file MD/112 - 'The Book of Remarks of William Storr of Scalm Park 1678-1731' with 19th century additions

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'The Book of Remarks of William Storr of Scalm Park 1678-1731' with 19th century additions


  • 1678-[19th century] (Creation)

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1 volume

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The volume was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in December 1983.

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A commonplace book containing the customs of the manor of Wistow 1711; rents due to the archbishop 1710-1711; list of landowners with a valuation of their lands 1712; account of receipts (mostly for sale of animals) at Beckingham 1823-1824; valuation of fixtures at Beckingham Park 1823; note on roads and paths in Cawood and Wistow early 18th century; mathematical notes and tables early 18th century; miscellaneous notes on weather, natural phenomena, famous men, foreign lands etc., early 18th century; remedies for various human illnesses early 18th century; acreage in the woods early 18th century; remedies for animals early 18th century; notes on the family and on their farming activities, early 18th century.


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  • English

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Extracts from Mr Storr's book have been printed in the Yorkshire Archaeological Journal vol. VII (1881-2), pp.44-62

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