Manuscripts of Thomas Beckwith

Scope and Content

Heraldic and genealogical manuscripts relating to noble and gentry families of England and Yorkshire, compiled by Thomas Beckwith, mainly comprising family trees.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Beckwith of York (d 1786) was a painter and antiquary.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The manuscripts were bought by the Library in 1993.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection is available online at

Geographical Names