Day books, rentals, ledgers and other estate documents; also, West Riding Quarter Sessions account books, 1810-1817.
Papers of Eshton Hall estate, 1784-1891
Scope and Content
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Access is unrestricted
Purchased, November 1976
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