fonds GDC - Gray, Dodsworth and Cobb Deeds

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Gray, Dodsworth and Cobb Deeds


  • 1711-1938 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.04 cubic metres

2 boxes

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Administrative history

Gray, Dodsworth & Cobb was an amalgamation of the York legal firms of Gray and Dodsworth and W. H. Cobb & Sons. It began operating under the name of Gray, Dodsworth & Cobb in 1943.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute by the firm of Gray, Dodsworth & Cobb in 1966.

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Scope and content

Deeds relating to ecclesiastical property in York, 1843, Heworth, 1833, 1868, Apesforth, Nottinghamshire, 1823, and Nether Wallop, Hampshire, 1834, 1839; documents concerning various churches in the diocese of York, including papers relating to the Feoffees of St Saviour's parish, York, 1711-1894, and terriers of Full Sutton, 1825, St Crux, 18th century, and St Olave and St Giles, 1865; survey of tithes of vicar of Grinton n.d; the letter book of E.R. Walker concerning repairs and alterations to Lockton church, visits of inspection, and granting of faculties, 1937-1938; papers relating to the careers of individual clergymen in the diocese of York, viz. Revd John Overton, 1790-1814, Revd James Dallin, 1800-1823, Revd John Overton the younger, 1820, Revd William Overton, 1827, and Revd William Hey, 1881; copy and abstracts of court rolls and surrenders relating to properties held of the manors of Dunnington and Heslington, 1767-1829; records of the manor of Keesberry Hall (Cawood), including court rolls, 1789-1873, 1876-1936, rentals, 1793-1796, and a survey and valuation of Mrs Brown's estate at Cawood, 1810.


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 subject to the access restrictions outlined above. 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.

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  • English

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Finding aids

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

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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, 28.04.15.




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