Focus on Knaresborough: Estate and private collections

By Gwyneth Endersby, Record Assistant The estate and private records we hold for Knaresborough are broad ranging in both subject matter and date; yet it’s also fair to say that, in terms of physical extent, the majority of these deposits are comparatively small against those we hold for other places in North Yorkshire. Most possess… Read More Focus on Knaresborough: Estate and private collections

Focus on Richmond: Maps and Plans

By Linda Turnbull, Archivist The County Record Office holds thousands of historic maps and plans covering the whole of North Yorkshire and dating from the 16th-20th centuries. These holdings include substantial collections of parish tithe maps, enclosure maps and historic Ordnance Survey maps. Maps can also be found in estate archives, local authority archives, parish… Read More Focus on Richmond: Maps and Plans

Focus on Knaresborough

The Knaresborough Militia books by Gwyneth Endersby, Record Assistant Within the township records of the Knaresborough District Council collection are the Constables’ records (1766-1820). These are principally accounts of expenditure, and include two account books relating to the town’s militia. Dated 1807-1811 and 1810-1813 respectively, they record payments to substitute and balloted men and to… Read More Focus on Knaresborough

The Papers of William Charles Copperthwaite of Malton – Part 4

By Gail Falkingham, Record Assistant This final post on the Copperthwaite papers features material relating to the medieval and later history of the town of Malton. Within the collection, there are a number of notebooks and other papers filled with hand-written notes and newspaper cuttings on a variety of subjects. These include St Mary’s Priory… Read More The Papers of William Charles Copperthwaite of Malton – Part 4

The Papers of William Charles Copperthwaite of Malton – Part 3

By Gail Falkingham, Record Assistant Part 1 of this blog contained an overview of the Copperthwaite papers, with Part 2 looking at the notebook and plans kept by Copperthwaite and the archaeological information on the Prehistoric finds. This post will focus on the Roman discoveries within the collection, selecting examples from the contents of the… Read More The Papers of William Charles Copperthwaite of Malton – Part 3

The Papers of William Charles Copperthwaite of Malton – Part 2

By Gail Falkingham, Record Assistant Part 1 of this blog contained an overview of the Copperthwaite papers, which includes material compiled by Captain Copperthwaite and others. In this second blog, I will focus on the archaeological information relating to Prehistoric finds within the collection, selecting examples from the contents of the notebook and plans. The… Read More The Papers of William Charles Copperthwaite of Malton – Part 2

The Papers of William Charles Copperthwaite of Malton – Part 1

By Gail Falkingham, Record Assistant The Copperthwaite Papers Whilst researching our collections to write a forthcoming blog about the archive material for Malton held by the County Record Office, I found a reference in our collections database to the Copperthwaite papers [Ref: ZUN]. The record entry states “Notes relating to the history of Malton from… Read More The Papers of William Charles Copperthwaite of Malton – Part 1

Focus on Knaresborough – Part 1

By Gwyneth Endersby, Record Assistant The Township records of Knaresborough District Council With the re-organisation of county boundaries in 1974, Knaresborough became part of North Yorkshire having lain formerly in the West Riding. As a result, certain records pertaining to the town were transferred from the archives of West Yorkshire to the North Yorkshire County… Read More Focus on Knaresborough – Part 1

Focus on Richmond records – Part 2

By Linda Turnbull, Archivist Parish Records (PR/RM) Parish registers The most well-known ecclesiastical records are probably the registers of the parish church, in which were recorded baptisms, marriages and burials. Our collections include some 50 registers of baptisms, marriages and burials conducted at Richmond parish church from 1556 to 2002 (baptisms), 2017 (marriages) and 2010… Read More Focus on Richmond records – Part 2