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West Riding of Yorkshire Quarter Sessions

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Date: 1595-1971
  • Yorkshire, West Riding
Functions, occupations and activities: Government (local) > Quarter sessions
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C47816 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O42052 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1688-1744: misc papers incl warrants and accounts of treasurer, John Dodgson
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 7398 Meynell-Ingram
1689-90: notes of court decisions
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield
See West Yorkshire Archive Service Annual Report 1996
1686-1719: Robert Ferrand JP volume contains copy documents relating to Poor Law and to rates and assessments in Wapentakes of Skyrack, Staincliffe and Morley 1686-1719; abstract of returns of charitable donations, Bingley 1786; copy documents relating to the Free School of Bingley, 1638-1692; copy letters relating to militia and impressing of seamen 1694-1695
York Minster Archives
1717-18: accounts of treasurer of West Riding, John Smith
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield
See Accessions to Repositories, 1976
1770-71: accounts of small payments and gratuities to clerk of the peace, William Crowle
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 4883
1810-18: accounts of the quarter sessions, Mathew Wilson IV
Leeds University Library, Special Collections
NRA 21696
1818-1819: county treasurers accounts
Derbyshire Record Office
NRA 4879 FitzHerbert
1819-20: accounts of disbursements of general sessions by the treasurer William Lee
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 19412 Leeds AD misc
1828: case papers for Wetherby
Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society
See Guide 1985
1595-1676: papers of Sir Godfrey Copley, JP for the West Riding, rate assessments, lame soldiers' pensions
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 20424 Sprotborough
1834-49: sessions reports
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 1083 Wentworth Woodhouse
1648-1709: estreat warrants from sessions mainly for rates for bridge repair in wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill
Nottinghamshire Archives
NRA 20442 Foljambe
1830-53: conviction book of Joseph Wilcock
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford
See Annual Return 1993
c1656-59: West Riding Quarter Sessions book collated by Jo Pickering, Justice of the Peace
Thoresby Society
1637-1971: records incl sessions rolls, order books, indictment books
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield
See Former reference A000006