Medieval, Tudor and Elizabethan Collection
Prior Pursglove College archive has a fascinating collection of over forty medieval and Early Modern documents concerning land ownership in North Yorkshire and County Durham, and particularly the manors of Picton and Bolam.
The documents in this gallery date from before the foundation of Guisborough Hospital in 1561, and all but one of them relate to lands donated to Guisborough Hospital in the 1560s by Robert Pursglove, Roger Tocketts and George Conyers. The one that doesn’t is the earliest- the Hauwiusia quitclaim of 1301.
Also in this section are our Foundation documents, and related objects.
All of our documents in Latin and medieval French were recorded by Y. M. Ashcroft from the County Record Office in Northallerton in the 1960s. He produced a catalogue that provides us with the vast majority of our current knowledge about this collection.
More medieval and Tudor legal documents coming soon.