Papers of Eshton Hall estate, 1784-1891

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      GB 206 MS 417
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  • Physical Description
      59 vols and additional items in 2 boxes Most of the volumes are bound in parchment or leather

Scope and Content

Day books, rentals, ledgers and other estate documents; also, West Riding Quarter Sessions account books, 1810-1817.

Administrative / Biographical History

Eshton Hall estate, near Skipton, belonged to the Wilson and Richardson-Currer families during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Several generations of the families included sons with the name Mathew who all became influential public figures in their days. The estate documents give a detailed picture of the financial history of a family estate during the nineteenth century and cast light on numerous points of economic and social history


The loose papers formerly contained in many of the volumes have been taken out, placed in separate envelopes, numbered according to their original volumes, and boxed.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased, November 1976


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents described in Handlist 38


A pedigree of the family is included in Joseph Foster, Pedigrees of the county families of Yorkshire, Vol.1 (1874), which may be supplemented from Burke's Peerage and baronetage, 1975

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