Catalogue of the papers of Richard Frank, 1638-1879

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

M. Clapinson

2003

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Antiquarian and genealogical papers relating to Yorkshire, 1656, 1735-62
B    Papers for Frank's estates in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1725-61
C    Miscellaneous papers, 1638-1879


Papers of Richard Frank, 1638-1879

Abstract:
Antiquarian and estate papers of Richard Frank, relating to Yorkshire, 1638-1879, mainly 1725-62.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 633; Top. gen. e. 135; Top. Yorks. b. 21-6, Top. Yorks. c. 76-89

Extent: 22 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Richard Frank (1698-1762) was an antiquary. For further details see the introduction to the catalogue of the collections of Nathaniel Johnston and Richard Frank in M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975 (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, p. 1337 (see 'Related Material' below).

Scope and Content

Antiquarian and genealogical papers, 1656, 1735-62, compiled for a history of Yorkshire; personal estate papers, 1725-61 and miscellaneous papers, 1638-1879.

Acquisition

Bought, Anderson and Garland (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), 27 Apr. 1976, lots 335, 337.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. c. 633, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

For a catalogue of the collections of Richard Frank and Nathaniel Johnston mainly relating to Yorkshire, see M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975 (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 55290-390 (MSS. Eng. hist. c. 283-90; Eng. misc. c. 275, c. 341, d. 289-90, e. 252-4; Eng. poet. c. 25; Eng. th. c. 59; French e. 21; Lat. misc. c. 67, d. 75, f. 41; Lat. th. c. 18; Top. Derbyshire c. 3; Top. eccles. c. 9; Top. gen. c. 49-57; Top. Oxon. c. 378; Top. Yorks. b. 18-20, c. 13-70, c. 90, d. 9-11, e. 31). A letter from Frank relating to Johnston's collections is MS. Eng. lett. c. 327, fols. 1-2 (Clapinson and Rogers, op. cit., vol. I, no. 41389).

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Frank | Richard | 1698-1762 | antiquary

Place names (NCA Rules)

Yorkshire | England

Subjects (LCSH)

Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy
Yorkshire (England) -- History -- Sources

A   Antiquarian and genealogical papers relating to Yorkshire, 1656, 1735-62

Shelfmarks: MSS. Top. Yorks. b. 21-6, c. 76-9, c. 83-9


Copy made by Richard Frank, 1748, of James Torre, 'Churches Parochial Conventual within The Diocess of York and Archdeaconry of the West Riding. Collected out of the Publick Records & Registers', relating to the deaneries of Ansty and Craven in the archdeaconry of York, 1691-2, with (p. vi) a later index of parishes
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. c. 76
Extent: viii + 364 pages
Related Material:

This is the first of a series of three: for volumes 2 and 3, see MSS. Top. Yorks. c. 68-9.



Transcript made by Francis Yarburgh, 1748, for Richard Frank, of MS. Dodsworth 27, fols. 154-86, (see Falconer Madan, et al., A Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto Series (Oxford, 1937), vol. II, part II, no. 4169), 1316-1488
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. b. 21
Extent: 90 pages

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (pp. 1-79) 'Nomina Burgorum, Villarum, et eorum Dominorum, de Comit. Ebor...', 1316
  • (pp. 80-7) 'The Valew of all the Castelles, Manors, Lands, and Tenements, of Henry Lord Clifford and Earle of Cumberland...' in Skipton, Craven, 1487-8
  • (pp. 88-9) letter from Francis Yarborough to Richard Frank, relating to the transcript, 1748

Transcript by John Coe, n.d., of the 'Nomina...Villarum...de Comitatu Ebor.', 1316
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. c. 77
Extent: 40 pages

Copy by Richard Frank, 1735, of collections for Yorkshire, compiled by Guy Fairfax (d.1495), lent to him by Thomas Pulleyn
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. c. 78
Extent: iv + 54 pages

Collections for a history of the East Riding of Yorkshire, arranged alphabetically by place-name, within wapentakes, c.1757
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. c. 83
Extent: 76 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises the wapentakes of

  • (fols. 5-17) Buckrose
  • (fols. 18-48) Dickering
  • (fols. 49-58) Harthill
  • (fols. 59-64) Holderness
  • (fols. 65-76) Howdenshire

Collections for a history of the North Riding of Yorkshire, arranged alphabetically by place-name, within wapentakes, 1750-62
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. c. 84
Extent: 170 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises the wapentakes of

  • (fols. 1-2) Pickering
  • (fols. 3-14) Allertonshire
  • (fols. 15-44) Bulmer
  • (fols. 45-54) Burforth
  • (fols. 55-65) Gilling East and Gilling West
  • (fols. 66-80) Hang East and Hang West
  • (fols. 81-170) Langbergh

Collections for a history of the North Riding of Yorkshire, arranged alphabetically by place-name, within wapentakes, c.1750
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. c. 85
Extent: 126 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises the wapentakes of

  • (fols. 1-40) Pickering
  • (fols. 41-102) Ridale
  • (fols. 103-26) Whitby Strand

Collections for a history of the West Riding of Yorkshire, arranged alphabetically by place-name, within wapentakes, 1743-58
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. b. 24
Extent: 146 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises the wapentakes of

  • (fols. 1-31) Agbrigg
  • (fols. 32-6) Barkston Ash
  • (fols. 37-98) Claro
  • (fols. 99-146) Morley

Collections for a history of the West Riding of Yorkshire, for Osgodcross wapentake, arranged alphabetically by place-name, Ackworth - Friston, 1742-60
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. c. 86
Extent: 160 leaves

Collections for a history of the West Riding of Yorkshire, for Osgodcross wapentake, arranged alphabetically by place-name, Haigh Hall - Upton, 1744-61
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. c. 87
Extent: 133 leaves

Collections for a history of the West Riding of Yorkshire, arranged alphabetically by place-name, within wapentakes, 1744-60
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. c. 88
Extent: 155 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises the wapentakes of

  • (fols. 1-29) Skirack
  • (fols. 30-4) Staincliff
  • (fols. 35-155) Staincross

Collections for a history of the West Riding of Yorkshire, for Strafford and Tickhill wapentake, arranged alphabetically by place-name, Adwick - Cusworth, 1743-58
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. c. 89
Extent: 224 leaves

Collections for a history of the West Riding of Yorkshire, for Strafford and Tickhill wapentake, arranged alphabetically by place-name, Dalton - Pigburne, 1746-59
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. b. 25
Extent: 209 leaves

Collections for a history of the West Riding of Yorkshire, for Strafford and Tickhill wapentake, arranged alphabetically by place-name, Ravensfield - Woodhall, 1749-61
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. b. 26
Extent: 193 leaves

Index of Yorkshire places, with references to manuscripts and printed works in Frank's own collections, and (fol. ii) list of abbreviations, 1757
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. b. 22
Extent: iii + 45 leaves
Binding: Marbled wrappers

Genealogical notes and pedigrees of families, mainly in the West Riding of Yorkshire, arranged alphabetically, 1744-60
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. c. 79
Extent: 212 leaves

Miscellaneous papers relating to Yorkshire, 1656, 1735-60
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. b. 23
Extent: 175 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-55) notes on the history of places in the West Riding, 1743-60, found loose in MS. Top. Yorks. c. 76, written mainly by Frank but including (fols. 16, 29-30, 41-2) holograph notes of Nathaniel Johnston
  • (fols. 56-83) lists and indexes, n.d.
  • (fols. 84-102) notes relating to York, c.1745-6
  • (fols. 103-50) notes on the history of places, mainly in the West Riding, c.1743-5
  • (fols. 151-61) extracts, n.d., from Robert Thoroton, Antiquities of Nottinghamshire (London, 1677)
  • (fols. 164-5) transcript of part of Domesday Book concerning Campsall, attested by Edward Fanconberg, 1656, with (fols. 162-3) later copy made by Frank, 1735

B   Papers for Frank's estates in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1725-61

Shelfmarks: MSS. Top. Yorks. c. 80-2


Papers relating to his estates, 1725-59
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. c. 80
Extent: 214 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-27) abstracts and schedules of deeds, surveys of land, premises and tenants, in Baln, 1727-58
  • (fols. 28-214) papers relating to his estate at Campsall, 1725-59, including
    • (fols. 28-122) 'a Particular or Catalogue of the Free Rents', 1725-35
    • (fols. 123-4) 'Names of the Present Copyholders', 1724-6
    • (fols. 180-1) lists of rents in arrears, 1745-7
    • (fols. 203-4) rental, 1750

Papers, including abstracts and schedules of deeds, and surveys of land, premises and tenants, for his estates, 1725-61
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. c. 81
Extent: 159 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 136-42) accounts, 1725-6, (fols. 143-4) rent in arrears, 1753-4 and papers relating to land in

  • (fols. 1-18, 147-8, 153) Fenwick and Moss, 1727-61
  • (fols. 19-37) Knottingley, 1740-57
  • (fols. 38-81, 145-6, 152) Norton, 1726-57
  • (fols. 84-100, 105-35, 154) Pontefract, 1729-42
  • (fols. 101-5) Purston Jaglin, 1739
  • (fol. 149) Baln
  • (fol. 150) Trumfleet
  • (fol. 151) Campsall

Two copies, 1726, of extracts from court rolls of the manor of Campsall, 1671-1720
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Yorks. c. 82
Extent: ii + 67 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-42) second draft, made 1726, by Frank, covering the period, 1671-1720
  • (fols. 43-66) copy, undated, covering the period, 1674-96

C   Miscellaneous papers, 1638-1879

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 633, Top. Gen. e. 135


Copy by Frank, 1729, of a list of records of the Duchy of Lancaster 'late in the custody of Mr. Cotterel of Furnival's Inn'
Shelfmark: MS. Top. gen. e. 135
Extent: ii + 30 pages
Binding: Cardboard wrappers

Notes by Frank on English law, n.d., with miscellaneous papers, 1638, 1758, and 1879
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 633
Extent: 73 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-50) notes by Frank on English law, n.d.
  • (fols. 51-2) draft letter from Frank, relating to copies of the Yorkshire section of the Domesday Book, 1758
  • (fols. 53-4) letter signed by Charles I to Edward Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Escrick, 1638
  • (fols. 55-72) notes on the Baliol family, copied from a manuscript in the hand of Nathaniel Johnston, at Campsall Hall, 1879

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