Records of Thornton le-Clay Preparative Meeting of the Society of Friends

Scope and Content

Minutes of Preparative Meeting, 1761-1785, 1827-1860 (2 vols.) [B 10.1-10.2]; Burial notes, 1827-1858 (1 vol.) [L 11]; Ordnance Survey map of Thornton-le-Clay, 1911 [III 9.5/14]

Administrative / Biographical History

Barton Meeting was first recorded in 1669, as part of Malton Monthly Meeting. It took in a group of villages to the south west of Malton, including Crambe, Bulmer, Sheriff Hutton, Strensall and Thornton-le-Clay, as well as Barton. Its members included Christopher Halliday, Thomas Agar, Ralph Green, John Hicks, Christopher Hardisty, Michael Nicholson, John Pickering and Thomas Scott. Goods worth 21 pounds were taken from John Hicks in 1670/1 for hosting a meeting at his house in Sheriff Hutton. Meeting places were registered in the parish in 1689 and 1700 (the home of John Priestman). A Meeting House was built on the north side of King Street, Thornton-le-Clay in 1702, and the Meeting subsequently renamed. In 1788 it became part of the newly formed Pickering Monthly Meeting, and in 1827 was transferred to York Monthly Meeting. It was closed in 1861.


The records are numbered and arranged according to the system used when they were in Clifford Street Meeting House

Access Information

The conditions of deposit include a clause requiring written prior permission from a Friend Custodian for access to consult current legal documents and any material less than fifty years old

Acquisition Information

The collection of archives of the Society of Friends formerly held at the Friends Meeting House in Clifford Street, York


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 75, Inventory of the records of Yorkshire General Meeting and York and Thirsk Monthly Meetings of the Society of Friends formerly preserved at the Friends' Meeting House, Clifford Street, York (1986)

Alternative Form Available

There is an additional microfilm copy of B 10.1

Conditions Governing Use

As with access, the photocopying of current legal documents and any material less than fifty years old requires the permission of a Friend Custodian

Related Material

Related material in Leeds University Library: Records of York Monthly Meeting. Related material in other repositories: Records of Malton and Pickering Monthly Meetings, Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull

Additional Information

The records are deposited and remain the property of the Society of Friends