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Yorkshire gentry. Pedigrees of Yorkshire families, etc.

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Yorkshire gentry. Pedigrees of Yorkshire families, etc.
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pp. vi + 160. 1774. Folio. Bookplates of Thomas Beckwith of York 'Painter & F. A. S.', fol. ii, and Henry Anthony Littledale, fol. iii.
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Transcribed by Thomas Beckwith of York (FSA 1776), herald painter, 1774. Copied (see titlepage, fol. vi) from a MS of Stephen Walter Tempest of Broughton in Craven, which derived from collections of pedigrees of Robert Parker of Carleton (obtained from Captain Booth of Stopford, Cheshire). The pedigrees, pp. 13-157, include Tempest, Ingram, Gascoigne, Midleton, Vavasour, Fairfax, Darcy, Townley and many others. Other material includes epitaphs of the Ingram family (pp. 51-3). At pp. 1-12, copies of short treatises (from the same source but based on Camden, etc.) on surnames, the means of attaining to the degree of gentry, the first use of seals.
Beckwith, Thomas (d 1786), painter and antiquary
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