Property transactions relating to the bishop of Durham's manor of Crayke, especially concerning the Gerard family (Barony of Brandon, Suffolk and subsequently Earls of Macclesfield). Includes schedule and rental of properties within the manor in 1692 and summary of the jurisdiction and custom of the manor and abstract of presentments from 1649 to 1708.
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- ReferenceGB 33 CRK
- Dates of Creation1667-1708
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description12 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The manor and estate of Crayke (sometimes Crake or Craike) in Yorkshire was in the possession of the Bishops of Durham until the 19th century, but in 1827 Bishop Van Mildert obtained an Act of Parliament (Priv. Act. 7 and 8 Geo. IV, c. 42) enabling him to sell it. Crayke belonged to the diocese of Durham until 1837, whereafter it became part of the diocese of York. It was part of the Palatinate and County of Durham until 1844, after which it became part of Yorkshire.
Approximate chronological order.
Some of these documents are manorial records.
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Purchased from R. Rawley (?), 1932.
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