Catalogue description Dr John Sykes of Doncaster papers

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Reference: DZ/SYKES
Title: Dr John Sykes of Doncaster papers

John Sykes MD FSA (1817-1901) was a Doncaster physician and genealogist who accumulated a substantial collection of genealogical notes on his own family name. Sykes' papers also include research undertaken by other genealogists. The entire collection was indexed by surname by F L Smith. 151 volumes and bundles containing predominantly extracts from parish registers, wills, manorial court rolls and printed works relating to families with the surname of Sykes and families related to them, mostly in Yorkshire, and correspondence with other genealogists. Includes a volume of original and copy letters (not genealogical) 1710-1866, including eight relating to Godfrey Higgins of Skellow (volume 13) and a memorandum book of (Sir) Isaac Morley of Doncaster 1825-1833, and index of surnames to the Yorkshire poll book of 1741 by William Paver, with a photograph of Paver 1856 (volume 59) and extracts from court rolls by Alfred Scott Gatty (volumes 50-52). Genealogical papers of T Ince of the office of the West Riding clerk of the peace, Wakefield, mostly relating to Derbyshire families (10 volumes)

Date: 18th century - 20th century
Held by: Doncaster Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Sykes, John, 1817-1901, and genealogist, of Doncaster, doctor of philosophy

Physical description: 24 boxes
Access conditions:

Unless otherwise stated, everything over 30 years old is available for inspection

  • Smith, F Leslie, 1906-1999, historian, of Doncaster
  • Higgins, Godfrey, fl 1778-1843, antiquarian and orientalist, of Skellow
  • Morley, Sir Isaac, fl 1825-1833, of Doncaster
  • Paver, William, 1802-871, genealogist
  • Gatty, Alfred Scott, fl 19th century, genealogist
  • Ince, T, fl 18th century - 20th century, genealogist, of Wakefield
  • Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire

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