The papers include an abstract of the title of Hugh Ker Cankrien (1721-1859), genealogical material of the Stephenson family, the Molescroft Enclosure Act of 1801 and awards and enclosure plans, the wills of John Linwood (1730), John Taylor (1731), Joseph Beilby (1745), Margaret Goodricke (1763), Catherine Dawson (1784), Jane Thrush (1788), Helen Graburn (1791), Mary Graburn (1798), Christopher Sykes (1801), Hannah Stephenson (1819), William Stephenson, (1827), John Russell Rowntree (1830), Anne Cappe (1832), Edward Ashley (1840), Elizabeth Rowntree (1843) and Thomas Thrush (1843) and the marriage settlements of Thomas Wakefield and Jane Lister (1739) and Thomas Thrush and Mary Smythe (1804).
Papers of the Cankrien family of Molescroft
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- ReferenceGB 50 U DDCV/209
- Dates of Creation1615 - 1859
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Cankrien family had property in Molescroft just outside Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire and they benefitted from enclosure awards 1801-1803. The main proprietor in Molescroft in the 1830s was John Christopher Cankrien, who lived in Anlaby. He held rights to tithes and property such as Brimley Close, later sold to developers. Many of the title deeds in the collection relate to John Christopher Cankrien.
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