Heraldic and genealogical manuscripts compiled by Thomas Beckwith of York, 1767-85

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Michael Webb

1994

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Heraldic and genealogical manuscripts compiled by Thomas Beckwith of York, 1767-85

Abstract:
Heraldic and genealogical manuscripts relating to noble and gentry families of England and Yorkshire, compiled by Thomas Beckwith of York, painter and antiquary, 1767-85, mainly comprising family trees

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 4782-6

Extent: 5 shelfmarks

Custodial History

Bookplates of Thomas Beckwith; Sotheby's, 14 Feb. 1938 (Clumber Park Sale), lots 1015-19; bookplates of Fairfax of Cameron

Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 14 Dec. 1993 (Fairfax sale), lot 455.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 4782, fols. 1-2].

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Beckwith | Thomas | d 1786 | painter and antiquary

Subjects (LCSH)

Heraldry -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800
Genealogy -- England -- Yorkshire

Descriptive List


Pedigrees of the Yorkshire gentry, with index, compiled 1767 from miscellaneous manuscript, printed and monumental sources
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4782
Extent: viii + 284 leaves
Binding: Blind-ruled vellum

Scope and Content:

Includes (pp. 149-75) a copy of part of a letter giving an account of the Rokeby family to c.1592, with additional notices to 1699.

Custodial History:

Inscribed in pencil, inside upper cover, 'cup 26'; '296'; and on fly leaf 'c. 2. 5. 1. 20 (5)'.



Pedigrees of Yorkshire families, with index, begun 1770
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4783
Extent: iv + 370 pages
Binding: Blind-ruled vellum

Scope and Content:

Includes (pp. 210-51) notes on various branches of the Fairfax family.

Custodial History:

Inscribed as c. 4782, 'cup 26'; '297'; 'c. 2. 5. 1. 19 (5)'.



The arms and descents of English nobles, 1066-1596
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4784
Extent: 171 leaves, 83-104 blank
Binding: Bound by H. Stamper in polished calf, gilt rules, gilt-tooled spine, arms of the 4th Duke of Newcastle on upper cover

Scope and Content:

Mainly comprises copies

  • (fols. 4v-82) from a manuscript in the possession of Sir William St. Quintin of Scampston, Yorks., with very few arms complete, copied 1770
  • (fols. 106-60) from a manuscript temp. James I, with painted coats of arms, copied 1771
Custodial History:

Inscribed as c. 4782, '24/d'; '76'; '267'; 'c. 2. 5. 1. 21 (5)'



Miscellaneous pedigrees, with index, compiled 1773
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4785
Extent: iii + 399 pages, 225-376 blank
Binding: Blind-ruled vellum
Custodial History:

Inscribed as c. 4782, 'cup 26'; '282'; 'c. 2. 5. 1. 22 (5)'



Pedigrees of Yorkshire families, with index, compiled 1775-85
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 4786
Extent: vi + 352 pages
Binding: Half calf, marbled boards

Scope and Content:

Pp. 1-42 were taken mainly from the papers of Dr. John Burton (1710-71), Yorkshire antiquary.

Custodial History:

Inscribed as c. 4782, 'cup 26[?]' (partially erased); '298'; 'c. 2. 5. 1. 23 (5)'



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