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1871 WALKS ABOUT WAKEFIELD

The author walked around the district of Wakefield, roughly encompassing an area of a sixteen mile radius from the town, noting many interesting histories and biographies which came to his knowledge on the way. Extracts from various Parish Registers, Churchwardens' accounts, pedigrees, tales of murder and intrigue……....

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A MONTH IN YORKSHIRE

The author, Walter White, explored the whole of Yorkshire, taking note of all he saw and conversations with some of the people he met along the way. Descriptions of the facilities provided for travellers and the practices of the licensed victuallers, details of manufacture and the working people, interspersed with historical notes. From remote hills and vales to the woollen mills and ironstone min...

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ANNALS OF LEEDS and Surrounding District

Interesting events that have occurred in this area, in chronological order, collected from the works of numerous authors, newspapers, &c....

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BRIDLINGTON CHARTERS, COURT ROLLS AND PAPERS 16th - 19th CENTURY

A selection of Documents illustrating the history of Bridlington....

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BYGONE YORKSHIRE by William Andrews. Written in 1892.

A charming collection of stories from various people and places all over Yorkshire....

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CASTLEFORD AND DISTRICT IN THE OLDEN TIME by Lorenzo Padgett.

Printed in 1904. With illustrations. Includes Pontefract, Fryston, Ledsham, Ledstone, Kippax, Methley, Featherstone, Brotherton, and Ferrybridge....

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CASTLES & ABBEYS OF YORKSHIRE

A history and description of over forty of the most interesting ruins, most of which were visited by the author, during the two years previous to his writing this work in 1855. Includes: Barden Tower, Bolton Priory, Bolton Castle, Bowes Castle, Bridlington Priory, Byland Abbey, Cawood Castle, Conisborough Castle, Coverham Abbey, Craike Castle, Easby Abbey, Eggleston Abbey, Fountains Abbey, Guisbor...

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COSTUME OF YORKSHIRE - 1814

A book of splendid illustrations of the working men and women of Yorkshire in 1813 - 1814. The Author and Artist, George Walker, describes in his introduction - "most of the humble individuals here depicted in their simple and sometimes squalid garb" Many of the 41 hand-coloured aquatint engravings have become very famous in recent times, held to be accurate representations of the working people o...

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CRIMINAL CHRONOLOGY OF YORK CASTLE

A register of the Criminals capitally convicted and executed at the County Assizes. Commencing March 1st 1379, to the present time (1867). This book was written by William Knipe, Antiquarian, of Clementhorpe, York, in 1867. "Carefully compiled from Prison documents, ancient papers, and other authentic sources."...

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DARRINGTON.

Memorials of a Yorkshire Parish, by J.S. Fletcher...

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DUCATUS LEODIENSIS - "The Topography of the Town & Parish of Leedes & parts adjacent"

A fascinating book, originally by Ralph Thoresby, (1714). This is the second edition, with copious additions and notes by Dr T.D. Whitaker (1816). The CD Rom version has been produced by Colin Hinson from the original book belonging to yorkshireancestors.com's Family History Library. (It is also available from Colin). The book is in three parts; the first dealing with the people of Leeds and the s...

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EASINGWOLD: HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES - Vallis Eboracensis

Vallis Eboracensis (The Vale of York). The History and Antiquities of Easingwold, by Thomas Gill. First published 1852. A topographic view of Easingwold and neighbourhood. An area rich in monuments of antiquity, abbeys, priories, castles and encampments; the author has included a brief history of each place in this part of the Vale of York, formerly known as the Forest of Galtres. Includes Crayke,...

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FLAMBOROUGH VILLAGE AND HEADLAND - by various writers.

Edited by Robert Fisher, M.A., Vicar of Sewerby Published in 1894, a collection of histories from various writers, including 'How Flamborough was Peopled,' 'The Church and Churchyard,' 'The Registers, Epitaphs, etc.,' 'The Lighthouse and Coastguard Station,' 'The Dialect of Flamborough,' 'Some Ancient Families of Flamborough,' 'The Birds of Flamborough Head' and many more....

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FORTY YEARS IN A MOORLAND PARISH

Reminiscences and Researches in Danby in Cleveland. Written in 1891 by Rev. J.C. Atkinson, D.C.L., Incumbent of the Parish of Danby and Hon. Canon of York Minster. Includes maps of the area. The book on this CD is machine searchable...

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HIGHWAYS & BYWAYS OF YORKSHIRE

First published in 1899. By Arthur H. Norway, with illustrations by Joseph Pennell and Hugh Thomson. Most travellers through Yorkshire see it from the road. Here we travel into Yorkshire by the Great North Road and wander through the 19th century villages of three Ridings. The book on this CD is machine searchable....

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HISTORIA RIEVALLENSIS ~ THE HISTORY OF RYEDALE, 1824

This history of Kirkby Moorside and district, written by the Rev. W. Eastmead in 1824, featuring many family and local historical details from the following places: Ampleforth, Ampleforth College, Bilsdale, Brompton, Byland Abbey, Castle Howard, Cawton, Colton, Coxwold, Craike, Duncombe Park, East & West Ayton, East Ness, East Newton, Ebberstone, Edstone, Fryton, Ganton, Gilling, Godeland (Goathla...

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HISTORIC TOWNS - YORK

By James Raine, M.A., D.C.L. Chancellor and Canon Residentiary of York, and Secretary of the Surtees Society. York, in all periods of its existence, has played a very important part in the history of England. This book contains a General History, Church History, Education and Charities, with an index of Names and Places....

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HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF BRIDLINGTON, by J. Thompson, 1821

Fascinating and factual. First published in 1821, this beautiful leather-bound book ‘illustrates the peculiarities of the ancient town of Bridlington.’ The book on this CD is machine searchable....

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HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF SELBY

The History and Antiquities of Selby, in the West Riding of the County of York. "Containing its ancient and present state Ecclesiastical and Civil, collected from various public records and other authentic evidences, with notices of the neighbouring parish of Brayton and the townships of Thorpe Willoughby, Burn, Barlow, Hambleton and Gateforth" By W. Wilberforce Morrell, 1862. The book on this CD ...

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HISTORY OF CAWTHORNE, by Charles T. Pratt, 1882.

A comprehensive history of the Church and the village...

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HISTORY OF KNARESBOROUGH and Surrounding District

Written in 1798, a very fine history...

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MEDIAEVAL YORKSHIRE by Edward Lamplough, published in 1884.

Invasions, battles, revolts, conspiracies and military achievements, recorded in the Annals of Yorkshire....

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NUNBURNHOLME ITS HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES, by the Rev M.C.F. Morris, B.C.L., M.A.,

Rector of Nunburnholme and author of ‘Yorkshire Folk Talk’...

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OUR OLD NOBILITY

Written C.1906, this book gives a historical account of some of the most noble families in England, including: Fitzroy, Bentinck, North, Russell, Churchill, Howard, Coke, Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Cecil, Fane, Pelham-Clinton, Digby, Manners, Herbert, Sackville-West, Scott, Paget, Fitzwilliam, Bathurst, Osborne, Manners-Sutton, Parker, Stanhope, Montagu, Lennox, Nevill, Cavendish, Seymour, Vane-Tem...

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PICKERING ~ THE EVOLUTION OF AN ENGLISH TOWN

The story of the ancient town of Pickering, North Yorkshire, from pre-historic times up to 1905....

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