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"The History and Antiquities of the Seignory of Holderness"
by George Poulson

CD ROM version
produced by Colin Hinson ©

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Price £20 post paid to your door,
anywhere in the world

For sample pages, please see the links to the Acrobat (pdf) files given below.

The data on this CD rom is computer searchable.


The full title of the book is:

"The History and Antiquities of the
Seigniory of Holderness"

in the
EAST RIDING OF THE COUNTY OF YORK
including
THE ABBIES OF MEAUX AND SWINE
with
THE PRIORIES OF NUNKEELING AND BURSTALL
compiled from authentic Charters and Records, and the
UPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS OF THE REV. WILLIAM DADE
remaining in the library of Burton Constable
with numerous Embellishments

PUBLISHED IN 4 PARTS (2 VOLUMES) BETWEEN 1840 AND 1841.

The books on this CDrom will be of great interest to anyone researching their ancestors in the Holderness area.


Holderness was a Seigniory (a feudal domain - the fee or manor of a Seignior), a Deanery (a group of Ecclesiastical Parishes) and a Wapentake in the old East Riding of Yorkshire covering roughly the area east of a line drawn between Kingston upon Hull and Bridlington, but not including either (see the map below). The parishes included are (see also more detailed information in the contents below(:

North Bailiwick
Atwick Barmston Beeford Brandesburton
Catwick Goxhill Hornsea Long Riston
Leven Mappleton Nunkeeling North Frodingham
Routh Rise Sigglesthorne Skipsea
Withernwick  

Middle Bailiwick
Aldbrough Burton Pidsea Drypool Garton
Hedon Hilston Humbleton Marfleet
Preston Roos Tunstall Sproatley
Sutton Swine Waghen  

 South Bailiwick
Burstwick Easington Halsham Hollym
Holmpton Keyingham Kilnsea Ottringham
Owthorne Patrington Paull Skeckling
Skeffling Sunk Island Welwick Winestead

The area covered by Holderness is shown below (the remainder of the East Riding of Yorkshire being shown in white).

Map showing Holderness

About the books:

The 4 books were published seperately in the years 1840 to 1841. They contain a total of over 1,100 pages split into 2 volumes. The books have become very rare and sell for over £300 in good condition (which makes £20 a bargain!).

The books were originally started by the Rev. William Dade (he of the "Dade Registers"), but he died before really getting started with the text but he did leave manuscripts and he did get some of the engravings made. The job of producing the book was taken over (with some difficulty) at a much later date by George Pouson, the results of his efforts you see in these books. There are numerous family Pedigrees of the leading families of Holderness, some from the time of William the Conqueror, detailed histories of each parish with plates of most of the churches and lists of the incumbents. The plates include a map of the Wapentake of Holderness, and very detailed maps of Barmston and Hornsea Mere etc.

This CD rom version of the book contains an index which uses active links on each entry in the index to navigate to the relevant page. i.e. clicking on the text or the page number will take you to the given page. There are also extensive navigation panes set up for each volume to further assist in navigation of the books.


Here is the transcribed index for the The History and Antiquities of Holderness, the contents are given below.

Please note that although these volumes cover the parishes of Marfleet, Sutton upon Hull and Drypool, they do not cover Kingston upon Hull.


Here is a sample page taken from The History and Antiquities of Holderness. The file is a large (132Kbyte) gif file which you will be able to view on your web browser.

 


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