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Escheats, 43 [should be 44] Ed. 3 [1370] no. 2.

E [vol. 123] 151 Phillippa, late Queen of England, held for her life the Mann of Snaith, with the Soke of the King in Capite by Kts service. And the Castle & hon of Tickhill; and the Castle and hon of Knaresburgh of the King in Capite by Kts service.”

30 H. 6 [1452].

H [vol. 129] 132 This is the finall Concord &c. made at Westminster Hillery Terme. A 30 H. 6 [1452]. Between William Gascoigne K., Guy Roucliffe, Alexander Lound Esqre, Henry Gascoigne & Brian Roucliffe, compts; & Thomas Metham Kt & Mundana his wife, Richard Metham Esq., & Margret his wife, deforsiant of 3 messuages, one toft, 16 Bovates of Land & a halfe, 8 acres & one rood of meadow, 2 bovates of more with the appurtnances in Jnklesmore, Snaith, Cowicke nere Snaith, Tybthorp nere Burne, and Yapam nere Pocklington, &c.

D [vol. 121] 53

Clause, 7 H. 3 [1223] m. 3.

The King to the Sheriffe of Yorke greeting. We comand that the Market which was wont to be kept every week on Saturday [p' diem d'inicam (Dodsworth)] at the Mann' of John, Constable of Chester, of Snaith, may hereafter be kept there every weeke on Friday, &c. Dat. at Westminster, 26 Aug.

In the Charter of Thomas 2 Archbishop of Yorke, out of the Leiger booke of Seby [sic].

[vol 118] 10

In the writeings

L [vol. 135] 59

Thomas 2d Archbishop &c. gaue to the Abbey of
Selby the Church of Snaith, fo. 158a.78

of John Maleu'er of Ettewell Esq: 4 Octob. 1613.

Edmund fitz-Williams (sic) & Isabell his wife, & John Maleuerer, son & heire of the said Isabell, demised to ferme to Robert Wigan of Snaith, and Katherin his wife, one messuage in Snaith, lieing between the Messuage of John Dawney & Robert Dilock, & 4 Acres of Land &c. Dat. 6 H. 7 [1491].

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77 There is still in existence a very interesting, and almost unknown, memorial of this possession of the manor of Snaith, by Philippa late Queen of England.' The church of Monk Fryston (which like that of Suaith belonged to the Abbey of Selby), has on its porch the paternal arms of this queen, the "chaius of Navarre," for the presence of which 1 was unable to account, till it occurred to me that this her possession of Snaith and other neighbouring manors might account for them, and for the interest Philippa might have taken in an extension of that

church. For it is reasonable to suppose that the arms of the queen in that position signify that the porch was built largely at her expense. On the west side of the porch there is a similar coat (a chevron engrailed, between three mullets pierced; Hamond of Scarthingwell). For a rehearsal of the grant to the queen (dated before 18 Jan., 6 Edw. III. [1333]), see Selby Chartulary, fo. 236 (p. 54 in the printed copy, RECORD SERIES, vol. x.).

78 See the Charter, Monasticon, Selby, No. 1, and RECORD SERIES, vol. x., 11.

South Kirkby.

Pl'ita de Banco, 14 H. 3 [1230] 79 beginning 15 in Octob. [1230] Mich.

ro. 17.

EE [vol. 124] 73 An agreemt between William de Northoft & Maud his wife of the one pt, & Ralfe de Raley & Mabill his wife of the other, of the Jnheritance which was Stephen Kent's (sic) father of the said Maud & Mabill, & allso of the Jnheritance of Robert de Kane (sic), vnkle of the said Maud & Mabill, whose heires they are, of all the land of Fynchingfeld, & the homage, & all the service, 100a land in Harringworth, & allso 4" rent in South Kirkby, in the County of York, as they were extended to the foresaid Ralfe & Mabill by the Constable of Chester. Remainder to the foresaid Robert & Maud, as eldest Sister for her part of the foresaid Jnheritance, the land of Snaneton of Borden, of Ferlingham, Standon in Shepeia, Land in Cudington. To Ralfe & Mabill for their part the land of Gillibert.

M [vol. 160] 16 At Himsworth 80 there be 2 or 3 litle springs which meeting together make a small current, & come to South Kirkby (a towne pleasantly seated where the family of the Tregotts haue a long time liued in good reputation), by Elmsall where Wentworth hath his mansion, haueing long since descended out of Wentworth Woodhouse, & by marriage of the daughter and heire of . . . . Biset haue good Lands in this Tract from whom the Lo. Wentworth descended. Thence it goeth to Hampull a house of Nunns founded by [Ralph de Tilly] nere vnto wch place St. Richard 1 the Hermit liued, from hence to Robbin

79 Kirkby, or South Kirkby as it was afterwards called to distinguish it from a hamlet in Pontefract of the same name, though the largest of an associated group of manors, was apparently not the most important, for it was named third in order. "Ermeshall (South Elmsall), and Thorp (Moorthorp), and Cherchebi (South Kirkby), and Frickehalle (Frickley)," were three manors "formerly" held by two owners, Swein and Archil, who had 11 carucates of taxable land, which was not of the best quality, nor in the highest condition of cultivation, for it would employ only six ploughs. Ilbert himself held it at the time of the Survey, three carucates being in demesne, while seven were farmed by 11 villans and 5 bordars. There was a church (locally situate in South Kirkby), with its priest, and which Hugh de Laval gave in 1122 to Nostell, a gift confirmed by the second Robert de Lascy, two generations afterwards. The group had three acres of pasture, and there was the site for a mill, though the mill was not yet built. Two-thirds of the manor was still in wood, for the woody pasture was a leuga long and one broad. The whole

manor was only of that breadth, but it was a leuga and a half long. In the time of Edward the Coufessor it had been worth 100s. to the king; but "now" it was assessed at £4 10s. 8d. only, with an additional £6 from the shrievalty, an item which, whatever it may mean, is not found elsewhere.-At the time of the 1378 Poll Tax, there was no householder in the manor of a taxable capacity of more than 6d., while there were altogether only 66 contributors to the im post, of whom 55 paid 4d. and 11 paid 6d., a total of 23s. 10d. The 11 artizans who paid 6d. were 3 websters, 2 smiths, 2 tailors, and one each carpenter, chapman, schlaster and wright. Among the peculiar names were Johanna Lachewyf, and Eva Brabayn.

80 There is a memorandum in the margin :

"Bishop [sic., for Archbishop] Holgate. borne at Bisset [now called Visit], F [Founder] of H [Hospital] and Free Schole."

81 Richard of Hampole was not canonized. The St. Richard of the Anglican Church was Richard de Wirch (Herefordshire) bishop of Chichester, in the

hood-well 82 wch J rather take to be the Hermit's well near Adwicke in the Street, And through Bentley by Arkesey, & falleth into Dun at Wheatley.

Jn Ecclesia de South Kirby.

M [vol. 160] 35 Christus resurectio

Isabella vxor Willielmi Green cler.
Fonte Christo consecrata,

Vita Christo præparata,

Morte Christo dedicata,

Colis Christo conjugata,
Mors lucrum.

Dec. 8, 1615.83

Here lieth the body of Bartholomew Trigot 4 Esq: who liued 70 years, buried xii. August 1595.

O that Men were wise, then they would vnderstand this; they would consider the later [sic] end. DEUTRO [... chapter] 32 verse.

In the red booke of Mr Hanson. Inquisition taken at Wakefield, 14 Elizab.85 [1571-2].


AA [vol. 117] 128 The Jurors say that Ralfe Bavet died seized of the Rectory of South Kirkby [and the advowson

of the Vicarage (Dodsworth)] & Richard Bevet is son & heire.

In the writeings of Richard Beaumont, K. and Baronet.

K [vol. 133] 101

Know p'sent & to come that J Robert, son of John de Bellemonte, haue giuen, granted, & by this my p'sent Charter confirmed, to Henry my brother, for the terme of the life

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82 Robin Hood Well is at Barnesdale, within a few yards of Skelbrook Church, which I incline to think to be the Chapel referred to in the Robin Hood Ballad :"I built me a chapel in Barnisdale, Which seemly is to see; It is of Mary Magdalene, And thereto would I be."

The Chapel was in the patronage of the monks of Mary Magdalene at Monk Bretton.

83 The date of Dodsworth's visit to the Church.

84 The daughter, Katherine, as the wife of Thomas Holgate, lord of Stapleton, is still in good preservation in the neighbouring Church of Darrington, with the arms of Holgate impaling Trigott.

tombstone of his eldest

85 There is a confusion between two inquisitions. At the Dissolution, the rectory itself with the advowson of the vicarage, were granted to Richard Pimond, whose male heirs failing, the

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my mother, all my Tenemts with all the rents and appurtnances in Kirkby. Dat. 28 Ed. 3 [1354].


K [vol. 133] 103 William de Bellomonte Kt gaue to Robert his sonne all his lands which he had of his inheritance after the decease of William de Bellomont his father, & S Richard de Bellomonte his brother, in Holdernesse, Crosselandfosse, North Crosseland, Meltham & South Kirkby [sive aliqu'o (Dodsworth)], to haue &c. to the said Robert & the heires of his body lawfully begotten. sans date.

K [vol. 133] 110

In the writeings of Richard Beaumont, Kt & Baronet. 4 No. 1629. Robert son of St John de Beamont Kt gaue &c. to Henry his brother, & the heires of his body, All the Mess, Lands, & Tenements, which he had in the Towne of Kirkeby in Elmet [sic]. Wittnesse Hugh de Brereley, &c. Dat. at Kirkby, Feb. 35 Ed. 3 [1361-2].


K[vol. 133] 111 Richard [Henricus (Dodsworth)] Beaumond of Fosscrosseland gaue to John Wath, vicar of Hodresfeild, 87 John Sayvill of Shelley, his Mann's of Crosseland, with the appurtnances, with all the Mess, Lands, &c. which he had at the day of the makeing these p'sents within the bounds of Crosland, Hodresfeld, Whitley & Kirkby, together with the revertion of a certaine yearly rent of 40 which Alice late wife of John de Mirteld held for terme of life. Wittnesse St John Savile Kt. &c. Dat. 1 May, 12 R. 2 [1389].

K[vol. 133] 124


Henry Beaumond gaue to Thomas Sayvell of Thornhill, Henry Savill of Coppley, & Richard Dronsfeild, Rector of the Church of Hetton, all the Lands & Tenemts in the Townes of Qwittlay, Crosseland, Hudresfeild & Kirkby in the County of Yorke. Wittnesse, John de Lascelles, &c. Dat. 2 H. 5 [1414].

K [vol. 133] 132 held of the Doure in North Crosland. Ed. III.]

K [vol. 133] 142


Henry de Eyuill & Agnes his wife gaue to John de
Bellomonte all his rent in South Kirkby which he
of Agnes his wife in the said Towne, & allso his rent
Wittnesse, Thomas de Bellomont. Dat. 1342 [16


John de Bellomont Kt. gaue to Roger Hirneland all his Lands & Tenemts within the Bounds of South Kirkby with Wards, Releifs, Escheats, &c. to be holden, &c. Dated at South Kirkby, 1337 [11 Ed. III.]

87 As evidence of the poverty of this Vicarage, it may be noted that between 1268 and 1444, not a single vicar is recorded to have died in possession of the


benefice. That two of them were pro-
moted to the Church at Huddersfield may
be attributed to the interest of the
Beaumonts in both places.



In Sir John Ramsden's Custody, c. 80, alibi Charta. [3 R. 2 [1379] n. 14, is added in another hand.]

Y [vol. 155] 92 [Given under PRESTON, vol. xii., p. 56.]

Out of Giffard's Register, fo. 10.

B [vol. 28] 13 The Prior of St Oswald of Nostell p'sents to the church of South Kirkby, 1267.

Jn Rotulo De Quo Warrant. 21 Ed. 1 [1293] Ebor.

Evol. 41] 50

It. the Prior of St Oswald holds one part of the towne of South Kirkby.

Out of St Maries Tower, Ebor.


B [vol. 118] 151 Wydo de la Vall [Laval, Dodsworth, correctly]."
Confirmed the guift which the Prior of St Oswald of
Nostell, & Covent of the same place, made to Symon de Aput
Chancelour of the Church of Yorke, of the Church of Sukerby a (a South
Wittnesses :-hs
Kirkby, in the margin) with the appurtnances &c.
p'centor of the Church of Yorke, h Archdeacon of Cleueland, W. Arch-
deacon of Notts.


[A pen-and-ink drawing of the seal follows: OBVERSE, the usual man on horseback with sword and shield; inscription SIGILLUM WIDONIS JUNIORIS DE LAVAL; REVERSE, a bull passant, having his tail porrected even with his back; inscription, ANTE SIGILL . . . . GÏ.]

Out of the Coucher booke" of the Hospitall of St Nicholas in Pontefract,

fo. 27.

A [vol. 116] 19 To all the sonnes of the holy mother church Robert de Lacy greeting. Know ye that for the health of my


ss It is singular how perversely seventeenth-century writers, even with the correct orthography before them, miswrite this name. Here, once more, the translator, with Dodsworth's correct "de Laval" before him, goes out of his way to translate it into de la Vall; an indication that he knew nothing of Laval in Guion, the cradle of this family who followed first Roger Pictavensis when dispossessed in Lancashire, and secondly Robert de Lascy, when dispossessed in Yorkshire.

Simon de Apulia was afterwards dean, and Hamo was precentor from 1155 to 1186.

90 This volume had been for some generations in the Winn family at Nostell, and was so till about 1865, when (after a kindly loan of it to me) I returned the volume personally to Mr.


Charles Winn, the grandfather of the present lord. My impression is that Mr. Winn was about to lend the volume to some one else, I think at Wakefield, or in the neighbourhood. This I fear was done, but in any case the book cannot now be found at Nostell. It is a rather thin volume of about foolscap folio size, bound in leather, and slightly repaired at the back towards the lower part. leaves are of parchment, and the handwriting not earlier than late fifteenth century. As it is quite possible that the borrower is now dead, and that the volume has taken its place among those that were his own, I feel it my duty to place what I know concerning it on record, in order that at some future time these remembrances may lead to its identification by its present possessors and its return to the repository to which

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