Papers of the Outram Family, Merchants

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

DP/150 comprises 7 letters of the Outram merchant family. They were purchased from H Jantzen in January 1970. The letters, all written in the 1760s, discuss trade of goods including wool, wines and hay, and family business meetings.

Administrative / Biographical History

The letters concern the trade of brothers John and Benjamin Outram. They were successful merchants and John Outram was buying land in Kilham about seven miles west of Bridlington through the 1760s and 1770s, receiving in total 684 acres at enclosure in 1773. About one third of this was later sold in the 1790s by his son, Benjamin Outram, but the remainder of the land descended in the Outram family until final lots were sold in 1927 (History of the county of York East Riding, ii, pp.253-4, 257, 261).

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Originally published by Access to Archives - A2A. The data in this finding aid is in the copyright of the place of deposit.

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Pugh, R B, History of the county of York East Riding (1974)