fonds BED - Bedford Deeds

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Bedford Deeds


  • 1393-1691 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.02 cubic metres

1 box

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Name of creator

(fl 1971)

Biographical history

Archival history

This small collection of medieval deeds relating mostly to York, Alne and Penistone was presented to the Institute by Mrs O. M. Bedford in 1971. They had been puchased by her late husband from Godfrey's Bookshop in York; from the ms notes attached to the three medieval deeds it is apparent that these three, at least, were once in the possession of the late Canon J. S. Purvis.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was gifted to the Borthwick Institute by Mrs Bedford in 1971.

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Scope and content

Grant of the manor of Heck in the parish of Snaith, 1393; lease of a tenement and house in York, 1400; lease of a messuage and land in Bilborough, 1529/30; notification of sale of land by Bailiff of Jersey, 1646; bargain and sale of land at Alne, 1622; confirmation of sale of lands in Alne, 1629; copy of the court roll of the Manor of Alne with Tollerton, 1677; receipts for messuages, lands and tenements in Penistone, 1496/7-1505; quitclaim of messuage in Carlcootes and fulling mill at Thurlstone, 1599/1600; bond concerning land in Carlecotes, 1629/30; final concord concerning messuages, barns, gardens and lands in Wakefield, Penistone and Thurlstone, 1663; bargain and sale of chambers in York, 1634; conveyance of messuage and appurtenances in York, 1691; final concord for tithes in Hampreston, Dorset, 1604; account of Ann Wilkinson, administratrix of Edmund Wilkinson of Butterthwaite, 1636; bargain and sale of messuage and appurtenances in North Driffield; bargain and sale of messuage house in Kirby Wiske, 1688.


Further accruals are not expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Language of material

  • English
  • Latin

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Finding aids

A typescript finding aid, to item level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by S. A. Shearn, 22.04.15.




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