Papers of William Stickney

Scope and Content

This small collection contains a photocopy of the diary of William Stickney of Ridgmont, kept between 1786-1789. The entries are predominantly focused on the work of the farm and William's religious beliefs. The handwriting is small and can be hard to read.

This item has been removed from our collections, as a copy of the diary is already contained within the papers of Fred Fletcher. This can be found at U DFF/8/10.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Stickney was born at Ridgmont, Holderness, on 20th September 1764 and died in 1848. In May 1789 he entered into a partnership with his step-father Thomas Parkinson and ran the farm at Ridgmont until he died. William married twice, all, except one, of his nine children living to adult-hood. He wrote the diary when he was in his early twenties. He was buried at Owstwick.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Copied with permission of P.J.H. Robson, Scarborough, Feb 1974

Related Material

Papers of Fred Fletcher [U DFF]

Archives of the Society of Friends [U DQR]

Extracts from William Stickney's diary 1786-1789 [U DQR/10/54]

William Stickney 1764-1848 of Ridgemont Holderness by H. Alison Kay [L 631.1(6)]