commons and wastes of the manor, the messuage or tenement called the King's house with its outbuildings and appurtenances in Cowick, abutting the house of Christopher Lonsdale to the east, and with Kings Lane to the west, the fields of Snaith and Cowick to the north, and the town moor of Snaith to the south, now or late in the tenure of John Denby, a parcel of heath or marshland called King's waste lying between Dykemarsh and the marshland in the manor, abutting Fox Hole bank to the west and Moor Dyke bank to the east, near East Toft, now or late in the tenure of Edward Carnaby, containing 3 acres, all having been leased to Graham and Bell as above for 20½ years from 20 February 1688/9, at rent of £10 15s. 8d. per annum; Incles moor, containing 2000 acres, Sykehouse moor, containing 200 acres, Kings moor end, containing 160 acres, and Snaith and Cowick moor ends and Rawcliffe moor, containing 800 acres.
All the above had been leased to Lewis [de Duras], earl of Faversham, by lease from the queen dated 9 August 1683, for 31 years from the preceding Michaelmas at rent of £51 11s. 10d. per annum plus a quarter of the yearly value of the wastes and commons.
Bertie is to have them under the same conditions and rent, for 31 years from Lady Day, 1698. The rent to be paid to the queen's bailiff while she lives, and thereafter to the king's.
Covenants include agreement to pay the fees of the steward, auditor, and bailiff, amounting to £4 13s. 4d., which is to be allowed out of the rent; to deliver details of the wastes and commons in his actual possession, and a full rental or terrier of the manor within two years; annually to return duplicates of the court rolls; with other usual covenants for repairs, payment of rent within 40 days, and enrolment of the lease within 6 months.

Lease  YM/MD/Sn/Man/8  20 March 1703/4


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Contents:
Catherine [of Braganza], queen dowager of England, with Louis [de Duras], earl of Faversham, lord chamberlain of her household, Lawrence [Hyde], earl of Rochester, and Sir Richard Bellings, kt., principal secretary and Master of Requests to Queen Catherine; James Yarbrough of Snaith, esq.
Manor or lordship of Cowick and Snaith and the soke of Snaith with all lands, rents, and appurtenances; pasture called Dykemarsh in the lordship of Snaith, with the closes named Gringhope, Rawcliffe wood, Turpine croft, Cremhalls, Brockhurst, Almondhead, and Deere croft, and certain fishing rights, all of which had been leased for 27 years from Michaelmas 1683 to Richard Graham and Richard Bell of Clifford's Inn, London, gents., by lease dated 15 December 1679, at £9 14s. 4d. per annum; parcel of land or moor called King's moor with its appurtenances, abutting the common pasture called Dykemarsh to the south and with the river Aire to the east, late in the tenure of Henry Stapilton, leased as above to Graham and Bell for 19½ years from Michaelmas 1692 at rent of £1 13s. 0d. per annum; manorial rights, fairs, and markets, a parcel of meadow in Snaith ings abutting on the lands of John Dawney, esq., to the east and west, containing 1 acre 2 roods, a parcel of meadow called the Thwaite abutting to the east on a meadow belonging to Sir Richard Yarbrough, kt., and to the west on a meadow belonging to John Ludsdale, containing 2 acres, a parcel of meadow near Turnbridge, abutting on Booth bank common to the south and the meadow of John Dawney to the north, containing 1 acre, a swathe of meadow in the Yoles, abutting to the north on lands of William Motherby, with those of James Booth to the south, a swathe of meadow there, abutting the lands of James Booth to north and south, 5 swathes in the far doles, with the lands of Nicholas Yarborough to the east and those of John Lusdale to the south, 1½ swathes there, abutting the Head acre to the west and with the lands of Thomas Balland to the east, and two swathes in the far doles near the Cock Place, containing altogether 2 acres, a parcel of meadow in the east part of South field, abutting on the lands of John Dawney to the east, with those of Thomas Gleadow and William Motherby to the west, containing 1 acre, a parcel of meadow lying near Springstile in south field, abutting the lands of John Dawney to the east, with those of William Motherby to the west, containing 1½ acres, the total area of all the lands being 9 acres 3 roods, now or late in the tenure of Elizabeth and Oswold Motherby, a windmill and appurtenances in the parish of Snaith, now or late in the tenure of Elias Haselwood and William Canworth, formerly demised to William Motherby by a lease now expired, the clay called the potter clay yearly dug upon the commons and wastes of the manor, the messuage or tenement called the King's house with its outbuildings and appurtenances in Cowick, abutting the house of Christopher Lonsdale to the east, and with Kings Lane to the west, the fields of Snaith and Cowick to the north, and the town moor of Snaith to the south, now or late in the tenure of John Denby, a parcel of heath or marshland called King's waste lying between Dykemarsh and the marshland in the manor, abutting Fox Hole bank to the west and Moor Dyke bank to the east, near East Toft, now or late in the tenure of Edward Carnaby, containing 3 acres, all having been leased to Graham and Bell as above for 20½ years from 20 February 1688/9, at rent of £10 15s. 8d. per annum; Incles moor, containing 2000 acres, Sykehouse moor, containing 200 acres, Kings moor end, containing 160 acres, and Snaith and Cowick moor ends and Rawcliffe moor, containing 800 acres.
For 31 years, from 29 September last past, at rent of £51 11s. 10d. plus ¼ yearly value of wastes and commons payable in equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas in the dining hall of Gray's Inn, Middx.
Covenants include agreement to pay the fees of the steward, auditor, and bailiff, amounting to £4 13s. 4d., which is to be allowed out of the rent; to deliver details of the wastes and commons in his actual possession, and a full rental or terrier of the manor within two years; annually to return duplicates of the court rolls; with other usual covenants for repairs, payment of rent within 40 days, and enrolment of the lease within 6 months.
The queen had appointed Faversham, Rochester, Thomas [Belasyse], earl of Fauconberg (deceased), Richard [Graham], viscount Preston (deceased), Sir Richard Bellings, Henry Frederick Thynne, esq. (deceased), Sir James Butler, kt. (deceased), and John Hall, esq. (deceased), as trustees for granting leases of her lands during her absence from England. The lands had been assigned to James Bertie, second son of the earl of Abindgon, on 11 February 1687/8, in trust for John Rayner, esq. The lease had passed to Robert Hewitt, esq., as trustee for Yarbrough, and had been surrendered by him on 11 March 1703/4.
£40.
(The first two lines of the first skin interlineated for amendment necessary for renewal of lease to Blake Yarburgh, esq., and Thomas Yarburgh, esq., 5 June 1731).

[no title]  YM/MD/Sn/Man/9  1704-14

Contents:
Objections of James Yarburgh, esq., to proposals to grant to Henry [Dawnay], viscount Downe, the right to hold eight fairs each year at Snaith. The replies follow a writ of Ad quod dampnum sent to the sheriff of York to enquire into the proposal.

Assignment of lease  YM/MD/Sn/Man/10  16 February 1731/2

Contents:
Blague Yarburgh of York, esq., Thomas Yarburgh of Campsall, esq., and Henrietta Maria Vanbrugh, widow; Henry Yarburgh of Wheldrake, gent.
Manor or lordship of Cowick and Snaith and the soke of Snaith with all lands, rents, and appurtenances; pasture called Dykemarsh in the lordship of Snaith, with the closes named Gringhope, Rawcliffe wood, Turpine croft, Cremhalls, Brockhurst, Almondhead, and Deere croft, and certain fishing rights, all of which had been leased for 27 years from Michaelmas 1683 to Richard Graham and Richard Bell of Clifford's Inn, London, gents., by lease dated 15 December 1679, at £9 14s. 4d. per annum; parcel of land or moor called King's moor with its appurtenances, abutting the common pasture called Dykemarsh to the south and with the river Aire to the east, late in the tenure of Henry Stapilton, leased as above to Graham and Bell for 19½ years from Michaelmas 1692 at rent of £1 13s. 0d. per annum; manorial rights, fairs, and markets, a parcel of meadow in Snaith ings abutting on the lands of John Dawney, esq., to the east and west, containing 1 acre 2 roods, a parcel of meadow called the Thwaite abutting to the east on a meadow belonging to Sir Richard Yarbrough, kt., and to the west on a meadow belonging to John Ludsdale, containing 2 acres, a parcel of meadow near Turnbridge, abutting on Booth bank common to the south and the meadow of John Dawney to the north, containing 1 acre, a swathe of meadow in the Yoles, abutting to the north on lands of William Motherby, with those of James Booth to the south, a swathe of meadow there, abutting the lands of James Booth to north and south, 5 swathes in the far doles, with the lands of Nicholas Yarborough to the east and those of John Lusdale to the south, 1½ swathes there, abutting the Head acre to the west and with the lands of Thomas Balland to the east, and two swathes in the far doles near the Cock Place, containing altogether 2 acres, a parcel of meadow in the east part of South field, abutting on the lands of John Dawney to the east, with those of Thomas Gleadow and William Motherby to the west, containing 1 acre, a parcel of meadow lying near Springstile in south field, abutting the lands of John Dawney to the east, with those of William Motherby to the west, containing 1½ acres, the total area of all the lands being 9 acres 3 roods, now or late in the tenure of Elizabeth and Oswold Motherby, a windmill and appurtenances in the parish of Snaith, now or late in the tenure of Elias Haselwood and William Canworth, formerly demised to William Motherby by a lease now expired, the clay called the potter clay yearly dug upon the commons and wastes of the manor, the messuage or tenement called the King's house with its outbuildings and appurtenances in Cowick, abutting the house of Christopher Lonsdale to the east, and with Kings Lane to the west, the fields of Snaith and Cowick to the north, and the town moor of Snaith to the south, now or late in the tenure of John Denby, a parcel of heath or marshland called King's waste lying between Dykemarsh and the marshland in the manor, abutting Fox Hole bank to the west and Moor Dyke bank to the east, near East Toft, now or late in the tenure of Edward Carnaby, containing 3 acres, all having been leased to Graham and Bell as above for 20½ years from 20 February 1688/9, at rent of £10 15s. 8d. per annum; Incles moor, containing 2000 acres, Sykehouse moor, containing 200 acres, Kings moor end, containing 160 acres, and Snaith and Cowick moor ends and Rawcliffe moor, containing 800 acres.
Leased under the seal of the duchy of Lancaster for 28½ years from Lady Day 1733, by lease dated 5 June 1731.
Blague and Thomas appoint Henry as their deputy as steward and bailiff of the manor.
10s.

Articles of agreement.  YM/MD/Sn/Man/11  10 October 1768

Contents:
Charles Yarburgh of Heslington, esq.; Richard Towne of Wakefield, gent.
Yarburgh had a lease from the Crown of the manor and soke of Snaith, with right of renewal, which had been applied for but not yet granted. He will assign the remainder of the lease to Towne or trustees by 13 February next, in return for £600, the lease being free of encumbrances by him or Henry Yarburgh, with powers to renew the lease in Yarburgh's name if Towne so wishes. Towne may enter into possession from 1 November next, and receive the income, although Yarburgh is to retain seisin until the conveyance is completed, acting as trustee for Towne. Towne will pay £600 for the conveyance on 13 February next, and all the fines and fees involved in renewing the lease. He will also assume all the charges and expenses specified in the lease from 1 November.

Miscellaneous Papers  YM/Misc  [n.d.]

Grant of Octon Grange, pa Thwing and appurtenances  YM/Misc/1  20 June 1606

Contents:
Nicholas Waller of Balne Hall, York, gent, Henry Hewson of Sykehouse, yeoman; Barbara Tanckerd, wife of Charles Tanckerd of Boroughbridge, gent and Robert Fox of Lowthorpe, yeoman and Christopher Fox his son.

Grant of unidentifiable property in Heslington  YM/Misc/2  30 June 1606

Contents:
Juliana Hesketh, widow of Sir Thomas Hesketh, Cuthbert Hesketh, brother of Sir Thomas and Thomas Hesketh of Grays Inn to Percival singleton of Heslington Badly damaged: large parts illegible.

General release  YM/Misc/3  12 Aug 1738

Contents:
John Walkington and others to Hesketh Yarburgh.

Release  YM/Misc/4  14 Aug 1784

Contents:
John Huthwaite to William Calar and trustee

Letter from John at York to Charles Yarburgh at Heslington, accompanying 6 dozen old red port that the latter has ordered  YM/Misc/5  20 April 1789

Mortgage  YM/Misc/6  11 Sept 1790

Contents:
John Pickering and trustee to John Singlehurst.

Lease  YM/Misc/7  13 Oct 1793

Contents:
Rev T D Nelson and others to Mrs Mary Coates.

Lease  YM/Misc/8  13 Oct 1793

Contents:
Henry Yarburgh to Mrs Mary Coates

Receipt of £1,067 19s 10d from Nicholas Yarburgh, for consols  YM/Misc/9  15 Feb 1794

Receipt for half years annuity due to wife of John Lazenby from N E Yarburgh  YM/Misc/10  29 Sept 1796

[no title]  YM/Misc/11  May 1805

Contents:
Robert Scott's bill to N.E. Yarburgh for expenses incurred during preparations for the purchase of part of the reversionary estate in fee in an estate in Heslington.

[no title]  YM/Misc/12  31 July 1809

Contents:
Opinion of John Hotham of Osbaldwick concerning a dispute about crops between N.E. Yarburgh and William Dixon, his tenant for 2 closes and a stable at Cowick.

[no title]  YM/Misc/13  1 Sept 1810

Contents:
Receipt for £100, part payment for erection of a barn on land occupied by Thomas Dunkam.

[no title]  YM/Misc/14  12 August 1812

Damaged

Contents:
Release of 2 messuages in Nottingham, a piece of land, which is to remain unbuilded on and another adjoining small piece of land.
Ann Pickering widow and devisee in fee of John Pickering of Nottingham...; Joseph Singlehurst of West Bridgford, Notts, yeoman and John Morley the younger of West Bridgford, yeoman, executors named in the will of John Singlehurst...; to John Pollard of Nottingham, tailor and William Prentice Heath of Beeston Notts; Henry Redgate ...
For ever, upon trust for securing to Ann Pickering an annuity of £9; upon trust that Pollard and Prentice Heath shall raise the said annuity; upon further trust that Pollard and Prentice Heath stand seized of the premises upon trust for Charles Harratt.

[no title]  YM/Misc/15  19 Aug 1813

Contents:
Assignment of 300 years term to attend the inheritance, and surrender of 3 other terms in order to merge them.
Mr Topham's executors, Mr Stead, the Earl Of Mexborough and Viscount Pollington, Mr Wilson, Hon Henry savile, Henry Yarburgh esq and his trustee.
Manor and lordship of Pollington and Balne.

Drawing of arms of Yarburgh Yarburgh by George Harrison, Windsor Herald  YM/Misc/16  1846

Black and white.

Maps and Plans  YM/MP  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/MP/1  [19th century]

Contents:
Lands at Kirk Smeaton: plots to be exchanged between Rev. Thomas Cator and Yarburgh Yarburgh, esq.

[no title]  YM/MP/2  1793

Contents:
Castle Mills, York. By J. Tuke, (with covering note on exactness).

[no title]  YM/MP/3  [18th century]

Contents:
Proposed canal from Haddlesey to Gowdale.

[no title]  YM/MP/4  1772

Contents:
Intended navigation from Wakefield to the river Dun, alongside the river Went. William Pape, surveyor; John Smith, engineer.

[no title]  YM/MP/5  [19th century-20th century]

Contents:
Estate at Elvington, lately belonging to Mrs Dodsworth. By Ayer and Carr

[no title]  YM/MP/6  [Early 19th century]

Contents:
East field of Yarborough, Lincs.

[no title]  YM/MP/7  [Early 19th century]

Contents:
West field of Yarborough, Lincs.

Maps and plans of Snaith  YM/MP/8-12  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/MP/8  [18th century]

Contents:
Commons of Snaith, Cowick, and Rawcliffe, as intended to be enclosed. J. Read, surveyor.

[no title]  YM/MP/9  [19th century]

Contents:
Sketch map of part of Snaith.

[no title]  YM/MP/10  1840s

Contents:
Parish of Snaith, indicating the proposed district for the church of St John the Evangelist, Goole. December, 1841 (with covering note and bounder of the proposed district, dated 23 December 1844).

[no title]  YM/MP/11  nd

Contents:
Copy of the above, with railway lines drawn in.

[no title]  YM/MP/12  1851

Contents:
Copyhold lands at Snaith, Cowick, Pollington, and Balne, belonging t. N.G. Yarburgh, esq.

Miscellaneous plans of Heslington  YM/MP/13-20  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/MP/13  [18th century]

Contents:
Heslington and Fulford Common.

[no title]  YM/MP/14  1854

Contents:
Open field lands allotted to Yarburgh Yarburgh, esq., by the Heslington enclosure.

[no title]  YM/MP/15  27 February 1855

Contents:
New farmstead to be built by Yarburgh Yarburgh at Heslington. (with covering note from John Carey).

[no title]  YM/MP/16  c1850s

Contents:
Ground plan of a house, possibly an alternative version to YM/MP/15.

[no title]  YM/MP/17  n.d

Contents:
Two sketch plans and elevations of proposed stables, one with estimates attached.

[no title]  YM/MP/18  March 1855

Contents:
Part of Heslington.

[no title]  YM/MP/19  n.d

Contents:
Plots in the townships of St Lawrence and St Paul, Heslington, to be exchanged between Yarburgh Yarburgh, esq., and Rev. Samuel Key, and to be purchased by Yarburgh from Key.

[no title]  YM/MP/20  25 April 1861

Contents:
Exchange of lands at Heslington between the Ecclesiastical Commissioners with George Lloyd of Stockton Hall, esq., and George John Yarburgh of Heslington, esq., on the one hand, and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and George John Yarburgh on the other.
Plan of the lands attached.

Maps, plans, and sketches for road alterations at Heslington  YM/MP/21-27  1797-1855

Plans and drawings for the restoration of Heslington Hall  YM/MP/28-40  1853-4

Plan of house and gardens  YM/MP/28  1850s

Basement plan of Hall  YM/MP/29  1850s

Ground floor plan of Hall  YM/MP/30  1850s

First floor plan of Hall  YM/MP/31  1850s

Attic plan of Hall  YM/MP/32  1850s

Plan and elevation of lobby screen  YM/MP/33  1850s

Details of window  YM/MP/34  1850s

Elevations of bracket on screen  YM/MP/35  1850s

Elevation of doorway  YM/MP/36  1850s

Details of plaque commemorating restoration  YM/MP/37  1850s

Plan, section, and elevations of stabling  YM/MP/38  1850s

Revised plan of stabling  YM/MP/39  1850s

Revised plan of stabling  YM/MP/40  1850s

Printed particulars for sales of land at auction, with plans  YM/MP/41-46  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/MP/41  c1850

Contents:
Farmland and colliery at Moston, Manchester, to be sold on 20 August 1850.

[no title]  YM/MP/42  c1864

Contents:
Lands at Langwith, near York, to be sold on 31 August 1864. Much annotated.

[no title]  YM/MP/43  c1869

Contents:
Cowick Hall estate, to be sold on 9-10 December 1869 [first edition of particulars].

[no title]  YM/MP/44  c1871

Contents:
Lands at Yarborough and Covenham St Mary, Lincs., to be sold on 4 January [1871]. (with letter for receipt of cheque for purchase of one of the lots).

[no title]  YM/MP/45  c1871

Contents:
Lands at Tetney, Grainsby, Fulstow, Marsh Chapel, Grainthorpe, North Somercotes, Conisholme, Covenham St Mary, Covenham St Bartholomew, Yarborough, and Alvingham, Lincs., to be sold on 11 January 1871.

[no title]  YM/MP/46  c1872

Contents:
Lands at Tetney, Northcotes, and Winthorpe, Lincs., to be sold on 23 October 1872.

Papers  YM/P  [n.d.]

Papers relating to Lancashire properties, etc  YM/P/LANCS  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/P/LANCS/1  1817-50

Contents:
Miscellaneous rough jottings and accounts, relating to the businesses of E.J. Lloyd, among them the Bradford colliery. The file also includes a copy of a memorial presented by William Butler Laird to the Treasury Commissioners, seeking compensation for losses suffered by his grandfather, William Butler, in 1776-7, resulting from his being Assistant Deputy Commissary General at New York during the American Wars.

[no title]  YM/P/LANCS/2  1811-59

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence and financial papers, mainly relating to properties in Manchester, addressed to E.J. Lloyd and George Lloyd, occasionally with copies of replies.

[no title]  YM/P/LANCS/3  1785-1841

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers, comprising a preliminary agreement to effect a conveyance of prperty in St Johns Street, Manchester (1792), copy of the will of William Butler of Dundee (1785, proved P.C.C. 1790), marriage contract between Robert Alison, esq., of Dundee, and Elizabeth Laird, formerly Lloyd, widow of William Butler Laird (1815), and papers relating to the settlement of the estate of Marianne Wray, formerly Lloyd (1840-1).

[no title]  YM/P/LANCS/4  1821-62

Contents:
Rentals of properties in St Johns Street, Newton Lane, and Oldham Road, Manchester, together with plans, covering letters, etc.

Leases  YM/P/LANCS/5  1731-93

Lease, for life  YM/P/LANCS/5/a  17 August 1731

Contents:
Richard Butler of Manchester, gent.; James Edge of Manchester, chapman.
Close commonly called the furthermost field (containing about 2 acres) near Newton Lane, Manchester.
£4 10s. 0d. per annum, payable at Midsummer and Christmas, with 20 days' grace. Thereafter, distraint, and if goods insufficient to meet charges of distraint, full repossession.
Butler will pay any charges which may be newly levied on the property during the time of the lease.

Lease (preparatory to release)  YM/P/LANCS/5/b  29 April 1793

Contents:
Thomas Horton of Fox Denton, Lancs., esq.; Sir Watts Horton of Chadderton, Lancs., bt., and Rev. Thomas Horton of Hundill, clerk.
Manor or lordship of Cromwell Bottom, parish of Halifax, with all rights; manor house called Cromwell Bottom Hall, now divided into two messuages; all possessions of the manor in Cromwell Bottom and Southowram, parish of Halifax, now or late in tenure or occupation of Abraham Haigh and John Pitchforth, and John Thornton, Godfrey Beaumont, Joseph Thompson, and Joseph Richardson; working stone mines or quarries at Cromwell Bottom and Southowram, now or late in tenures or occupations of William Staines, Godfrey Beaumont, and Martha Priestley; all buildings and lands thereto belonging in Southowram, now or late in tenures or occupations of John Campenot, Joseph Oates the younger, Martha Priestley, John Barber, Thomas Gledhill, James Exley, Matthew Oates, John Oates, and Thomas Brooksbank; woods in Southowram and Cromwell Bottom, known as Upper Hall Wood, Lower Hall Wood, Hagg Wood, Chapel Wood, Upper Woods, or any other name, now or late in tenure or occupation of Joshua Horton, with all other woods belonging to Thomas Horton in Cromwell Bottom in Southowram; working stone mine occupying closes known as upper and middle Brigg Field in Southowram, which closes belonged to a messuage or farm now or late in occupation of John Campenot, with all appurtenances now or late in tenure or occupation of Joseph Oates the elder, and now or late in tenures or occupations of Matthew Oates, John Oates, and Thomas Brooksbank; capital messuage called Howroyd in Barkisland, parish of Halifax, in which Joshua Horton now dwells, with all grounds etc. now in his tenure or occupation; messuage called Lower Dock Hill in Barkisland, with grounds etc., now or late in tenure or occupation of Robert Howe; various cottages etc. in Barkisland, now or late in tenures or occupations of Alexander Mackay, William Pinder, Benjamin Rowe, Rebecca Bates (widow), Isaac Soothill, James Harper, Richard Gledhill, and William Whiteley; messuage, lands, etc., in Staniland, belonging to the cottages now or late in tenures or occupations of John Whittel, James Smithiers, John Moreton, Richard Waller, Joseph Morton, Stephen Morton, John Bottomley, and Edward Halliwell; cottages at Staniland with outbuildings, etc., now or late in tenures or occupations of Ely Clegg, Stephen Morton, and John Whiteley; land called Raw Roys at Elland, parish of Halifax, with appurtenances, at some time in tenure or occupation of Thomas Horsfield, but now or late in tenure or occupation of Joseph Morton; also all other freehold messuages, lands, etc. in townships of Cromwell Bottom, Southowram, Howroyd, Barkisland, Staniland, and Elland willed by Mary Horton, late of Howroyd, widow, deceased, to Joseph Horton and assigns for ever in tail; messuage called the Workhouse in Southowram, with all lands, etc., now or late in tenure or occupation of Thomas Holdsworth and John Hemingway; working stone mine or quarry in closes belonging to that messuage now or late in tenure or occupation of John Hemingway (except that Thomas Holdsworth may retain the messuage called Ashday with appurtenances in Southowram, and have water rights to water running thereto through Rushy field and Roger Royd [otherwise Workhouse field], with rights of entry to those closes to maintain the watercourse; and water rights in water running through closes called Craggy Close and the Birks to messuage called Lower Ashday in Southowram, with appurtenances, now or late in tenure or occupation of Matthew Oates, with rights for the tenants to enter the closes to maintain the watercourses, provided that they cause no wilful damage); messuage in Hazlegreave Hack in Barkisland, with all grounds etc. now or late in tenure or occupation of John Gee; piece of ground called Flocktons in Barkisland, now in occupation of Joshua Horton; closes, enclosures, or pieces of ground called Howroyd Hill in Barkisland, now in occupation of Joshua Horton; messuage or farm called Dean Farm near Staniland Dean in Staniland, with all grounds, etc., now or late in tenure or occupation of Joshua Norcliffe; messuage called the Warren House in Staniland Dean in Staniland, with all grounds, etc., now or late in tenure or occupation of Richard Whiteley; moiety or two undivided fourth parts (the whole yet to be divided) of a close called Tururoyd in Staniland, now or late in tenure or occupation of Edward Halliwell.
5s. to Thomas Horton from Walter Horton and Thomas Horton.

Papers relating to Lincolnshire properties  YM/P/LINCS  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/P/LINCS/1  18th century

Contents:
Recto: 6 February 1723.
Edmund Cotnam of Winthorpe becomes tenant to James Yarburgh, esq., as successor to Thomas Yarburgh, esq., deceased, for a tenement of farmhold held of him at Winthorpe and Burgh by lease for 21 years dated 4 February 1714, at rent of £122 per annum payable at Michaelmas.
Cotnam pays to Yarburgh 6d. 'In the name of attornment'.
Verso: n.d.
Lists of out rents due to James Yarburgh esq., at Winthorpe, and of out rents payable out of Yarburgh's lands at Canansby Court.

[no title]  YM/P/LINCS/2  Michaelmas 1724

Contents:
Lists of out rents due for lands of James Yarburgh, esq., near his manor of Winthorpe, and of those due to him for lands within the manor of Yarborough.

Book containing rentals and accounts for lands at Yarborough  YM/P/LINCS/3  1746-1766

Extracts from the parish registers of Yarborough  YM/P/LINCS/4  1751-1780

[no title]  YM/P/LINCS/5  24 May 1760-22 April 1763

Contents:
Will of William Bradshaw of Yarborough, Lincs., farmer, with probate granted in the Consistory Court of Lincoln.

[no title]  YM/P/LINCS/6  1770-1793

Contents:
Book containing the names and measurements of fields in Yarborough and Winthorpe, with admissions of tenants in 1793.

List of expenses in receiving rents at Yarborough  YM/P/LINCS/7  9-11 October 1771

Rentals of lands at Yarborough  YM/P/LINCS/8  13 October 1771-21 January 1813

31 Items

Letters and accounts concerning land tax at Yarborough  YM/P/LINCS/9  17 November 1798-24 May 1804

3 Items

Account of landlord duty paid for N.E. Yarburgh of lands at Yarborough  YM/P/LINCS/10  6 October 1804

Letter of N.E. Yarburgh (addressee not named) concerning estate matters in Lincolnshire  YM/P/LINCS/11  24 June 1808

[no title]  YM/P/LINCS/12  May-June 1809

3 Items

Contents:
Correspondence and draft proposals for granting a 21-year lease of the tithe allotments at Yarborough.

[no title]  YM/P/LINCS/13  12 September 1809

Contents:
Bill advertising auction of lands at Holton-le-Clay and Saltfleetby, to be held at Louth on 18 October 1809.

Bills for payment by Thomas Dunham  YM/P/LINCS/14  18 September-16 October 1810

3 Items

Extract (taken 16 November 1834) from the parish registers of Covenham St Bartholomew  YM/P/LINCS/15  19 November 1811

Extract (taken 7 October 1834) from the parish registers of Covenham St Mary  YM/P/LINCS/16  16 May 1813

Extract (taken 14 February 1853) from the parish registers of Skidbrooke cum Saltfleet  YM/P/LINCS/17  7 October 1846

Letters Patent  YM/PAT  [n.d.]

[no title]  YM/PAT/1  18 November 1885

Contents:
Letters of creation for Sir Thomas Bateson as Baron Deramore, of Belvoir, Co. Down, with remainder to George William Bateson-de Yarburgh, esq., his brother.

[no title]  YM/PAT/2  2 September 1892-25 February 1893

Contents:
Patent of Garter King at Arms for the alteration of the surname and arms of George William, [2nd] Baron Deramore, with exemplification of the arms; in accordance with Royal Warrant dated 4 July 1892. and Warrant of the Earl Marshal dated 1 August 1892.
With covering letter dated 25 February 1893.

Letters and papers concerning land in the Augmentation Court in Snaith  YM/PAT/Sn/AUG  [n.d.]

Fine & Copy of Court Roll. (draft)  YM/PAT/Sn/AUG/1  1716-1787

Contents:
Admittance of Charles Yarburgh, esq., as successor to his brother Hesketh Yarburgh, esq., deceased, in the tenancy of lands held of the manor of Augmentation in Snaith.
Lands: messuage in Snaith, late Mirfield's, now in the tenure or occupation of Mark Carter; messuage in Snaith now in the possession of George Dawson; capital messuage in Pollington in the occupation of Matthew Ellis, 2 closes of meadow or pasture and 18 acres arable in Pollington fields, late the lands and buildings of Mr John Pindar; close called Abbot lands in Balne, containing 3 acres, late Routh's, in the possession of John Smith; messuage in Snaith, late Anthony Hornby's, now in the possession of Richard Hanks; together with other lands in [blank].
Fine [blank].
Endorsed with notes that James Yarburgh was admitted to the same lands as heir to Thomas Yarburgh, kt., on 30 October 1716; and that Thomas Yarburgh, esq., was similarly admitted as heir to James on 7 October 1731. Also a financial note, of 1787.

Bills and receipts  YM/PAT/Sn/AUG/2  17-19 June 1782

Contents:
Relating to manorial finances, paid by Charles Yarburgh.

Bond  YM/PAT/Sn/AUG/3  3 July 1783

Contents:
Anne Peacock of Rawcliffe, widow, and Jeremiah Rhodes of Otley, yeoman; Charles Yarburgh of Heslington, esq.
For Yarburgh's peaceful and unencumbered possession of a close of arable, meadow, or pasture in the Ings of Snaith and Cowick, lately in the tenure of Mr George Hirst, but now of Mr John Latham or his undertenants or assigns, containing 2 acres 1 rood 21 poles, and adjoining lands of Mr Joseph Ingham to east, lands lately belonging to Sugden and Mason on the west, Yarburgh's lands to north, and the Ings Drain to the south, which had been allotted to Rhodes and Peacock under the recent enclosure Act, and which Peacock, Rhodes, Mary his wife, and James Hirst of Rawcliffe, tanner, had sold to him for £94 10s., and surrendered to his use. They are also to assure his title.
£200.

Copy of court roll  YM/PAT/Sn/AUG/4  29 October 1787

Contents:
Blank form for the first admission of Charles Yarburgh to certain lands allotted by enclosure commissioners, which had erroneously been declared freehold in the award. The lands mentioned in 1 are again listed.

[no title]  YM/PAT/Sn/AUG/5  October 1795-August 1796

5 Items

Contents:
Correspondence of Samuel Smithson with Henry Yarburgh, Robert Scott, and Edward Watson, concerning the above transfer of the erroneously awarded 'freehold' into copyhold, and payments for manorial fines, rents, and dues. The first letter also includes a copy of a letter of 31 July 1790, setting out the estates of Charles Yarburgh within the manor of Augmentation in Snaith, situated in Pollington and Balne

Valuation of the glebe and tithes of Snaith and Rawcliffe  YM/PAT/Sn/AUG/6  1800

2 pieces

[no title]  YM/PAT/Sn/AUG/7  1852-4

Contents:
Lawyer's bill relating to Yarburgh Yarburgh's succession to lands in Augmentation Court at Snaith.

[no title]  YM/PAT/Sn/AUG/8  1868

Contents:
Note relating to succession of Yarburghs in Augmentation Court [? and of costs involved] 1850-68.

Account of fines for the manor of Augmentation  YM/PAT/Sn/AUG/9  1850-68

Particulars and valuation of the manor of Augmentation  YM/PAT/Sn/AUG/10  8 December 1869

[no title]  YM/PAT/Sn/AUG/11  1868-70

5 Items

Contents:
Lawyer's bills relating to affairs of the manor, including admissions of the Yarburgh family.

Probate documents  YM/Prob  [n.d.]

Will and probate of Charles Nowell of Balne  YM/Prob/1  5 August 1558/3 June 1588

[no title]  YM/Prob/1a  1595

Source of acquisition: Given by Lord Deramore in March 1990


Contents:
Probate copy of the will of Francis Yarburgh of Northroppe (co. Lincoln) esq., dated 13 July 1595, together with detailed inventory, appraised on 11 Aug. 1595. Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 29 October 1595.

Will and probate of Sir Thomas Yarbrough, Knt., of St James, Middlesex  YM/Prob/2  9 August 1707/28 March 1716

Copy of Sir Thomas Yarbrough's will  YM/Prob/2a  c1716

Source of acquisition: Given by Lord Deramore in March 1990


Will and probate of Joseph Kirlew of North Duffield, cordwainer  YM/Prob/3  May 1716/2 June 1716

Grant of administration of goods of Henry Rhodes of York, to James Yarburgh, of Heslington, esq.  YM/Prob/4  26 August 1726

Will of Henry Yarburgh of Foulford, gent.  YM/Prob/5  6 October 1738

Will and probate of Henry Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq.  YM/Prob/6  12 January 1746-7/17 March 1747-8

Grant of Administration of goods of Hesketh Yarburgh of Heslington, to Charles Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq.  YM/Prob/7  24 February 1758

Will and probate of George Lolley of Langwith, gent.  YM/Prob/8  30 September 1772/5 January 1773

Will (attested copy) of John Hardin of Nottingham, baker.  YM/Prob/9  17 July 1789

Documents relating to the estate of Charles Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq. deceased  YM/Prob/10-16  [n.d.]

Appointment of trustees and transfer of property by lease and release  YM/Prob/10  4-5 May 1790

Contents:
William Preston of Moreby Hall, Yorks., Esq., Thomas Darcy Nelson of Holtby, clerk (the surviving devisees in trust under the will of Charles Yarburgh late of Heslington, Esq., deceased, Timothy Mortimer, gent., and James Brooke, clerk, the other devisees in trust being also deceased); William Davies of York, cutler; John Greame of Heslington, Esq., and Henry Coates of Kingston upon Hull, merchant; Henry Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq., eldest son and heir at law of Charles Yarburgh.
All lands and rights dealt with in will of Charles Yarburgh.

Lease and release  YM/Prob/11  13-14 October 1793

Contents:
Thomas Darcy Nelson of Holtby, clerk (surviving executor and devisee in trust under the will of Charles Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington, deceased), John Greame of Heslington, Esq., and Henry Coates of Kingston upon Hull, merchant; Henry Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq., eldest son and heir at law of Charles Yarburgh; Mary Coates, of the Mount, without Micklegate Bar, widow, daughter of Charles Yarburgh; Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq.
Lands at Whitley (parish of Kellington), Haywood (parish of Campsall), Kirkhouse Green and Moss (parish of Kirk Bramwith).

[no title]  YM/Prob/12  14 October 1793

Contents:
Statement of the personal effects of Charles Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq.

[no title]  YM/Prob/13  14 October 1793

Contents:
Summary accounts of the executors of Charles Yarburgh.

Lease  YM/Prob/14  18 December 1795

Contents:
Rev. Thomas Darcy Nelson of Holtby, Clerk, nephew and devisee named in will of Thomas Falkener of Boston, Lincs, widow (sic), deceased; Henry Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq.
Messuage, with site of messuage, and appurtenances of both at Heslington, now in tenure or occupation of Thomas Penty. Town St. of Heslington to north and east; house of Thomas Penty to south; barn of Henry Yarburgh to west.
Far one year, at peppercorn rent, prior to release (missing).

Appointment of new trustees by lease and release.  YM/Prob/15  19-20 February 1810

Contents:
John Greame of Sewerby, Esq. and Henry Coates of Kingston upon Hull, merchant (trustees appointed by a release in place of Timothy Mortimer and James Brooke, clerk, executors and devisees in trust under the will of Charles Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq., deceased); William Davies, of York, gent.; Rev. James Willis of Osbaldwick, clerk; Rev. John Umpleby of Armin, clerk.
All lands and rights and monies placed in trust by Charles Yarburgh.

Assignment of personal estate  YM/Prob/16  21 February 1810

Contents:
William Davies of York, gent.; John Greame of Sewerby, Esq., Henry Coates of Kingston upon Hull, merchant, Rev. James Willis of Osbaldwick, clerk, and Rev. John Umpleby of Armin, clerk.
Tithes, etc., at Heslington.

Papers concerning Henry Yarburgh as trustees for James Barber of York, jeweller  YM/Prob/17-21  [n.d.]

Accounts  YM/Prob/17  1803-17

5 Items

Statement of stock  YM/Prob/18  1 January 1814

[no title]  YM/Prob/19  5 October 1814

Contents:
Bond, not to return to Roman Catholicism, or to bring up his children in that religion.
James Barber of York, jeweller; Henry Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq., John Greame of Sewerby, Esq., Nicholas Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq.
£6, 123-10-4d.

General release  YM/Prob/20  5 October 1814

Contents:
James Barber of York, jeweller; Henry Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq., John Greame of Sewerby, Esq., Nicholas Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq.

Case and opinion, concerning Barber's title  YM/Prob/21  23 October 1814

[no title]  YM/Prob/22  16 October 1817

Contents:
Grant of administration of goods of Ann Yarburgh, of Heslington Hall, to Henry Yarburgh.

[no title]  YM/Prob/23  24 May 1826

Contents:
Grant of Administration of the unadministered portion of the goods of Ann Yarburgh, as above, following the death of Henry Yarburgh, to Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh.

Documents concerning the estate of Henry Yarburgh, Esq. deceased  YM/Prob/24-29  [n.d.]

Will and probate of Henry Yarburgh, Esq., of Heslington  YM/Prob/24  27 November 1824/17 January 1826

Accounts of Henry Yarburgh's executor (N.E. Yarburgh)  YM/Prob/25  1825-6

Miscellaneous accounts, valuations, lists of property  YM/Prob/26  1825-7

34 Items

Stamp Office receipts and returns for legacy duty  YM/Prob/27  1826-9

8 Items

Correspondence concerning valuations and legacy papers  YM/Prob/28  15 April 1826-11 September 1827

4 Items

Draft release  YM/Prob/29  1826

Contents:
John Greame, of Sewerby, Esq., George Lloyd of Acomb, Esq., Rev. Orfeur William Kilvington of Snaith, formerly of Brignall, clerk, and Joyce Gold of Heslington, Esq. (trustees under will of Henry Yarburgh); Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh (sole executor under will of Henry Yarburgh).
Release of trustees monies payable by executor to trustees.

Stamp Office legacy receipts, estate of John Ayer of Heslington  YM/Prob/30  May 1826

Stamp Office legacy receipt, estate of Francis Carr of Heslington  YM/Prob/31  March 1835

Documents concerning the estate of Mrs Mary Coates of Heslington (died 1835)  YM/Prob/32-35  [n.d.]

Will and probate of Mary Coates  YM/Prob/32  4 January 1832-23 May 1835

Stamp Office receipts for legacies and legacy duty  YM/Prob/33  1835

33 Items

Miscellaneous accounts and valuations  YM/Prob/34  1835

13 Items

[no title]  YM/Prob/35  n.d

Contents:
Letter: Henry Dickinson, of Ferrybridge, to Thomas Rodwell at Skelton.
Concerning land tax payable on Mrs Coates lands at Norton.

Will and probate of Nicholas Edmund Yarburgh of Heslington, Esq  YM/Prob/36  21 January 1845-16 September 1852

[no title]  YM/Prob/37  1842-51

4 Items

Contents:
Memoranda concerning estate of N.E. Yarburgh, and notes by Yarburgh Greame of supplementary sums to be added to certain legacies.

[no title]  YM/Prob/38  1844-1848

6 Items

Contents:
Correspondence (N.E. Yarburgh to Yarburgh Greame) on disposal of property and money after death, and possible alteration to will.

Will and probate of Yarburgh Yarburgh, Esq  YM/Prob/39  21 June 1855-24 March 1856

Vanbrugh Papers  YM/VAN  [n.d.]

Correspondence and receipts of Sir John Vanbrugh  YM/VAN/1  1712/13-1721

1 Bundle

Covenants  YM/VAN/2  23 March 1688/9

Contents:
Tobias Legros, auditor of the south part of the Duchy of Lancaster; John Vanbrough of [ ].
Legros had been appointed by royal letters patent of same date, at the nomination of Vanbrough.
Legros will pay to Vanbrough all monies received from the king and queen as payment for his office, retaining only the casual profits for himself. He will surrender the office at Vanbrough's request during his life, or within a month of his death; but will not resign without his consent.

[no title]  YM/VAN/3  2 May 1693

Contents:
Royal letters patent, appointing John Vanbrough, esq., as auditor of the south part of the Duchy of Lancaster in England and Wales below the Trent, other than in Lincs., Notts., Warwicks and part of Leics.
Letters patent to LeGros mentioned in 2 hereby cancelled, he having held the office at pleasure.
Vanbrough is to receive the rents and profits of the office at Lady Day and Michaelmas in equal portions as hitherto received by Thomas Trevor, knt., Thomas Trevor, esq., Richard Marryot, esq., John Knight, gent., or anyone else. The office is to be held at pleasure.

[no title]  YM/VAN/4  22 April 1706

Contents:
Royal commission to Charles [Montague], baron Halifax, and John Vanbrugh, 'secundi faecialium nostrorum' to invest the electoral prince George Augustus, son of George Louis, elector of the Holy Roman Empire and Duke of Brunswick-Lunenberg, etc., with the Order of the Garter.

Bargain and sale  YM/VAN/5  15 October 1706

Contents:
Thomas Batterton, John Verbruggen, Cave Underhill, John Boman, George Bright, Elizabeth Barry, Anne Bracegirdle, and Eleanor Leight; John Vanbrugh of Whitehall, esq.
All theatrical properties, plays, operas, etc., belonging to the company of players belonging to the late playhouse in Lincoln's Inn Fields.

Lease  YM/VAN/6  27 January 1707/8

Contents:
Hugh Marchant, gent., as agent for Marchants Water-works; John Vanbrugh, esq.
A watercourse running from Harthorn Lane through the branch at Haymarket to Vanbrugh's property, with piping etc., and water to be supplied at least on part of three days per week.
For seven years, from Lady Day next, at £4 per annum, payable quarterly.
Detailed conditions for use of water and wastage set out; also for guarantee of supply.

Articles of agreement  YM/VAN/7  9 June 1721

Contents:
Thomas Miller of Fulham, Middx., brickmaker; Sir John Vanbrugh of Whitehall, Middx., knt.
With assistance from Vanbrugh, Miller was seeking letters patent for 14 years for a new method of burning bricks, tiles, and lime.
1. Miller to pay all charges of acquiring Letters Patent.
2. After obtaining the patent, even if it extends only to England rather than to England and Ireland, Miller is to reveal the process to Vanbrugh, who within 2 years can decide whether to accept payment of £1000 from Miller to relinquish his interest, or to pay him £1000 for equal partnership.
3. If Vanbrugh accepts the money, it is to be paid from the profits of the venture.
4. If he pays the money, it is to be deducted from his share of the profits. Neither party shall sell his interest in the patent, and further articles are to be drawn up to make present agreement more effective. Miller and his brother, Caleb Miller, may use the process independently as brickmakers, subject to certain conditions and a limitation of a maximum of 3 million bricks per annum
5. Vanbrugh promises to promote the invention, if it works, whether he retains his interest or not.

Papers  YM/VAN/8  1706/7-1714

Vouchers of Captain Charles Vanbrugh  YM/VAN/8/a  1708-14

10 Items

[no title]  YM/VAN/8/b  1707-1708

Contents:
Signing-on papers for crewmembers of H.M. Brigantine, 'Dispatch', under Capt. Vanbrugh. [individual conditions vary]

[no title]  YM/VAN/8/b/1  5 March 1706/7

Contents:
John Phillips of Prendergast, Pembs., for 2 years.

[no title]  YM/VAN/8/b/2  16 April 1707

Contents:
William Whealey of Dublin, for 2 years.

[no title]  YM/VAN/8/b/3  16 April 1707

Contents:
John Foland of Barton, Pembs., for 2 years.

[no title]  YM/VAN/8/b/4  16 April 1707

Contents:
Henry Richards of Angle, Pembs., for 2 years.

[no title]  YM/VAN/8/b/5  16 April 1707

Contents:
Evan Phillips of Llanwenougg, Card., for 2 years.

[no title]  YM/VAN/8/b/6  16 April 1707

Contents:
Price Ingram of Carrickfergus, for 1 year.

[no title]  YM/VAN/8/b/7  1 June 1707

Contents:
William Howell of Hashcott, Pembs., for 2 years.

[no title]  YM/VAN/8/b/8  1 November 1707

Contents:
Richard Tucker of Angle, Pembs., for 1 year.

[no title]  YM/VAN/8/b/9  19 December 1707

Contents:
John Andrews of Haverfordwest, Pembs., for 2 years.

[no title]  YM/VAN/8/b/10  6 February 1707/8

Contents:
John Davids of Robertson Wathan, Pembs., for 2 years.

Letters to Lady Vanbrugh  YM/VAN/9  1731-1775

1 Bundle

[no title]  YM/VAN/10  1775-7

1 Bundle

Contents:
Abstracts of Lady Vanbrugh's will; financial papers relating to her estate; documents relating to the dispute over the inheritance of the Gold children.

Papers relating to Charles Vanbrugh, son of Sir John  YM/VAN/11  c.1724-1745

Letter from Francis Norcliffe  YM/VAN/11/a  c. 1724

Commission as member of the Compagnie des nobles fusilliers de Lausanne  YM/VAN/11/b  29 April 1738

[no title]  YM/VAN/11/c  1745

Copies information: With copy


Contents:
Letter from Joseph Yorke to Mr Jones, describing death of Charles Vanbrugh at battle of Tournai.

[no title]  YM/VAN/12  Summer 1740

10 Items
Language:  French

Contents:
Letters (in French) of ?Charles Vanbrugh to M. Viret, containing a partial translation of Ferquhar's play, "The Constant Couple".

[no title]  YM/VAN/13  6 September [no year]

Contents:
Handbill for performance of play "Sophonisba" at Vanbrugh Castle, the performers including members of the Vanbrugh and Yarburgh families.

[no title]  YM/VAN/14  16 July 1744

Contents:
Letter (in French) from the Count of Calenberg at Brussels to unnamed recipient, concerning the War of the Austrian Succession.

List of Grants of Arms  YM/VAN/15  [? 19th century]

Sir John Vanbrugh's Account Book  YM/VAN/16  January 1714/15 to August 1726

[12" x 8"] rebound in leather, October 1971. iii + 87 + ii with 65 folios of text.

Conditions of access: Some leaves have been extracted and the text for the periods 26 January 1714/15 to 18 August 1715 and 3 April 1717 to 6 June 1717 is missing.


Related information: See K. Downes "Vanburgh" Studies in Architecture Vol XVI London 1977

Contents:
There is a change of hand in April 1726, on fol. 61v, denoting the commencement of Lady Vanbrugh's authorship of the accounts, following the death of her husband in March 1726.

Lady Vanbrugh's Account Book  YM/VAN/17  February 1721/22 to October 1757

[15" x 9.1/2"] rebound in leather, October 1974. i + 133 + ii with a written text of 265 pages.


Related information: K. Downes "Vanbrugh" Studies in Architecture, vol.XVI, London, 1977.

Contents:
P.6 to p.205 is the account book of Lady Vanbrugh for the period April 1728 to October 1757.
P.205-p.265 contains household accounts for the period February 1721/22 to April 1739, beginning at the back of the volume.

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