Akroyd, William, d.1518, rector of Long Marston

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Akroyd, William, d.1518, rector of Long Marston

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fl 1463-1518


William Akroyd, or Aikerode, was the son of Richard Akroyd of Hebden Bridge. He was ordained deacon in 1463 and priest in 1464, both at York. In 1477 he was appointed rector of Long Marston, a post he held until his death in 1518.

By his will, Akroyd left lands in Batley to fund a boy either of his own kin, or from Long Marston or Hutton, to attend the universities of Oxford or Cambridge. These scholarships became known as Akroyd Exhibitions.

Today the scholarships are administered by The William Akroyd Trust.


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Church of England, Long Marston, All Saints, parish (fl 12th century-)

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Church of England, Long Marston, All Saints, parish is the associate of Akroyd, William, d.1518, rector of Long Marston

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c 1518

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GB 193

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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The Surtees Society, 'Testamenta Eboracensia. A Selection of Wills from the Registry at York,' Volume V (Edinburgh, 1884)

Archiepiscopal Register of Laurence Booth, Archbishop of York, 1452-1464

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Created by Sally-Anne Shearn, June 2015.
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