Document referenceQDN(C)
TitleRecord of the registration of papists' estates : North Riding Quarter Sessions
DescriptionThis sub-series consists of records relating to the registration of papists' estates, including:

- registers of papists' estates: with details of property, field names, tenants, rents, terms of lease, and nature of interest. Includes the signatures of persons interested or their attorneys [1717-1781]

- register of letters of attorney for the registration of estates [1717-1743]

- original letters of attorney for the registration of papists' estates [1726- 1748; 1760-1786; n.d.]

- requests from papists for the registration of estates and extracts from the register [1726-19th century]
Date1717-19th century
Catalogue statusCatalogued
Administrative historyAn Act of 1715 (1 George I, st. 2, cap. 55) and later Acts directed that papists' estates were to be enrolled in the county in which they lay. This followed the first Jacobite rebellion of 1715 in which many Roman Catholics were involved. An Act of 1716 (3 George I cap. 18) also laid down that conveyances by deed or will were to be enrolled. The object of this was to facilitate the seizure of property belonging to Jacobites in the event of further trouble.
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