Photocopies of Papers relating to 13th Century Holderness and Hull

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers include Photocopies of accounts compiled by Remigius de Pocklington, 1261-1263, and Richard de Halstead, 1266-1267, whilst serving as Sheriff of Holderness; Photocopies of accounts compiled by persons serving as reeve of various manors within the administrative area of 13th century Holderness [references to Burstwick, Preston, Paull Fleet, Paull Ferry, Little Humber, Kilnsea, Withernsea, Ravenser Odd, Keyingham, Skeffling, Lelley Dikes, Pocklington, Lamwath, Coney Warren, Burton Pidsea, Cleeton, Easington, Skipsea]; Publicity file relating to Hull Citadel compiled in 1989.

Note: Originals held at The National Archives, Kew, part of the S6 and S11 records series. See individual record entries for TNA reference numbers. Photocopies were collated by Barbara English in the 1970s.

Administrative / Biographical History

The offices of Sheriff and Reeve in the 13th century had an administrative function relating largely to the oversight of manors and estates within a given geographical location. Those in office were required to keep accounts relating to estate values, crops, produce, livestock, etc. Holderness was an administrative division in the East Riding of Yorkshire overseen by a Sheriff and with numerous reeves acting for smaller divisions of the larger administrative division.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated by Barbara English and compiled by her during the course of her research into medieval Holderness and Hull on 8 Jun 1977 [U DX129/1-7] and Mar 1990 [U DX129/8]

Location of Originals

The National Archives