This small but valuable collection of solicitors papers is largely composed of manorial records and plans.
The collection in detail is as follows. U DSJ/1-3 comprises court rolls and call rolls for the manor of Broomfleet (1798-1926) including a rental roll 1798-1853. U DSJ/4-28 comprises papers relating to the manor of Cottingham Sarum (1625-1925) including court rolls and call rolls, some rentals including three from the 17th century, a 1625 valuation of the manor, and 1811 survey, and miscellaneous papers of the Burton family going back to the 17th century and including valuations of property held by Richard Burton of Hull Bank and Beverley, an early 19th century pedigree and some papers of Napier Christie Burton, his wife and son (see U DDCV/57).
U DSJ/29-33 comprises account books of fines for the seignory of Holderness (1741-1840). U DSJ/34-49 comprises court rolls for the manor of Hornsea (1814-1942) with two indexes to surrenders (1814-1935). U DSJ/50-59 comprises court rolls for the manor of Leven (1747-1940) with two indexes to surrenders (1708-1940). U DSJ/60-65 (1748-1796) comprises enclosure awards for Sutton and Stoneferry, Somergangs and Sculcoates in the parish of Drypool, Myton Carr, Long Riston and Arnold, Leven, West Ella, Kirk Ella and Willerby. U DSJ/66-68 comprises acts of parliament (1763-1802) including the Marfleet enclosure act and a volume of local enclosure acts, improvement acts, drainage and navigation acts and the Hull Dock act. Two miscellaneous items in the collection are catalogued as U DSJ/69-70, one being a 20th century copy of extracts from pains of court of sewers for the East Riding 1783-1849 and the other being a copy of T Tindall Wildridge's 'Old and New Hull' bound in 16th century oak panelling from the Hull Grammar School (there are two more copies in the Brynmor Jones Library bound in the same oak panelling).
The remainder of this collection, catalogued as U DSJ/71-110, is made up of maps and plans (1778-1945) some highlights of which include an 1894 plan showing the parliamentary divisions and polling districts of Hull, an 1882 plan of the proposed boundary extension of Hull, the plans of several housing developments and business premises and of the estate of the Hull Dock Company, an1876 plan of North Hall estate in Wallingfen, the enclosure plans of Hollym and Withernsea, an 1821 plan of Sutton on Hull, an 1872 plan of the Camerton Hall estate of the Ringrose family, the 1911 Hull Corporation scheme for carriage of water to Holderness, an 1849 plan of the estate of Samuel Hall Egginton in Ferriby and a tracing of the enclosure plan of Patrington showing the property of the Maister family.
Note: Two volumes of Cottingham Sarum Court Rolls, circa 1838 - [1845?] and circa 1845 - circa 1873 arrived at the Archives on 1 November 1969. They were in a tea-chest and almost completely ruined by water- backs missing, broken into sections, soaked into solid masses. The damage was long-standing, and practically irreparable.
This collection includes materials in both English and Latin.