Alexander Campbell Yorke: Fowlmere Papers

Scope and Content

MS.Add.6586: 'Chronicles of Fowlmere', one volume of notes, extracts and transcripts from printed and other sources made by A.C. Yorke, presumably with a view to a history of the parish, 1901-1919, 242 pages. The material includes extracts from the Domesday Book; various references to the Saxon method of dividing land; pipe rolls; Placita de quo Warranto; Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem; notes on church, parish and local history; lists of epitaphs; rectors dating from James Berkhamstede (1313); notes on Glebe Terrier; papers regarding the Aldred family; papers regarding Brant Ditch; procurations; genealogies; papers regarding the Gernon and de Vere families; persons holding land in the parish from the 17th century, with notes; tithe award; amount of land in neighbouring parishes; Simoniacal Contract, Commission of Enquiry, 1610; entries regarding Fowlmere in the Bishop's Registry, Ely; descendants of Athanasius Carrington; Cambridgeshire Assize Roll; papers regarding the Pemberton family; Cambridgeshire place names; epitaph of one Lockyer buried in St Saviour's Southwark; correspondence with Palmer, Crosby and Skeat.

MS.Add.6587: 'Fowlmere Papers', one box of papers on Fowlmere, compiled or collected by A.C. Yorke, some printed in the East Anglian, 1900-1921, 463 folios: Yorke, 'Our Bit of olde Cambridgeshire'; letters on Fowlmere; 'Country Church'; Yorke, chapter 2 of a treatise on Fowlmere; Yorke, notes on Fowlmere; Yorke, 'Some historic notes as to the Parish of Fowlmere'; rainfall measurement for Fowlmere; Yorke, 'Chronicles of a Quiet Parish'; Yorke, 'Geography of Fowlmere'; Yorke, 'Fowlmere papers'; Yorke, 'My Bit of old Cambridgeshire'; verses on Fowlmere; 'Fowlmere May Song', printed as 'Cambridgeshire May-Day Song' (1902); further verses, songs and notes.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Revd Alexander Campbell Yorke (1852-1925), antiquary and Rector of Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire, 1897-1925.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs A.C. Yorke, 1925.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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