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Fawkes of Farnley Collection, papers of the Fawkes family of Farnley Hall, Otley


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Reference DD146
Covering dates 11th century-20th century
Held by Yorkshire Archaeological Society


Contents:
Relating to their estates in wharfedale, mainly at Arthington, Burley, Caley, Castley, Farnley, Hawkesworth, Leathley, Lindley, Menston, Otley, Pool, Rigton and Stainburn and some in south Yorkshire, together with papers of the Ramsden, Ayscough, Atkinson, Gascoigne, Tomlinson, Shafto, Hawksworth, Palmes, Fairfax, Savile, Calverley and other families relating to further estates in Barkisland, Denby, Denton, Dewsbury, Draughton, Elland, Greetland, Haworth, Hollin Hall in the parish of Ilkley, Keighley, Cold Kirby, Liversedge, Mirfield, Mixenden, Otley, Ovenden, Rimington and Stainland [11th]-20th century; includes deeds 12th-19th century, notably of Byland abbey c 1270, 1315 and 1538 [See YRS 39 (1907) and 111 (1946)], Fountains abbey lands in Stainburn 13th-14th century [see W T Lancaster, ed., 'Chartulary of the Cistercian Abbey of Fountains', 2 volumes, 1915], the Knights Hospitallers 1336 and lands formerly of Arthington nunnery 17th century; court rolls for Baildon 1427-1490, Farnley 1591, 1635-1762, Hawksworth 1367-1446, Leathley 1533-1535, 1641-1696, 1759-1761, Lindley (rolls) 1604, 1722-1752, (book) 1722-1762, Menston 1370-1727, Stainburn (rolls) 1564-1754, (book) 1718-1762 and other manorial material; rentals and surveys 16th-19th century, notably of Otley rectory (tithe) 16th-17th century, Baildon 1645; inquisition relating to lands at Burley formerly of Kirkstall abbey 1620; maps 17th-20th century notably of Baildon common by Robert Saxton 1610; accounts etc notably building and household repairs accounts, mainly for Lindley Hall 1706-1748; documents relating to the boundaries of Lindley, Stainburn and the forest of Knaresborough 16th-18th century, Kirkby Overblow [1362], Ilkley c 1592, Farnley, Harewood, Leathley and Rigton 18th century; journal relating to the funeral of Mrs Christiana Fawkes 1767; estate and personal correspondence, notably letters to Rev Charles Burney of Greenwich and his son from his family and friends including his sister Frances D'Arblay [Fanny Burney] 1802-1838,; papers relating to the foundation of Earby grammar school 16th century and school at Elland 1735; Farnley township officers' accounts 1738-1848 [DD146]
Further records include deeds etc relating to property in Caley, Castley, Farnley, Harrogate, Hawksworth, Leathley, Menston, Newall, Norwood, Otley and Pool 17th-20th century; rentals, surveys etc 17th-20th century; plans 18th-20th century; household and building accounts 17th-20th century; architectural drawings of Hawksworth Hall early 19th century; enclosure papers relating to Castley (with plan), Harewood (with traced plan), Menston, Otley, Pool (with plan), Rigton (Act), Stainburn (with pre-enclosure plan) 1749-1825; papers relating to water works at Baildon, Burley, Menston and Yeadon 1858-1919; papers relating to Otley rectory 1665-1899, Leathley rectory 1835-1905; inquisitions etc relating to doles of Otley mill dam 1677-1755 [DD161]
Further estate records 19th-20th century, mainly correspondence 1954-1972 [DD198]



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