Title: SKIPTON CASTLE COLLECTION
Date: 13th century-20th century
Size and medium: 95 boxes
Collection group(s): Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society
Papers of the Clifford family, Earls of Cumberland and of their successors, Earls of Thanet relating to the honour of Skipton and their Craven estates 13th-20th century. Includes deeds and settlements relating to Barden, Grassington, Langbar, Londesborough, Nesfield, Silsden, Skibeden, Skipton, Steeton, Thorlby etc 13th-19th century; court rolls for West Ayton 1391, 1398, Barden forest 1542-1678, Barlby 1422, Bolton and Storiths 1553, Brompton 1378-1556, Buckden and Starbotton 1545-1591, Bolton and Halton 1553, Cononley 1553, Embsay and Eastby 1553, Eshton 1640-1674, Gargrave 1541-1683, Giggleswick 1579-1598, Holme upon Spalding Moor 1404-1405, Kildwick 1524-1611, Kimberworth 1523, n.d. [1518-23] - 1528, Langstrothdale 1547-1597, Litton 1559-1587, Long Preston 1607, Marton 1553, Sawley 1592-1595, Settle and Giggleswick 1420-1421, Silsden 1553-1652, Silsden, Thorlby and Barden 1512, 1533, Skipton manor (book) 1448-1491, 1550-1553, 1630-1742, honour (rolls and books) 1448-1491, 1550-1553, 1630-1742, honour (rolls and books) 1448-1845, Stavely 1526, 1528, Stirton and Thorlby 1553-1699,Storiths and Hazelwood 1562-1572, Sutton 1438, Welham 1419, 1424, 1535, Weighton and Shipton 1606 and other manorial material; rentals, surveys and related papers for Skipton and the Craven area 14th-19th century; manorial accounts relating to West Ayton, Barlby, Brompton, Broomfleet, Holme upon Spalding Moor and other properties of the Bromflete (Vescy) and de Aton families 15th century; Skipton stewards accounts 16th-19th century; Skipton and Londesborough housekeeping accounts 1628-1629; legal papers 15th-19th century; papers relating the Skipton-Holmbridge canal 1770-1773; MS verse treatise on alchemy [by George Ripley late 15th century], copy 1560.
Court books for Skipton manor 1847-1882, honour 1825-1882 and manors of Eshton 1741-1764, Gargrave 1761, Silsden 1752-1882, Stirton with Thorlby 1753-1882 1753-1882; field books for Skipton 1757, Silsden 1823; rental (photocopy) of Craven estates of Anne Clifford ; stewards memorandum book relating to Craven estates, including rental and valuation for Skipton and Silsden late 17th century; Clifford pedigree [photographs] ; plan [printed] of Skipton Local Board of Health District 1860. [DD121]
Little of the collection has been published, but much of the early material was transcribed by Roger Dodsworth in the 17th century, incuding some of the fragmentary medieval deeds. See Yorkshire Record Series Extra Series 5 (1947). See also DD187. Part of this collection was previously held on DD121/add
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