Papers of the Binnington family of North Dalton

Scope and Content

The majority of the Binnington papers relate to properties at North Dalton in the East Riding.

The papers include an 1809 plan of the estate, the particulars of sale of Londesborough park and manors in 1845, abstracts of Binnington family title to Summit House Farm, Westwood House and other cottages in North Dalton, leases for Stephenson's Wold Farm and other properties, tenancy agreements for example of Westwood House in 1935, some seventeenth and eighteenth century papers of the Oxtaby family including the will of William Oxtaby (1731) and Richard Oxtaby (1766) and their sale documents to the Binningtons, the enclosure arrangements made between Lord Londesborough and the Binningtons, family bank books, the sale documents for their properties to Driffield Rural Council in 1935 and the wills of William Binnington (1817), Thomas Binnington (1850),William Binnington (1867), William Pope (1758), William Pope (1798), Christopher Rawdon (1796), William Joseph Denison (1848).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Binnington family can be traced back to John Binnington, a yeoman farmer and shepherd, and his wife Alice, who were alive in the first half of the eighteenth century. The connection of the family with North Dalton begins around the 1790s with Thomas Binnington when they were able to spend £1100 on the purchase of land and property. His son, William (will dated 1817) had three children, Thomas, William and Mary. Mary married William Harland of Holme and they had three daughters. Thomas and William owned Summit House Farm and set up two families. William (will dated 1867; d. circa 1876) was married to Margaret Elizabeth and their two daughters, Alice Mary Binnington and Margaret Elizabeth Binnington, lived at Westwood House. Thomas Binnington and his wife Ann had at least two children, Elizabeth who married into the Spicer family of Filey, and William whose descendants held the title to the main Binnington estates until 1935. On his death, circa 1878, Thomas Binnington was able to leave, in addition to his estates, a fortune of at least £5000.

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Papers of executors and trustees of the estate [DDX/53], East Riding of Yorkshire Archives Service