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The Tenants of Richard Darley, Lord of the Manor of Bishop Wilton 1765.

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BISHOP WILTON:

The Tenants of Richard Darley, Lord of the Manor of Bishop Wilton 1765.


In 1765 Richard Darley was the lord of the Manor in Bishop Wilton with part ownership by Edward Norton (only son and heir of William Norton of Knaresborough, surviving son of William Norton of Sawley and later of Scriven with Tentergate, esqs. dec'd.) and sold the estate in 1768 to Matthew Smith of Reighton who in turn sold the whole estate to Christopher Sykes of Sledmere in 1786. A Survey, Valuation and Rentals of estates of Richard Darley and Edward Norton at Bishop Wilton took place in 1765, prior to the sale.

The following is a list of Tenants on the estate in 1765.

  • Richard DARLEY living in the Hall
  • William WALGATE
  • Robert SMITH
  • James EASTON
  • John TODD
  • William BARKER
  • William SANDERSON
  • Ann ROGERSON
  • Nicholas RICHARDSON
  • George RICHARDSON (elder)
  • Thomas STILBORN (elder)
  • Widow LEADBEATER
  • Francis WALKER
  • Thomas PIPES
  • John QUARTON
  • John STUBINGS
  • Samuel CORNWELL
  • William FLINT
  • Samuel HARRISON (elder)
  • Thomas STILBORN (younger)
  • William MYERS
  • William MEDD
  • John HOLMS
  • John RICHARDSON
  • Roger SKELTON
  • William WHIPP
  • John PUCKERING
  • George RICHARDSON (younger)
  • Thomas SANDERSON
  • Charles SMEATHMAN
  • Thomas ASQUITH

Transcribed from:
DDSY/4/47: A Survey, Valuation and Rentals of estates
of Richard Darley and Edward Norton at Bishop Wilton.
By kind permission of The Brynmor Jones Library, The University of Hull.
Transcribed by Andrew Sefton ©2002

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