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Arthur Raistrick Collection

The late Arthur Raistrick External Website logo (1896-1991) was born in Saltaire in 1896, he attended Bradford Grammar School and was then apprenticed as an electrical engineer. Imprisoned as a Conscientious Objector during WW1, he joined the Society of Friends (Quakers). He gained an MSc in Civil Engineering and PhD in Geology at Leeds University, specialising in mining, he worked on geological problems in coal mines. Following appointment to Newcastle University, he undertook pioneering work on the pollen analysis of peat and then used this knowledge to examine Carboniferous coal seams using spore profiles. He became Lecturer in Applied Geology at Armstrong College, Durham and was an extra-mural teacher at Leeds, Durham and Newcastle Universities from 1945 to 1970.
He the concentrated his efforts on industrial history and archaeology, making a lasting contribution, particularly to the knowledge of the Yorkshire Dales where he lived, writing many books and articles.
He amassed a very large collection of original documents in the course of his studies and his archive ended up in various institutions including Bradford University External Website logo and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, External Website logo however some of his collection remained in the locality and Skipton Reference Library External Website logo holds a useful collection of documents relating to the Craven area, including Malhamdale and Skipton's Craven Museum External Website logo also holds some items. Here with the permission of the Skipton Library we reproduce the index of those documents relating to Malhamdale.

Please note that it is necessary to make an appointment at Skipton Library External Website logo to ensure access to these documents.

There is a Glossary available with an explanation of some of the terms used in these old land deeds and other documents.

(NB. Documents in red were withdrawn by Arthur Raistrick and are believed to be at Ironbridge Gorge Museum, which has a number of Airton documents in their catalogue.)

Ref
Date
Year
Document Description
R150   1832 Copy enclosure award for Kirkby Malham made following agreement of 5 Oct. 1830, with map scale 9ch = 1". (Ironbridge ref. RS924)
R151 3-Sep 1770 Apprenticeship indenture by which the churchwardens and overseers of Malham put Ann Stanin apprentice to William Greenwood of Malham. Also counterpart.
R152 21-Apr 1772 Apprenticeship indenture by which the churchwardens and overseers of Malham put William Baldwin apprentice to John Heaton of the same.
R153   1826-27 Papers concerning the settlement of Richard Oldfield, Mary his wife and Betty and Sarah their children and a successful appeal against a removal order from Marsden to Malham.
R236 16-Jun 1838 Letter from - Edmondson to Messrs. Edward Taylor and Nephew concerning the will of Thomas Burton, a condition of which has been broken, and the writer's belief that Taylor has a chance of Claiming the property concerned.
R237 29-Jan 1852 Tenancy agreement between Edward Taylor of Airton, gent., and Anthony Beverley of Otterburn, farmer, for a farm in Airton, Otterburn, Calton and Malham containing 200 acres at £320 annual rent.
R238 31-Jan 1854 Conveyance from George Whitelocke Lloyd of Much Hadham, Herts., Esq., to Edward Taylor of Airton, gent., of a stone wall fence forming part of a boundary between Pot House Farm in Airton and a close belonging to Taylor.
R239 18-Jan 1864 Lease from Edward Taylor of Garris House in Airton, gent., to William Knowles of Kirkby Malham, farmer, of a close called Garris Pasture in Airton for 5 years at £80 annual rent and an additional £20 for every acre converted to tillage.
R240 9-Jun 1866 Copy opinion of John H. Mathews, concerning Edward Taylor's trusteeship.
R241 17-Dec 1885 Letter from Hartley's solicitors, Settle, to Ed. Taylor, Airton, about a copy of documents in the defendant's possession in the suit against Garth.
R242   1885 Copy of plaintiff's statement of account of rent for Garries Lodge and land in Airton and Scosthrop, in suit of Taylor v. Garth.
R243   1885 Copy of documents concerning Garris House Farm in suit of Taylor v. Garth.
R244 8-Feb 1668/9 Lease for possession from John Wilson of Eshton, gent., to William Pettye of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, victualler, and Edmond Jones of Gray's Inn of the manor of Eshton, capital messuage called Eshton Hall, water corn mill demesne lands and other premises (field-names) in Eshton.
R244 8 Feb. 1668/9 Lease for possession frcm John Wilson of Eshton, gent., to William Pettye of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, victualler, and Edmond Jones of Gray's Inn of the manor of Eshton, capital messuage called Eshton Hall, water corn mill, demesne lands and other premises (field-names) in Eshton.
R245 3-Apr 1684 Confirmation from George Brogden of Eshton, linen weaver, to John Wilson of Eshton, gent., of a messuage, outhouses and lands in Eshton with, liberty of fetching water at a spring at the back of the tithe barn.
R246 24 Aug. 1685 Acquittance from Margaret Preston of Appletreewick, widow of John Preston and administratrix of Ann Preston her late daughter to Thomas Hammond of Threshfield Hall for £500 due to her daughlter by an indenture of 1675.
R247 12 Oct. 1686 Receipt from Sarah Hamond of Threshfield, widow of Thomas Hamond, to John Wilson of Eshton Hall for a legacy of £400 left her by her last husband.
R248 19-Mar 1686/7 Release of legacy from Anne Watson of Gildersber in the parish of Addingham, spinster, to John Wilson of Eshton Hall, executor of Thomas Hamond late of Threshfield.
R249 24-Mar 1686/7 Release from Anne Watson of Gildersbut, widow, to John Wilson of Eshton of a legacy from Thomas Hamond late of Threshfield, gent..
R250 20-Jun 1687 Receipt and release from Daniel Midwinter and Sampson Puller, churchwardens of St. Botolph's, Aldersgate, to John Wilson, executor for Thomas Hammond late of Threshfield, gent., for a legacy of £10 for the use of the poor of the parish.
R251 3 Nov. 1687 Acquittance from Margaret Preston of Appletreewick, widow, administratrix of Anne Preston her late daughter, to Richard Prokter of York, Francis Prokter of Over Birkwith and John Wilson of Eshton, gent., for £200 which they had to raise for Anne according to an assignment from John Preston, Margaret's late husband.
R252 15 Nov. 1687 Bond of Sarah Ramond of Threshfield, widow, to John Wilson of Eshton, gent., in £10 to indemnify Wilson concerning a legacy of £5 left to Mary Goodgion by Thomas Ramond, whose executor Wilson is.
R253 31 Jan. 1687/8 Receipt from Margaret Preston of Appletreewick to John Wilson of Eshton Hall, gent., for a legacy under the will of Thomas Hammond late of Threshfield.
R254     Power of attorney from John Wilson of Eshton Hall, gent., to Francis Catterson of Skipton, innholder, to prosecute the heirs, executor's and adminis ..............
R255 27-Jul 1700 Bond of Matthew Wilson of Eshton, gent., to Francis Blackburne of Richmond, alderman, and Roger Blackburne of Grinton, gent., in £1600 concerning a sum of £800 to be settled on Matthew's wife Anne, Roger's sister, by their marriage settlement.
R256 13 Aug. 1701 Receipt from Henry Coulthurst to John Wilson his father-in-law for £300, part of his wife Dorothy's marriage portion.
R257 24-Jul 1702 Release of actions from Robert Lawson of Malham, yeoman, to John Wilson of Threshfield, gent., Thomas Fish and John Fish his son of Malham, yeomen.
R258   1706 Drafts of lease and release from Matthew Wilson of Eshton Hall, gent., son and heir of John Wilson late of Threshfield Hall toŠRichard Husband of St. Andrew's, Holborn, gent., of the manor of Eshton and premises (field-names) to the use of a recovery to be brought by Thomas Whaley of Winterburn, gent., and be to the use of Matthew.
R259 May 1706 Draft lease for possession from John Wilson late of Eshton Hall, now of Threshfield Hall, gent., and Matthew Wilson of Eshton Hall, his son and heir apparent, to Richard Husband of St. Andrew's, Holborn, gent., of the manor of Eshton and lands.
R260 May 1706 Draft release from John Wilson late of Eshton Hall but now of Threshfield Hall and Matthew Wilson his son and heir to Richard Husband of St. Andrew's, Holborn, gent., of the manor of Eshton and premises (field-names) to the use of a recovery to be brought by Thomas Whaley of Winterburn, gent., and be to the use of John for life, then Matthew.
R261 17 Jan. 1706/7 Release from John Tennant of Chapel House in the township of Conistone in Kettlewelldale, gent., to Matthew Wilson of Eshton Hall in Craven, gent., administrator of the goods of John Wilson late of Threshfield his father, of all claim in right of Anne his wife to the personal estate of John Wilson, in consideration of payment of £1,250.
R262     Receipt from Henry Coulthurst of Gargrave to Matthew Wilson of Eshton Hall for £280 in satisfaction of all his wife's share of the personal estate of John Wilson and release of
R263   1715-16 Copy bill with emendations or Margaret Wilson, widow and executor of Francis Wilson late of Kilnsey and Dorothy Wilson, Francis's only daughter and heir, against Thomas Yorke, Matthew Wilson, Ralph Baynes and Thomas Preston, alleging that Matthew suppressed the will of John Wilson, father of him and Francis, subsequently paid Francis less than his due share or John's personal estate and later refused to pay the consideration mentioned in a settlement, that Yorke obtained a lease of the Crow Nest estate ,from Francis, although a Papist, on very favourable terms and did not pay certain sums of money or arrears or rent, that Wilson, Yorke and Baynes deny Margaret's right to the estate under the settlement and Francis's will and other allegations concerning Francis's estate and debts.
R264 12-Apr 1721 Release of actions from Catherine Wilson to Ralph Baynes and Matthew Wilson concerning a £500 legacy from her father.
R265 19-Jul 1723 Case and opinion of Roger Gibson concerning money to which the children of Matthew and Ann Wilson are entitled under a settlement of lands in East Grinton and Fremington and Matthew Wilson's will and concerning the force of a nuncupative will made by Ann Wilson.
R266 2 Feb. 1723/4 Release of actions from Dorothy Wilson to Ralph Baynes concerning the legacy or portion left her by her father.
R267 1-Jun 1725 Release of actions from Ann Wilson to Ralph Baynes of Mewith Head, gent., one of the trustees of her late father Matthew Wilson of Eshton concerning the portion due to her, in consideration of £500 and interest paid by Baynes.
R268 25-Mar 1730 Bond of William Coulthurst of Gargrave, gent., and Matthew Wilson of Eshton Hall, esq., to Luke Pearson of Gressingham, Lancs., esq., in £800 to secure payment of £400.
R269 4 Dec. 1736 Receipt from Roger Wilson of Skipton to Matthew Wilson of Eshton Hall his eldest brother for legacies under the wills of Matthew Wilson his father and Catherine Blackburne his grandmother.
R270 4 Dec. 1736 Release of legacies from Roger Wilson of Skipton, clerk, one of the younger sons of Matthew Wilson late of Eshton Hall, deceased, to Matthew Wilson of Eshton Hall his eldest brother.
R271 14-Apr 1811 Letter from Matthew Wilson, Eshton Hall, to Mr. Johnson, Eshton, saying that he feels no disposition to prevent him making what will be an acquisition to his residence, mentioning a cottage, the lowering of top sails and the need for a drain for the ha-ha.
R272 18 Nov. 1812 Letter from Thomas Johnson, Eshton, to Matthew Wilson, Eshton Hall, denying that he has been shooting partridges on Wilson's property.
R273 17 Oct. 1834 Rough survey of a farm at Winterburn with note of letting of property by M. Wilson and list of outgoings paid by J. Tattersall.
R274   1834-35 Letters (6) concerning Matthew Wilsen's purchase from Marmaduke Prickett of an estate at Winterburn and mentioning a tithe modus on the estate.
R275 3 Sept. 1842 Power of attorney from Matthew Wilson of Eshton to George Hartley and Joseph Heath of Settle to act for him concerning tithe commutation.
R276 24 Sept. 1855 Lease from Matthew Wilson of Eshton Hall, esq., and Rev. Charles Marsden of Gargrave, clerk, to William Carlisle or Grassington, farmer, of a farm in the parish,of Linton for 7 years at £175 annual rent.
R276a     Copy of (part of indenture........
R277 30 Aug. 19 Henry VII 1503 Court roll for Hawkswick and Kirkby Malhamdale belonging to Thomas Metkalf, James Metkalf, Roger Metkalf and Elizabeth Metkalf.
R278 16-Feb 1647/8 By-laws for ordering of the pastures etc., in Bordley.
R284   mid 18th C Brief for defendant's costs in suits in Chancery in ejectment suit of Toby Thrustout v Thomas Chamberlain and John Peacock als. Peacopp, concerning premises at Westside Houses in Malham, reciting deeds from 1655 onward.
R290   1854 Brief for plaintiff in suit of John Taylor v. Henry Robinson concerning sporting rights on a close adjoining Kirkby Fell.
R291   1854 Record of Queen's Bench suit of John Taylor v. Henry Robinson on a plea of trespass on a close in the parish of Kirkby Malhamdale.
R292   1866 Draft case for counsel's opinion in Procter V. Morrison concerning mineral rights in allotments in Kirkby Grains and Kirkby Cow Close and a quarry in Kirkby Fell. (Case as above with opinion of George Mellish. -1865) (Possibly Ironbridge ref. RS751 dated 1854)
R293 May 1815 Conditions for sale of a messuage and lands called Goosemires, Croft, Oddersey Croft, Havertoft and Hungeril in Airton.
R295   1850 Map of estates of the Rt. Hon. Thomas Lord Ribblesdale in the parishes of Kirkby Malhamdale and Arncliffe. Lithograph. Shows lands in Malham recently allotted under the General Enclosure Act.
R298 July 1861 Sale plan of estates in Hanlith and Kirkby Malham belonging to G. J. Serjeantson Esq., lot 1.
R301 Nov 1889 Sale particulars and plan of estates in Airton, Calton, Malham. Moor, Malham and Embsay and the manors of Airton, Calton and Hanlith.
R303   1790 Lease from certain proprietors or occupiers of land bordering on the River Aire between Airton Bridge and another bridge (name not filled in) to Rev. Henry Croft, clerk, vicar of Gargrave, John Coulthurst of Gargrave, Esq., Thomas Wilkinson of Winterburn, Esq., Joseph Mason and Peter Watkinson both of Gargrave, gents, of fishing in the Aire, with power to discharge persons fishing without permission, reciting that fishing is much reduced by nets, night, fishers etc. Not completed or executed.
R304 N.d.   Traced plan of farm buildings at Winterburn.
R305   1628 A Note of plasterer's Work done by Wm. Blaka for Thomas Clapham, Esq., at the repairs & alterations to the Farm. House, Barn, Etc. (?), Bonbar (?Possibly Bonber in Coniston Cold)
R307 10 June 16 Henry VIII 1524 Modern copy will of Geoffrey Proctour of Nether Bordley.
R308 8-May 1617 Probate copy will of Henry Layland of Malham, yeoman, made 3 March 1615/6, leaving lands in Malham to his son William.
R346 Trinity Term 22 James I 1624 Final concord between James Ward and Antony Foster, querents, and Thomas Preston, senior, Christopher Preston and Katherine his wife and Thomas Preston, junior, deforciants, of premises in Airton.
R347 15-Jul 1625 Feoffment from Thomas Preston the elder of Airton, yeoman, Christopher Preston of Airton, yeoman, his son and Leah Preston, Christopher's wife, James Ward of the Raven Flatt in Craven, gent., and Anthony Foster of Airton, yeoman, to Nicholas Walton of Kirkby in Malhamdale , clerk, and Oliver Foster of Scosthrop, woollen webster, of closes in Airton called Capongates, Comon and Lowe Allamyre Close, 26 lands or selions in places in the fields of Airton called Newbriggs and Midlesda1e or Newbriggs als. Midlesda1e, a balk in Midlesdale, parcel in close called Peedale and dyke bottom.
R348 21-Sep 1625 Feoffment from Nicholas Walton of Kirkby in Malhamdale, clerk, and Oliver Foster of Scosthrop, woollen webster, to Anthony Foster of Airton, yeoman, of closes called Capongates, the Comon and Lowe Allamyre Close, 26 lands or selions on places in the fields of Airton called Newbriggs and Midlesdale or Newbriggs als. Midlesdale, a parcel on Midlesdale containing 14 falls, a parcel of ground being turbary in part of a close called Peedale and a dike bottom adjoining, all in Airton.
R349 14-Mar 1625/6 Quitclaim from Thomas Preston the elder of Airton, yeoman, Christopher Preston of Airton, yeoman, his eldest son, Thomas Preston, Christopher's eldest son, Richard Preston of Neals Ing, husbandman, Francis Preston of Hornby, Lancs., dyer, and George Preston of Airton, husbandman, to Anthony Foster of Airton, yeoman, of closes in Airton called Capongates, Comon, Lawe Allamyre Close, 26 lands in Newbriggs and Midlesdale or Newbriggs als. Midlesdale, a balk in Midlesdale, piece of turbary in Peeda1e and a dyke bottom adjoining.
R350 30-Apr 1631 Release from Lawrence Bradeley of Airton, husbandman, and Margaret his wife, eldest daughter of Roger Preston of Airton, to Henry Holgate of Somerabriggend in Craven, yeoman, of their interest in a messuage and 3 oxgangs in Airton of which 2 parts are in the possession of Holgate and Bradeley and the remaining 1/3 is the possession of Agnes Preston.
R351 19-Jul l633 Quitclaim from Margaret Foster of Airton, widow of Anthony Foster, to Oliver Foster of Airton, Anthony's brother, of a messuage and 3 oxgangs in Airton, parcel called Colliber and a messuage and lands called Crofts, Geslingber, Peddercrofts, Esop Myer, Hempgarth and garden, Eton Close and Parrock, 1/2 oxgang in Airton Low Close or Airton Green and a toft part (?) in Highside or Airton Fell, closes called Capongates, Common and Lowe Allamyre, 26 lands called Newbrigs and Midlesdale, a balk or raine and a parcel of turbary in Peeda1e, in consideration of Oliver's undertaking the administration of Anthony's goods.
R352 20-Jun 1639 Feoffment from Samuel Waddington of Otterburn, gent., to Margaret Foster of Airton, widow of Anthony Foster, of pasture for 5 cattle in Airton Green or Airton Low Close, in consideration of 7 cattlegates on Otterburn Moor and 20 Shillings. Enclosed is bond for performance.
R353 15-Jan 1639/40 Feoffment from William Lister of Thornton in Craven, Esq., and John Wilcock of Thornton, yeoman, to Oliver Foster of Airton, yeoman, of a messuage and 3 oxgangs in Airton.
R354 24-Apr 1642 Lease from Henry Wiglesworth of Long Preston, yeoman, to Anthony Foster (son of Oliver Foster) of Airton, yeoman, of all tenements etc., late part of the possessions of Richard Preston and James Lund and purchased by Wiglesworth from Oliver and Anthony Foster for 2000 years.
R355 12-Nov 1642 Lease from Henry Houlgate of Bell Busk near Summerbridge End, yeoman, and William Houlgate his son and heir to Samuel Waddington the elder of Otterburn, gent., of a farm in Airton for 40 years. Attached is a bond for performance.
R356 11 Dec 24 Charles I 1648 Quitclaim from Oliver Foster of Airton, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife to Anthony Foster of Airton his son and heir apparent of all houses etc., now in the tenure of Anthony.
R357 12-Dec 1648 Settlement before the marriage of Anthony Foster of Airton, yeoman, and Alice Mitchell, sister of Henry Mitchell of Glusburn, yeoman, by conveyance from Anthony Foster to Henry Mitchell and William Watson of Silsden Moor the younger, yeoman, of messuages and lands (field-names) in Airton and a burgage in Skipton to hold to the use of Anthony and Alice etc.. Also counterpart.
R358 30-Apr 1656 Feoffment from Henry Holgate of Airton, yeoman, Ellen his wife, Stephen Holgate his eldest son and Mary his wife to George Holgate, Henry's Younger son, a soldier in Captain George Watkinson's troop of Col. Robert Lilborne's Regiment, of a messuage and 3 oxgangs in Airton.
R359 30-Sep 1656 Covenant by George Holgate, son of Henry Holgate of Airton and now a soldier in Captain George Watkinson's troop of Col. Lilborne's Regiment, Anthony Leyland of Burnsall, gent., and Peter Alcock of Burnsall, yeoman, concerning the uses of a fine to them of premises in Airton, Burnsall and Thorpe.
R360 3-Mar 1656/7 Agreement between Stephen Holgate of Scosthrop, yeoman, and George Holgate his brother of Airton, bachelor, concerning payment of the purchase money for a messuage and 3 oxgangs in Airton conveyed by Stephen to George.
R361 22-Mar 1657/8 Assignment from Samuel Waddington of Otterburn, gent., to George Holgate of Airton, yeoman, now a soldier in Captain Francis Wilkinson's troop of Col. Robert Lilburne's Regiment and son of Henry Holgate of Airton, yeoman, of a farm in Airton for the remainder of a term of 40 years created in a lease from Henry Holgate.
R362 24-Nov 1659 Feoffment from Sir George Savile of Thornhill, Bart., to Alice Foster of Airton, widow, of a barn with foldstead and a parcel of land in Airton.
R363 19-Oct 1660 Copy will of Margaret Foster late of Airton and now of Giggleswick, widow, leaving various legacies.
R364 15-Nov 1667 Settlement after the marriage of Nicholas Cunliffe and Elizabeth, elder daughter of Alice Foster of Airton, widow, by assignment from Alice Foster and William Watson of Silsden Moor, gent., to James Chetham of Turton, Lancs., Esq., and Hugh Currer of Kildwick, gent., of a moiety of premises in Airton for the remainder of terms, to hold 1/3 to the use of Alice for life, then in trust for Elizabeth, the remainder in trust for Elizabeth.
R365 15-Nov 1667 Feoffment from Alice Foster of Airton, widow, to James Chetham of Turton, Lancs., Esq., and Hugh Currer of Kildwick, gent., in pursuance of an agreement made on the marriage of Alice's daughter Elizabeth and Nicholas Cunliffe, of a moiety of premises (field-names) in Airton, to hold one third to the use of Alice for life, then Nicholas and Elizabeth then Elizabeth's heirs, the remaining two thirds to the use of Nicholas and Elizabeth, then Elizabeth's heirs.
R366 15-Nov 1667 Assignment from Alice Foster of Airton, widow, and William Watson of Silsden Moor, gent., to James Chetham of Turton, Lancs., Esq., and Hugh Currer of Kildwick, gent., of a moiety of premises in Aireton leased to Anthony Foster by Josias Lambert for the remainder of terms.
R367 11-May 1668 Feoffment from Alice Foster of Airton, widow, to Hugh Currer of Kildwick and Anthony Foster of Rathmell, gent., of a moiety of premises (fie1d-names) in Airton to the use to Alice for life, then Jenet Foster her younger daughter.
R368 11-May 1668 Assignment from Alice Foster of Airton, widow, and William Watson of Silsden Moor, gent., to Hugh Currer of Kidwick and Anthony Foster of Rathmell, gent., of a moiety of premises in Airton to the use of Alice for 80 years if she so long lives and then in trust for Jenet Foster her younger daughter.
R369 29-Jan 1668/9 Bond of Antony Rimington of Scosthrop, yeoman, to Nicholas Cun1iffe of Airton, gent., Henry Atkinson of Airton, yeoman, and Alice Foster of Airton, widow,in £10 for performance of covenants,
R370 21-Apr 1676 Assignment from Nicholas Cunliffe of Wycoller, Lancs., gent., and Elizabeth his wife, Jennet Foster of Airton, singlewoman, James Chetham of Turton, Lancs., Esq., and Hugh Currer of Kildwick, gent., to Edmund Watson of Haigh Hall, gent., and Hugh Watson of Bradley, Yeoman, of an estate in Airton and Scosthrop for the remainder of terms in trust for Jennet Foster.
R371 21-Apr 1676 Quitclaim from Nicholas Cunliffe of Wycoller, Lancs., gent., Elizabeth his wife and Jennett Foster of Airton, singlewoman, Elizabeth and Jennett being daughters and heirs of Anthony and Alice Foster, to Edmund Watson of Haigh Hall, gent. and Hugh Watson of Bradley, yeoman, of premises (field-names) in Airton.
R372 Trinity Term 28 Charles II 1676 Exemplification of a fine between Edmund Watson, Hugh Watson and Richard Clegg, clerk, querents, and Nicholas Cunliffe and Elizabeth his wife, Jennet Foster and Christopher Ellys and Hannah his wife, deforceants, of premises in Airton, Barnoldswick, Scosthrop and Malham.
R373 18 & 19 April 1678 Lease and release from Christopher Preston of Scosthrop, yeoman, to Janet Foster of Wycoller, Lancs., spinster, of common pasture in Airton Green or Airton Low Close as now stinted with 5 beasts.
R374 3 & 4 Jan 1681/2 Settlement before the marriage of Jenet Foster of Airton, spinster, and Ellis Cunliffe of Jesus College, Clerk, by lease and release from Jennet Foster to Henry Currer of Gray's Inn, Esq., and Thomas Hall of Mitton, gent., of a messuage or firehouse and barn in Airton with gardens and closes called the Crofts, Geslingber, Pedder Crofte, Easopmyre, Hempe Garth and Garden, Etton Close and the Parracke, 1/2 an oxgang on a pasture close called Low Close or Airton Green, a toft or 1/2 an oxgang in Airton High Side or Fell, another messuage converted into a barn with gardens, a croft, parcel called Geslingber and closes called Capon Gates, Low Allamyre Close, the Common, Hungerhills, Longbothan, Contherberbotham Stony Butts, Andersey, Hillockes, 1/2 an acre turbary in Peedale and a dyke bottom adjoining closes called Spencer Grasse Garth and the Loane, the Tithe Barn and 15s. 6d. annual rent from premises in Ma1ham.
R375 4-Jan 1681/2 Settlement before the marriage of Ellis Cunliffe of Jesus College, clerk, and Jennett Foster of Airton, spinster, by assignment from Jennett Foster, Edmund Watson of Haigh Hall, gent., and Hugh Watson of Bradley, yeoman, to Henry Currer of Gray's Inn, Esq., and ThomaS Hall of Mitton, gent., of premises in Airton and Scosthrop in trust for Jennet for life then her heirs by Ellis Cunliffe.
R376 8-Sep 1684 Release from Henry Wiglesworth of Swinden, gent., to Ellis Cunliffe of Newmarket, clerk, and Jennett his wife of premises in Airton.
R377 8-Sep 1684 Acquittance from Henry Wiglesworth of Swinden, gent., to Ellis Cunliffe of Newmarket, clerk, and Jennet his wife for £220 in consideration of the sale of premises in Airton.
R378 23-May 1685 Note that William Rakes in consideration of £6.10/- paid by Ellis Cunliffe and his wife is to convey to him all his estate in a parcel of land in Calgarth in Airton and for security grant a beastgate on Husbands Pasture in Airton.
R379 6 & 7 Sept 1685 Lease and release from William Rakes of Eshton, yeoman, to Ellis Cunliffe of Newmarket, Clerk, and Jennett Cunliffe his wife of a parcel of land in a close called Calgarth in Airton.
R380 7-Sep 1685 Receipt from William Rakes of Eshton, yeoman, to Ellis Cunliffe of Newmarket, Suffolk, clerk, and Jennet his wife for £6.10s. the consideration mentioned in an indenture of release.
R381 20 & 21 Feb 1686/7 Mortgage by lease and release and defeazance from Thomas Armitstead of Hellifield, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife to William Iveson of Bradley, yeoman, of 3 closes called Sandridge and Millsteades with a barn in Airton to secure £70.
R382   Part of deed from Thomas and Elizabeth Armitstead to William Iveson. Last sheet, giving covenants only.
R383 25 & 26 Oct. 1692 Mortgage by lease, feoffment and defeazance from Thomas Armitstead of Hellifield and Elizabeth his wife to William Serjeantson of Hanlith, gent., of an oxgang in the commons of Airton called Airton Green, Over Close and Higher Side or Upper Moores to secure 17 shillings annual rent and the full sum of £17.
R384 6 & 7 May 1734 Lease and release from Thomas Tindall of Scosthrop, yeoman, and Robert Baynes, eldest son of Ralph Baynes late of Mewith Head, Esq., deceased, to George Armitstead of Airton, yeoman, of a close in Airton called Chappellmire Close.
R385 25 & 26 April 1735 Lease and release from Thomas Armitstead of Dallowgill, yeoman, Richard Armitstead of Airton, yeoman, his eldest son by Elizabeth his deceased wife formerly Elizabeth Holgate, and George Armitstead of Airton, Richard's brother, to Elisha Biscoe of the Inner Temple, gent., of a messuage and 3 oxgangs in Airton to the use of a recovery to be brought by John Armitstead of the parish of St. Faith under St. Pauls, London, innkeeper in order to bar entails.
R386 28 Nov 9 George II 1735 Exemplification of a common recovery brought by John Armitstead against Elisha Biscoe, gent., concerning premises in Airton, Richard Armitstead being vouched to warranty.
R387 21-Apr 1747 Assignment from John Petty of Airton, cooper, by the direction of John Parkinson of Bell Busk, yeoman, to Elias Cunliffe of Liverpool, merchant, of a close called Upper Ground (in Airton? ) in trust for Foster Cunliffe of Liverpool, Esq., for the remainder of a mortgage term.
R388   1755 Draft release from Joseph Bell of Beverley, apothecary, Richard Fountaine of Settle, gent., Josias Morley of Giggleswick, Esq., Elizabeth Armitstead of Beverley, widow and Elizabeth Armitstead of Beverley, spinster, to Foster Cunliffe of Liverpool, Esq., of a messuage in Airton and closes called Havertofts etc..
R389   1755 Draft assignment from Joseph Bell, Richard Fountain, Josias Morley, Elizabeth Armitstead, widow and Elizabeth Armitstead, Spinster, to Foster Cunliffe of the leasehold part of premises in Airton.
R390 1 & 2 Aug. 1755 Lease and release from Joseph Bell of Beverley. apothecary, Richard Fountain of Settle, gent., Josias Morley of Giggleswick, Esq., Elizabeth Armitstead of Beverley, widow and executrix of George Armitstead late of Airton, Yeoman and Elizabeth Armitstead of Beverley, spinster, his daughter, and William Serjeantson of Wakefield, son and heir of Richard Serjeantson to Foster Cunliffe of Liverpool, Esq., of a messuage in Airton with orchard, garth and outbuildings, closes called the Crofts, Havertoft, the Orr, Chappelmire late Tindall's, Allamire, Hesper, Little Hesper, Brants, Ourbottom or Overbottom with barn, 4 Sandriggs with barn, Ing, 2 Turfmires, Little Longrigg, 2 parcels in the townfield called Hesper, 2 pieces called Sikellands, 1/2 of Great Longrigg, herbage for 11 beasts in Airton Green and Upper Close and Fell and one fifth in Upper Close and Fell all in Airton.
R391 2-Aug 1755 Assignment from Joseph Bell of Beverley, apothecary, Richard Fountaine of Settle, gent., Josias Morley of Giggleswick, Esq., Elizabeth Armitstead of Beverley, widow, executrix or George Armitstead late of Airton and Elizabeth Armitstead of Beverley, spinster, his daughter, to Foster Cunliffe of Liverpool, Esq., of a messuage, gardens etc., lands called the Crofts, Havertoft, the Orr, Chappelmire, Alamire, Hesper, Little Hesper, Brants, Ourbottom or Overbottom with a barn, 4 Sandriggs with a barn, the Ing, 2 Turfmires, Little Longrigg, 2 parcels in the townfield called Hesper and 2 pieces called Sikellands, 1/2 of Great Longrigg and pasture for 11 beasts in Airton Green and Upper Close and Fell and one fifth of a beastgate all in Airton for the remainder of a term of 6000 years.
R392 11-Aug 1760 Lease for possession from Joseph Armitstead of the City of London, grocer, and Elizabeth Armitstead of Beverley, spinster, to Sir Ellis Cunliffe of Seaton, Cheshire, Bart., of a messuage in Airton, orchard, outbuildings etc., and closes called Havertoft, Orr, etc..
R393 12-Nov 1801 Conveyance from John Slinger of Settle, liquor merchant, and John Peart and John Hartley of Settle, gent., to Joseph Petty of Airton, yeoman, of tithes on a messuage and land (field-names) in Airton.
R394 18-Apr 1823 Bond of John Squire of Needham Market, Suffolk, gent., to Edward Taylor of Airton, farmer, in £100 to indemnify against his wife’s claim of dower in lands in Airton.
R402 18 April 17 James I 1619 Assignment from Richard Laylande of the Chapel House of the lordship of Kilnsey, yeoman, to James Rayner of Kilnsey, yeoman, of 3 parts of, a part of the Intacke in Bordley, to be divided into 26 parts, for the remainder of a term of 3000 years.
R403 8-Sep 1620 Lease from Thomas Kydd of Lainger House in Bordley in the township of Hetton, yeoman, and Michael Kydd his son and heir apparent to Robert Kydd his brother of Raikeshouse in Bordley, husbandman, of a fourth part of a full part of 3 closes in Bordley called Langskarr Close, High Marke Close and Lambthorne Close, to be divided in to 26 parts, for 1000 years. (Attached is bond for performance.)
R404 10-Apr 1622 Lease from Michael Kidd of Lainger House in Bordley, yeoman, to Robert Kidd of Raikeshouse in Bordley husbandman, of a fourth part of a part of moors etc., in Bordley called the Intacke, to be divided into 26 parts, for 5000 years.
R405 7-Jun 1623 Lease from Thomas Kid of Lainger House in Bordlay, yeoman, and Michael Kid his son to Robert Kid of Raikeshouse in Bordley, husbandman, of 3 full parts of a part of a close in Bordley called. Lambthorneholeclose, to be divided into 26 parts, for 3000 years. Attached is bond for performance.
R406 12-Oct 1626 Lease from Richard Thompsonne of Bordley, yeoman, to Battie Storie of Bolton Bridge, chapman, of a firehouse and turfhouse, a moiety of garths and turbary in Bordley for 5000 years.
R407 27-Jan 1626/7 Feoffment from John Procter of Bordley Hall, gent., to George Midleton of Wakefield, mercer, of a farm in Oven Bordley and a messuage called. Raikesehowse, close called Over Raikes and 2 parts of Mastells Close, Highclose and Langskarclose and Highmarkesclose to be divided in 52.
R408 15-Aug 1627 Lease from George Midleton of Wakefield, mercer, and John Procter of Bordley Hall, gent., to Abraham Kid of Arncliffe, yeoman, of a messuage called the Rakeshowse and close called Over Raikes in Bordley and one part of closes called Mastells Close, Higheclose or Langskarclose and Highmarkeclose, to be divided into 52 parts, for 5000 years.
R409 18-Oct 1630 Lease from Roger Wallocke of Newhouses in Bordley, husbandman, John Airton of Bordley and John Wallocke of Buckrose (Bucker House) in Rylstone, husbandmen, to John Garthforth of Lainger House in Bordley, yeoman, of a fourth part of a catt1egate on a great close of pasture in Bordley called the Mastells Close for 3900 years. (Endorsed is memorandum of assignment from Magdalen Drake, administratrix of John Garforth her brother, Margaret King and Roger Fountaince to John Parkinson. : 5 Dec 1695)
R410 23-Oct 1633 Defeazance of a lease from John Prockter of Bordley Ha11, gent., and Thomas Prockter his son and heir apparent to Christopher Wade of Kilnsey, gent., of a great pasture close called the Barghe in Bordley, part of the demesne land of Bordley Hall if the Prockters pay £250.
R411 5-Oct 1655 Mortgage by lease from Cuthbert Wade of Kilnsey, gent., to Francis Malham of Elslack, Esq., Christopher Nelson of Bedale, yeoman, Joseph Hillarye of Leeds, gent., Richard Lodge of Leeds, merchant, John Killingbeck of Headingley, gent., Esther Potchyn wife of George Potchyn of Backbye, Leics., Esq., of a farm in Over Bordley and parts of Mastells Close and commons in Hetton for 3000 years to secure £496.
R412 6-Oct 1674 Assignment from John Wilkinson of Winterburn, yeoman, to Mary Setle of Hetton, widow, of a full part of 2 closes called High Close or Lanscarre Close and High Marke Close, to be divided into 52 parts, in the lordship of Bordley for the remainder of a term of 5000 years.
R413 5-Dec 1695 Assignment from Robert Fountaine of Linton, yeoman, to John Parkinson of Hetton, yeoman, of all his right to common of pasture and turbary in the Intacke in Bordley according to one shilling rent.
R414 12 & 13 April 1751 Mortgage by lease and release from John Wilkinson of Blackebank in the township of Bordley, yeoman, to William Leyland the elder of Grassington, yeoman, of a messuage and lands called High Tongue and Low Tongue, Backside Close, March Close, Blakebankside Close, Low Closes and Wifes Close, 9 cattlegates on Cow Close, 1 1/2 cattlegates on Malham Weets and 31 sheepgates on Highmark all in Bordley to secure £280.
R415 21 & 22 April 1758 Lease and release from William Leyland of Grassington, yeoman, and John Leyland of Normanton, Notts., clerk, by the direction of John Wilkinson of Blakebank in Bordley, yeoman, and Eden Wilkinson of Bordley, widow, to James Kitching of Hetton, yeoman, of a messuage, closes called High Tongue and Low Tongue, Backside Close, Low Closes and Wifes Close, 9 cattlegates on Cow Close, 1 1/2 cattlegates on Malhamweets, 31 sheepgates in High Mark and 12 sheepgates on Mastells in Bordley and Malham.
R416 13 & 14 May 1763 Lease and release from James Kitching late of Hetton but now of Linton, yeoman, to John Wilkinson of B1akebank, yeoman, of a messuage and land (fie1d-names) at Blakebank in Bordley. (Enclosed is final concord.: Trinity Term 31 George II -1757)
R417 16-May 1763 Mortgage by lease from John Wilkinson of Blakebank in Bordley, yeoman, to Richard Garrs of Grassington, grocer, of a messuage at Blakebank and lands (field-names) for 1000 years to secure £450. (Enclosed is a certificate that Blakebank farm pays 16s.2d. land tax. : 6 Oct. 1798)
R418 10 & 11 June 1763 Lease and release from Sylvester Proctor of Hetton, yeoman, and Susanna Proctor of Hetton, widow of Thomas Proctor and mother of Sylvester, to Thomas Proctor of Hetton, yeoman, of a moiety of a farm in Bordley closes called 2 Calf Closes, Calf Croft, March, Backfield, Wise Close and the Gill and beastgates and sheepgates on Cow Close, Malham Weets, Bordley Mastells and Bordley High Mark.
R419 13-Feb 1767 Release from John Wilkinson of Blakebank in Bordley, yeoman, and Ann his wife to Richard Garrs of Grassington, Shopkeeper, of a messuage at Blakebanke and lands (field-names).
R420 13-Feb 1767 Assignment from Richard Garrs of Grassington, shopkeeper, with the consent of John Wilkinson of Blakebank, yeoman, to Isaac Garrs of Grassington, cordwainer, of a messuage at Blakebank, closes and beastgates in trust for Richard. Enclosed is bond of Richard Garrs to John Wilkinson for the payment of £100.
R421 Easter Term 7 George III 1767 Final concords between Richard Garrs, plaintiff, and John Wilkinson and Ann his wife, deforciants, of premises in the parishes of Burnsall and Kirkby Malhamdale.
R422   18th cent. List, apparently of lands in Gargrave belonging to Wilkinson, with dates of conveyances of some.
R423   N.d. List of seats in Rylstone Chapel belonging to Isaac Garrs, mostly belonging to the Blakebank estate lately bought of John Wilkinson.
R424 13-Feb 1806 Assignment from John Peart of Settle, Esq., to James Tennant of Row in the parish of Horton in Ribblesdale, yeoman, of a messuage called Blackbank and lands (field-names) in the parishes of Burnsa11 and Kirkby Malhamdale for the remainder or a term of 1000 years.
R474 7-Dec 1614 Lease from Henry Parkinson of Eshton, husbandman, and Richard Parkinson his son and heir apparent to William Becroft of Eshton, locksmith, of a garth called a Hempe Garth in Eshton for 3000 years.
R475 Jan 1622/3 Lease from William Blakeborne or Hill of Eshton, tailor, to William Beecrofte of Eshton, blacksmith, of a barn and part of a garden in Eshton for 5000 years.
R476 25-Sep 1632 Feoffment from the Rt. Ron. Francis Earl of Cumberland etc., and Rt. Hon. Henry Lord Clifford his son and heir apparent to John Armisteade of Brockabank the younger, husbandman, of a messuage and half an oxgang in Eshton, reserving game and mineral rights.
R477 5-Mar 1646/7 Defeazance of a statute staple if Sir Robert Bindlos of Barwick, Lancs., Bart., performs the covenants of a lease and bargain and sale to Matthew Wilson of London, merchant.
R478 14-May 1647 Feoffment from Henry Goodgion of Skipton, gent., to William Rakes of Eshton, yeoman, of a close in ESHTON called Sarebar and a meadow close called Collacrof.
R479 15-Mar 1668/9 Feoffment from John Dawson of Airton, husbandman, to James Airton of Eshton, yeoman, of a moiety of a garth called Hempegarth in Eshton.
R480 20-Apr 1670 Lease from John Coate of Giggleswick, cordiner (sic), to Miles Coate his brother, shoemaker, of a parcel of ground near Boggerwarthe Bridge on the west side of the Town Beck at the nether end of Eshton and a parcel called Crosse Lands (abutments) for 5000 years.
R481 12-May 1676 Acquittance from Thomas Wiglesworth of Eshton, husbandman, and Dorothy and Thomasine his daughters to John Wilson of Eshton, gent., for £17 for the purchase of a close called Greetacre in Eshton.
R482 16-Apr 1681 Defeazance of a lease of premises in Eshton if George Brogden of Eshton, linen weaver, pays John Wilson of Eshton Hall, gent., £25 and interest.
R483   Acquittance from Thomas Airton of Gargrave.
R484 15-Apr 1741 Copy release and assignment from John Rakes of Ripon, clerk, Dorothy Dakers of Holborn, widow, John Dakers of Holborn, hosier, and Anne Dakers of Holborn, spinster, to Charles Atkinson of Friar Head in the parish of Gargrave, yeoman, of a messuage in Eshton, garth, orchard, close called Parracks, parcels of land, closes and beastgates.
R485 17-Feb 1663/4 Quitclaim from Jennet Stow of Winterburn, widow of John stow, and Henry, Edward, William, John, Nicholas, Anne. Martha and Isabel Stow, John's children, to Edmond Garforth of Gargrave, clerk, of 4 closes called Briggfeild separated from other 5 closes called Briggfeild in Winterburn, and a moiety of a close of pasture called Winterborne Hills. (Enclosed are a bond for performance and a receipt fur purchase money. 27 May 1664)
R486 27-May 1664 Quitclaim from Henry, William and John Stow, sons of William Stow, deceased, and Elizabeth stow his daughter, to Edmond Garforth of Gargrave, clerk, of 4 closes called Briggfeild in Winterburn and a moiety of Winterborne Hills.
R487 19-Aug 1672 Assignment from Humphrey Hartley of Barrowford, Lancs., yeoman, to John Parkinson of Hetton, yeoman, of a moiety of a fifth part of a great close called Winterborne Hills in Winterburn for the remainder of a term of 2000 years.
R488 4-Oct 1672 Release of actions from Edmund Garforth of Gargrave, clerk, and Roger Whalley of Winterburn, gent., to William Parkinson of Winterburn and John Parkinson of Hetton.
R489 26-Dec 1678 Lease for possession from Thomas Hodgson of Braekhawbancke (Brockabank?), gent., to Thomas Waddilove of Winterburn, yeoman, of a messuage, barn and garth in Winterburn. (Enclosed are Hodgson's bond for performance 27 Dec 1678 and a bond from Thomas Waddilove to Richard Holden. 1 May l686)
R490   Release from Thomas Hodgson of Brockabank. gent ……….
R491 1-May 1686 Feoffment from Thomas Waddilove of Winterburn, yeoman, to Richard Holden of Winterburn, singleman, of a cottage, barn and garth in Winterburn.
R492 30-Jun 1690 Lease from Stephen Tunstall son and heir apparent of Richard Tunstall of F1asby, yeoman, to Henry Bawdwen of Stone Gap in the parish of Kildwick gent., and Ann Hawdwen, spinster, his sister, of a farm in Flasby and common pasture on F1asby Moor after the rate of 8 shillings ancient rent for 500 years.
R493 10 & 11 Oct. 1705 Lease and re1ease from Thomas Whalley of Winterburn, gent., and Lydia his wife to Richard Husband of Brook Street in St. Andrew's, Holborne, gent., and Hugh Melredith of Furnivall's Inn, gent., of 6 closes called Briggfei1ds and other lands (field-names) in Winterburn to the use of a recovery to be brought by Nicholas Kirshaw of West Halton, cleric, part to be to the use of Lydia for life, then Thomas, and the rest to the use of Thomas.
R494 12-Jun 1711 Assignment from John Parkinson of Hetton, yeoman, to John Parkinson of Hetton his son of a moiety of premises in Winterburn and a close called the Orchard with 2 gardens also in Winterburn for the remainder of terms.
R495 6 Oct. 1713 Further mortgage by release from Thomas Whaley of Winterburn, gent., and Roger Whaley of Cockerham, Lancs., gent., his eldest son to Samuel Clarke of York, gent., of premises (field-names) in Winterburn to secure £1200 and interest.
R496 1 Feb. 1714/5 Lease for possession from Thomas Whaley of Winterburn, gent., and Samuel Clarke of York, gent., to Gregory Elsley of Patrick Brompton, gent., of closes called Briggfields and others in Winterburn.
R497 2 Feb. 1714/5 Assignment of mortgage by release from Thomas Whaley of Winterburn,gent., and Samuel Clarke of York, gent., to Gregory Elsley of Patrick Brompton, gent., of 6 closes called Brigg Fields, closes called Tarnflatts, Hestholme, Heard Ing and Hestholme Bottom, the Ings, 18 falls called the Crooks, a barn, garden, house called Snell Fire House and other messuages and lands (field-names) in Winterburn to secure £1200.
R498 13 & 14 Nov. 1716 Lease and release from Roger Whaley of London, gent., eldest son and heir of Thomas Whaley late of Winterburn, deceased, to Samuel Whaley of Winterburn, gent., one of Thomas's younger sons, of a capital messuage in Winterburn, lands called the Close at the Back of the Barn, Greene, Sarnway, Little Peashaw, Great Peashaw, Maskewbank, Longbank, Lowbank, Great lng, Tarn Flatt, Hestholme, Six Briggfields and Winterburn Hills and 23 cattlegates on Winterburn Moor and another messuage, a maltkiln and a close called Cowrakes, all in Winterburn.
R499 2 Feb. 1716/7 Release from Samuel Whaley of Winterburn, gent., and Gregory Elsley of Patrick Brompton, gent., to Hugh Currer of Steeton, gent., of 6 closes called Briggfields and other premises (field-names) in Winterburn.
R500 13 Jan. 1719/20 Lease from Richard Holden of Winterburn, husbandman, to Edmond Wadilove of the same, innkeeper, of a cottage, barn, stable and garth in Winterburn for 2000 years.
R501 18-Apr 1721 Quitclaim from Thomas Kitching of Winterburn, apothecary, to John Parkinson of Winterburn, yeoman, of the east side of a close called the Mean Orchard or Snell Orchard in Winterburn.
R502 18-Apr 1721 Quitclaim from John Parkinson of Winterburn, yeoman, to Thomas Kitching of Winterburn, apothecary, of the west side of a close called the Mean Orchard or Snell Orchard in Winterburn.
R503 26 Feb. 1728/9 Mortgage by lease from Edmond Wadilove of Threshfield, innkeeper, to William Windle of Cracoe, gent., of a messuage or cottage, barn, stable and garden in Winterburn for 999 years to secure £30.
R504 24-Jun 1733 Lease for possession from Hugh Currer of Steeton, gent., to William Currer his only son of 6 closes called Briggfields and other lands etc., (fieldnames) in Winterburn.
R505 28 Jan. 1737/8 Covenant by William Windle of Cracoe, gent., to convey to John Parkinson of Hetton his interest in a messuage etc., in Winterburn.
R506 7 Feb. 1737/8 List of deeds headed "Mr. Windles Title" and agreement by Edmund Waddilove to release to 'William Windle all his title to a messuage etc., in Winterburn
R507 Late 18th cent. Notes on an estate in Winterburn with references to the writer's grandfather.
R508 6 Dec. 1808 Agreement between William Tindal of Skipton, agent for Thomas Chippindale, Esq., and Robert Wetherall of Airton, farmer, for a lease of a farm at Winterburn and Hetton reserving wood to Chippindale.
R509 Sept. 1833 Analysis of Deeds relating to Mr. Parkinson's estate at Winterburn.
R510 N.d.   Note of "Old Papers in the Hands of Mr. Tindal relating to Winterburn", viz., settlement of a dispute between the abbeys of Salley and Furness about tithes and depositions in a suit in the Duchy Court.
R613 1 Mar. 34 Elizabeth 1592 Lease from John Procter of Bordley Hall in Hetton, gent., to Robert Kidd of the Langhill or Langer House in Hetton, husbandman, of a close called Over Raikes above Bordley Hall, a full part of Mastells Close to be divided into 52 and a full part of Langscarr Close to be divided into 52 for 70 years and 10 shillings annual rent.
R778 31-Jan 1609/10 Lease from Adam Preston of Airton, yeoman, to Henry Leyland of Yornthoe or Yornetoo (Yarnthawe) in West Malham, husbandman, of a messuage and 1/2 an oxgang at Yarnthawe in West Malham for 3000 years. Attached is bond for performance.
R779 23-Mar 1621/2 Assignment from Thomas Husband of Kirkby Malhamdale, Michael Husband of Crake Moor in the township of Airton, John Pettie of Airton, husbandmen, Alice Husband now wife of Michael and Thomas Pettie of Airton, carpenter, to Richard Tompson of Malham, cordiner (sic), of a messuage etc., in East Malham for the remainder of a term of 6000 years.
R780 27-Jun 1631 Assignment from Anthony Foster of Airton, yeoman, to Edward Spenser of Malham, husbandman, of a parcel of arable in the fields of Malham called Gaiteland for the remainder of a term of 1000 years.
R781 12-Feb 1637/8 Lease from Henry Clark of Threapscore in Wigglesworth, yeoman, to Edward Spencer of Malham, yeoman, of a parcel of arable in the fields of Malham called Gateland and 3/4 of an oxgang in Malham with all appurtenances for 900 years.
R782 9-Nov Lease from Edward Spenser of Malham, yeoman, and William Spenser his son and heir apparent, to Lawrence Anderson of Malham, shoemaker, of a parcel of arable in Kelldflatt for 90 years at a red rose rent.
R783 4-Jul 1647 Assignment from Alice Hill of Settle, widow of Roger Hill, and Alice Hill their daughter to Richard Thompson of Malham, shoemaker, of a parcel of arable called Stanyland in East Malham for 900 years.
R784 1-Jun 1648 Lease from Simon Bolland of Malham, blacksmith, to Edward Spenser of Malham and Henry Clarke of Rathmell, yeoman of 1/2 an oxgang part of common pasture in 3 closes in Malham called Lings, Newclose and Crosfeild for 2000 years in exchange for lands (field-names).
R785 4-Jun 1655 Assignment from Richard Waddington of Scales in the parish of Weston, yeoman, to Richard Whitfeild of Brighouse in the parish of Elland, shoemaker, of a messuage at Westside Houses in Malham and closes called Carregapp and Willowfoldclose for the remainder of a term of 5000 years.
R786 10-Mar 1657/8 Quitclaim from Thomas Lawson of Long Preston, yeoman, and Christopher Tompson of Malham, husbandman, to Richard Hodgson and Robert Hodgson of Malham, husbandman, of tithes of corn grain and hay and wool and lamb on the Hodgsons' lands in Malham.
R787 21-Mar 1658/9 Quitclaim from William Lawson, John Shackleton and Henry Leyland of Malham, yeomen, to Christopher Lawson of Malham, yeoman, of tithes on Christopher Lawson's lands in Malham containing 2 1/8 oxgangs.
R788 21-Mar 1658/9 Quitclaim from Christopher Lawson, William Lawson and John Shackleton of Malham, yeomen, to Henry Leyland of Malham, yeoman, of tithes on Leyland's lands in Malham.
R789 22-Feb 1660/1 Quitclaim from John Anderson and Henry Bradley of Malham, linen websters, and Thomas Anderson of Malham, husbandman, to Henry Hill of Malham, husbandman, of tithes on Hill's cottage and lands containing a tenth of an oxgang in Malham
R790 27-Feb 1660/1 Quitclaim from John Anderson and Henry Bradley of Malham, linen websters, and Henry Hill of the same, husbandman, to Thomas Andersen of the same, husbandman, of tithes on a cottage, garden and parcel in Old Close, parcel in Geild Flatt and 2 beastgates in Malham.
R791 31-Dec 1664 Assignment and quitclaim from Thomas Spenser late of Malham and now of Newbrigg, bachelor, son of Edward Spenser of Malham, deceased, to Isabel Spenser of Malham, spinster, daughter of Edward Spenser, of a moiety of a barn and lands called Caldon Close, Caldon Flatt Closes, Lyle New Close, east moiety of Lower Hathornes Close, dale in Higher Hathornes Close or Meane Hathornes Close, Withgill Dale, Rishie Dale, Midletoungs Dale, Great Gateland, Lower Brearieysett, Higher Brearieysett, Little Gateland and balks etc., and a moiety of an oxgang part of common pasture in Lings, Newclose or Pryer Raike and Crossefeild in East Malham.
R792 10-Apr 1670 Lease from John Redman of Malham, yeoman, and Leonard Redman his son and heir apparent late of Malham and now of Westside Houses in Malham Moor, husbandman, to Christopher Thompson the elder of Malham, husbandman, of their part of a close of meadow called Hawthorne Close containing one rood in the townfields of East Malham, part of one oxgang belonging to John Redman's messuage for 3000 years.
R793 13-Jul 1673 Quitclaim from James Bolland, Thomas Bolland, Robert Hodgson of Malham, husbandmen and Ellin Hodgson, Robert's wife, to Roger Bolland of Malham, husbandman, of 4 cattlegates of which 2 are in New Close and 2 in Crossefield in East Malham.
R794 circa 1674 Quitclaim from John Redman of Malham, husbandman, Joseph his son and Thomas King senior of Skellans in the same parish, yeoman, to Christopher Thompson of Malham of 5 Ranes or parcels of meadow called Gordilbank Banke Ranes and 2 other parcels called Heaining Brigg Ends for the remainder of terms.
R795 3-Sep 1690 Defeazance of a lease from John Garforth of Lainger House in Bordley, yeoman, to Thomas Preston of Malham, yeoman, of common pasture in Mastells Close and Higher Mosse Close now both together in one close in Malham if Garforth pays £20 annually for 10 years.
R796 28-Apr 1696 Bond of Roland Brayshaw of Malham, yeoman, to John Lund of Malham, yeoman, in £21 to perform the covenants of an assignment.
R797 13-Jun 1702 Assignment from John Knowles of Friar Garth in Malham, yeoman, to John Fish of Hanlith, bachelor, of 1/2 an oxgang in Hewclose or Prior Rake now stinted with 2 beasts for the remainder of a term of 900 years.
R798 9-Apr 1707 Assignment from Christopher Thompson of East Malham, yeoman, to Thomas Brashaw of East Malham, yeoman, and Thomas Knowles of East Malham, yeoman, of premises (field-names) in Malham for the remainder of terms in trust for Christopher for life, then for Richard Thompson of Bradford, cordwainer, eldest son of Thomas Thompson, deceased, Christopher's late brother.
R799 12-Mar 1708/9 Exchange between Richard Preston of Malham, yeoman, and Richard Thompson of Malham, shoemaker, of a parcel of arable in the Longland and a balk for a parcel of arable on Lower Bryery Setts and 2 balks adjoining.
R800 12-May 1711 Assignment from Richard Fish of Hanlith, blacksmith, to Richard Thompson of Malham East in Malham, shoemaker, of 1/2 an oxgang on a pasture Close called Newclose or Prior Raike now stinted with 2 beasts and late parcel of a moiety of a messuage and 2 oxgangs in Malham for the remainder of a term of 900 years.
R801 22-Mar 1713/4 Assignment from Thomas Burnett late of Malham and now of Raisgill in the parish of Arncliffe, yeoman, Christopher Coates of Raisgill and John Joy of Thorpe in the parish of Burnsall, Thomas Burnett's sons-in-law, to Richard Thompson of Malham, cordwainer, of 2 beastgates, one in Newclose and the other in Crossfield, a parcel of arable in Old Close, the south end of Longgarth, parcel on Keldflatt or Geldflatt and tithes in Malham East for the remainder of terms.
R802   Early 18th cent. Abstract of title of Richard Thompson to premises in Malham.
R803 24-Apr 1735 Assignment from Richard Thompson of Bradford, eldest son of Thomas Thompson, deceased, late brother of Christopher Thompson of East Malham, also deceased, to William Brayshaw of East Malham, cordwainer, of a messuage, outhouses and gardens etc., closes called Narr Cawdon Close or Cawdon Flatt Close, Farr Cawdon Close and Cawldon Close, 2 beastgates and 20 sheepgates in Lings, tithes and two sittings in Kirkby Malham church for the remainder of terms.
R804 1-May 1736 Assignment from William Lund of Malham, yeoman, to William Brayshay of Malham, cordwainer, of a close called Calden Close in Malham for the remainder of a term of 5000 years.
R805 20-May 1739 Grant from William Brayshay of Malham, yeoman, Thomas Brayshay, Anne Brayshay, Agnes Brayshay and Elizabeth Brayshay all of Malham, four children of William Brayshay late of Malham, yeoman, deceased by Rosamund his wife, being infants and devisees of Thomas Knowles late of Malham and brother of Rosamund, and William Knowles of Malham, yeoman, Thomas's second brother, to Thomas Hird of Long Preston, yeoman, of a moiety of tithes of corn, grain and hay on a messuage and lands (field-names) in Malham.
R806 24-Mar 1742/3 Assignment from Thomas Blakey of Malham East, yeoman, Thomas Hird of Malham East, Yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife, to William Brayshay of Malham East, cordwainer, of closes called Hall Croft and Rakes Close in Malham and a beastgate on a stinted pasture called Coldon for the remainder of terms.
R807 26-Feb 1745/6 Lease for possession from Robert Atkinson late of Cottingley but now of Malham, tanner, to William Atkinson of Malham, yeoman, of closes called the Borrans, Crownflatts and Longley Potthole, 2 parcels in Highfield called Hard and Burnt Dale, a piece of enclosed ground called Night Parke Nooke with a barn, a moiety of a wood on Christopher Masons Gill, 25 sheepgates on Ewe Moore, 5 beastgates on Grysledales and 4 beastgates on Pykeda1e all in Malham.
R808 18-Mar 1746/7 Lease for possession from Richard Shackleton of Malham, yeoman, to William Lund of Malham, yeoman, of 25 sheepgates on a stinted pasture in Malham called Ew Moor and tithes of wool and lamb on the said sheepgates.
R809 19-Jul 1755 Lease from William Knowles of Malham, cordwainer, and Richard Knowles the younger, yeoman, his eldest son and heir, to Robert Atkinson of Malham, tanner, of a hull outshot or stable with a pair of balks over the same in Malham West adjoining Atkinson's brewhouse for 1000 years.
R810 8-Nov 1766 Lease from Thomas Hird of Malham, yeoman, to William Brayshay of Malham, cordwainer, of his share of a moiety of a beastgate on a stinted pasture in Malham called Caudon or Caldon and tithes on the 1/2 beastgate and on 2 closes called Hall Croft and Rakes Close and one beastgate on Caudon or Caldon for 4000 years.
R811 12-Feb 1767 Lease for possession from John Wilkinson of Blakebank in the township of Bordley, yeoman, to Richard Garrs of Grassington, shopkeeper, of a messuage, 2 barns and closes called High Tongue and Low Tongue, Backside Close, March Close, Blakebankside Close, Low Closes and Wifes Closes, 9 cattlegates on Cow Close, 1 1/2 cattlegates on Malham Weets, 31 1/2 sheepgates on High Mark and 12 sheepgates on Mastell all in Bordley and Malham.
R812 28-Apr 1772 Release from Thomas Atkinson late of Malham, but now of Linton, yeoman, to Josias Rimington of Scosthrop, gent., of 16 3/4 sheepgates in the Ewe Moor in Malham with tithes and assignment of leasehold.
R813 30-Dec 1774 Release and assignment from William Lund of Malham, yeoman, to Henry Lund of Malham, yeoman, his son, of a messuage, outbuildings, garths, etc., closes called Yawrntow Garths, Higher and Lower Bottoms Closes, Selgill Close, Lower Lady Flatts, Higher Lady Flatts, Potbers and High Field Lands, 1 1/2 beastgates in Cove, 2 beastgates in Butterhaw, 5 beastgates in Pikedhaw, 5 beastgates in Grizedales and 50 sheepgates in Ewe Moor all in West Malham with tithes.
R814 29-Apr 1775 Release and assignment from Richard Knowles of Stangill in Malham, yeoman and Margaret his wife to John Shackleton of Malham, yeoman, of 2 closes called Yaunet or Yawrnet Lands and tithes in West Malham and declaration of the uses of a fine previously levied to John Atkinson.
R815 19-Nov 1778 Assignment from William Hartley of Malham, yeoman, and William Alcock of Skipton, gent., to Thomas Procter of Blakebank in the parish of Burnsall, yeoman, of 3 beastgates on the Weets in Malham, 2 beastgates on Cross Field and tithes for the remainder of terms.
R816 26-Apr 1780 Assignment from John Richardson of Settle, gent., to Thomas Prockter of Blakebank in the parish of Burnsall, yeoman, of 4 horse gates or beastgates on Weets in Malham, 8 beastgates in Cross Field and 20 sheepgates in Lings for the remainder of terms, and grant of tithes.
R817 Hilary Term 23 George III 1783 Final concord between Francis Fawkes, Esq., plaintiff, and John Heaton and Isabel his wife, deforciants, of premises in Malham.
R818 10-Dec 1831 Agreement by Ellen Shackleton of Kirkby Malhamdale to sell to Robert Anderson, overseer, George Hargreaves, John Brayshay, William Hargreaves and John Middlebrook, the committee for managing the township of Malham, a cottage and appurtenances in consideration of £4.
R819 12-Jun 1866 Covenant by Walter Morrison of Tarn House in the parish of Kirkby Malzeard (sic), Esq., MP., with Samuel Clapham of Paris, Esq., and Thomas Clapham of Derby, Connecticut, Esq., for the production of title deeds which concern Grisedale Pasture in Malham belonging to the Claphams as well as property now conveyed to Morrison.
R820 2-Apr 1687 Assignment from Marmaduke Knowles of Foxup, yeoman, to William Serjeantson of Hanlith, gent, of a great close called Overfell on Fountains Fell in the parish of Kirkby in Malhamdale for the remainder of a term of 1000 years.
R843 5-Dec 1681 Extract from the Act Book of York Exchequer Court recording grant to Richard Preston of the administration of Thomas Preston late of Scosthrop his father.
R844 6-Jun 1713 Release from Luke Lund of Lodge in Pendle, yeoman, eldest son of Mark Lund late of Dancer House in the parish of Burnley, deceased, and Henry Lund of Hague in the parish of Thornton, woollen webster, grandson of Robert Lund late of Scosthrop, deceased, to John Settle of Scosthrop, yeoman, of a messuage outbuildings, garths, etc., and 3 oxgangs on moors called Scosthrop Lower Close and Scosthrop Higher Close and Fell and Outside.
R845 10-Jan 1747/8 Mortgage by lease from William Settle of Scosthrop, yeoman, to Robert Settle of Scosthrop, mariner, of a parcel of land with a barn in the Scarth Close to secure £62. 10/-.
R846 Michaelmas Term 24 George 11 1750 Final concords between George Settle, plaintiff, and William Settle and Mary his wife, and John Rimington and Frances his wife, deforciants, of premises in Scosthrop.
R847 12-Sep 1751 Mortgage by assignment from George Settle, late of the parish of St. George, Surrey, but now of Scosthrop, yeoman, to Richard Procter of Bordley in the parish of Burnsall, yeoman, of a parcel of land with a barn lying in Scarth Close and 3 Oxgangs on the moors of Scosthrop called Scosthrop Higher Close and Fell and Outside now stinted with 3 beasts to secure £100.
R848 30-May 1752 Assignment from Richard Procter of Bordley, yeoman. to Ellis Cunliffe of Liverpool, eldest Son of Foster Cunliffe of Liverpool, Esq., of a parcel of land with a barn in Scarth Close and 3 oxgangs in pastures in Scosthrop for the remainder of a mortgage term in trust for Foster Cunliffe.
R947 10-Jun 1524 Will of Geoffrey Proctor (transcript and notes)
R974   1619 Photocopy Court roll, Great Close, Malham Moor.
R975a   1757 John Hurtley of Malham to William Hartley.
R975b   1770 Ann Stanin of Malham Moor to William Greenwood.
R975c   1772 William Baldwin of Malham East to John Heaton.
R976 19-Oct 1814 Account of Malham rents.
R978   1866 Indenture. Walter Morrison MP and Samuel and Thomas Clapham, Grizedale Pasture, Malham.
R985 2 Apr 15 Charles II 1663 Printed copy (latin) of Grant by Letters Patent of the forfeited estates of John Lambert Esq.

(NB. Documents in red were withdrawn by Arthur Raistrick and are believed to be at Ironbridge Gorge Museum, which has a number of Airton documents in their catalogue.)

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