This small collection of papers relates to the trust set up by Jane Tate ne Ion for her daughter Edith Iona Tate in 1864. The papers were received by the Brynmor Jones Library in 1952 from the National Register of Archives and largely relate to family property in Hemingborough and Ottringham in the East Riding of Yorkshire and Ouseby in Cumberland.
The estate papers have been catalogued into the following sections: Hemingborough (1743-1938) comprising five original bundles which include papers of the Addison, Fligg and Ion families, a pedigree of the Blackburn family 1721-1843, the marriage settlement of Jane Ion and Charles Grey Tate (1863) and the wills of Nathaniel Fligg (circa 1780), John Bromitt (1797), John Blackburn (1825), John Ion (1859), John Collins Ion (1862) and Jane Tate (1863); Holme upon Spalding Moor (1833-1844) being receipts for Market Weighton drainage rates paid by John Collins and Mary Holmes; Ottringham (1807-1851) comprising papers about drainage including some correspondence of John Collins and receipts for property and income tax paid by William Jackson; Ouseby, Cumberland (1778-1862) including an abstract of the title of George Ion 1729-1812 and the wills of John Workman (1800) and Hannah Grisdale (1802).
A section for papers specifically relating to the financial arrangements of the Tate trust (1864-1894) contains accounts, investment details and correspondence as well as Edith Iona Tate's bank book with the Selby branch of the York City and County Bank 1885-1894 and the burial certificate of her uncle, John Ashton 1888. A miscellaneous section (1834-1892) includes a few lawyers' accounts, an account of the personal estate of Jane Tate in 1864 and an undated list of silver.