Catalogue description Lister Kaye Collection

This record is held by Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society

Details of MD234
Reference: MD234
Title: Lister Kaye Collection

Manorial court rolls MD234/1 - 2.


Rentals of Sir John Lister Kaye MD234/3 - 16.


Settlements, deeds etc. relating to the descent of the manors of Thornton and Middop MD234/17 - 65.


Deeds and papers relating to Thornton.


And area.


Bowland MD234/66 - 67.


Earby MD234/68 - 93.


HAGUE MD234/94 - 93.


Harden p. Thornton MD234/95A.


Kelbrook MD234/96 - 106.


Middop and Rimington MD234/107 - 130.


Nappa MD234/131 - 132.


Swinden MD234/133 - 193.


Thornton MD234/194 - 238.


Deeds and papers relating to various Yorkshire places.


Almondbury MD234/239 - 246.


Arncliffe MD234/247.


Bland MD234/248.


Bolton p. Calverley MD234/249.


Dalton p.Kirkheaton MD234/251 - 263.


Darfield MD234/264 - 265.


Denby grange MD234/266 - 268.


Gargrave MD234/269.


Halifax MD234/270 - 275.


Hepworth MD234/277.


Hartlington MD234/278 - 279.


Kirkby Malhamdale MD234/280.


Lindley p.Huddersfield MD234/281.


Liversedge MD234/282.


Rowley t.Lepton MD234/283 - 284.


Saddleworth MD234/285.


Thorngumbald MD234/286 - 288.


Wakefield to Austerlands turnpike MD234/289 - 301.


Warmfield MD234/302.


Wortley MD234/303.


Royal Liveries and pardons of William and Lawrence Lister MD234/304 - 308.


Award of the Holy Cross and Sepulchre of St. George to William Lister MD234/309 - 310.


Wills and Related papers MD234/311 - 317.


Correspondence, bills ETC. MD234/318 - 327.


Miscellaneous and unidentified MD234/328 - 339.

Date: 14th century - 19th century
Held by: Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Lister family of Middop and Thornton in Craven, Yorkshire

Physical description: 340 Files
Access conditions:


Publication note:

H L Lister Denny, Memorials of an Ancient House: A History of the Family of Lister or Lyster, 1913


T D Whitaker, The History and Antiquities of Craven in the West Riding of the County of York, 2nd ed., 1812


Edward Hailstone, ed., Portraits of Yorkshire Worthies Selected from the National Exhibition of Works of Art at Leeds 1868, Vol.II, 1869

  • Lister-Kaye family, baronets, of Denby Grange, Yorkshire
  • Kaye, Lister-, family, baronets, of Denby Grange, YorkshireThornton in Craven, West Riding of Yorkshire
Administrative / biographical background:

In the early 14th century. Isabel de Bolton, daughter and co-heiress of John de Bolton, of Bolton and Middop, bowbearer of the forest of Bowland in the duchy of Lancaster, married John Lister, whose family thus acquired Middop, Rimington, Gisburn and Clitheroe.


The Listers of Middop and Thornton in Craven were a branch of the family of Lister, later Lords Kibblesdale (see MD234/335 Bradfer-Lawrence collection).


William Lister bought the manor of Thornton, including lands in Earby, Kelbrook and Hague, in 1556 from Henry earl of Rutland and John Manners.


Formerly these manors had passed through the families of Percy, Kyme, Muncey, Roos and Pilkington.


Thornton manor house was destroyed during the civil war and never rebuilt, although in 1646 Sir William Lister received compensation of £1500 for damage to his estate and the loss of his son Colonel William Lister who was killed fighting for the parliamentarians in 1642. Sir William fought at Marston Moor in 1644 and in 1645 was member of parliament for the West Riding and the city of York.


William, son of Colonel William Lister, married Martha, daughter of Stephen Bright of Carbrook and died without issue. The estate went next to William's brother Christopher, whose son, another Christopher, also died childless and devised his estate to Thomas, second son of his aunt Anne (Lister), wife of Sir John Kaye of Woodsome, on condition that he changed his name to Lister. This Sir Thomas Kaye (Lister) also died childless, devising the estate to his elder brother Sir Arthur Kaye and his male heirs, who in 1806 took the name Lister Kaye.

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