fonds WARE - Ware Deposit

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Ware Deposit


  • 1610-1935 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.9 cubic metres

45 boxes and 1 wrapped item

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Name of creator


Administrative history

Ware & Peters originated in 1845 when York solicitor John Brook admitted his godson Henry John Ware as partner in his legal firm situated in New Street. The firm continued under the name Ware & Peters until 2000 when it merged with York law firm Newbald & Kay to form Ware & Kay.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute by Ware & Co in 1973. An addition was made to the archive in 1995 when a further group of Ware & Co records relating to the manors of Hemingbrough and Stillington with Nawton and Wombleton, was transferred to the Institute from York City Archives.

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Scope and content

Records relating to the manor of Hemingbrough, including list of pains (customary laws or byelaws), 1785, 1839; precepts to hold courts, 1846, 1865; court rolls, 1653-1745, 1816-1935; call rolls, 1674-1700, 1713-1736, 1780-1791, 1803-1811; surrenders and admissions with presentments and related court papers, 1663-1897; jury lists, 1674-1812; appointment of stewards, 1900, 1931; appointment of trustees, 1929; rentals, 1666-1689, 1699, 1702-1740; list of rents due, 1780-1791, 1805-1816, 1835; list of rents received, 1780; warrants for seizure, 1746-1747; precept to seize lands, 1827; court papers for special court to record admissions under the enclosure award, with inquisitions, 1845; extract from enclosure award concerning copyhold allotments 1845; correspondence, 1872-1882, 1892-1896; deeds relating to Hemingbrough, Woodhall and other lands, 1610-1686.

Records relating to the manor of Stillington with Nawton and Wombleton, including pains book, 1732-1925; survey of customs of manor with rental, 1659; court rolls 1645-1809; call rolls, 1789-1810; surrenders and admittances 1795-1912; surrenders and inquisitions with presentments and related court papers,1797-1818, 1820-1892; admissions out of court, 1843-1894, 1905-1910; account of fines, 1782-1783; appointments of stewards 1898, 1915; correspondence, with miscellaneous court papers, 1775-1926; correspondence relating to the enfranchisement of land in the manors of Hemingbrough and Stillington with Nawton and Wombleton, 1882-1883; deed of release of the winter stray of the demesne lands of Stillington with c.60 signatures/marks, 1753; act of enclosing the common field of Stillington, 1766; extracts from the Kirkdale and Helmsley enclosure awards as to lands awarded to be held copyhold of the manor of Stillington, 1816; papers relating to the prebendal estate of Stillington, and the Croft family (to whom it was leased), 18th-19th century; title deeds relating to lands in Stillington held by Miss Sarah Bell, including surrender, 1739, admittances and probate papers of Miss Mary Bell, 1828-9, and abstract of title, 1830.


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.

Language of material

  • English
  • Latin

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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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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, 11.05.15.




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