|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Title:||Abstract of Title|
|Date:||01 January 1856|
|Somewhat grubby on the outside as folded but otherwise very good.|
|Paper : 15 sheets plus cover sheet 41cm x 33cm on paper watermarked 1854.|
|Summary of contents:|
William Wright NORFOLK of Dunkerswick, Yorkshire. Farmer.
Rev Aaron MANLEY of Knaresborough, Yorkshire.
Martin MOORE of Weeton, Parish of Harewood, Yorkshire. Farmer.
James HARRISON of Adel, Yorkshire. Schoolmaster.
Isaac MOORE of Weeton, Parish of Harewood, Yorkshire. Farmer.
The document is headed 'Abstract of the Title of Mr William Wright Norfolk to an Estate at Dunkerswick in the Parish of Harewood in the County of York'. It describes events from 1793 to 1855 relating to land belonging primarily to Martin Moore and his descendants.
It begins in 1793 with Enclosure Commissioners awarding various pieces of common land in the Parish of Harewood to Martin Moore and John Moore. Martin Moore left it to his two sons, Martin and John, who agreed to divide it between them. Martin left his portion to his two sons, Ralph and Isaac, while John left his to his niece, Sarah Harrison, the wife of James Harrison.
Many other names appear as having held mortgages on the property at various times - notably Aaron Manley and his descendants and William Norfolk.