Diary and account book, compiled by Heneage Dering

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      GB 206 Ripon Cathedral MS 44
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      1 vol. (180 ff.) Modern pencil foliation. Ff.121-5, 127-8, 131-171 are blank. 18th-century leather binding, rubbed. Written throughout (except for a few entries made after his death) in the hand of Heneage Dering

Scope and Content

Diary of events and activities connected with the church of Ripon from 1712 to 1750. The greater part of the volume is taken up with accounts: domestic expenses, payments and receipts in connection with the repair and maintenance of the Collegiate Church, the Deanery, the "House of Correction", and the Grammar School; pew rents; payments to bell-ringers; rents of property belonging to the church; moneys disbursed in connection with Magdalen's Hospital (of which the Dean was Master), and notes of any changes among the inmates of the Hospital; burial fees, etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

Heneage Dering was Dean of Ripon from 10 March 1710/11 to 8 April 1750

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In English


A few extracts from this account book are printed in Yorkshire Diaries (Surtees Society, vol.45), pp.464-71

Additional Information

Formerly shelved as XVIII.G.28

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