This record is held by Yorkshire Archaeological Society

Reference: MD239

Most of the documents refer to Middleton-on-the-Wolds, Londesborough, Market Weighton and places nearby, in East Riding. Many of the C17 deeds involve the families of Elwald and Witty of Middleton and the 1st Earl of Burlington.

Date: 1281 - 1795
Held by: Yorkshire Archaeological Society, not available at The National Archives

Empthorpe 1 - 22 1649-1674


Easthorpe 23 - 35 1281-1715


Easthorpe including Londesborough 36 - 43 1551-1652


Goodmanham 44 - 66 1663-1777


Middleton-on-the-Wolds including Kiplingcotes, Londesborough & Lund 67 - 170 1370-1775


Market Weighton including Shipton 171 - 183 1352-1682


Bielby 184 - 186 1595-1678


Several Manors on the same deed 187 - 218 1389-1680


Miscellaneous 219 - 234 1281-1795

Language: English
Extent: 5 standard archive boxes = 0.1 cubic metres
Custodial history:

A collection of about 350 documents which came into the ownership of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society in 1946. Provenance unknown, but the Accession Book mentions George Hudson 'the Railway King' as a probable previous owner.


They may previously have been muniments of the Londesborough estate, which belonged to the following families:


Up to 1389 Fitzherbert family


1389 - 1469 Broomfleet family


1469 - 1643 Clifford family


1643 - 1753 Boyle family, Earls of Burlington


1845 Bought by George Hudson to deny it to the Manchester & Leeds Rly. Co.


1850 Bought by Lord Albert Dennison


1923 Bought by Mr. & Mrs. Lupton Booth


2nd World War Hall occupied by the British Army.


1947 Bought by Dr. & Mrs. Ashwin


(Ref: Neave D. Londesborough (Londesborough Silver Jubilee Committee 1977)


Gazetteer of some places named in the documents


Modern name Grid Ref. Names in documents


Ayton SE 9884 Aton


Bielby SE 7843


Broomfleet SE 8827 Bromflet Brounflete


Cleaving Grange SE 8545 Clevingcloses Clevingfields


Easthorpe SE 8845 Estorp Esthorpe Hestorp Estrope


Enthorpe House SE 916463 Emthorpe Empthorpe Emthropp


Everingham SE 8042


Goodmanham SE 8843 Guthmundham Goodmadham


Kiplingcotes Farm SE 9345 Kyblyncotes Kyplyncottes Ciplingcoates


Little Smeaton NZ 3403 Little Smeaton, Birkby parish.


Londesborough SE 8645 Lonesbrughe Lowndesburghe Launesburgh


Lund SE 9748 Lund upon the woulds


Market Weighton SE 8741 Wyghton Wighton (underwould)


Middleton-on-the-Wolds SE9449 Midleton (super le Wold)


North Cave SE 8932


North Dalton SE 9352


Shiptonthorpe? SE 8543 Shipton Shupton


South Dalton SE 9645


Towthorpe SE 8643 Touthorp


(deserted village)


Warter SE 8650 Priory of Warter


Watton TA 5001 Priory of Watton


Weaverthorpe SE 9670 Wyverthorp Wyrethorp


Wilberfoss SE 7350 Priory of Wylberfose

Publication Notes:
  • Some of the early deeds have been calendared in Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series Vol.CXI (1946) - Yorkshire Deeds IX; references to this volume are given below as 'YD9 No. 140' etc.

  • Elwald family of Middleton on the Wolds, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Witty family of Middleton on the Wolds, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Londesborough, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Middleton on the Wolds, East Riding of Yorkshire
Creator Names:
  • Hudson, George, 1800-1871, called the Railway King

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