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Reference WPR 70
Covering dates 1540-1992
Held by Cumbria Record Office, Kendal
Extent 9 SUB FONDS
Creators Church of England, Dent Parish, Cumbria

Contents:
PARISH RECORDS



INCUMBENT  WPR 70/1  [n.d.]

Registers  WPR 70/1/1  [n.d.]

Copies information: (T) signifies that a parish register transcript or photocopy is available on the searchroom shelves for 1611-1738. Please see list at front of catalogue for further details.
(MM) signifies that a microfilm copy is available in the searchroom (REFERENCE: JAC 1184/1185/1186)


[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/1  1611-1670

Copies information: (T) (MM)


Contents:
Baptisms, marriages and burials: Ref: JAC 1184
Baptisms 1611-1653, 1660-1669/70;
Marriages 1611-1653, 1661-1669;
Burials 1611-1653, 1661-1669/70.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/2  1671-1763

Copies information: (T) (MM)


Contents:
Baptisms, marriages and burials. Ref: JAC 1184
Baptisms 1671-1763;
Marriages 1671-1758;
Burials 1671-1763.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/3  1758-1812

Copies information: (MM)


Contents:
Marriages and banns. Ref: JAC 1184

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/4  1763-1812

Copies information: (MM)


Contents:
Baptisms and burials: Ref: JAC 1184
Baptisms 1763-1806;
Burials 1763-1812.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/5  1806-1812

Copies information: (MM)


Contents:
Baptisms. Ref: JAC 1184

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/6  1813-1848

Copies information: (MM)


Contents:
Baptisms. Ref: JAC 1184

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/7  1848-1992

Copies information: (MM)


Contents:
Baptisms. Ref: JAC 1184 & JAC 1185

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/8  1813-1837

Copies information: (MM)


Contents:
Marriages. Ref: JAC 1185

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/9  1837-1919

Copies information: (MM)


Contents:
Marriages. Ref: JAC 1185

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/10  1920-1934

Copies information: (MM)


Contents:
Marriages. Ref: JAC 1185

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/11  1935-1954

Copies information: (MM)


Contents:
Marriages. Ref: JAC 1185

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/12  1813-1876

Copies information: (MM)


Contents:
Burials. Ref: JAC 1185

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/13  1876-1942

Copies information: (MM)


Contents:
Burials. Ref: JAC 1185

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/14  1823-1848

Copies information: (MM)


Contents:
Banns. Ref: JAC 1185 & JAC 1186

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/15  1848-1900

Copies information: (MM)


Contents:
Banns. Ref: JAC 1186

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/16  1954-1971

Contents:
Marriages [Not deposited?]

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/17  1901-1979

Contents:
Banns [Not deposited?]

[no title]  WPR 70/1/1/18  1942-1979

Contents:
Burials [Not deposited?]

Registration  WPR 70/1/2  [n.d.]

General  WPR 70/1/2/1  [n.d.]

[no title]  WPR 70/1/2/1/1  1836

Contents:
Act for Registering Births, Deaths and marriages in England, 6 & 7 William IV, c.1xxxvi, 17 August 1836.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/2/1/2  1837

Contents:
Letter from J H Lister, Registrar-General, to Minister of Dent concerning use of register books and operation of Act for Registering Births, Deaths and marriages in England, 21 February 1837.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/2/1/3  1891

Contents:
List of fees for new parish of Dent as fixed by Chancellor of Diocese of Ripon, Worshipful Thomas Hutchinson Tristram, Q.C., D.C.L., enrolled 1 March 1891.

Baptism  WPR 70/1/2/2  [n.d.]

[no title]  WPR 70/1/2/2/1  1825-1838

Contents:
Bundle of certified copies of baptism entries (14).

[no title]  WPR 70/1/2/2/2  1872

Contents:
Letter from John Capstick, Lancaster, asking for his "register" (born 7 February 1806), 21 May 1872.

Marriage  WPR 70/1/2/3  [n.d.]

[no title]  WPR 70/1/2/3/1  1830

Contents:
Marriage certificate of Robert Hargreaves, weaver, of Burnley chapelry and Mary Peel of Colne chapelry, co. Lancaster, by banns 3 May 1824 by J Henderson, witnessed by Thomas Hartley and John Heap; copy made by Reverend J Henderson, Incumbent of Colne, 20 December 1830.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/2/3/2  1853-1856

4 Items

Contents:
Bundle of certified copies of marriage entries

[no title]  WPR 70/1/2/3/3  1889

Contents:
Letter from H J J Thompson, solicitor, Bentham, near Lancaster, to Vicar of Dent asking for copy entry of marriage of Thomas Atkinson between fifty and sixty years ago, 28 September 1889.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/2/3/4  1904

Contents:
Home Office circular concerning certificates to be issued by French Consuls in United Kingdom in cases of marriage between British subjects and French citizens, 28 June 1904.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/2/3/5  1935

Contents:
Receipt for marriage register (1920-1935) from Vicar of Dent to Superintendent Registrar, 12 August 1935.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/2/3/6  1935-1946

Contents:
Counterfoil books for marriage certificates: 1935-1936, 1941-1946.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/2/3/7  1950

Contents:
Marriage licence of James Wane, widower, of Kirkby Lonsdale parish and Nancy Laura Hartley, spinster, of Dent parish granted by Bishop of Bradford, 9 September 1950.

Burial  WPR 70/1/2/4  [n.d.]

Bundle of certificates of registry of death  WPR 70/1/2/4/1  1885-1927

319 Items

Bundle of Coroner's orders for burial (11)  WPR 70/1/2/4/2  1886-1932

Bundle of certificates of notification of death (21)  WPR 70/1/2/4/3  1887-1920

Bundle of certificates for disposal (57)  WPR 70/1/2/4/4  1927-1937

[no title]  WPR 70/1/2/5  1937 to date (1979)

Contents:
Counterfoil books of marriage certificates:
1937-1939; 1959-1961; 1961-1965; 1965-1967; 1967-1969; 1969-1971; 1971-1974; 1974-1978; 1979 (current).

Microfilm of registers 1611-  WPR 70/1/2/6  Made August 1949

Church and services  WPR 70/1/3  [n.d.]

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/1  1792

Contents:
Notice from James Barrow, Deputy Registrar, to Minister of Dent to appear personally and with chapelwardens, old and new, before the Reverend and Worshipful George Markham, clerk, M.A., Commissary of Archdeaconry of Richmond, Diocese of Chester, in Kendal Parish Church on Saturday 28 April next, the old to make presentments to Books of Articles and to exhibit a true copy of Register and Terrier, and the new to take oaths of office for ensuing year, and to cite all persons within chapelry with wills to prove, etc., 14 March 1792.

Notice from John Dowbiggin Deputy Registrar, to Minister of Dent to appear as personally and with chapelwardens, old and new, before the Reverend and Worshipful George Markham, clerk, M.A., Commissary of Archdeaconry of Richmond, Diocese of Chester, in Kendal Parish Church, 23 March 1807  WPR 70/1/3/2  1807

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/3  1800

Contents:
List of sidesmen of Dent elected 1800, 17 names (endorsed on a letter from J Wilberforce, Elindon House, near Birmingham, informing that Wm Battye of Dent will receive an order for instructions in the Excise, 21 September 1798).

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/4  1835

Contents:
Certificate by John Sedgwick, Minister, and sidesmen (12 signatures) of election of John Greenbank Goth as sexton of Dent in place of Thos Metcalf dismissed for "drunkenness and irregularity of conduct", 5 June 1835; and similar certificate by same of Christopher Brayshaw as parish clerk of parochial chapelry for £3 a year in place of Thomas Metcalf dismissed, 5 June 1835; with p.s. on grave fees.

Preachers book 1891-1896, with (at back) collections 1892-1902 and list of communicants 1892-1902  WPR 70/1/3/5  1891-1902

Forms of service, etc  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/6  1762

Contents:
Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving to be used throughout Cities of London and Westminster and elsewhere within the Bills of Mortality on 15 August 1762, and in all churches and chapels in England and Wales on Sunday after receipt of same, on safe delivery of Queen and birth of a young Prince; printed by Mark Baskett, London, 1762.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/7  1779

Contents:
Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving to be used similarly on 28 February 1779 on safe delivery of Queen and birth of a Prince; printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, London, 1779 (front page only).

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/8  1801

Contents:
Prayer of Thanksgiving for abundant crop and favourable harvest to be used on first Sunday after receipt of same and continued for one month; printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, London, 1801.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/9  1805

Contents:
Prayer to be used every day next after the prayer in time of war and tumults during the War; printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, London, 1805.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/10  1808

Contents:
Form of Prayer to be used on Wednesday 17 February 1808, day appointed by proclamation for a general fast and humiliation before God, with prayers for assistance on the King's Arms by sea and land, etc.; printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, London, 1808.
- With copy of proclamation, 6 January 1808.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/11  1809

Contents:
Order in Council that Archbishop of Canterbury prepare a form of prayer and thanksgiving for protection afforded to King during a long and arduous reign, to be used on Wednesday 25 October next, 27 September 1809.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/12  1812

Contents:
Form of Prayer and thanksgiving for the repeated successes obtained over French Army in Portugal and Spain by Allied Forces under command of Marquis of Wellington, especially for victory at Salamanca on 22 July, to be used on 23 August 1812, printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, London, 1812.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/13  1859

Contents:
Royal warrant for discontinuing use of forms of prayer and service made for 5 November, 30 January and 29 May, 17 January 1859.
- With covering letter from Bishop of Ripon, 26 January 1859.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/14  1914

Contents:
Form of Intercession on behalf of this Majesty's naval and military forces now engaged in war, to be used on such occasions as appointed by each bishop for his own diocese, 1914.

Service for November 11 being anniversary of the Armistice (for church or open-air services), 1918  WPR 70/1/3/15  1918

Form of United Remembrance Service for the fallen in 1914-1918 War (named) read on 5 November 1933  WPR 70/1/3/16  1933

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/17  1933

Contents:
Bradford Diocesan Litany
- With covering letter from Reverend E W Herbert, Vicar of All Saints, Bradford, and Hon Secretary of Bradford Diocesan Evangelistic Committee, 11 December 1933.

Service of Re-dedication and Affirmation for the Mothers' Union, 1947  WPR 70/1/3/18  1947

Notice (for church porch) that intercessions will be offered in Bradford Catherdral for St Andrew's Church, Dent on 28 May and 6 December (no year)  WPR 70/1/3/19  Not dated

Notice listing place, day and hour at which Bishop of Chester intends to hold confirmations, 28 July-27 August (no year)  WPR 70/1/3/20  Not dated

Church electoral rolls: 1924, revised to 1929; Easter 1932  WPR 70/1/3/21  1924-1932

Resident elector's form of declaration as to qualification for National Assembly of Church of England (blank)  WPR 70/1/3/22  Not dated

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/23  1901-1943

Contents:
Visitors books:
May 1901-October 1913; February 1914-July 1925; August 1925-August 1933; August 1933-August 1943.

Confirmation register  WPR 70/1/3/24  1953 to date (1979)

[no title]  WPR 70/1/3/25  1904 to date (1979)

Contents:
Service registers:
1904-1916; 1916-1925; 1925-1936; 1936-1951; 1952-1962; 1963 to date (1979) [on table].

Church fabric  WPR 70/1/4  [n.d.]

[no title]  WPR 70/1/4/1  1700

Contents:
Memorandum of work to be done in Dent church - organ loft "to be new laid and well wrought from end to end 16 foot or upwards and to fasten ye work to the pillar" - by Richard Walker before 15 January, signed Edw Fawcett and Richard Walker, 22 September 1700.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/4/2  1758

Contents:
Specification for length of seats in church and estimated cost by Jno Phillipson, Sedbergh, 6 November 1758; endorsed with names of those willing to pay towards repair of church seats but refused to sign (Richd Tunsdale, Ralph Burton, Eliz Mason, Jas Cragg, Miles Mason, Thos Mason, Thos Sidgwick, Richd Midleton).

[no title]  WPR 70/1/4/3  1759

Contents:
Agreement, 22 February 1759.
1. Owners and occupiers of lands and tenements and other inhabitants of township of Dent who have seats in church.
2. Matthew Haygarth, James Capstack, Roger Hodgson of Holmside and John Hadwen, churchwardens of township of Dent.
Recital: (1) have agreed to pull down seats in church and set up new seats at expense of parties in proportion to number of seats each party has.
(1) depute (2) to apply for faculty to pull down seats and erect new ones; (1) will pay their respective shares towards costs incurred by (2) and bind themselves in penal sum of £100.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/4/4  1760-1841

Contents:
Pew book: agreed that in order to secure quiet and peaceable possession of new erected seats in chapel to their owners no person be admitted to [...] township of Dent unless placed there by minister and their name entered in this book and witnessed by minister and two chapelwardens, 1764;
- With (on end papers at front and back) memoranda concerning sales, gifts and repairs of pews, 1788-1841;
- With (loose papers) lists of names with seats paid for, and grant by Daniel Fern of Dent Town, slater and plasterer, of four seats in first row of north side of same aisle below first pillar in same aisle or row of seats in which pulpit stands - to Thomas Capstack, Gilbert Wilson, George Capstack, and Richard Waller, churchwardens of Dent, for 19s., witnessed by Robt Vanbrugh, Curate, Thos Dawson, Richd Fillan, 14 November 1760.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/4/5  1889-1945

Contents:
Faculties:
1889.
For authorising the re-roofing of nave, aisles and chancel, removal of all pew seats and stalls on ground floor, with pulpit reading desk, communion table and rails, and font, also west gallery of church with pews and staircase, and organ; taking up of flagging and stepts for excavation of whole area; also removing all monumental slabs and brasses (to be replaced on completion of alterations), removing remains in any tombs or vaults and re-interring them in churchyard (schedule of names annexed Marked 'D' and position of vaults and graves shown on plan marked 'B'); laying chancel with squares of half polished limestone and veined white marble, western end of church with flags, and nave, aisles, organ chamber, vestry and chancel seats with oak blocks; taking down defective parts of east wall and other masonry requiring rebuilding; taking out all lead blazing from old windows and glazing them with cathedral glass; reseating with proper pews, stalls and seats, placing new pulpit, communion table and rails, re-erecting font, fixing new screen to chancel and new heating apparatus, and erecting present (or new) organ in organ chamber; said alterations approved at vestry meeting of new parish held on 9 March, estimated cost of £2,300, 20 May 1889;
- With three plans of Dent Church restoration by Paley and Austin, architects, Lancaster: (A) ground plan of church before alterations, (B) ground plan showing alterations, October 1888, (E) amended ground plan, 26 December 1888, scale 8 feet to one inch.
1898.
- For authorising the placing of stained glass in window in south aisle of St Andrew's Church, Dent, in Memory of James Frederick Wetherill (died 17 December 1892) by petition of his widow, Agnes Blanche Wetherill, of 62 Green Street, Park Lane, London, with consent of Reverend John Alderson Hayden, Vicar, and churchwardens, 16 March 1898;
- With citation to ground faculty, 18 February 1898.
1920.
- For authorising the placing of alabaster tablet on west wall of church in memory of Augustus Fennell Danvers, Captain Bombay Staff Corps, Roy Burcilly, Oude, India, born 11 April 1832, died 24 January 1869; Robert Augustus Danvers, only son of above, died in hospital, Nairobi, British East Africa, 26 December 1918; and Robert William Ford Danvers, eldest son of above, late of 44 North Castle Street, Edinburgh, 2nd Lieut Suffolk Regt., killed in action 26 August 1917 aged 23, by petition of Reverend Ernest Stanley Curwen, Vicar, and churchwardens, on behalf of Margaret Danvers, 12 January 1920
1920.
- For placing tablet of alabaster marble on west wall of church in Memory of Clara wife of Robert Burra of Gate, born 21 May 1850 and died 10 February 1919, 28 July 1920; with covering letter, 28 July 1920.
1924.
- For erection of stained glass window on north side of nave in memory of thomas Arthur Davidson, by his wife, 29 December 1924,
- With copy notice to Reverend Harold Dudley Blakeney Flynn, vicar, and churchwardens, 5 December 1924.
1929.
- For erection of brass tablet in south aisel in memory of Margaret Emma (Daisy), wife of Reverend Francis H Thomas and daughter of Reverend Richard and Mary Jane Sedgwick, died 8 January 1928 aged 71, 29 January 1929.
1929.
- For erection of bronze tablet on north wall in memory of George Swift, B.A., Headmaster of Dent Grammar School, died 9 May 1894 aged 65, 29 January 1929.
1935.
- For placing of stained glass window consisting of three lights representing St Nicholas, St Margaret, and St Hilda, on south side of nave in memory of Henry Beanfoy Sedgwick, born 18 December 1855 and died 17 March 1931, 19 July 1935.
- With copy notice to Reverend Herbert Sparling, vicar, and churchwardens, 2 July 1935.
1945.
- For placing of oil painting representing The Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple given by Miss F A Middleton and Mr J Middleton at west end of church and fixing to wall below picture a brass tablet in memory of Richard Henry Middleton (1856-1906) from his wife, son and daughter, 23 October 1945,
- With copy notice to Reverend Herbert Sparling, vicar, and churchwardens, 8 October 1945.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/4/6  1879

Contents:
Letter (copy) from Robert Pickering, Curate of Dent, to Bursar of Trinity College, Cambridge, enclosing bill for painting chancel of Dent Church (paid for by churchwardens) 1 April 1879,
- With reply enclosing postal order in refund, 2 April 1879.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/4/7  1881

Contents:
Letter (copy) from W Aldis Wright, Bursar of Trinity College, Cambridge, to churchwardens of Dent informing them that Master and Seniors wish to place their pew in chancel of church at disposal of churchwardens for accommodation of parishioners, 15 June 1881.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/4/8  1883

Contents:
Letters from J J Burton, 12 Foregate Street, Chester, to Mr Pickering concerning cost of lamps, 30 October and 2 November 1883; and letter from Francis F Hickman, ironmongery and lamp depot, 8 Northgate Street, Chester, to Mr Burton, 2 November 1883.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/4/9  1888

Contents:
Bills of quantities of carpenter and joiner for restoration of Dent church, August 1888.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/4/10  1889

Contents:
Fire insurance policy on parish church (pulpit, pews, roof, etc.) for one year, Law Fire Insurance Society, 24 December 1889.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/4/11  1891

Contents:
Specification and estimate of new organ proposed to be built for Reverend J A Hayden by H S Vincent & Co., organ builders, Sunderland, 13 October 1891.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/4/12  1904

Contents:
Memorandum of agreement, 4 January 1904.
1. Reverend John Alderson Hayden, M.A., Vicar of Dent, and Robert Conder of Clarks House, Dent, George Oversby of Haycote, Dent, and Joseph Hartley of Kitscroft, Dent, churchwardens.
2. John Mason of the Hill, Dent.
Appointment of (2) to office of bell-ringer and grave-digger at Dent parish church, to be paid £2 19s. yearly for ringing bells and £1 for winding and regulating clock, with prescribed fees as grave-digger.
Witnesses: Rob Pickering, L W Batty, Philip W Bateman, Rd Gornall, T P Morphet.

Receipted bill for east window of Dent Church in subject of "Te Deum" by Shrigley & Hunt, workers in stained glass and mural painting, Lancaster, to Reverend E S Curwen, 29 June 1912; £400 paid 23 July 1912  WPR 70/1/4/13  1912

Tithe and endowment  WPR 70/1/5  [n.d.]

Inventory (blank), undated  WPR 70/1/5/1  Not dated

Title deeds of old houses in Flintergill bought by Professor Sedgwick and given to Perpetual Curate of Dent in July and December 1859: - (1) house, garden and peet house in Flintergill 1747-1859; - (2) old house in Flintergill formerly belonging to John Alderson 1761-1859; - (3) old house in Flintergill formerly belonging to Thomas Cragg of Barth 1762-1859  WPR 70/1/5/2  1747-1859

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/2/1  1747

Contents:
Will (copy) of Jeffrey Holme of the Great House near adjoining to east end of Dents Town, yeoman, made 7 December 1747.
Bequests:- to James Burton of Cage in Deepdale in Dent, yeoman, John Guy of Dents Town, innkeeper, George Burton of Gibshall in Kirthwaite in Dent, yeoman, and William Waller of Deepdale in Dent, yeoman, trustees and executors, all that new built stone messuage or dwelling house with soil whereon it stands and court yeard and backside belonging to same formerly being a parcel of ground called the slated house parrock at east end of Dents Town, and one other new built stone dwelling house near adjoining, now in possession of Ann Lowes, widow, and Joseph Thistlethwaite, tenants, and all that new erected piece of building not finished intended for a dwelling house near said premises and adjoining to highway leading into Dents Town at east end thereof, and all that old building now remaining unpulled down formerly known as the Old Slated House; in trust to convey to Jennett Gawthrop of Flinter Gill in Dent, widow, for £90 15s. by 2 February next all that new built stone messuage or dwelling house with appurts. in possession of testator lately purchased by her in public sale; to convey to Thomas Lindsey of High Ground near Dents Town yeoman, for £40 5s. by 2 February next all that new built stone dwelling house in possession of Ann Lowes and Joseph Thistlethwaite lately purchased by him in public sale; to convey to John Mason of Coventree in Deepdale in Dent, schoolmaster, for £28 5s. by 2 February next all new erected building not finished lately purchased by him in public sale; to convey to John Burton of Sams Land in Deepdale, yeoman, for £16 by 2 February next all that old building now remaining unpulled down formerly known as the Slated House lately purchased by him in public sale; if any of above conveyances are not completed trustees are to sell premises for best price possible;
- To trustees all that messuage or tenement, lands, hereditaments and premises with appurts. called Throssle Hall in trust to sell for best price possible; trustees to pay any just debts with money from sales for which personal estate is insufficient (after deducting household stuff and furniture sufficient for furnishing house for wife and children so long as widow), and any surplus to be put out at interest;
- To Elizabeth Sill of Slack in Deepdale, widow, 40s. yearly for life;
- To Ann Holme, his mother, 40s. yearly for life;
- Residue of interest to be laid out in maintenance and education of children during their minority, after which: £40 to son Thomas, £30 to son Richard, £40 to son John, £20 each to daughters Ellen, Ann and Mary; any remainder to them in said proportions;
- To Agnes, his wife, all that messuage or tenement with lands etc. called Sams Land adjoining Coventree in Deepdale, now in possession of John Burton, for life provided she releases all right to dower etc. in all other messuages etc., or for so long as she remains a widow; on refusal to release or remarriage, to trustees in trust to sell and put money out for interest, paying half interest to wife for life and half equally amongst children during minorities and thereafter half of principal equally amongst them, and first half equally amongst them at death of wife; if wife should not refuse to release or remarry, estate after her death to Thomas son for ever.
Witnesses: Robt Beetham, John Knowles, J Wadeson.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/2/2  1765

Contents:
Feoffment, 22 February 1765.
1. William Birkett of Flintergill in Dent, carpenter.
2. James Bayliff of Hingabank in Deepdale in Dent, yeoman.
Premises: all that messuage and dwelling house, turf or peat house, garden, dunghillstead, and necessary house at Flintergill in Dent, in occupation of (1), bounded on north by dwelling house belonging to (2), on east by Vicarage parrock and on west by lane or highway from Mirk Lane head to Flintergill, purchased from Curate and sidesmen of Dent, paying to Curate of Dent 2s. 6d. yearly and all accustomed dues; (2) may enter into premises on 12 May next.
Consideration: £24.
Witnesses: none.
Subscriptions:- livery of seisin;
- Release of any right to dower etc. in Premises by Mabel Birkett, wife of (1), 22 February 1765.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/2/3  1784

Contents:
Feoffment, 20 February 1784.
1. John Bayliffe of Applegarth in Middleton, weaver, devisee of James Bayliff late of Flintergill in Dent, yeoman, deceased.
2. John Winn of Dent Town, butcher.
Recitals:- said late James Bayliff was seised of two dwelling houses with appurts. at Flintergill purchased from William Birkett late of same place, carpenter, deceased;
- Will of said James Bayliff devising said houses to (1), his nephew, in trust to sell and apply money as directed.
Premises: all that messuage or dwelling house, turf-house, garden, necessary house and dunghillstead (except for liberty for hanging clothes to dry in garden and a dunghillstead which (1) reserves for benefit of other dwelling house in said will) at Flintergill in Dent now in farm to william Harling with one cupboard now standing in partition between houses, bounded on north by other house now in farm to Christopher Allen, on east by Vicarage Parrock, and on west by lane or highway from Mirk Lane head to Flintergill; paying 2s. 6d. yearly rent to minister or curate of Dent.
Consideration: £13 2s.
Witnesses: Thomas Aarcher, Christr Walker.
Endorsements:- livery of seisin, 21 February 1784, witnessed by same;
- Release of any right to dower etc. in premises by Agnes, widow of said James Bayliff, for £5, 20 February 1784, witnessed by James Capstack;
- Memorandum of payment of £18 18s. by John Dixon to Richd Tattersall, being value of house situated in Flintergill, purchased of latter and formerly property of Margaret Winn, 17 February 1815.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/2/4  1838

Contents:
Will (extract) of John dixon of Slack in Deepdale in Dent, yeoman, made 5 March 1838, proved before Reverend John Sedgwick, MA, of Dent, 20 April 1843. Executors: his sons, John Dixon of High Hall and William Dixon of Low Hall, both in Dent, farmers, who are to pay all just debts, funeral expenses etc., as trustees.
Bequests: to said executors all dwelling houses, buildings, garths and gardens with appurts. in trust to be sold and use money from real and personal estate "(as followeth) viz etc."
Witnesses: Thomas Capstick, Thomas Carter, Joshua Hodgson.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/2/5  1859

Contents:
Receipt of John Dixon for £12 paid by Mrs Jane Sedgwick, being purchase money for certain freehold cottage with turf house, midden stead and garden house with leasehold garden in Flintergill lately in occupation of John Hall on east side of road from Dent Town to Flintergill and bounded on east and south by glebe land belonging to perpetual curate of Dent and on north by cottage belonging to Thomas Cragg of Barth, with piece of turbary ground in church allotment at Deepdale Head and marked 48. G on inclosure map, and sold to said Mrs Sedgwick, who will execute proper conveyance when required, Dent, 21 June 1859.
Witness: Thomas Hall.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/2/6  1761

Contents:
Articles of agreement, 11 September 1761.
1. William Birkett of Flintergill in Dent, carpenter.
2. Matthew Pott of Hallbank in North Lord Land in Dent.
Covenants: (1) agrees to convey by 13 February next for £21 2s. to (2) all that messuage and dwelling house and other premises with appurts. at Flintergill in occupation of Daniel Fern as farmer, subject to yearly fee farm rent of 1d.; (2) may enter premises on 12 May next; (1) and (2) bind themselves in penal sum of £20.
Witnesses: Antho Batty, Chris Walker, jun.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/2/7  1762

Contents:
Feoffment, 25 February 1762.
1. William Birkett of Flintergill in Dent, carpenter.
2. Matthew Pott of Hallbank in North Lord Land in Dent.
Premises: all that dwelling or fire house at Flintergill lately purchased by (1) from Thomas Eglin and Sarah, his wife, bounded on east by parrock or parcel of ground belonging to Dent Vicarage, on south by dwelling house belonging to (1), on west by lane or highway from Mirk Lane head to Flintergill, and on north by laith or barn belonging to Thomas and Sarah Eglin and now in occupation of Daniel Fearn as farmer, with appurts., paying yearly fee farm rent of 1d.; (2) may enter premises on 12 May next; indemnified against any claim for dower by Mabel, wife of (1).
Consideration: £21 2s.
Witnesses: Thos Burton, Chris Walker jun.
Endorsements:- livery of seisin, same witnesses;
- Agreement by which (2) grants to Richard Garlick said dwelling house and all its belongings in return for parrock and other articles belonging at Flintergill in Dent now in farm to Richard Parrington, 19 May 1800, witnessed by Francis Brown and Dorothy Brown.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/2/8  1770

Contents:
Deed of confirmation, 9 March 1770.
1. James Capstack of Blakerigg in Deepdale in Dent, yeoman, and Joseph Burton of Mary Port, Cumberland, shoemaker, heir at law of Richard Mason formerly of Nunhouse in Deepdale, yeoman, deceased.
2. Matthew Pott of Flintergill in Dent, yeoman.
Recital: feoffment, 25 February 1762 (above).
Premises: all that dwelling or fire house at Flintergill lately purchased by (1) from Thomas Eglin and Sarah, his wife, bounded on east by parrock or parcel of ground belonging to Dent Vicarage, on south by dwelling house belonging to (1), on west by lane or highway from Mirk Lane head to Flintergill, and on north by laith or barn belonging to Thomas and Sarah Eglin and now in occupation of Daniel Fearn as farmer, with appurts., paying yearly fee farm rent of 1d.; (2) may enter premises on 12 May next; indemnified against any claim for dower by Mabel, wife of (1).
Consideration: 15s.
Witnesses: John Midlton, William Middleton.
Endorsements:- agreement between (2) and Richard Garlick (Agreement by which (2) grants to Richard Garlick said dwelling house and all its belongings in return for parrock and other articles belonging at Flintergill in Dent now in farm to Richard Parrington), 19 May 1800;
- Note that two freehold parrocks at Flintergill now in possession of Richard Parrington of near an acre are to be sold at Richd Haygarth's in Dent on Saturday 10 October.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/2/9  1842

Contents:
Receipt of Myles Baynes for £12 paid by John Alderson for cottage house, property of Richard Parrington, which was sold by auction on 1 April 1842 at Sun Inn, Dent, and purchased by John Alderson of Burton Hill in Dent, 15 April 1842.
Witnesses: Anthony Carter, Thos Wearing.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/2/10  1859

Contents:
Receipt of John Alderson for £13 paid by Margaret Isabella Sedgwick, being purchase money for a freehold cottage in Flintergill lately in occupation of George Ovesby on east side of road from Dent Town to Flintergill Head and bounded on east by glebe land belonging to perpetual curate of Dent, on south by cottage belonging to Thomas Cragg of Barth, and on north by piece of ground belonging to Thomas Middleton of Leeds, and sold to said Margaret Isabella Sedgwick; proper conveyance to be executed when required, Dent, 4 July 1859.
Witness: Thomas Hall.
Title deeds of the old house in Flintergill formerly belonging to Thomas Cragg of Barth and given to the Perpetual Curate of Dent, December 1859, 1762-1859

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/2/11  1762

Contents:
Feoffment, 26 February 1762.
1. William Birkett of Flintergill in Dent, carpenter.
2. James Bayliff of Hingabank in Deepdale in Dent, yeoman.
Premises: all that messuage and dwelling house and turf or peat house at south west end of house at Flintergill, now in occupation of thomas Archer, bounded on north by dwelling house belonging to Matthew Pott, on east by Vicarage parrock, on south by dwelling house belonging to (1), and on west by lane or highway from Mirk Lane head to Flintergill, purchased from Francis Brown and his son John Brown; paying yearly fee farm rent of 1d.; (2) may enter into premises on 12 May next; idemnified against any claim for dower by Mabel wife of (1).
Consideration: £21.
Endorsement: livery of seisin.
Witnesses: Thomas Archer, Chris Walker jun.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/2/12  1784

Contents:
Feoffment, 20 February 1784.
1. John Bayliff of Applegarth in Middleton, weaver, devisee of James Bayliff late of Flintergill in Dent, yeoman, deceased.
2. Thomas Pickhall of Fosterbankfoot in South Lordland in Dent, yeoman.
Recital:- said late James Bayliff was seised of two dwelling houses with appurts. at Flintergill, purchased from William Birkett late of same place, carpenter, now deceased;
- Will of said James Bayliff devising said houses to his nephew (1) in trust to sell and apply money as directed.
Premises: all that messuage or dwelling house and turf house at south west corner of dwelling house sold by (1) to John Winn and dunghillstead adjoining to John Winn's dunghillstead, and liberty of hanging clothes to dry at all times in John Winn's garden at Flintergill, now in farm to Christopher Allen, bounded on north by dwelling house belonging to Matthew Pott, on east by Vicarage parrock on south by John Winn's lately purchased dwelling house, and on west by lane or highway from Mirk Lane head to Flintergill, with appurts., paying yearly fee rent of 1d.
Consideration: £11.
Witnesses: Leod Sedgwick, Chrisr Walker.
Endorsements:- livery of seisin, 21 February 1784, same witnesses;
- Release of any right to dower etc. in premises by Agnes widow of James Bayliff for £5, 20 February 1784, witnessed by James Capstack.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/2/13  1787

Contents:
Conveyance, 2 March 1787.
1. Thomas Pickhall of Flintergill in Dent, yeoman.
2. John Garner of Dent, yeoman.
Premises: all that messuage or dwelling house and turf-houses at Flintergill in Dent in occupation of (1), with appurts. and all grates, cranes and fixtures now therein contained, paying yearly fee farm rent of 1d.
Consideration: £11 10s.
Witnesses: Thos Spencer, Chrisr Walker.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/2/14  1859

Contents:
Receipt of Thomas Cragg for £12 10s. paid by Margaret Isabella Sedgwick, being purchase money for certain freehold cottage and turf house in Flintergill lately in occupation of Anne Allen on east side of road from Dent Town to Flintergill Head, bounded on east by glebe land belonging to perpetual curate of Dent, on north by cottage belonging to John Alderson of Burton Hill, and on south by cottage belonging to John Dixon, and of laying ashes in his middenstead, sold to said Margaret Isabella Sedgwick, who will execute proper conveyance when required, Dent, 2 December 1859.
Witness: Thomas Hall.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/3  1847

Contents:
Extract from second codicil to will of Reverend George Vanbrugh deceased, giving £4,000 to Incumbents of Sedbergh and of Dent as Trustees to be invested in stocks, with interest and dividends to be divided equally between said incumbents on 12 June annually in augmentation of present incomes of those livings, witnessed by Robert Price and James Swnigwood, 4 September 1847; (complete copy of whole will and codicils sent by John North, solicitor of Liverpool, sole exectutor, to Reverend George Platt, Vicar of Sedbergh, after death of Mr Vanbrugh in mid-October 1847); deposited in Dent Church chest by John Sedgwick, incumbent of Dent 27 February 1850.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/4  1857

Contents:
Lease for 20 years, 13 April 1857.
1. Right Reverend Robert Bickersteth, Bishop of Ripon.
2. Adam Hardacre of Clarks, Leonard Udal of Howgill House, and John Sedgwick of Little Town, all in parochial chapelry of Dent in parish of Sedbergh, yeoman, Thomas Fawcett of Sedbergh, esq., Rowland Tatham of School bred and Robert Haygarth of Acre both in Dent, yeoman, Reverend Thomas Airey of Holme Park in Lambrigg in parish of Kendal, clerk, Philip Bateman of Baineses, James Stockdale of Low Ground, Anthony Greenbank of Harbourgill, and James Burton of Huds House all in Dent, yeomen, Reverend Adam Sedgwick of Trinity College, Cambridge, clerk, Thomas Middleton of Flintergill in Dent, gentleman, John Alderson of Burton Hill, and John Bateman of Green Cottage, both in Dent, yeomen, Edward Bainbridge of Flintergill House in Dent, gentleman, William Thistlethwaite of Dent Town, James Sutton of Gibbs Hall, Richard Conder of Dent Town, John Harling of Holme Cottage, thomas Cragg of Barth, George Nelson of Dilacre, and John Conder of Haycott, all in Dent, yeomen, Patrons of Benefice of Dent.
3. Reverend John Sedgwick of Dent, clerk, Incumbent of said Benefice of Dent.
4. William Cragg of Calving Tree in Dent, yeoman.
Recital:- Thomas Hall of Dent, land surveyor, appointed to make map, certificate, valuation and report, as required by statute, by memorandum of 7 October 1856, and reported that best yearly rent to be received on lease of premises in £22; lessee covenants to wall and fence at own cost part of common lands called Dent's Fell or common, such wall to be built to height of five feet and nine inches and breadth of 34 inches at bottom and narrowing to 14 inches at top; to stock premises which are grass lands apart from ½ acre, to have all the crop eaten within outbuildings, and to spread dung and manure on land; grass land not to be ploughed up apart from said ½ acre already broken up, which is to be laid down with grass seed within three years and not ploughed up again; not to cut down and take away any timber wood from premises, or dig up any turves or peats; to wall and fence at own cost, but that covenant by lessee to fence in part of common ought to mean yearly rent of £22 be diminished by £5.
Premises: all that messuage tenement farm and lands called Helks in parochial chapelry of Dent containing 48 acres 2 roods and 19 perches, now in occupation of Thomas Middleton as tenant, being part of glebe land of benefice, by (3) to (4) with consent of (1) and (2), but reserving to (3) all woods, plantations, timber trees, etc., right to plant young trees, to erect any buildings, to dig any drains, and all minerals, etc. - for term of twenty years from 26 April 1857 for land and from 12 May 1857 for house and buildings, at yearly rent of £17 to be paid quarterly from 12 August 1857, and paying further sum of £10 per acre for every acre of meadow or pasture land leased beyond proportion of land now broken up which may be ploughed up without consent of (3), etc.; provided that (4) does not underlet without consent of (1), (2) and (3), became bankrupt, etc.
Covenants: (4) is to pay all taxes, rates, etc., keep any roads in repair, also house, buildings, etc. and keep them insured against damage by fire in name of (3) and (4), to manage lands according to best system of husbandry (detailed in recital above).
Witness; Wm Matthews, Incumbent of Cowgill.
And:

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/5  1866

Contents:
Transfer of lease, 12 May 1866.
1. William Cragg aforesaid.
2. Mary Jane Sedgwick of Dent, formerly of Mount Pleasant in township of Lnagcliffe, West Riding, co. York, spinster.
3. Right Reverend Robert Bickersteth, Lord Bishop of Ripon.
4. James Sutton of Gibbs Hall, Thomas Fawcett of Gate House, Robert Haygarth of Acre, Philip Bateman of Banies', James Stockdale of Longround, Anthony Greenbank of Harbergill, James Burton of Huds House all in parochial chapelry of Dent, Reverend Adam Sedgwick of Cambridge, clerk, John Alderson of Burton Hill, John Harling of Holme Cottage, Thomas Cragg of Barth, George Nelson of Dilacre, John Conder of Haycote, William Cragg of Coventree, Bryan Greenwood of Cross House, all in Dent, Reverend Leonard Sedgwick of Fencote Hall, co. York, clerk, Arthur Conder of Dent, Richard Whitfield of Clarks, Rowland Tatham of Schoolbred, Richard Sedgwick of Helmside, Alexander Kilburn of Dent Town, Henry Booth of Leaks, Henry Denny of Backstonegill, and Thomas Whitfield of Banks in Dent, patrons of benefice of Dent.
5. Margaret Isabella Sedgwick of Mount Pleasant, near Settle, spinster.
Recitals:- (2) lately appointed by commissioners in Lunacy as the committee of estate of Reverend Richard Sedgwick, present Incumbent of Dent;
- (1) agreed with (5) to assign premises in above lease to (5) with consent of (3) and (4).
Premises: all that messuage tenement farm and lands called Helks in parochial chapelry of Dent containing 48 acres 2 roods and 19 perches, assigned and transferred to (5) for residue of term of years unexpired, subject to same covenants, etc.
Consideration: £75.
Witnesses: James Wise, solicitor, Ripon for (3), Myles Taylforth Hall of Dent for (1) and (4), William Hartley, solicitor, Settle for (5), Christopher Deighton, M.D. of Clapham for Adam Sedgwick.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/6  1858

Contents:
Letter from W Batty to Thomas Fawcett, 20 July 1858, enclosing receipt of Richard Batty, Thomas Batty, and William Batty for £9 from Master, Fellows and Scholars of Trinity College, Cambridge, for closing doorway into churchyard on west side from their house in Dent's Town now occupied by George Bainbridge, and for right of way or road from house into churchyard, witnessed by Christopher Jackson, 10 July 1858.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/7  1882

Contents:
Account of succession duty on real property of Robert Burton of Bradford on death of his father, John Burton, on 2 December 1866 - all that freehold messuage, stable and turf house at east end of Lunds Gill Bridge at east end of Dent Town, recently sold for £50, 11 February 1882, and sent to Reverend Robert Pickering.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/8  1882-1884

Contents:
Tracing of proposed railing at parish church park, with detailed measurements, scale one foot = one inch, April 1882; tracing of gate in railings (coloured blue); and tracing of fences (coloured gold);
- Letters from R T Smith & Co., Iron Foundry and Engineering Works, Whitchurch, Salop, to R H Middleton, 174 Bowe road, Birkenhead, concerning details of railway rate to Dent, number of stays in railings, etc., 8 October 1883 and 27 February 1884;
- Letter from R T Smith & Co., Iron Foundry and Engineering Works, Whitchurch, Salop, to Reverend Robert Pickering thanking him for remittance of £54 6s. for hurdles, gate and posts, 4 March 1884; receipted bill 4 March 1884; and receipt for 17s. 6d. from J Bainbridge for fixing stays and cleaning churchyard, Dent, 1884.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/9  1883

Contents:
Letter from Bounty Office, Westminster, to Incumbent of Dent, that £50 has been received for Church Building Commissioners' Fund for benefit of Dent living and invested in new 3 per cents, 6 April 1883.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/10  1883-1913

Contents:
Statutory Record of Consecration of additional burial ground by Right Reverend Vincent Ryan, sometime Bishop of Mauritius, by request of Bishop of Ripon and his commission of 26 August 1870, that ground added to churchyard (as shown on plan) is to be consecrated ground and part of the churchyard, witnessed by John M Ward, Surrogate and Vicar of Clapham, and George Towers, Vicar of Cowgill, 24 April 1883
Statutory Record of Consecration of additional burial ground by Right Reverend Thomas Wortley, Bishop of Ripon, (as above), witnessed by E S Curwen, Vicar of Dent, and J Montagu Cadman, Vicar of Sedbergh, 23 February 1913; and Statutory Declaration by Reverend Ernest Stanley Curwen, Vicar of Dent, John Staveley, Philip William Bateman, and Joseph Davidson, churchwardens, that piece of land (60 square yards shown green on plan) is to be burial place of Robert Burra of Gate, giver of land added to churchyard, witnessed by J P Morphet of Dent, tailor, 23 February 1913.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/11  1894

Contents:
Letter from F D Wise, Diocesan Registry, Ripon, to Reverend J A Hayden, that Board of Agriculture want to know what outlay has been made by landlord in repairs to Helks Farm in each of last five years, 12 October 1894.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/12  1895

Contents:
Letter from Ecclesiastical Commission to Reverend J A Hayden, that sum of £839 5s. 7d. India 3% stock has been purchased by direction of Board of Agriculture (under Glebe Lands Act 1888) and dividends will be paid direct to him as they accrue, 21 February 1895.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/13  1895

Contents:
Circular from Bounty Office to Reverend J A Hayden enclosing Warrant (detached) for half-yearly payment on church building accounts, 5 October 1895.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/14  1901

Contents:
Letter from Ecclesiastical Commission to Reverend J A Hayden, 7 March 1901, enclosing copy letter from Ecclesiastical commission to Miss Sedgwick, Thorns Hall, Sedbergh, concerning transfer of £300 to Commission in favour of Dent living, 11 February 1901.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/15  1904

Contents:
Letter from Adam Sedgwick, Trinity College, Cambridge, to Reverend J A Hayden, concerning arrangements to see documents in SB's office and enclosing copy (typed) of extract from Vernon's 'Notitia' that Dent was a chapelry of Sedbergh and that inhabitants of Dent had to pay tithes to Rectory of Sedbergh (which they had denied), 30 January 1904.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/16  1904

Contents:
Letter from R Burra to Reverend J A Hayden enclosing letter from Jessie Wright, 16 Belsize Park Gardens, London N.W., and her transcripts of extracts re Dent from Public Record Office, Augmentation Office, Miscellaneous Books, volumes 115 and 123, 29 March 1904.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/17  1904

Contents:
Receipts of Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty for £1,200 from T A Mason and for £204 of subscriptions towards augmentation of benefice, 2 April 1904.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/18  1904

Contents:
Letter from [Reverend] J B Palmer, South Stainley Vicarage, Leeds, to Reverend J A Hayden re application for aid from Ripon Diocesan Societies, 10 October 1904.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/19  1906

Contents:
Bill for repairs to house end and wall in Flintergill by William Morphet, stonemason and builder, Sedbergh, in July and September 1905, to Reverend J A Hayden, 19 May 1906.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/20  1907-1910

Contents:
Copy of London Gazette, 15 March 1907, including grant by Ecclesiastical commissioners of £300 to Vicarage of Dent and payment of £9 per annum to incumbent, pp. 1843-44, sealed 7 March 1907;
- Copy of London Gazette, 25 March 1910, including similar grant, p. 2124, sealed 17 March 1910.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/21  1932

Contents:
Notification by Bounty Office of completion of extinguishment of tithe rentcharge by merger (under Tithe Act 1925), benefice of Sedbergh, 9 June 1932.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/22  1937

Contents:
Ordinary assessment, Ecclesiastical Dilapidations Measures (1923-1929), from W G Hannah, secretary to Queen Anne's Bounty, to Reverend H Sparling, 1 September 1937.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/23  1947

Contents:
Statement concerning amount of 2½% consols now held in trust and increase in dividend, from assistant accountant, Ecclesiastical Commission, to Reverend H Sparling, 24 March 1947.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/24  1951

Contents:
Letter from G Burgil, assistant accountant, Church Commissioners, to Reverend S G Bennett concerning transfer of Vanbrugh charity (£4, 564. 18s. 1d. 2½% consolidated stock) to Church Commissioners, half of which to be held in trust for augmentation of endowment of benefice, 29 January 1951
- Enclosing statements on the transfer and on investment of cash realised on sale of a reversionary interest.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/25  1952

Contents:
Schedule of securities under Benefices (Stabilization of Incomes) Measure 1951, 1 July 1952.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/26  1952-1957

Contents:
Bundle of correspondence from Diocesan Registry, Bradford to Reverend S G Bennett concerning extension of churchyard (Town End Pasure), sale to Dent Dale Memorial Hall Committee, and extension of Zion chapel Burial Ground, 1952-1957.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/27  1955

Contents:
Letter from G Burgis, accountant, Church Commissioners, to Reverend S G Bennett informing him that the secured income of benefice has increased by £8. 16s. per annum (interest on capital of £220), 19 December 1955.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/28  1968

Contents:
Ordinary assessment, Ecclesiastical Dilapidations, from Church Commissioners to Reverend A J W Barker, 24 June 1968.
- With schedule of fixtures.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/29  1971

Contents:
Pastoral Order concerning union of rural deaneries of Bowland and of Settle in archdeaconry of Craven (to be Rural Deanery of Bowland) and union of rural deaneries of Ewecross and of Sedbergh (to be Rural Deanery of Ewecross), published in London Gazette of 29 July 1971.

Vicarage papers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/30  1898-1901

10 Items

Contents:
Bundle of letters from R Edgar Horsdall, architects, 22a Commercial Street, Halifax, to Reverend J A Hayden re new vicarage site (given by Lady Bentinck) and enclosing plans etc. for house, November 1898-May 1901.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/31  Not dated [1898]

Contents:
Sketch plans (nos. 1 and 2) of ground floor and first floor of vicarage, scale 8 feet = 1 inch, by R Horsfall & Son, n.d.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/32  1899-1900

Contents:
Bundle of letters (7) from F D Wise, Diocesan Registry, Ripon, to Reverend J A Hayden re deed of conveyance of new vicarage, February 1899-February 1900.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/33  1899-1904

Contents:
Bundle of letters (14) from Bounty Office, Westminster, to Reverend J A Hayden re grant from Queen Anne's Bounty towards new vicarage, February 1899-April 1904.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/34  1899-1905

Contents:
Bundle of correspondence (all to Reverend J A Hayden):
- Letter from W Morrison, 77 Cromwell Road, London, that although he is abroad because of his health he wants to be put down for a £5 subscription, 1 February 1899;
- Letter from Ecclesiastical Commission, London, that the chances of obtaining a grant are not great, 22 February 1899;
- Letter from H McLeod Innes, Senior Bursar, Trinity College, Cambridge, to subscribe £5 towards cost of new vicarage, 13 March 1899;
- Letter from F Punchard, Underley Estates Office, that Lady Henry Bentinck will make free grant of an acre of land as site for new vicarage, 8 October 1899;
- Letter from F Punchard, Underley Estates Office re merits of Well Head Farm and Millbeck Farm as possible site for new vicarage, but no decision as Lady Henry Bentinck is in South Africa, 19 March 1900;
- Letter from J B Palmer, Secretary, Ripon Diocesan Societies, South Stainley Vicarage, Leeds, that £30 grant for vicarage is being renewed, 31 October 1901;
- Letter from F Punchard re discussions with Mr Fenwick about site of vicarage, 23 January 1903;
- Letter from F Punchard that Lady Henry Bentinck is away because of special treatment for rheumatism, but she is glad to contribute £20 to new Vicarage Building Fund, 3 February 1905;
- Letter from Cecil R Pugh [steward to Mrs Dormer, Ingmire Hall], Briarwood, Sedbergh, enclosing £5 subscription from Mrs Dormer to said Fund, 18 August 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/35  1899

Contents:
Declaration (copy) of Miss Margaret Isabella Sedgwick, Thorns Hall, Sedbergh, that she was born in Dent in 1823 and lived with her father, Reverend John Sedgwick, in Dent Vicarage House until his death in 1859, that she has known the house all her life, later occupied by her brother Reverend Richard Sedgwick, than Reverend John Lewis, and now Reverend John Alderson Hayden, and that the house, buildings, and premises form part of glebe belonging to Vicarage of Dent and always have according to her Knowledge; witnessed by Warwick P Bonstead, J. P., at Sedbergh, 17 July 1899.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/36  1899-1900

Contents:
Report by Richard Horsfall & Son to Ripon Diocesan Building Society on place for new vicarage, 4 September 1899
- With: estimate of cost, 19 February 1900;
- Letter from R Horsfall to J K Aston, Secretary, Bounty Office, enclosing plans, sections, elevations, specifications and estimate, 20 February 1900;
- Blank form of particulars of application for expenditure of Trust capital.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/37  1899-1903

Contents:
Bundle of letters (9) from William Robinson, solicitor, Sedbergh, to Reverend J A Hayden re rateable value of vicarage, November 1899-June 1903
- With: copy memorandum of agreement, 3 April 1900, between William Robinson and Reverend J A Hayden to let Dent Vicarage with gardens situated in Vicarage Lane, together with right of way through yard and privilege to dry clothes therein, for yearly rent of £18 from 5 April 1900.

Fire insurance policy for vicarage, Ecclesiastical Insurance Office Ltd., 31 July 1900  WPR 70/1/5/38  1900

Plan of proposed vicarage by R Horsfall & Sons, scale 20 feet = one inch; approved F Punchard, 1900  WPR 70/1/5/39  Not dated

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/40  1901

Contents:
Letter from R Horsfall to Secretary, Bounty Office, certifying that plans have been drawn up and specification prepared for building house on land recently given to Benefice of Dent, 14 February 1901.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/41  1901-1904

Contents:
Specification for proposed new vicarage at Middle Rains, Dent - of excavators, masons and bricklayers work to be done and materials to be used, February 1901; of carpenters and joiners, February 1904; of plumbers and glaziers, February 1904; of slaters and plasterers, February 1901; and of painters, March 1904.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/42  1902-1905

Contents:
Bundle of letters (25) from Bounty Office, Westminster, to Reverend J A Hayden concerning plans for new vicarage and amount of contracts, April 1902-October 1905; with printed forms (6) of instructions for supplying Bounty Office with contract drawings, bills, etc.; instructions for surveyors' papers and plans required for building parsonages etc. by loans under Gilbert's Acts; questionnaire on application for such a loan; circular letter with information on Gilbert's Acts loans 1904; form for builder's agreement and undertaking; and form of declaration of income and expenditure of benefice.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/43  1902-1905

Contents:
Bundle of letters (7) from William Robinson, Clerk to Sedbergh R.D.C. to Reverend J A Hayden re water supply, etc., July 1902-April 1905, and receipt for £10 17s. 3d. half year's rent

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/44  1903-1904

8 Items

Contents:
Bundle of letters from R Edgar Horsfall to Reverend J A Hayden re plans and specification of drainage system, January 1903-March 1904.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/45  1903

5 Items

Contents:
Bundle of letters from Thomas Fenwick, Burrow Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale, to Reverend J A Hayden re possible site for vicarage house on his own land, Mill Beck Farm, April-August 1903; and letters (2) from F Punchard, land agent and surveyor, Underley Estate Office, re vicarage site, 30 January and 2 September 1903.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/46  1903

Contents:
Plans of boundary walling by R Horsfall & Son:
- Elevations 8 feet = 1 inch, and section ½ inch = 1 foot, 21 April 1903;
- Plan of boundary walling 20 feet = 1 inch, and plan of entrance gates for vicarage, n.d.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/47  1904-1905

40 Items

Contents:
Bundle of letters from Richard Horsfall & Son to Reverend J A Hayden re details of progress of work on new vicarage, April 1904-October 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/48  1904

Contents:
Letter from Margaret Isabella Sedgwick, Thorns Hall, Sedbergh, to Reverend J A Hayden re fountain in memory of her uncle, Professor Sedgwick, in Market Place and referring him to District Council for further information, 16 May 1904.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/49  1904

3 Items

Contents:
Bundle of letters from James Wadeson, plumber, glazier, etc. Main Street, Sedbergh, re water supply to new vicarage and National School, and specifications of water supply and of diversion of water-pipe of Fountain and National School, 23-27 May 1904.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/50  1904

Contents:
Specification of water supply for new vicarage and estimate of cost by Wm Hodgson of Dent, June 1904; and tender by J E Goad and P W Bateman, 28 May 1904.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/51  1904

Contents:
Bills of quantities and schedules of prices of excavators, masons and bricklayers (2); carpenter and joiner; plumber and glazier; slater (2); and plasterer (2), June 1904; and list of tenders.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/52  1904-1905

8 Items

Contents:
Bundle of letters from Brassington Bros. & Corney, builders and contractors, Bridge End Mill, Settle, to Reverend J A Hayden re details of building new vicarage, June 1904-December 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/53  1904-1905

Contents:
Bundle of papers concerning boundary wall:
- Specification of works necessary and materials to be used in erection of a boundary walling to new vicarage by Richard Horsfall & Son, June 1904 (3);
- Bill of quantities and schedule of prices of mason's works required in erection of new boundary walling, June 1905 (2 with different prices);
- Letter from R Horsfall to Reverend J A Hayden enclosing Brassington's quantities and estimates, 3 July 1905;
- Letters from Wm Morphet re getting stones from gill, 2 and 7 August 1905;
- Letters from T H Stirzaker, Lancaster, re getting stones from High Ground, 21 July 1905; that Mrs Metcalfe of Kirstall must be consulted first, 7 August 1905; and threatening legal action if carting of stones from High Ground without his or his tenant's permission does not stop and the ruts filled with soil, 1 September 1905; with reply from Reverend J A Hayden that responsibility for carting stones was the contractor's and that permission had been granted by Mr J W Davidson, subtenant, 2 September 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/54  1904

4 Items

Contents:
Bundle of letters from R Horsfall to Reverend J A Hayden concerning Mr Henry Slinger and joiner's contract and enclosing replies from two architects about the quality of his work, 5 July 1904, and donating silver trowel for laying foundation stone, 29 July 1904.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/55  1904-1905

11 Items

Contents:
Bundle of letters from Bounty Office to Reverend J A Hayden notifying him that Messrs Coutts & Co., bankers, have been directed to pay various sums to Messrs Brassington Bros. & Corney, W Morphet, and Wm Warren & Sons, October 1904-October 1905; and
- Letter enclosing receipt for £20 sent to Messrs Coutts & Co., 23 June 1905, with further receipts (5).

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/56  1905

Contents:
Tender for tool house at vicarage by William Morphet, stonemason and builder, Sedbergh, 3 January 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/57  1905-1906

8 Items

Contents:
Bundle of letters from R Horsfall & Son to Reverend J A Hayden converning designs for lights, carriage gates, painting or varnishing of woodwork and gates, etc. January 1905-July 1906, and details re draft accounts and cost of building, 23 November 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/58  1905

5 Items

Contents:
Bundle of letters from S Dixon & Son Ltd., furnishers, Swinegate, Leeds, to Reverend J A Hayden re chimney piece (with sketch), kitchen range, etc. for new vicarage, March-August 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/59  1905

Contents:
Bill of quantities and schedule of prices of painter's and paper hanger's works required in completion of new vicarage house by R Horsfall & Son, April 1905 (2).

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/60  1905

Contents:
Bill of quantities and schedule of prices of painter's and paper hanger's works required in completion of new vicarage house by R Horsfall & Son, April 1905 (2).

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/61  1905

Contents:
Tender from James Hine & Sons, White Hart Yard, Kendal, for painting, papering, etc., 3 May 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/62  1905

6 Items

Contents:
Bundle of letters from Bounty Office, Westminster, to Reverend J A Hayden concerning plan and specification of proposed boundary wall, etc., May-December 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/63  1905

Contents:
Bill of quantities and schedule of prices of mason's works required in erection of new boundary walling, June 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/64  1905

Contents:
Agreement by James Wadeson of Sedbergh, with Governors of Queen Anne Bounty to perform all works specified and to complete painting and papering of house and offices by 8 July 1905 for sum of £65, witnessed by Henry Parkin, Main Street, Sedbergh, 3 June 1905;
- Agreement by William Morphet of Sedbergh similarly to complete boundary wall for vicarage house by 16 September 1905 for sum of £114, witnessed by Jno A Hayden, Vicar of Dent, 13 July 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/65  1905

4 Items

Contents:
Bundle of letters from Bounty Office to Reverend J A Hayden concerning final cost of new house, balance of building fund, damp course, and Governors' approval of expenditure (£2,481); with letter from R Horsfall & Son about painting work done by Mr Wadeson, 8 August 1905; and receipted bill for cost of supper on 21 December 1904 for 33 contractors and builders at George and Dragon Hotel, Dent, 18 December 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/66  1905

Contents:
Letter from J S Akroyd, plumber, glazier, etc., Halifax to Reverend J A Hayden that he will send a man over to see to the bells and two windows in cellar not glazed, 11 September 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/67  1905

Contents:
Bundle of papers concerning final cost of new vicarage:
- Letter from R Horsfall to Reverend J A Hayden returning enclosed papers (summary of cost, 21 November 1905; letter from Bounty Office that full account will be sent when all works are completed and paid for, 22 November 1905; and builders' account from Brassington Bros. & Corney, Settle, 23 November 1905), 27 November 1905;
- Letters from Bounty Office concerning payment of various sums, 1 and 14 December 1905;
- Residence House account of £2,522 - 3s. - 6d. total expenditure by Governors of Q.A.B., 20 December 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/68  1905

Contents:
Letter from William Morphet, stonemason and builder, Sedbergh, to Mr Hayden concerning the wall down in school yard, 28 November 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/69  1905

Contents:
Letter from R Horsfall & Son to Reverend J A Hayden concerning damage to stone wall in school yard, 30 November 1905, and enclosing letters received from Wm Morphet and Brassington Bros. & Corney, 28 and 29 November 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/70  1905

Contents:
Specification of works required in erection of tool shed to be built adjoining Ashes Place and w.c. in backyard of new vicarage, by R Horsfall & Son, December 1905; with tender by Philip W Bateman, Gawthrop, and rough plan of proposed tool house, 4 feet = inch.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/71  1905

Contents:
Letter from R Edgar Horsfall, London, to Reverend J A Hayden concerning firm's business and advisability of having a tool house, 20 December 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/72  1905

Contents:
Letter from R Horsfall to Reverend J A Hayden that plans and specifications of proposed out building are coming on, 28 December 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/73  1905-1906

Contents:
Letter from Brassington Bros. & Corney, builders, to Reverend J A Hayden concerning cost of tool shed, 9 January 1906, with specification of works and plan, December 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/74  1906

Contents:
Plan of drains for vicarage by R Horsfall & Son, 20 feet = 1 inch, January 1906.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/5/75  1951

Contents:
Mortgage, 1 November 1951.
1. Reverend Stanley Gilbert Bennett, Vicar of Dent.
2. Church commissioners.
Premises: £63 for ten years with interest for making alterations and improvements at parsonage house and paying diocesan costs.
Witness: James H Phipps, police constable. Registered at Bradford Diocesan Registry, 30 November 1951;
- With consent to loan given by Bishop of Bradford and patrons [13 sidesmen named].

Tithe map [in locked metal tube: not examined]  WPR 70/1/5/76  Not dated

Inventory of moveable goods, 12 May 1933  WPR 70/1/5/77  1933

Terrier and inventory, dated 24 May 1937 but with later additions  WPR 70/1/5/78  1937-

Dent Churchyard Fund: bank pass book  WPR 70/1/5/79  1954-1964

Declaration (copy) by Bishop of Bradford concerning additional consecrated ground for Dent churchyard, with plan annexed, 18 November 1962  WPR 70/1/5/80  1962

Wayleave granted by Reverend A J W Barker, incumbent of Dent to W E Oversby of Low Hall, Dent for water-pipe through Town End Pasture, Dent for 1s. 6d. p.a., 27 July 1967 [this is glebe into which churchyard could be extended]  WPR 70/1/5/81  1967

Lease (copy) for 21 years by Reverend A J W Barker to West Riding of Yorkshire County Council of 1.088 acres glebe land at Dent for use as playing field, 4 November 1964  WPR 70/1/5/82  1964

Agreement for letting to W Stanley of Craven Cottage, Slack, Dent 150 acres known as Wind Haws and part of White Shaw Moss, 13 June 1966  WPR 70/1/5/83  1966

Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1962 - in operation from 1 July 1979 [to be framed and hung in vestry]  WPR 70/1/5/84  1979

Portfolio of ground plans of churchyard and register of graves in burial ground [kept on top of safe no. 1]  WPR 70/1/5/85  Not dated

Charities  WPR 70/1/6  [n.d.]


Related information: See separate section under FEOFFEES.

Schools  WPR 70/1/7  [n.d.]


Related information: See separate section under SCHOOLS.

Sunday School  WPR 70/1/8  [n.d.]

Register of admission, progress and withdrawal  WPR 70/1/8/1  1901-1909

Personal and incumbency papers  WPR 70/1/9  [n.d.]

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/1  1716/17

Contents:
Election, nomination and appointment of Mark Rumney, clerk, to be Curate of parochial chapelry of Dent, in place of Thomas Hunter deceased, by sidesmen and inhabitants (89 named), with approval of Jon Rose, Vicar of Sedbergh, 21 February 1716/17.
Subscriptions:- examined by Hugh Speed, Deputy Registrar;
- Mr Hunter licensed to curacy of
Dent in 1671 by Bishop of Chester but not known at whose nomination.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/2  1858

Contents:
Licence for Robert Henry Earle, clerk, to be assistant curate in perpetual curacy of Dent, at yearly stipend of £50, 19 September 1858.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/3  1863

Contents:
Licence for Alfred Salts, clerk, to be Curate of Dent, at yearly stipend of £100, 18 December 1863; with covering letter from Registrar of Ripon Diocese to churchwardens of Dent.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/4  1867

Contents:
Licence for John Wright, clerk, to be Curate of Dent, at yearly stipend of £100 to be paid quarterly together with use of glebe house, garden and offices; with covering letter, 26 July 1867.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/5  1868

Contents:
Licence for Thomas Garside Earnshaw, clerk to be Curate of Dent, at yearly stipend of £100 to be paid quarterly with use of glebe house, etc.; with covering letter, 1 July 1868.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/6  1871

Contents:
Licence for Thomas Manton Armson, clerk, to be Curate of Dent, at yearly stipend of £130 to be paid quarterly, 15 March 1871; with covering letter 22 March 1871.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/7  1874

Contents:
Licence for Robert Pickering, clerk, to be Curate of Dent, at yearly stipend of £130 to be paid quarterly, 2 May 1874; with covering letter 23 May 1874.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/8  1884

Contents:
Letter from Harry W Lee, Westminster, to the sidesmen of parish of Dent concerning resignation of Reverend R Sedgwick from benefice, 7 January 1884.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/9  1885


Related information: See also WD/AG/Box 13

Contents:
Notice from William Boyd, Bishop of Ripon, to sidesmen of perpetual curacy of Dent that he has received notice from Reverend Richard Sedgwick who wishes to resign benefice because of permanent mental infirmity, and requiring them to nominate a person to be a commissioner on inquiry into expediency of resignation, 6 January 1885.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/10  1885

Contents:
Letter from Harry W Lee, Westminster, to sidesmen of Dent parish requesting them (as patrons) to name their commissioners in matter of Dent vacancy (under Resignation Act 1871), 3 February 1885.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/11  1885

Contents:
Letter from Harry W Lee, Westminster, to Reverend R Pickering enclosing notice by Bishop of Ripon of commission inquiring into resignation of Reverend R Sedgwick, 17 February 1885.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/12  1885

Contents:
Notice from Bishop of Ripon to Reverend John Meire Ward, Vicar of Clapham, Reverend Robert Herbert Quick, Vicar of Sedbergh, Reverend James Louis Holbeck, Vicar of St Margaret's, Bentham, Hector Christie, esq., of Langcliffe Place, Settle, J P, and William Robinson, esq., solicitor, of Sedbergh, commissioners to inquire into proposed resignation of Reverend Richard Sedgwick, Incumbent of Dent, that first meeting is to be held at Sedbergh Vicarage on 13 April 1885.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/13  1885

Contents:
Letters (2) from S Wise, Diocesan Registry, Ripon, to Reverend Robert Pickering asking for a corrected list of present patrons, for evidence of appointment of successors of patrons who nominated Mr Sedgwick in 1859, how the patrons are elected, and how the trust first originated, 29 April 1885; and thanking him for sending list of patrons, 4 May 1885.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/14  1885

Contents:
Declaration by Bishop of Ripon that benefice of Dent is void by resignation of Reverend Richard Sedgwick from 12 June 1885 and that pension of £60 per annum be paid to him for life, 11 May 1885; with covering letter from Harry W Lee, Westminster, to patrons of Dent, 20 May 1885.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/9/15  1885

Contents:
Certificate of declarations made by Reverend John Lewis, clerk, before being licensed to perform office of perpetual curate of Dent, 18 September 1885.

Miscellaneous  WPR 70/1/10  [n.d.]

[no title]  WPR 70/1/10/1  1893

Contents:
Receipt of Reverend J A Hayden for 3d. income tax paid, 8 February 1893.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/10/2  1895

Contents:
Leaflet from Clergy Mutual Assurance Society re endowment assurances July 1894, sent to Reverend J A Hayden, 18 June 1895.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/10/3  1895

Contents:
Letter from Novello, Ewer & Co., London, to Reverend J A Hayden requesting copies of anthem "Lift up your eyes," 11 September 1895.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/10/4  1895

Contents:
Letter from Reverend B Lamb, Clapham Vicarage, Lancaster, to Reverend J A Hayden thanking him and his wife for his hospitality on recent visit to Dent, 9 October 1895.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/10/5  1896

Contents:
Letter from Oetzmann & Co., cabinet makers, house furnishers, etc., to Reverend J A Hayden apologising for sending too small a soup digester, 28 January 1896.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/10/6  1900

Contents:
Letter from H Barrow-in-Furness [Right Reverend Harry Ware, Suffragan Bishop of Barrow-in-Furness], The Abbey, Carlisle, to Reverend J A Hayden concerning settlement of Belgian woodcarvers in Dent district and requesting further information in light of Hayden's recent lecture, 24 October 1900.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/10/7  1903

Contents:
Letter from R B Cragg, solicitor, Skipton, to Reverend J A Hayden concerning place-names and local lore in Dent, 30 September 1903, enclosing extract on the place-names round Sedbergh from The Sedberghian of February 1902; letter from R B Cragg, solicitor, Skipton, to Reverend J A Hayden concerning trophy money, 2 October 1903.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/10/8  1904

Contents:
Postcard from W R [William Robinson], Sedbergh, to Reverend J A Hayden concerning Sir William Fothergill, Standard Bearer to King at Solway Moss, who had married daughter of Ferdinando Dent, Lord of Manors of Dent and Sedbergh, 22 June 1904.

[no title]  WPR 70/1/10/9  [Circa 1900]

Contents:
Specification for proposed enlargement of Reading Room at Dent (in educational exercise book), temp, incumbency of Reverend J A Hayden (1891-1909).

Visitors book [continued in loose-leaf volume of which current is in church]  WPR 70/1/10/10C  1955-1977

16 Items

Photographs of Dent church  WPR 70/1/10/11B  1965

7 Items

Church magazines [assorted - not examined]  WPR 70/1/10/12D  1860's-

Reading Room minute book etc. with church business included [not examined]  WPR 70/1/10/13B  Not dated

School accounts  WPR 70/1/10/14B  1965

Sundry plans of school  WPR 70/1/10/15B  1966-1968

Twenty-four Sidesmen of Dent  WPR 70/1/11  [n.d.]

Minute book of the 24 Sidesmen of Dent  WPR 70/1/11/1  1822-1981

Contents:
Containing - minutes of meetings and lists of the 24 Sidesmen, June 1842 - January 1981;
- Minutes of public meetings of Governors of Free Grammar School, May 1846 - December 1863;
- Copy of nomination of Reverend John Sedgwick to Perpetual Curacy of Dent by the 24 sworn Sidesmen, 11 April 1822;
- Copy of nomination of Reverend Richard Sedgwick to Perpetual Curacy of Dent by the 24 sworn Sidesmen, 22 February 1859;
- Copy of declaration of vacancy of benefice (Reverend Richard Sedgwick being "a person of unsound mind"), 11 May 1885;
- Copy of nomination of Reverend John Lewis, 25 August 1885;
- Copy of nomination of Reverend J A Hayden, 29 April 1891;
- Details of new Vicarage house 1899-1900;
- Various documents copied into middle of volume between January and June 1903:
- "A Statement of the Circumstances which led to the erection of Cowgill Chapel, Dent; and the particulars relating to the completion of the undertaking", with list of subscribers and receipts and payments 1836-1840, copied by Reverend John Sedgwick, 25 March 1843;
- "An Account of the erection of the National School in Dent", with receipts and payments 1844-1846, copied 15 September 1846, and with list of subscribers, copied 12 February 1850;
- "A Statement of Miss Dawson's Charity bequeathed to certain poor persons, Inhabitants of the Township of Dent", copied 13 February 1850;
- "Some Particulars relative to Mr James Mason's Charity bequeathed to certain poor widows and orphans of Kendal and Dent" (by his probate of will dated 29 April 1839), copied 14 February 1850;
- "An Account of the Legacy bequeathed by Reverend George Vanbrugh for augmenting the Livings of Sedbergh and Dent" (by second codicil to his will dated 4 September 1847), copied 27 February 1850;
- "Some Particulars relating to the erection of the Organ in Dent Church in 1854", with list of subscribers and accounts, copied 30 January 1857;
- Memorandum concerning silver communion service presented to Dent Church by Reverend Adam Sedgwick, Senior Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, in June 1856; and books presented to Dent Church by Reverend Leonard Sedgwick in July 1854 and by Reverend William Westall in October 1855, copied 30 January 1857;
- Contributions towards Bell Ringing Machine erected in 1877;
- List of subscriptions towards building of Reading Room, with payments [1880];
- Receipts and expenditure in enlargement of churchyard for burials, with meeting of subscribers to Churchyard Extension Fund, 15 October 1883;
- Public meeting to consider restoration of parish church, J Lewis, Vicar, 9 March 1888;
- Terrier of new Vicarage of Dent, 1 March 1901.

Lease of Hall Bank to T E Capstick, 5 September 1968  WPR 70/1/11/2B  1968

PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL  WPR 70/P  [n.d.]

[no title]  WPR 70/P 1-2  1929-1968

Contents:
Account books of church expenses: 1929-1946; 1945-1968.

[no title]  WPR 70/P 3  1938-1960

Contents:
Bundle of miscellaneous bank books: Churchyard Fund, church choir fund, diocesan Appeal Fund, Parish church Repair Fund (2), Church Sunday School account, Parish Magazine Fund 1938-1954, National School 1942-1957, Parochial Church Council 1956-1959; and P.C.C. statements of accounts 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1960.

Bundle of receipts taken from accounts of work done to church fabric  WPR 70/P 4  1948-1957

War Stock dividends for "the Sykes upkeep in the churchyard"  WPR 70/P 5  1954-1967

Balance sheets of church accounts  WPR 70/P 6  1958-1970

Bundle of bank books, receipts, cheque counterfoils, etc. re church accounts  WPR 70/P 7  1962-1964

[no title]  WPR 70/P 8-16  1961-1969

Contents:
Bundles of accounts and vouchers:
- Accounts etc. to 31 December 1961, including sequestration accounts to December 1961;
- Accounts etc. to 31 December 1962, including vicarage garden party accounts June 1962;
- Accounts etc. to 31 December 1963;
- Accounts etc. to 31 December 1964, including Yorkshire Penny Bank books: Dent Church and Day and Sunday School (4) 1940-1964, Dent National School 1956-1960, Dent Churchyard Fund 1953-1954, and Dent Magazine Fund 1954-1964; also school and churchyard accounts;
- Accounts etc. to 31 December 1965, including National School and graveyard accounts;
- Accounts etc. to 31 December 1966, including Sunday School account, churchyard account and graveyard account;
- Accounts etc. to 31 December 1967, including Sunday School account and churchyard accounts;
- Accounts etc. to 31 December 1968, including Sunday School account and churchyard account (both transferred to P.C.C. account, 12 November 1968, bank and cheque books, etc.;
- Accounts etc. to 31 December 1969.

[no title]  WPR 70/P 17  1878-1969

Contents:
Minute book of P.C.C. and annual meeting 1922-1969 with earlier vestry minutes 1893-, and churchwardens' accounts 1878-1909.

CHURCHWARDENS  WPR 70/W  [n.d.]

[no title]  WPR 70/W 1  1692-1802

Contents:
Account book:
Churchwardens 1692-1697;
Churchwardens' general account 1713-1750;
Overseers' general account 1713-1750;
Constables' account 1713-1716, 1718-1750;
- With (after accounts 1692-1697) sums concerning apprentices 1715-1718; letting of Lockongarth Tenement commencing 15 April 1718;
- (After constables' account for 1713): copy of acknowledgement by churchwardens and overseers of Settle that Vincent Pickthall is inhabitant of their township and they will pay if he become chargeable in Dent, 4 May 1714; copy terrier 1714; Rooms account 1714;
- (After churchwardens' account for 1714): list of 24 sidesmen 1767 and 1794; feoffees of Free Grammar School 1767 and 1794;
- (After churchwardens' account for 1715): true account of stock belonging to parish church; account of salary due to Master of Free Grammar School; account of yearly rents due to same; account of all and whatsoever belongs to poor people of Dent, 20 January 1715;
- Order from deputy lieutenants concerning provision of soldiers, 27 October 1715;
- Order by Quarter Sessions concerning estreats for public money procedure and constables, poor relief, etc., 10 April 2 George I [1716];
- (After churchwardens' account for 1719): order by Quarter Sessions concerning appeal re settlement of Thomas Crowdson, wife Mary, and son Nicholas, 18 April 7 George I [1721];
- (After churchwardens' accounts for 1726): memorandum that none shall serve as hired overseers who follow any public business, 13 April 1727; list of sidesmen, 13 April 1727; feoffees of Free Grammar School, 1727, 1744, 1747, 1760, 1765;
- (After overseers' account for 1730): letting of Lockongarth from 15 April 1710;
- (After accounts): memoranda concerning apprentices 1724, swearing of sidesmen 1751, 1755, 1756, 1800, 1801, 1802, and apprentices 1714-1724; account of Rooms rent 1722-1727.

[no title]  WPR 70/W 2  1751-1879

Contents:
Account book:
Churchwardens 1751-1793, 1795-1797, 1875-1879, 1801, 1809, 1823-1831, 1832-1836, 1837-1857, 1859-1874;
Constables 1751-1791, 1798;
Overseers 1751-1792;
Surveyors 1754, 1765, (at back) 1805-1806;
- With (at front): memorandum concerning agreement of workhouse committee with Edward Harper and rent, etc., 6 November 1733;
- Account of goods bought for use of workhouse since 1 May 1733;
- Times of visiting workhouse by the committee for 1733;
- Memorandum of agreement by sidesmen with Elizabeth Birkett, widow, to be Dame of workhouse from May day next at annual wage of £4 10s., 21 November 1735;
- (In middle): meeting and resolutions re repairs to hearse 1864;
- (At back): poor house resolutions [1733];
- Rates for bringing goods into workhouse.

[no title]  WPR 70/W 3  1688-1720

Contents:
Accounts (loose):
1688-1689, 1695-1696, 1699, 1720.

[no title]  WPR 70/W 4  1681

Contents:
Dent Parish Stocke Booke, made up and written by George Mason in 1681 (paper leaves in parchment cover of deed of 3 September 1659).
["The Booke of the Accounte of the whole severall Salleryes and stockes belonging to the Parish Church of Dent and the Curate of the same church for the time being, to the Free Grammer Schoole and the Schoole Master thereof and To the poore of the said parish of Dent as the same Sallery and stocke remain now this nynth day of April Anno Domini 1681"].

[no title]  WPR 70/W 5-12  1711-1713/14

Contents:
Papers concerning purchase of lead for repair of Dent church:
- Note from Leonard Willan, John Thistlethwayt, Edw Fawcett, jun., churchwardens, to Mr [Jo] Robinson to authorise Miles Willyamson to buy and receive 10 pigs of lead for use of Dent Church, Dent, 3 July 1711; endorsed with notes of payment, and £4 1s. receipted by John Holmes, 31 August 1711;
- Note by Miles Willyamson that he is to furnish churchwardens of Dent with 10 pigs of lead at 100 weight each at price of £3 15s. and 7s. 6d. for carriage to Dent for use of church steeple, 29 July 1711;
- Agreement between (1) present churchwardens of Dent (John Thistlthwayt and Edward Fawcett) and (2) Myles Williamson and James Williamson of Kirkby stephen, plumbers, that (2) will draw up and complete 22 sheets of lead in north west part of church or chapel of Dent by 24 June next, with (1) preparing what nails, boards and lime may be needed to complete work and to pay (2) £1 5s., one moiety of which to be paid when work is completed and other moiety at Martinmas next if work is finished or at Easter next and afterwards for six years then ensuing; (2) to uphold and keep in good repair said church roof and leads as they formerly have done and (1) to pay (2) 15s. yearly at Martinmas and Easter during said term; witnessed by Geo Mason and Tho Mason, 18 April 1712;
- Certificate by Tho Nelson to churchwardens of Dent that Miles Williamson and James his son, plumbers, received six pieces of lead (weight 606 stone and one pound) at smelt milne at Hartley for repair of Dent Church lead, and to pay Sir Christopher Musgrave, Bt., £2 14s. 1d., 12 January 1713/14;
- Bill for 8s. 1d., 20 January 1713/14;
- Receipt of Myles Williamson and James his son for sum of £2 14s. 1d. from churchwardens for lead received from Sir Christopher Musgrave, Bt., witnessed by John Thistlthwayt, 30 January 1713/14;
- Receipt of Thomas Nelson for £2 14s. 1d. from Miles Williamson for [...] 600 cwt. stone and one pound of lead, 1 February 1713/14;
- Paper with rough calculations, undated.

[no title]  WPR 70/W 13  1712

Contents:
Agreement, 23 December 1712.
1. George Mason of Westhouses and John Thistlethwait of Dent Town, both in Dent, churchwardens of chapel in Dent, on behalf of rest of inhabitants of Dent.
2. John Thompson of Kirkby Stephen, clockmaker.
Covenants: (2) is to uphold, maintain, repair and keep in good order and sufficient repair church clock within parish of Dent for term of his natural life, and is to come immediately to repair clock on notice given by (1) at any time.
Consideration: 6s. 8d. in hand and 3s. 4d. further yearly to be paid each Michaelmas, but if (2) neglects to come on notice he will forfeit that year's salary.
Witness: Richd Tennant.
Endorsement: note of payment by (1) to (2) of sum of 3s. 4d. for salary for year ending at Michaelmas next, witnessed by Rich Tennant.

[no title]  WPR 70/W 14  1719/20

Contents:
Bond in £30, 5 February 1719.
1. Miles Mason of Butterpots in Dent, yeoman, and John Mason of Dents Town in Dent, shoemaker, his brother.
2. Ralph Capstacke of [...] Hawcorn and Thomas Ward of Parke in Dent, yeomen, churchwardens of Dent.
Condition: (1) to pay sum of £15 15s. to (2) on 2 February next for only proper use of church of Dent and curate.
Witnesses: James Wadeson, William Gawthropp, Geo Mason senior.

[no title]  WPR 70/W 15  1721/22

Contents:
Bond in £12, 9 February 1721.
1. John Lindsay of East Bankes in Dent and Richard Trotter of High Hall in Dent, gentlemen.
2. Mathew Sidgswicke of Howgill House in Dent, yeoman.
Condition: (1) to pay £6 6s. to (2) on 2 February next.
Witnesses: Geo Foxcroft, Ri Procter.
Endorsement: declaration by (2) that money due and made payable to him belongs to churchwardens of Dent for use of vicar and that his name is only made use of in haste for them, witnessed by Ri Procter, 9 February 1721.

[no title]  WPR 70/W 16  1721/22

Contents:
Bond in £60, 23 February 1721.
1. Edward Harper of High Hall in Dent, yeoman, and Richard Trotter of same, gentleman.
2. Richard Hodgson and John Thistlethwaite, churchwardens of Dent.
Condition: (1) to pay £30 with 30s. consideration to (2) on 2 February next for sole use of Minister of church of Dent.
Witnesses: James Burton, Giles Sidgwicke junr., Ri Procter.

[no title]  WPR 70/W 17  1872

Contents:
Lease for 7 years, 7 October 1872.
1. Churchwardens of Dent (Christopher Gosling, John Conder jun., and Richard Sedgwick).
2. Joseph Middleton of Netley Pot in Dent, farmer.
Premises: all that estate or farm called Netley Pot in Dent, now in occupation of Joseph Middleton as tenant, - term starting as to husbandry on 14 February, eatage and herbage on 5 April, and buildings on 12 May next [1873].
Covenants:- (2) to pay all rates etc. except for landlord tax;
- (2) to keep all gates, posts, rails, walls, fences, ditches, drains, cuts, gutters and watercourses in good repair;
- All crop to be eaten within outbuildings of premises, dung and manure and ashes from house to be spread on land except in last year when they must be left heaped up in usual dunghillstead for benefit of (1) and not employed for an off-going crop;
- (2) not to plough or break up any lay ground in any year of term, and to pay immediately if more land is broken up at £20 per acre;
- (2) may not, without consent of (1), in last year of term let winterage of any land nor put any horses or cattle to winter thereon, only sheep;
- (2) may not cut down any wood or underwood on premises except for small hedgewood at proper seasons for making necessary repairs to fences;
- (2) may not, without licence in writing from (1), let or assign any of premises but is to reside in dwelling house and occupy whole himself;
- (2) is not to let any of his horses or cattle go on any highway or other road;
- (1) or agents may enter premises to view state of repairs, husbandry, etc.;
- (1) may, in case of sale under a distress for rent, sell all crops and verdures on premises to be consumed in outbuildings of premises and assign to purchasers sufficient room for cattle and liberty to turn out to water at usual watering places while eating same.
Rent: £17 yearly.
Witness: Ann Akrigg.

[no title]  WPR 70/W 18  1872

Contents:
Lease for 7 years, 7 October 1872.
1. Churchwardens of Dent and Clapham (John Conder jun., Richard Sedgwick and Christopher Gosling).
2. John Mason of Sourthwaite in Dent, farmer.
Premises: all that estate or farm called Sourthwaite in Kirthwaite in Dent, in occupation of John Mason as tenant - term starting as to husbandry on 14 February, eatage and herbage on 5 April, and buildings on 12 May next [1873].
Covenants:- as in lease W13 above.
Rent: £32 yearly.
Witness: Thomas Oversley.

[no title]  WPR 70/W 19  1879

Contents:
Lease (copy), 20 September 1879.
1. Churchwardens of Dent (Robert Conder and George Oversby).
2. Robert Hutchinson of Gawthrop in Dent.
Premises: all that estate or farm called Netley Pot in Dent, now in occupation of Joseph Middleton - from year to year, starting as to husbandry from 14 February, for herbage from 5 April, and for buildings from 12 May next [1880].
Covenants:- (2) is to uphold, maintain, repair and keep in good order and sufficient repair church clock within parish of Dent for term of his natural life, and is to come immediately to repair clock on notice given by (1) at any time.
Rent: £20 yearly payable on 1 June.
Witness: Agnes Conder.

[no title]  WPR 70/W 20  1879

Contents:
Lease (copy), 20 September 1879.
1. Churchwardens of Dent and Clapham (Robert Conder, George Oversby and Richard Sedgwick).
2. William Mason of Dent.
Premises: all that estate or farm called Sourthwaite situate in Kirthwaite in Dent, - from year to year (starting as to husbandry from 14 February, for herbage from 5 April, and for buildings from 12 May next [1880]).
Covenants:- (2) is to uphold, maintain, repair and keep in good order and sufficient repair church clock within parish of Dent for term of his natural life, and is to come immediately to repair clock on notice given by (1) at any time.
Rent: £31 yearly payable on 1 June.
Witness: Robert Pickering, M.A.

OVERSEERS OF THE POOR  WPR 70/O  [n.d.]

Account of money disbursed by William Smorthwat, overseer for poor in Depdall in Dent, 18 January 1655  WPR 70/O 1  1655/56

[no title]  WPR 70/O 2  1688-1703


Related information: Accounts 1713-1750: see CHURCHWARDENS account book W1; accounts 1751-1792: see W2.

Contents:
Accounts (loose):
1688-1689, 1695-1696, 1696-1697, 1698-1699, 1702-1703.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 3  1685/86

Contents:
Bond in £50, 4 January 1685.
1. Richard Bullman of Grayrigg, Kendal parish, farmer, and William Atkinson late of Dillicar, now of Grayrigg, bachelor.
2. James Moone of Dent town, Richard Willan of Deepdale, John Harper of Barugh and Edward Sidgwicke of Dent, yeomen and churchwardens.
Recital:- said Richard Bullman stepfather and tutor to young child called Susanna Midleton whom he has now brought out of Grayrigg and agreed to table her with John Hodgson in Dent parish.
Condition: Richard Bullman to indemnify (2) and all inhabitants for ever as to maintenance and education.

Settlement certificates  WPR 70/O 4  1686/87-1832

41 Items

Christopher Knowles junior of Garsdale with wife and children  WPR 70/O 4/1  19 March 1686 [1687]

Robert Scamler of Clapham, West Riding, free mason, wife and children  WPR 70/O 4/2a-b  25 April 1698

James Redmayne dyer of Thornton in Lonsdale, wife and children  WPR 70/O 4/3  24 February 1700 [1701]

William Rowlandson of Over Staveley  WPR 70/O 4/4  30 July 1703

John Kendall of Ingleton, West riding and wife  WPR 70/O 4/5  5 December 1704

Barbara Nelson widow of Garsdale and 3 children  WPR 70/O 4/6  19 April 1705

John Tunstall of Mallerstang and wife  WPR 70/O 4/7  24 June 1706

John Sutton of Halton East, Skipton parish, West Riding and wife Margarett to Deepdale parish Dent  WPR 70/O 4/8  5 April 1707

Thomas Hamilton of Winton, Kirkby Stephen parish  WPR 70/O 4/9  21 June 1707

Vincent Pickthall of Settle, Giggleswick parish, West Riding, wife Agnes and children  WPR 70/O 4/10  4 May 1714

William Hodgson of Barbon and wife Jane  WPR 70/O 4/11  10 March 1719 [1720]

Emma Cleasby widow of Skelsmergh  WPR 70/O 4/12  18 May 1723

Robert Hutton of Undermillbeck blacksmith, wife and family  WPR 70/O 4/13  14 February 1724 [1725]

John Edmondson of Horton in Ribblesdale, wife Alice and children Agnes, Leonard, William, Eleonar, Matthew, Elizabeth, Richard and Thomas  WPR 70/O 4/14  12 June 1725

William Bayne of Fountains Earth, West Riding and wife  WPR 70/O 4/15  16 November 1725

Lancelot Hodgson of Great Strickland, Morland parish and wife Mary  WPR 70/O 4/16  20 July 1726

Edmund Hodgson of Docker, Kendal parish, wife Margerett, 2 daughters Allice and Dorothy and any further children  WPR 70/O 4/17  4 May 1727

Thomas Nelson of Sedbergh, West Riding, wife Mary and children Abraham, Hugh, Margaret, Barbary and Agnes  WPR 70/O 4/18  26 July 1727

Edward Richardson of Sedbergh, West Riding and wife Isabell  WPR 70/O 4/19  8 May 1728

Thomas Speight of Old Hutton, Kendal parish, wife and child(ren)  WPR 70/O 4/20  Not dated

Jeffrey Metcalfe of Bainbridge, North Riding, wife Agnus and son Caleb  WPR 70/O 4/21  1 February 1729 [1730]

John Harrison of Horton in Ribblesdale, West Riding and wife Mary  WPR 70/O 4/22  24 June 1729

Richard Cragg of Kirkby Lonsdale, wife Agnes and 2 children John and James  WPR 70/O 4/23  20 May 1732

Margaret Reynaldson of Ravenstonedale and son Robert  WPR 70/O 4/24  18 March 1733 [1734]

John Picthall of Old Hutton, Kendal parish, wife Mary and daughter Joan  WPR 70/O 4/25  4 April 1741

John Morland of Garsdale, West Riding, husbandman, wife Ann and children John, Thomas, Emma, Richard, Leonard, Ann and Ellen  WPR 70/O 4/26  27 April 1741

George Noddall of Garsdale, West Riding, husbandman, wife Margaret and Marianda  WPR 70/O 4/27  27 April 1741

James Baynes of Sedbergh, West Riding and wife Jane  WPR 70/O 4/28  24 May 1741

John Baynbridge of Thornton in Lonsdale, mason, wife Margaret and sons Edward and William and daughters Mary and Margaret  WPR 70/O 4/29  19 January 1746

Joseph Petty of Storriths with Hazlewood, wife Marian and children Agenes, William and Ellen  WPR 70/O 4/30  27 March 1751

Elizabeth Waters otherwise Petty of Garsdale, West Riding and son Robert  WPR 70/O 4/31  31 October 1753

Oliver Atkinson of Garsdale and wife Mary  WPR 70/O 4/32  29 April 1756

Christopher Askew of Ravenstonedale, wife Mary and 4 children George, Dority, Agnes and Christopher  WPR 70/O 4/33  18 April 1757

Michael Nelson of Garsdale, West Riding, wife Eleanor and children Anthony, Margaret, Leonard, Richard, Michael and Thomas  WPR 70/O 4/34  11 May 1758

Robert Law of Kettlewell, West Riding and wife Margret  WPR 70/O 4/35  4 September 1767

John Moorhouse of Leck, Lancashire, wife Elizabeth and children Barbara, Ellin, Mary, John, Agnes, Bella and Peter  WPR 70/O 4/36  7 March 1782

Richard Middleton of Strickland Roger, wife Mary and 3 children  WPR 70/O 4/37  9 December 1826

Agnes Sisson singlewoman of Skelsmergh and child(ren) "she now goeth with"  WPR 70/O 4/38  25 June 1832

Settlement certificate (for people from Dent going to live elsewhere)  [no ref.]  1719

[no title]  WPR 70/O 4/39  Not dated

Contents:
Marmaduke Hamilton, wife Sarah and family to Rotherham 16 November 1719.
Endorsement: "Duke hath a mind to be off from a soldier which will be Eight pound & his wife desires Dent to Raise a Sum towards it & then she hopes ye may do of themselves without Relief".

Settlement certificates (miscellaneous)  [no ref.]  1726-1739

William Braithwaite of Middleton, Kirkby Lonsdale parish, wife Agnes and 4 children Dorothy, Agnes, William and Elizabeth to Tatham cum Ireby, Thornton parish, Lancashire  WPR 70/O 4/40  13 October 1726

John Mattison of Gatefulford, East Riding and family to Nun Bentam  WPR 70/O 4/41  27 August 1739

Apprenticeship indentures  WPR 70/O 5  1688-1828

64 Items

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/1a-c  1688

Contents:
Francis Allan bachelor son of Christopher Allan of Deepdale in Dent a poor labouring man to Henry Pykthall of same place tailor for 7 years 21 December 1688 (2 copies).
With: Bond in £10, 21 December 1688.
1. Henry Pykthall of Deepdale in Dent tailor and John Mason of Dents Town mercer.
2. Matthew Sidgewicke of Howgill house in Dent churchwarden and Henry Mason of Dent town overseer of poor.
Conditions:- Henry Pykthall to observe all covenants in apprenticeship indenture;
- (1) indemnify inhabitants of Dent against Francis Allan's becoming chargeable during next 7 years.
Witnesses: Gyles Sedgywicke, Geo Mason.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/2a-b  1689

Contents:
John Richardson bachelor being very poor son of James Richardson of Helkes in Dent husbandman to Thomas Robinson of Dent Town slater for 7 years 2 April 1689.
With: Bond in £10, 2 April 1689.
1. Thomas Robinson of Dent Town slater.
2. Matthew Sidgewicke of Howgill house in Dent churchwarden and Henry Mason of Dent Town overseer of poor.
Condition: (1) to observe conditions in apprenticeship indenture.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/3  1693

Contents:
Richard Pettye a poor fatherless and motherless child of Dent and son of the late Richard Pettye fiddler, aged 10 to William Garnett of Frostraybankefoote in Dent turner until aged 20 years 22 May 1693.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/4a-b  1693

Contents:
John Harpper son of Elizabeth Harpper of Chappell in Dent a poor woman to Thomas Bentham of Dickses in Kirthwaite in Dent [stonemason] for 7 years 30 June 1693.
With: Bond in £5, 30 June 1693.
1. Thomas Bentham of Dickses in Kirthwaite in Dent stonemason.
2. James Burton of Stonehouses and John Burton of Biggotside both in Dent yeomen churchwardens of Dent, Henry Mason of Dents Town and James Farrer of Deepdale both in Dent overseers of the poor.
Condition: (1) to observe all conditions in apprenticeship indenture.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/5  1699

Contents:
Thomas Cockbone bachelor son of Richard Cockbone of Underwood in Dent husbandman a poor man to Daniel Cockbone of Dodacke in Threlkeld parish Cumberland carpenter for 8 years 21 April 1699.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/6  1700

Contents:
John Capstacke bachelor son of George Capstacke of Westhouses in Dent cooper being a poor man to Joseph Easterby of Lower Bentham in Bentham parish linen weaver for 7 years 11 November 1700.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/7  1703

Contents:
Richard Burton jun. a poor child of Peglsworth in Dent son of Richard Burton sen. of Studleygarth in Dent husbandman to James Burton of Westhouses in Dent tailor for 7 years 24 June 1703.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/8  1703

Contents:
Thomas Bell bachelor son of Elizabeth Bell of Gawthroppe, in Dent widow of Jeffrey Bell late of same place labourer deceased being poor people to William Stephenson of Dent Town tailor for 7 years 5 July 1703.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/9  1713

Contents:
James Capstack aged 14 son of Henry Capstack of Tuball in Dent labourer a poor man to Thomas Fawcett of Lanacre in Dent rough mason for 7 years 25 April 1713.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/10  1714

Contents:
Thomas Lamb jun. son of the late Thomas Lamb sen. of Kirthwait in Dent a poor labourer to George Tyson late of Staveley now of Scrogghouse in Sedbergh blacksmith for 7 years 25 March 1714.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/11  1714

Contents:
Richard Hodgson son of John Hodgson late of Kirthwaite in Dent labourer and Alice Hodgson widow of same place to James Woodhouse of Lupton, Kirkby Lonsdale parish webster for 7 years 24 June 1714.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/12  1715

Contents:
William Toulnson jun. bachelor son of William Toulnson sen. of Gawthropp in Dent labourer being a poor man to James Woodhouse of Lupton, Kirkby Lonsdale parish woollen webster for 7 years 1 April 1715.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/13  1717

Contents:
Thomas Baines son of Ellinor Parkinson of Baringer, Garstang parish co. Lancaster widow to William Green of Skow in Deepdale in Dent tailor for 7 years 30 November 1717.
Endorsement: Thomas Baines owns to have received of Christopher Burton apprenticeship indenture dated 30 November 1717 1 December 1724.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/14  1719

Contents:
Anthony Willan one of sons of Christopher Willan of Hewcroft in Dent husbandman to Anthony Willan of Blaebeck and Anthony Swithnbank of Rawridding both of Dent masons and joint partners in said trade for 7 years 26 May 1719.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/15  1721

Contents:
John Capstack one of sons of John Capstack of Flintergil in Dent labourer to William Rowlandson of Gawthrrop in Dent tailor for 7 years 24 June 1721.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/16  1722

Contents:
John Bainbridge son of Edward Bainbridge of Rawriding in Dent labourer to Thomas Bainbridge of Mazingill, Thornton parish waller for 7 years, 10 March 1722 [1723].

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/17  1723

Contents:
George Cowper one of sons of George Cowper of Rash in Lenacre, Dent labourer to Rowland Bownas of Underwinder, Sedbergh butcher for 7 years 15 May 1723.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/18  1723

Contents:
Thomas Lindsey son of Ellinor Lindsey widow both of Deepdale, Dent to William Green of Almsike in Kirthwayte, Dent tailor for 7 years 9 September 1723.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/19  1724

Contents:
Richard Birkett son of Elizabeth Birkett of Deepdale in Dent widow to William Birkett of Dent Vicarage carpenter until 18 years old 6 November 1724.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/20  1724

Contents:
John Pictkhale of Deepdale in Dent widow to Henry Shepherd of Old Hutton, Kendal parish shoemaker for 7 years 18 December 1724.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/21  1724

Contents:
Thomas Robinson one of sons of John Robinson of Dent Town husbandman to James Waller of Barton, Kirkby Lonsdale tailor for 7 years 9 February 1724 [1725].

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/22  1726

Contents:
Leonard Cowper one of sons of George Cowper of Dent labourer to John Richardson of Millthropp in Sedbergh shoemaker for 7 years 2 June 1726.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/23  1726

Contents:
Michaell Hill alias Knowls a poor bastard child of Dent township son of Jane Hill to John Ridmayn of Kirkby Lonsdale skinner for 8 years 5 September 1726.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/24  1727

Contents:
John Gibson alias Lee a bastard child of Elizabeth Gibson of Dent spinster to Edmund Holme of Orton Town tailor for 7 years 20 May 1727.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/25  1727

Contents:
John Brown jun. one of sons of John Brown of Halgill in Dent labourer to Thomas Procter of Ingleton, Bentham parish tailor for 7 years 17 June 1727.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/26a-b  1732

2 Copies

Contents:
John Ratclife one of sons of Robert Ratclife of Deepdale, Dent labourer to John Tebay of Sedbergh Town tailor for 8 years 14 April 1732

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/27  1733

Contents:
John Burton a poor child of township to Thomas Fawcet of Holme in Middleton rough mason till aged 24 years 22 June 1733.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/28  1736

Contents:
Richard Mason otherwise Cragg of Dent Town to Robert Howson of Bell Gate in Casterton, Kirkby Lonsdale parish linen weaver for 7 years 7 May 1736.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/29  1738

Contents:
Joseph Thistlethwaite son of Elizabeth Thistlethwaite of Helmside in Dent widow of Alexander Thistlethwaite of Helmside yeoman to Edward Fawcett sen. of Ellers in Dent, carpenter for 7 years 18 August 1738.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/30  1738

Contents:
Robert Nelson son of Thomas Nelson of Gawthrop in Dent carpenter to James Harrison of Harprigg in Killington, Kirkby Lonsdale parish linen weaver for 7 years 28 November 1738.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/31  1740

Contents:
William Nelson son of Thomas Nelson of Dent Town carpenter to James Harrison of Fellhouses in Lupton, Kirkby Lonsdale parish linen weaver for 7 years 20 February 1740 [1741].

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/32  1740

Contents:
James Foxcroft son of John Foxcroft of Dent Town husbandman to John Teeba of Ackridge in Killington, Kirkby Lonsdale parish butcher for 7 years 20 March 1740 [1741].

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/33  1741

Contents:
Thomas Wilson son of John wilson of Sedbusk, Aisgarth parish to John Bainbridge mason of Fell side in Frostra, Sedbergh parish for 7 years 21 November 1741.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/34  1753

Contents:
John Nelson son of Edward Nelson of Chapel, Dent township to Edmond Bannister of Cawgill, Dent township yeoman for 7 years to learn husbandry 3 August 1753.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/35  1756

Contents:
Thomas Balmer stepson to Timothy Askew of Liverpool co. Lancaster tailor to Daniel Curlet of same place tailor for 7 years 19 April 1756.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/36  1757

Contents:
John Balmer son of Ann Asker late of Dent but now of Liverpool to Timothy Asker of Liverpool tailor for 7 years 15 October 1757.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/37  1759

Contents:
John Capstick son of Thomas Capstick of Dent husbandman to Thomas Shepherd of Skelsmergh, Kendal parish cordwainer for 7 years 24 June 1759.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/38  1760

Contents:
Robert Whitwell son of Dorothy Whitwell widow a poor child of Dent to Ephraim Hodgson of Kendal ropemaker till aged 24 years (8 March 1773) 16 May 1760.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/39  1763

Contents:
John Sall a poor child of Dent township to George Oversby for Haora Estate of Dent till aged 24 years 14 June 1763.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/40  1771

Contents:
John Harper son of Abram Harper of Dent to John Harper of Sedbergh waller till aged 21 years 29 March 1771.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/41  1773

Contents:
James Hallpike grandson of John Garlick both of Dent Town to Edward Cragg of Milnthorpe, Heversham parish linen weaver for 7 years 25 January 1773.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/42  1773

Contents:
William Chapman a poor child of Dent township to John Swinbank of Bowerdley Shaw in Kirthwaite in Dent till aged 24 years 14 May 1773.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/43  1773

Contents:
Thomas Bainbridge son of John Bainbridge of Flintergill, Dent mason to William Shaw of Flookburrow, Cartmel parish co. Lancaster mason 22 May 1773.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/44  1774

Contents:
John Bainbridge son of John Bainbridge of Dent to William Fell of Helsington, Kendal parish tailor for 7 years 2 April 1774.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/45  1775

Contents:
Thomas Robinson son of Margarett Robinson in Dent to William Spooner of Orton tailor for 7 years 9 November 1775.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/46  1780

Contents:
George Robinson son of John Robinson both of Flintergill, Dent to Thomas Huddlestone of Milnthorpe, Heversham parish linen weaver for 7 years 18 August 1780.
Endorsement: indenture cancelled and apprentice to have liberty from 28 February 1785, master to be freed from maintenance of apprentice.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/47a-b  1780

Contents:
Isaac Thistlethwaite son of William Thistlethwaite of Gawthrop in Dent labourer to John Dowler of Sedbergh Town blacksmith for 7 years 29 December 1780.
With: removal order, Isaac Thistlethwaite from Dent to Sedbergh 31 August 1826.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/48  1783

Contents:
John Pichall son of Henry Pickhall of Kendal cordwainer to John Sewel of Kendal weaver for 7 years 12 September 1783.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/49a-b  1784

2 Copies

Contents:
Elizabeth Bainbridge a poor child of Dent township to John Sedgwick of same till 21 years old 16 March 1784

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/50  1784

Contents:
Jane Capstack a poor child of Dent township to the Reverend Richard Sedgwick of same till aged 21 years 16 March 1784.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/51a-b  1784

Contents:
James Scafe a poor child of Dent township to Thomas Waddington of Dent till aged 24 years 16 March 1784.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/52a-b  1784

2 Copies

Contents:
Mary Swinbank a poor child of Dent township to Edmund Sill of same till aged 21 years 16 March 1784

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/53  1785

Contents:
Jeffrey Pickhall son of Henry Pickhall of Kendal shoemaker to George Carter of Kendal joiner and house carpenter for 7 years 1 August 1785.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/54  1788

Contents:
John Capstack son of Edward Capstack of Chapel in Dent wool-comber to Anthony Burton of Preston, co. Lancaster cotton weaver for 7 years 14 March 1788.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/55  1795

Contents:
Thomas Middleton a poor child of Dent township to Robert Gawthorp of same till aged 21 years 10 October 1795.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/56  1796

Contents:
Henry Burrow a poor child of Dent township aged 13 to Isaac Capstack of Caton co. Lancaster cotton spinner till aged 21 years 4 January 1796.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/57  1796

Contents:
John Burrow a poor child of Dent township aged 10 years to Isaac Capstack of Caton co. Lancaster cotton spinner till aged 21 years 4 January 1796.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/58  1796

Contents:
William Capstack a poor child of Dent township aged 13 years to the Reverend George Mason of Leir parish co. Leicester till aged 21 years 4 January 1796.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/59  1796

Contents:
Betty Garlick a poor child of Dent township aged 8 years to Isaac Capstack of Caton co. Lancaster cotton spinner till aged 21 years or time of marriage 4 January 1796.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/60  1796

Contents:
Marey Garlick a poor child of Dent township aged 10 years to Isaac Capstack of Caton co. Lancaster cotton spinner till aged 21 years or time of marriage 4 January 1796.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/61  1796

Contents:
William Middleton natural son of Alice Middleton of Low ground in Dent singlewoman to Matthew Harrison of Kirkby Lonsdale tailor for 7 years 7 April 1796.
Endorsement: remaining 7 years cancelled by agreement of parties and indenture delivered to William Middleton apprentice 27 September 1802.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/62  1796

Contents:
Jane Sutton daughter of Ellen Sutton of Sikefold in Kirthwaite in Dent widow to Thomas Robinson of Westhouse, Thornton in Lonsdale parish husbandman for 7 years 14 May 1796.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/63  1796

Contents:
James Hunter a poor child of Dent township to Leonard Sedgwick of Tunstal co. Lancaster tailor till aged 21 years 21 December 1796.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 5/64  1828

Contents:
William Wilson son of Elinor Wilson late of Dent deceased to John Taylforth of Dent shoe maker for 8 years 1 March 1828.

Bastardy bonds  WPR 70/O 6  1700/01-1826

38 Items

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/1  [1701]

Contents:
Bond in £10, 20 March 1700 [1701].
1. Thomas Capstacke of Dent Town tailor and John Gossling of Sedbergh blacksmiths.
2. William Gawthroppe of Rash and William Burton of Hackergill in Dent yeomen churchwardens, Henry Mason of Dent Town and John Cragg of Cragghouses both in Dent yeomen, overseers of poor.
Condition: (1) to maintain for 7 years Edward Capstacke alias Moore base child of Anne Capstacke late of Dent nephew and now apprentice to Thomas Capstacke, so that he be not chargeable to Dent parish.
Witnesses: William Nelson, Thomas Weston, Jonathan Rose, James Bland.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/2  1726

Contents:
Bond in £40, 18 July 1726.
1. William Rowlandson of Gawthropp in Dent tailor.
2. Jos[h]ua Heblethwayt of Gate and Richard Batty of Basks churchwardens, Thomas Haygarth of Broadfield and George Witton of Cowme overseers of poor, all yeomen.
Recital: Agnas Beck spinster daughter of John Beck of Field Head near Dents Town in Dent labourer with child by (1).
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Jno Walker, Tho Watson, Dorothy Nelson.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/3  1728

Contents:
Bond in £40, 9 ---- 1728.
1. Stephen Tayler of Ivescarend, Francis Wetherherd of Chappell hous both in Bentham parish farmers and Allexander Moor of Bainbridge in Aisgarth parish [badger].
2. Rowland Hodgson [of Lunds] and Myles Burton [of Stoneclint] churchwardens, William Thistlethwayt of Harbergill and Christopher Greenwood overseers of poor yeomen.
Recital: Stephen Tayler reputed father of female bastard child born upon body of Grace Foxcroft 16 May last and baptised same day by name of Elizabeth.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Richd Atkinson, Agnas Preston.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/4  1733

Contents:
Bond in £60, 16 April 1733.
1. John Smith churchwarden and Thomas Towerdson overseer of poor of Kirkby Lonsdale.
2. William Hodgshon churchwarden and overseer of poor of Dent.
Recital: Margarett Gowith widow legally settled in Kirkby Lonsdale township now with child.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Lend Pearson, Robt Crosfield.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/5  [1734]

Contents:
Bond in £60, 22 March 1733 [1734].
1. Thomas Collison of Backstonegill in Dent yeoman.
2. William Hodgson of Helmside in Dent churchwarden and Henry Archer of Greenwood Haw overseer of poor.
Recital: Susanna Simson lately delivered in Dent township of male child called Robert.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: James Sill, Giles Foxcroft.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/6  1736

Contents:
Bond in £100, 15 November 1736.
1. John Wright of Aughton and Thomas Wright of Heaton both in co. Lancaster yeomen.
2. Giles Gawthrop of Hole House and William Trotter of Mirehouses churchwarden and overseer of poor.
Rectial: Elizabeth Machell of Flukeborough co. Lancaster spinster pregnant with bastard child.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Anthony Swinbank, Richard Swerbank.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/7  1738

Contents:
Bond in £100, 8 December 1738.
1. James Newby of Newton in Cartmel co. Lancaster yeoman and George Taylor of Medor(s) yeoman.
2. William Hodgson of Helmside and William Trotter of Mirehouses churchwarden and overseer of poor.
Recital: Jennet Wilkinson of Deepthwaite Bridge in Heversham parish spinster pregnant.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Ja Collinson, Jos Heblethwaite.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/8  1739

Contents:
Bond in £50, 17 August 1739.
1. William Nelson and Edmund Dawson churchwarden and overseer of poor of Garsdale.
2. Thomas Dawson and William Trotter churchwarden and overseer of poor of Dent.
Recital: Elizabeth Shepherd of Kirthwaite in Dent widow pregnant with bastard.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: James Burton, Wm Nelson, Jos Heblethwaite, Richd Haygarth.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/9  [1741]

Contents:
Bond in £50, 7 January 1740 [1741].
1. John Simpson of Winter Scales in Bentham yeoman.
2. Thomas Burton of Westhouses and Thomas Sidgwick of Peggleswright churchwarden and overseer of poor.
Recital: Isabel Procter of Winter Scales spinster pregnant with bastard child.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Francis Moore, Agness Moore.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/10  [1741]

Contents:
Bond in £100, 23 March 1740 [1741].
1. Thomas Watson of Richmond co. York gent.
2. Thomas Burton and William Trotter churchwarden and overseer of the poor.
Recital: Jane Goldsbrough of Darlington co. Durham spinster pregnant.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Richd Capstack, Jos Heblethwaite.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/11  1748

Contents:
Bond in £50, 2 April 1748.
1. Anthony Batty of Dent maltster and John Batty of Ingleton Fell clerk.
2. Westhouse, James Mason of Scales, William Metcalf, John Beetham and Alexander Greenwood churchwardens and overseers of poor.
Recital: Susan Hardy singlewoman lately delivered of male bastard child in Dent township and on her oath charged Anthony Batty with being father.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Richard Birtwhistle, Wm Tipping.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/12  1749

Contents:
Affiliation order, 31 May 1749 against Robert Hadwen of Dent labourer in respect of Robert male bastard child born to Dorothy Fawcitt of Dent singlewoman; father to pay 8d weekly towards maintenance and mother 4d weekly; father to pay 20s towards charges of month's lying-in.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/13  1751

Contents:
Bond in £200, 9 November 1751.
1. Thomas Watson of Richmond borough co. York gent. and Richard Capstack of Dents town in Sedbergh parish innholder.
2. William Willan, John Holme, william Hodgson and Joseph Buttermer yeomen, churchwardens and overseers of the poor.
Recital: Mary Benson late of Richmond borough co. York singlewoman now residing at Richard Capstack's innkeeper in Dent pregnant.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Thos Waddington, James Burton.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/14  1753

Contents:
Affiliation order, 2 November 1753 against John Winn of Dent butcher in respect of male bastard child lately born in Dent township to Agnes Noddle singlewoman; father to pay 8d weekly towards maintenance and mother 4d weekly; father to pay 20s towards charges of mother's lying-in.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/15  1756

Contents:
Bond in £150, 23 July 1756.
1. Robert Bateson of Stowven in Melling parish co. Lancaster yeoman and William Hodgson of Hornby in same butcher.
2. George Capstack, Miles Thistlewaite, Mathew Haygarth and Thomas Greenwood churchwardens and James Mason and James Fawcett overseers of the poor.
Recital: Alice Ware now of Dent singlewoman pregnant.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Edward Knowles, Leod Waller.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/16  1758

Contents:
Bond in £20, 16 December 1758.
1. George Mason of Dent innholder and Edward Burrah of Scotchergill in Dent township butcher.
2. Roger Hodgson of Helmside yeoman, James Capstack of Garstabeck yeoman, Mathew Haygarth of Hollins yeoman and John Hadwen husbandman all in Dent churchwardens and Richard Willan of Hilltop yeoman, Thomas Mason of Gawthrop yeoman, Christopher Gawthrop of Bigerside yeoman and Jeffrey Hebden of Hudshouse yeoman all in Dent overseers of the poor.
Recital: Martha Peacock singlewoman lately a servant to Mr Isaac Bigland officer of excise now residing in Dent, on 23 November last declared that she was about 30 weeks gone with child unto Anthony Metcalfe servant to Mr Trotter of High Hall in Dent township.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent against payment of 20s towards lying-in and 8d weekly to (2) till child 7 years old.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/17  1760

Contents:
Bond in £100, 18 October 1760.
1. William Chapman of Nunhouse cooper and John Willan of Fell rough mason in Dent.
2. George Capstick of Dents town blacksmith, Gilbert Wilson of Rash weaver, Thomas Capstick of Syke Fold yeoman and Richard Waller of Deepdale yeoman churchwardens and William Hodgson of Helmside yeoman, John Burton of Scalegillfoot yeoman, William Nelson of Foulsike yeoman, John Harper of Dents Town innkeeper and Richard Greenbank of Helmside yeoman.
Recital: Mary Willan of Nunhouse singlewoman lately delivered of female bastard child in Dent township.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Edmd Burton, Roger Hodgson.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/18  1762

Contents:
Bond in £200, 8 February 1762.
1. Richard Barrow of Marthwaite, Sedbergh parish yeoman.
2. George Capstack of Dents town blacksmith, Jeffery Hebden of Hudshouse yeoman, Joseph Buttermer of Clarks maltster and John Fawcett of Gate yeoman churchwardens and John Burton of Broadmire yeoman, Richard Tunstall of Burtons yeoman, John Holme of Banks yeoman, James Lamb of Backstone Gill yeoman and John Harper of Dents town innkeeper overseers of the poor.
Recitals:- Margaret Airey of Dent township singlewoman some time ago delivered of male bastard child in Dent township and since that time delivered of female bastard child in Dent township;
- Upon promise made to inhabitants of township by Margaret Airey to indemnify them against maintenance of children, she has not been obliged to filiate them.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by children.
Witnesses: Richard Greenbanck, Elizabeth Sidgwick.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/19  1765

Contents:
Bond in £100, 29 December 1765.
1. William Harling sen and William Harling jun. both of Woodhead in Northlordland in Dent yeomen.
2. James Mason of Westhouses yeoman, James Burton of Gibshall yeoman, Robert Hadwen yeoman and Roger Hodgson of Helmside yeoman churchwardens and John Thistlethwaite of Clarks yeoman, Christopher Gawthrop of Bigerside yeoman and Rowland Harper of Cragsis yeoman overseers of the poor.
Recitals:- Alice Riding of Dent township singlewoman some time ago delivered of female bastard child in Dent township;
- Upon promise made to inhabitants of township by Alice Riding to indemnify them against maintenance of child, she has not been obliged to filiate child.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Richard Batty, John Moses.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/20  1767

Contents:
Bond in £100, 30 May 1767.
1. Robert Calvert of Bowerbank in South Lord Land in Dent yeoman.
2. John Mason of Scoolbroad yeoman, Miles Greenbank of Stonehouse, John Metcalfe of Greenwell yeoman and Richard Tunstall of West Banks yeoman churchwardens and Jeffery Hebden, John Fawcett, Thos Midleton, Richd Garlick and Roger Hodgson of Helmside yeoman overseers of the poor.
Recitals:- Isabel Speight of Dent township singlewoman some time ago delivered of a female bastard child in Dent township;
- Upon promise made to inhabitants of township by Isabel Speight to indemnify them against maintenance of child, she has not been obliged to filiate child.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Mathu Burton, Margret Burton.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/21  1770

Contents:
Filiation, Bentham 7 May 1770, by Alice Bainbridge of Dent township widow that James Midleton of Gawthrop in Dent township labourer is the father of her female bastard child delivered in Dent township on 19 June last.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/22  1772

Contents:
Bond in £50, 18 December 1772.
1. Joseph Bentham of Ivescar End in Ingleton Fells in Bentham parish co. York husbandman and Francis Whaley of Slack in Dent township yeoman.
2. John Fawcett of Gate in Dent yeoman one of churchwardens and Jeffery Hewden of Hadshouse and Robert Hadwen of Holehouse both in Dent yeomen churchwardens and overseers of the poor.
Recital:- Mary Bentham singlewoman daughter of Joseph Bentham about a year and nine months ago delivered of a male bastard child now called Joseph in Dent township.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Margaret Ridding, John Hadwen.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/23  1776

Contents:
Bond in £100, 20 September 1776.
1. Richard Lindsay of Dents town in Dent innkeeper and Miles Thistlethwaite of Hall-Gill in North Lordland in Dent yeoman.
2 Thomas Sedgwick, James Burton and Miles Willan churchwardens and Samuel Aykridge, Robert Hadwen, Robert Hugginson and thomas Greenwood, overseers of the poor.
Recital: Agnes Lindsay singlewoman daughter of Richard Lindsay lately delivered of a female bastard child.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Fra Browne, Chrisr Walker jun.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/24  1788

Contents:
Bond in £150, 4 November 1788.
1. John Greenbank sen. of Lunds in Dent farmer, Joseph Greenbank of same place clogger and John Greenbank of Stonehouse in Dent farmer.
2. James Mason of Westhouse in Dent township yeoman and Thomas Hardacre of Dent yeoman and shopkeeper.
Recital: Jane Greenbank of Dent township singlewoman delivered of male bastard child.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: William Foxcroft, Richd Batty.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/25  1789

Contents:
Bond in £50, 28 August 1789.
1. James Sewert of Wham in Dent badger, John Lamb of Dent innkeeper and James Allen of Chapel in Dent husbandman.
2. Richard Sedgwick of Dent clerk and Roger Hodgson of the Hole House in Dent gent.
Recitals:- Hannah Bainbridge of Flintergill in the township or hamlet of Dent singlewoman lately delivered of male bastard child in Dent township;
- James Sewert has acknowledged himself to be reputed father and has agreed to pay weekly to Hannah Bainbridge 1s towards maintenance of child until 7 years old; should Hannah die or fail to provide for child, same sum to churchwardens and overseers.
Condition: (1) to pay 1s weekly [as in recitals].
Witnesses: christopher Knowles, John Sedgwick.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/26  1789

Contents:
Bond in £50, 28 August 1789.
1. James Sewert of Wham in Dent badger.
2. Richard Sedgwick of Dent clerk and Roger Hodgson of the Hole House in Dent gent.
Recital:- bond in £50 of 28 August 1789 [above].
Condition: (1) to indemnify, after child 7 years old, churchwardens and overseers of the poor of Dent township and (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Christopher Knowles, John Sedgwicks.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/27  1789

Contents:
Affiliation order, 2 September 1789 against Miles Burrow of Dent husbandman in respect of female bastard child born in Dent to Agnes Linsey; father to pay 8d weekly towards maintenance and mother 4d weekly; father to pay £3 towards mother's lying-in.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/28  1790

Contents:
Affiliation order, 26 October 1790 against Thomas Capstick of Dent clockmaker in respect of female bastard child lately born in Dent township to Agnes Garlick singlewoman; father to pay 8d weekly and mother 4d weekly; father to pay £2 16s towards mother's lying-in.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/29  1791

Contents:
Affiliation order, 11 May 1791 against James Simpson of Dent labourer in respect of male bastard child lately born in Dent township to Elizabeth Yewdall singlewoman; father to pay 1s weekly and mother 6d weekly; father to pay £2 15s towards mother's lying-in.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/30  1791

Contents:
Bond in £50, 15 July 1791.
1. Cuthbert Allen of Mudbecks in Garsdale collier and Thomas Allen of Newby head in Bentham labourer.
2. John Sedgwick of Little town in Dent yeoman and Thomas Hardacre of Dents Town in Dent shop-keeper.
Recitals:- Emma Chapman of Dent town singlewoman lately delivered of male bastard child in Dent township;
- Cuthbert Allen has acknowledged himself to be reputed father.
Conditions:- (1) to pay to (2) 1s weekly until child 7 years old;
- (1) to indemnify, after child 7 years old, churchwardens and overseers of the poor of Dent township and (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Thos Waddington, Richard Alderson.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/31  1795

Contents:
Bond in £100, 8 October 1795.
1. William Robinson of Gale Garth in Lenacre in Dent yeoman and James Atkinson of gap in Lenacre in Dent husbandman.
2. John Sedgwick and John Thistlethwaite chapelwardens and Dawson Bannister and Thomas Hodgson overseers of the poor.
Recitals:- Agnes Swinbank of Gale Garth singlewoman lately delivered of female bastard child in Dent township;
- William Robinson has acknowledged himself to be reputed father.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: John Rawson, John Dixen.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/32  1795

Contents:
Bond in £200, 12 October 1795.
1. John Greenbank of Stot Scale and William Burton of Scalegill Foot both in Kirthwaite in Dent yeomen.
2. John Sedgwick and John Thistlethwaite two of the chapelwardens and Dawson Bannister and Thomas Hodgson two of the overseers of the poor of Dent township.
Recitals:- Margaret Nicholson of Stot Scale singlewoman some time since delivered of male bastard child in Dent township;
- Isabel Burton of Lilly Garth in Kirthwaite singlewoman lately delivered of female bastard child in Dent township;
- John Greenbank has acknowledged himself to be reputed father.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Simon Alderson, Miles Garnet.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/33  1798

Contents:
Affiliation order, 17 September 1798 against Thomas Haygarth of Sedbergh township cordwainer in respect of female bastard child lately born in Dent township to Margaret Airey singlewoman father to pay 1s 3d weekly and mother 1s 3d weekly; father to pay £2 14s towards mother's lying-in.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/34  1802

Contents:
Affiliation order, 13 July 1802 against Miles Taylor of Dent township labourer in respect of female bastard child lately born in Dent township to Cathrine Waller singlewoman; father to pay 15d weekly and mother 7½d weekly; father to pay £4 6s towards mother's lying-in.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/35  1803

Contents:
Bond in £100, 29 June 1803.
1. William Parrington of Gawthrop in Dent husbandman and George Parrington of same place husbandman.
2. The Reverend Richard Sedgwick of Dent Town clerk, James Sill of Rigg End in Dent esq., Roger Hodgson of Hole House in Dent gent. and Thomas Hodgson of Burton Hill in Dent yeoman.
Recitals:- Elizabeth or Betty Waller of Dent township singlewoman on 28 March 1802 delivered of male bastard child in Dent township;
- Alice Bainbridge of Dent township singlewoman on 31 January last delivered of female bastard child in Dent township;
- George Parrington has acknowledged himself to be reputed father.
Condition: (1) to pay to (2) or to churchwardens and overseers of poor of Dent township £4 4s towards lying-in expences and maintenance of mothers and children for first month and 1s 3d weekly towards maintenance of children until 7 years old.
Witness: Richd Whaley.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/36  1803

Contents:
Bond in £50, 10 August 1803.
1. William Pikehall and Richard Pikehall both of Hacra in Dent township husbandmen.
2. Richard Sedgwick of Dent township clerk, James Sill of same place esq., Roger Hodgson of same place gent. and Thomas Hodgson of same place yeoman.
Recitals:- Ann Breeks of Dent township singlewoman on 28 February last delivered of female bastard child in Dent township;
- Richard Pikehall has acknowledged himself to be reputed father.
Condition: (1) to pay to (2) or to churchwardens and overseers of poor of Dent township 2 guineas towards lying-in expences and maintenance of her and child for first month and 1s 3d weekly until 21 years old.
Witness: Richard Sisson.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/37  1806

Contents:
Bond in £200, 28 March 1806.
1. Henry Airey and Robert Airey both of Rash in Dent husbandmen.
2. The Reverend Richard Sedgwick of the Vicarage in Dent clerk, Roger Hodgson of Hole House and Dawson Bannister of Cowgill both in Dent gents. and Thomas Hodgson of Burton Hill in Dent yeoman.
Recitals:- Mary Booth of Dent township widow within last 12 Months delivered of female bastard child in Dent township;
- (1) father and brother of Mary Booth.
Condition: (1) to indemnify churchwardens and overseers of the poor of Dent township and (2) and inhabitants of Dent township against all expence caused by child.
Witnesses: Leond Leeming, William Bateman.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 6/38  1826

Contents:
Certificate for birth of child, 12 October 1826, by Middleton township that Margaret Swainbank singlewoman and child(ren) wherewith pregnant are legally settled in Middleton township; allowed by justices on same date.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 7  1721/22

Contents:
Bond in £100, 20 March 1721.
1. Robert Carr of Settle, churchwarden of Giggleswick, co. York, Richard Moone of Hellifield, overseer of poor of Settle in Giggleswick, William Dawson of Langcliff Hall, esq., and Thomas Lawson of Giggleswick, gentleman.
2. John Thistlethwaite and Richard Batty, churchwardens of Dent, Richard Capestack, overseer of poor of Dent, Richard Trotter of High Hall and and Edward Fawcett of Flintergill, inhabitants of Dent.
Recitals:- controversy now depending between (1) and other inhabitants of Settle and (2) and other inhabitants of Dent concerning last legal settlement of Michaell Wilson late of Settle, tailor, wife Mary and son George;
- Controversy solely referred to Robert Gibson of Lancaster, esq. as arbitrator.
Condition: (1) to abide by judgement of said Robert Gibson.
Witnesses: Richd Lawson, Edward Cline, Charles Nowell, Richd Bannister.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 8  1741

Contents:
Bond in £50, 13 April 1741.
1. Matthew Braithwaite of Dents Town, malster.
2. Thomas Burton and John Hadwen, churchwarden and overseer of poor of Dent township.
Recital:- Peter Blackburn, his wife Margaret and daughter Isabel now residing in Dent township, having acquired no legal settlement therein nor with certificate of legal settlement elsewhere.
Condition: (1) to indemnify (2) and inhabitants from all charges occasioned by Peter Blackburn and family.
Witnesses: John Harling, John Knowles.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 9  1752

Contents:
Articles of agreement, 28 March 1752.
1. Roger Hodgson, John Holme, William Willan, John Sidgwick, John Mason, Joseph Buttermer, William Hodgson, William Waller, and Alexander Greenwood, churchwardens and overseers of poor of Dent township, and Thomas Dawson, James Burton and Joshua Heblethwaite, principal inhabitants of Dent township.
2. James Braithwaite, John Garthwaite and Thomas Archer, chapelwardens and overseers of poor of Garsdale in Dent township, and Thomas Winn, John Nixon, and Richard Haygarth.
Recitals:- Garsdale from time immemorial has been one fourth part of Dent township and so has contributed one fourth part of all taxes, etc. except for relief of poor and charity;
- Inhabitants of Garsdale have never received any benefit from taxes and assessments charged upon Officer of Excise residing in Dent.
Covenants:- in consideration of chapelwardens and overseers of poor of Garsdale having agreed to contribute one fourth share towards relief of Officer of Excise and his family if they become chargeable (except by gaining a settlement by purchase of lands and tenements within Dent), (1) agree that collectors of taxes etc. levied within Dent will pay to collectors of taxes in Garsdale one fourth part of all taxes etc. assessed upon Officer of Excise;
- (2) agree that so often as any Officer of Excise or his family residing in Dent shall have gained a legal settlement there and shall afterwards become chargeable to Dent, (2) shall pay to officers of poor of Dent one fourth part of charge towards relief of said Officer and his family except where settlement is gained by purchase of lands or tenements within Dent.
Witnesses: William Holme, Thos Waddington.

Removal orders  WPR 70/O 10  1752-1826

5 Items

Margret Willan singlewoman to Middleton  WPR 70/O 10/1  25 January 1752

[no title]  WPR 70/O 10/1A  Not dated

Contents:
Removal order (to Dent) 1771:
Mary Brown and children from Knaton township, North Riding 8 October 1771.

Henry Carter, wife Elizabeth and children William, Mary and Elizabeth to St Nicholas, Newcastle upon tyne, Northumberland  WPR 70/O 10/2  1 September 1786

William Burrow, wife Margaret and child Elizabeth aged 2 to Cockerham co. Lancaster  WPR 70/O 10/3  27 April 1826

Richard Middleton, wife Mary and William aged 4, Betty aged 2 and Thomas 1 to Strickland Roger  WPR 70/O 10/4  30 November 1826

[no title]  WPR 70/O 11  1773

Contents:
Undertaking, 25 August 1773
By overseers and principal inhabitants of Casterton township to relieve such poor people as belong to their township who shall become chargeable and reside in Dent, the overseers of Dent township having relieved Elizabeth Foxcroft who resided in Casterton, or to reimburse overseers of Dent; signed by Thos Huck, overseer, James Harrison, John Tarn, churchwarden.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 12  1777

Contents:
Agreement, 2 April 1777
Between (1) churchwardens and overseers of Sedbergh and (2) churchwardens and overseers of Dent that should any person belonging to Sedbergh township die in Dent township, (2) are to notify (1) who will defray funeral expenses; same arrangement if Dent poor die in Sedbergh;
Signed by Leonard Wilkinson churchwarden and overseer, Charles Holmes overseer, Thomas Tebay overseer and churchwarden, John Carlile churchwarden.

Examinations  WPR 70/O 13  1784-1794

4 Items

[no title]  WPR 70/O 13/1  16 March 1784

Contents:
John Hodgson of Dent, labourer, born in Dent where his father's settlement was, lived with parents at Dent and other places till about 23 and then married; rented lands of different persons in Dent township for near 40 years for some of which lands he paid £30 a year; then made agreement with principal inhabitants of Kirkby Lonsdale parish to maintain their poor for 3 years and was to have £140 a year for first 2 years and £130 for third year; when he had resided about 2 years in Kirkby Lonsdale parish, where he maintained their poor in a house which the parish provided, he took a close of Alice Wetherherd of Kirkby Lonsdale widow and a barn of Mr Cock for which he paid a yearly rent of £7 6s but he paid no taxes; when he had occupied the same in Kirkby Lonsdale for about 2 years and from about 15 April to 6 July following he took about 4 acres of land of Richard Slinger of Kirkby Lonsdale and was to have same to 5 March following for £7 and occupied same till 5 March with lands and barn for which he gave £7 6s a year; principal inhabitants of Kirkby Lonsdale paid him for maintaining poor according to agreement for said 3 years and when expired he made another agreement with them to maintain poor for 3 years for £120 a year but only maintained them 2 years and then parted which was about 1 month before he gave up lands and he received £240 for said 2 years; then came to live in township and when he had lived in a cottage house for about 3 months he took a farm situated in Dent at yearly rent of £5 but paid no taxes nor was his name inserted in any of assessments for township; when he had occupied same for 1 year he removed into cottage house also in Dent township where he now resides; he has not done any act save as above to gain a legal settlement.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 13/2  1 September 1786

Contents:
Henry Carter of Dent, cordwainer, born at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland the place of his father's settlement, father went into Army when infant and he lived with his mother till upwards of 13; bound himself apprentice with consent of mother to Thomas Bulman of parish of St Nicholas Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, cordwainer for 7 years, sum of money given with him but what sum he cannot remember and it was mentioned in indenture and indenture was inrolled, he served Thomas Bulman upwards of 5 years and some difference arising he ran away and when he had been absent about a fortnight friends hearing where he was sent for him and when he returned his mother and uncle agreed with his master and gave master a sum of money to set him at liberty, this was done and master gave indenture to his mother without cancelling and his mother has had it ever since; he lived with his mother 2 or 3 weeks then he wished his mother to let him go to London but she would not give her consent so he lift without and got on board a coal vessel and went to London and got work there for about 5 years, he wrought for different masters at so much a pair of shoes; when he left London he went to Lancaster for some time, he married; he has done no act save as as above to gain a legal settlement.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 13/3  18 October 1790

Contents:
Margaret Spicer of Dent township, singlewoman, born in Sedbergh township where he father's settlement then was, lived with her father at Sedbergh till about 17 when she left him and hired for half a year with William Bonus of Middleton which she served then hired for a year with Robert Jackson in Dent for £2 15s which time she served in Dent, then hired for another year with a person in Dent and served that, she lived at several places since but never served a year nor has she done any act to gain a settlement.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 13/4  3 November 1794

Contents:
James Gosling of Dent, labourer, born in Dent township where his father's settlement was and now is, he lived a part of his father's family in Dent till about 14, then hired himself for a year with John Fawcett of Dent for wages of 2 guineas, served same and received wages for service then hired himself to John Fawcett for another year for wages of £3 10s but left his service about 3 weeks or a month before the year was up and received a proportionate part of his wages for the time served then hired himself for a year with Henry Stubbs of Killington farmer for wages of 5 guineas, served the whole term and received his wages for the same, he has done no act to gain a settlement save as above.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 14  1788

Contents:
Contract for the poor, 25 March 1788.
1. George Nelson, Joseph Cragg and John Sedgwick, churchwardens, and Robert Waller, Richard Shaw, Thomas Greenwood, Robert Gawthrop, and John Morland, overseers of poor of Dent township.
2. William Mattinson of Sikefold, husbandman of Dent.
Covenants:- (2) will, for £150 yearly to be paid by (1) for 3 years from 12 May next, relieve and maintain poor of township at his own cost, providing sufficient lodging, meat, drink, clothing, employment and all other things necessary, and bury such poor people as dwell in workhouse or have received pensions;
- (2) to receive 10 guineas monthly and, every half year, the deficiency between the monthly and half yearly payments;
- (2) may give up the poor at expiration of one or two years giving four months' notice or (1) may make agreement void giving same notice;
- (1) or any of principal inhabitants to enter into dwelling house(s) where poor are maintained and kept in order to examine their condition;
- If (2) should make any neglect or default, then (1) may deduct so much money as major part of (1) shall think reasonable;
- If any poor people by reason of sickness or accident should be incapable of being removed to house where poor are maintained and kept, (2) is to maintain them at his own costs;
- (2) to pay (1) 10s. for every poor child apprenticed; if any poor child be put upon an estate as a parish apprentice and £10 be paid to exempt owner from taking such child, (2) is to maintain child for 20s. a year or in proportion for a less or longer time till the child be otherwise provided for or disposed of;
- (2) is to leave poor people as well clothed at end of term as at beginning;
- If any disputes arise over settlement of pensions, etc. requiring appearance before a justice, some or one of overseers are/is to attend (2) defraying own expense but (2) is to pay such pension as settled and own expenses for journey(s);
- (2) to keep part of workhouse or poor house separate for sick, aged and infirm poor people and to provide suitable nurses;
- (2) to maintain William Spencer in same manner as other poor people with all things needful for him;
- If any women who have bastard children refuse to take quarteridge as fixed at vestry meeting, pension or quarteridge to be paid to (2) who is to provide for them as for other poor people;
- (2) may take for himself the benefit of the poor people's work, labour and service during the term;
- (1) to pay £1 to (2) towards month's lying-in of every woman to be delivered of a bastard child within term if she belong to Dent township;
- (1) is to apprentice such poor children as are able and fit whose parents receive a pension from(2), with one month's notice from (2);
- If (2) neglects to find sufficient clothing for poor people in workhouse etc., (1) is to clothe them and deduct money from (2)'s allowance.
Witnesses: Edmund Sill jun., Thomas Nelson.
Endorsements:- memorandum that James Noddal of Deepdale has undertaken to maintain and clothe the poor belonging to Dent township agreeable to articles within 3 years bur for yearly sum of £135 with estate of Hallbank, James Noddal paying all assessments, etc. for estate; John Fawcett to be supported in same manner as William Spencer within; whatever the monthly payments fall short of annual sum, to be made up at end of year, Dent, 19 March 1790;
- Note that William Airey has undertaken the maintenance of the poor for one year for £156 with estate at Hall Bank to enter to same on 12 May next according to within articles and above agreement, 22 January 1791.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 15  1797

Contents:
Certificate and acknowledgement to churchwardens and overseers of poor of Dent by John Taylor of Whalley, butcher, and James Martin of Whalley, cotton weaver, stewards of Friendly Society called Brotherly Society in Whalley, co. Lancaster, - that William Walker of Dent, cotton weaver, is a member of said society, witnessed by Adam Cottam of Whalley, yeoman; and certified by James Whalley, J.P. for co. Lancaster, that said Adam Cottam had made oath before him that he had seen said John Taylor and James Martin sign said certificate "in their own proper handwriting", 18 June 1797.

[no title]  WPR 70/O 16  1831

2 Copies

Contents:
Population Enquiry, Township of Dent in Division of Staincliffe and Ewcross, co. York: Formula No. 1 and Formula No. 2 (2), 1831.

CONSTABLE  WPR 70/C  [n.d.]


Related information: Accounts 1713-1716, 1718-1750; see CHURCHWARDENS account book W1; accounts 1751-1791, 1798: see W2

[no title]  WPR 70/C 1  1693-1713

Contents:
Accounts (loose): 1693, 1696, 1713.

SURVEYOR OF HIGHWAYS  WPR 70/H  [n.d.]


Related information: Accounts 1754, 1765, 1805-1806: see CHURCHWARDENS account book, W2

SCHOOLS  WPR 70/E  [n.d.]

Dent National School  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Opened 20 April 1846

[no title]  WPR 70/E 1  1845

Contents:
Conveyance (copy), 17 April 1845.
1. Joseph Hodgson of Dent's Town, farmer, and Alice his wife formerly Alice Taylforth.
2. Incumbent of Dent.
3. Bishop of Ripon [Rt Rev Charles Thomas Longley].
4. The three churchwardens of Dent and Richard Sedgwick of Dent's Town gent., Thomas Sedgwick of Dent's Town gent., and Isaac Walton of Dent's Town, schoolmaster.
5. Archdeacon of Richmond.
Premises: all that messuage or dwelling house with stable and cart house and buildings belonging (formerly a messuage, smithy or smith's shop) some time ago erected by John Capstick and now in occupation of Christopher Brayshaw, cotton factor, with appurts. - to (5) for remainder of term of 1,000 years created by lease of 26 February 1762; (2) with consent of (3) conveys premises and also all that plot, piece or parcel of ancient glebe land or ground on south and west sides of premises recently staked out and containing 310 square yards with appurts. to (5) upon trust to be used as school for education of poor children in Dent township and as residence for schoolmaster/mistress; school to be a National School and under general management of incumbent, churchwardens and rest of (4) as trustees who will appoint teachers.
Covenants: include no order made at meeting of trustees to be valid without consent of incumbent in writing;
- Incumbent and churchwardens to appoint new trustees.
Consideration: £50.

[no title]  WPR 70/E 2  1861

Contents:
Memorandum by John Birkbeck, Mount Pleasant, relating to investment of £100 by Miss Isabella Sedgwick in purchasing stock and interest to be applied in aid of Dent National Sunday and Weekday School as a contribution toward's payment of annual expenses, 3 August 1861.

Cash book  WPR 70/E 3  1867-1904

[no title]  WPR 70/E 4-19  1892-1894

Contents:
Correspondence concerning sale of glebe land for a School playground:
- Letter from F D Wise, Diocesan Registry, Ripon, to Reverend J A Hayden requesting information about the field to be conveyed to School, names of School Trustees, etc., before preparing necessary conveyances, 26 September 1892;
- Letter from Board of Agriculture to Reverend J A Hayden informing him that tithe apportionment for township of Dent is in custody of incumbent and churchwardens of Sedbergh, 28 October 1892;
- Letter from f D Wise to Reverend J A Hayden converning notice of proposed sale and division of land, and valuation by Mr Handley, 9 November 1892;
- Letter from J R Elliott, Secretary, Board of Agriculture, to Reverend J A Hayden that matter will soon receive its attention, 21 December 1892;
- Letter from J R Moore, Chief Clerk, Board of Agriculture, to Reverend J A Hayden requesting particulars of rent derived from Low Rains (part of glebe land to be sold) and that Mr Handley, the agent of one of the intending purchasers, would not be suitable as the valuer, but a member of firm of Webster and Banks of Kendal would, 24 December 1892;
- Letter from John Banks, Webster Son & Banks, land agents and surveyors, Kendal, to Reverend J A Hayden informing him that tithe map shows fields at back of vicarage as belonging to church and called Thimble Hall Farm, 12 January 1893;
- Letter from Margaret I Sedgwick, Thorns Hall, to Reverend J A Hayden concerning mistake in report and stating that school was built on site of old cottage and garden bought for purpose and not on glebe land, and hoping it will be possible to have only one conveyance of school playground to Trustees of National School, etc., 28 January 1893;
- Approval (attested copy) by Board of Agriculture of sale (under Glebe Lands Act 1888) by Incumbent of Dent of piece of glebe land known as Low Rains situated in township of Dent for not less than £250, 24 February 1893 (attested as a true copy by Ralph C James and A Strodder, clerks to Messrs S Wise & Son, solicitors, Ripon, 17 August 1893);
- Letter from J R Moore, Chief Clerk, Board of Agriculture, to Reverend J A Hayden informing him that Board has formally approved sale and enclosing copy of rules made pursuant to Glebe Lands Act (1888) 1892, 25 February 1893;
- Letters (4) from F D Wise, Diocesan Registry, Ripon, to Reverend J A Hayden requesting further details about tithe rent charge on field to be sold to Mr Burra, forwarding draft conveyance, and forwarding deed for signatures, 24 May-19 June 1893;
- Letters (2) from F D Wise, Diocesan Registry, Ripon, to Robert Burra, Gate, Sedbergh, concerning payment of £150 purchase money, 15 and 21 June 1893;
- Letter from F D Wise, Diocesan Registry, Ripon, to Reverend J A Hayden informing him that Bishop is willing to nominate Mr Banks of Kendal as the certified valuer or surveyor for purposes of sale of glebe land, 18 September 1894.

[no title]  WPR 70/E 20  1893

Contents:
Conveyance (copy), 4 July 1893.
1. Reverend John Alderson Hayden, clerk, M.A., Vicar, of New Vicarage of Dent.
2. Margaret Isabella Sedgwick of Dent, spinster.
3. Archdeacon of Richmond.
4. John Alderson Hayden, Robert Conder, James John Henry Lord and George Oversby jun., churchwardens of Dent, and Margaret Isabella Sedgwick, Reverend Robert Pickering, clerk, M.A., Vicar of Cowgill, and Robert Burra of Gate in Dent township, esq., present trustees of indenture of 17 April 1845 (above).
Recitals:- premises (below) are part of glebe lands of new Vicarage of Dent;
- (1) has agreed to sell to (2) under provisions of the Glebe Lands Act 1888 and with approval of Board of Agriculture given on 24 February 1893;
- (2) has paid £100 into Bank of England;
- (2) has purchased premises in order to provide a playground for National School at Dent.
Premises: all that piece or parcel of land containing one rood and 26½ perches being part of a close of land called Low Rains containing one acre and five perches in occupation of Leonard Batty, bounded to south, by other glebe land belonging to New Vicarage of Dent, to west by other portion of close since contracted to be sold to Robert Burra, to north by Town Street of Dent, and to east by partly by National School and partly by Flinterghyll Lane [plan in margin], to be called the Jane Sedgwick Playground, - to (3) upon trusts of said above indenture of 1845.
Covenants: (4) shall erect and build within three months on west side of land a substantial fence wall of stone or brick, not less than five feet high, to be belong to and be repaired by (4).
Consideration: £100.

[no title]  WPR 70/E 21-25  1895-1905

Contents:
Papers concerning repairs to be done at Dent National School:
Specification of
- Carpenter's and joiner's work and materials to be used in addition of class room, lavatories and cloak rooms by Horsfall & Williams, architects, Halifax, November 1895 (2 copies);
- Specification of, plumbers and glazier's work and materials for same, November 1895 (2 copies);
- Specification of work to be done and materials to be used at Dent National School, June 1898;
- Invitation for tenders to supply two pairs of frames, to be sent to Reverend J A Hayden by Saturday 26 September [1903];
- Correspondence with Reverend J A Hayden concerning repairs required at National School and improving surface of playground: circular from County Hall, Wakefield, enclosing statement of requirements of West Riding Local Education Authority for repair work to be done, 28 June 1905; circular from Ripon Incorporated Diocesan Education Association re County Council building requirements and procedure if work is not carried out before end of School holidays, 1 July 1905; letter from Reverend J A Hayden to Education Department, Wakefield, detailing what repair work has been done, 24 July 1905, and reply of acknowledgement, 27 July 1905; letters from Board of Education, London, requesting an exact copy of requirements of Authority 28 July, and pointing out that Authority has no power to require Managers of School to asphalt playground, 10 August 1905; letter from R Burra, Gate, Sedbergh, on desirability of getting Mr Punchard's opinion and that he is in favour of asphalting a part of playground, 20 August 1905; letter from County Hall, Wakefield, enclosing Education Committee's requirement that playground must have "a clean hard surface, 5 September 1905; letter from Education Department, Wakefield, enquiring what work has been done to playground, 9 September 1905; letter from Wilfred Lees, Leeds, informing of sudden death of Canon Thompson and advising that, although Authority cannot compel resurfacing of playground, the Ripon Diocesan Education Association might help with cost of treating a portion of it, 18 September 1905; note from R Burra on cost of asphalting of a London firm, 19 September 1905; letter from Education Department, Wakefield, awaiting reply on Mr Punchard's advice as to treatment to be adopted in improving surface of playground, 23 September 1905; letter from F Punchard, Underley Estates Office, Kirkby Lonsdale, informing that he will look at playground next time he is in Dent and wondering whether it is an additional attempt by Education Authority to make retention of Voluntary Schools too great a burden for managers to bear, 27 September 1905.

[no title]  WPR 70/E 26-35  1896-1905

Contents:
Papers concerning teachers and pupils:
- Report by Education Department, London, on examination of William S Laycock, 12 May 1896;
- Receipt of J C Thompson for £12 10s. paid by Managers of Dent National School, being part of his quarter's salary, 31 August 1896;
- Notice from Board of Education to Reverend J A Hayden of payment of additional grant of £2 to James H Batty and to Grace Batty, pupil teachers, 19 September 1903;
- Forms giving particulars of teaching staff: Charles Alfred Midgley, Head Teacher; Alice Bolton, assistant teacher (infants); Grace Batty, pupil teacher (infants), 22 September 1903; James Harrison Batty, pupil teacher (mixed), 22 September 1903; Mary Alice Fawcett, pupil teacher (mixed), 22 September 1903;
- Letter from C A Midgley to Reverend J A Hayden proposing changes in staff arrangements and requesting that his salary be considered by Managers, 10 October 1903;
- Circular from Education Department, Wakefield, concerning pupil teachers and intending pupil teachers, 8 April 1904;
- Circular from Education Department, Wakefield, concerning employment of pupil teachers whose engagements terminate on 31 December 1904, 22 October 1904;
- Letter from B S Cornish, H.M.1., Starbeck, Harrogate, to Reverend J A Hayden concerning regulations for training of pupil teachers, 30 June 1905;
- Circular from Education Department, Wakefield, concerning West Riding County Council Scheme for instruction and training of pupil teachers, 31 July 1905;
- Miscellaneous blank forms: notification of appointment of teacher, visiting or special teachers (2), monitors, and caretakers and school cleaners, undated.

[no title]  WPR 70/E 36-73  1896-1908

Contents:
Correspondence and Circulars on miscellaneous subjects relating to running of National School:
- Copy of deed poll by Bishop of Ripon and others, constituting a Diocesan Trust for Ripon Diocese (to acquire property and apply income for purposes (inter alia) in provision and maintenance of education and religious instruction within diocese), 14 December 1896;
- Report by J de Sarignon, Ripon Diocesan Inspector, on religious instruction in Dent Mixed and Infants School, 12 October 1898;
- Midland Railway Company dividends (6) 1900-1904;
- Fire insurance policy for National School, Ecclesiastical Insurance Office, 16 July 1901;
- Invoices (2) from Bean & Son, printers, booksellers, etc., Leeds, to Managers of National School, for chalk, stationery, etc., 7 June 1901 and 14 June 1902;
- Memorandum on physical training (practical suggestions, principally for rural schools), August 1902;
- Copy of Education Act 1902 [2 Edw VII, Ch. 42], 18 December 1902;
- Letter from W Vibart Dixon, Technical Instruction Department, Wakefield, to Reverend J A Hayden stating that the authority (West Riding County Council) believes that income from endowment is apportionable and enclosing form of application for advice or direction about endowment (National School, Gardner's Charity) and its income, 24 June 1903 (with two blank copies of said form);
- Circular from Education Department, County Hall, Wakefield, enclosing forms relating to school to be completed and returned as early as possible, 21 September 1903;
- Letter from National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor, Westminster, concerning application of income from endowment and advising consultation with Mr A T Perkins, solicitor to Ripon Diocesan Association, 28 January 1904,
- Letter from John A Hayden, Robert Conder, Richard Gomall, Joseph Hartley, George Oversby, Robert Burton, and Margaret I Sedgwick, Trustees of Hodgson Educational Foundation and Managers of Dent National School, petitioning for part of Hodgson's Charity (transferred by order of Charity Commission to Board of Education on 2 February 1904) to be given to them as they wish to maintain their school as a non-provided school under Education Act 1902 and so that church catechism can be taught, March 1904;
- Board of Education Final Order appointing Foundation Managers at various schools in County Durham and West Riding (including Dent National), 7 March 1904 (3 copies);
- Notice from Education Department, Wakefield, to Reverend J A Hayden of first meeting of Managers and that Mr R Burton of Gawthrop, Dent, is County Council's representative on Managing Body of National School, and that C A Milford is Divisional Clerk to Sedbergh Union District Sub-Committee, 21 April 1904;
- Circular from Board of Education concerning provisional arrangements as to school returns and reports, revised April 1904;
- Circular from Board of Education listing the forms supplied for Annual Returns to Board, 1904;
- Letter from Education Department, Wakefield, sending forms to be completed and returned, 16 May 1904;
- Copy letter from Chas. A Milford, W.R.C.C., Education Offices, Settle, to Correspondents of Schools, Division 20, quoting reply of Sir William Anson [Parliamentary Secretary to Board of Education] in House of Commons on 18 May 1904 to question regarding attendance of children at church during school hours, 15 June 1904;
- Circular from Education Department, Wakefield, re attendance of children at church during school hours, quoting [...] same as above, and requesting compliance with directions of Education Committee, 30 June 1904;
- Circular from Education Department concerning cleaning and renovation of non-provided schools, 30 June 1904;
- Circular from Education Department, Wakefield, concerning apportionment between County Council and managers of non-provided schools and enclosing form re use of school out of school hours, 18 July 1904;
- Circular from Education Department concerning religious instruction in non-provided schools and enclosing two copies of form requiring details of religious instruction, 18 July 1904;
- Circular from Board of Education to H M Inspectors concerning the portion of school hours allotted to religious instruction and practice of taking children to church during school hours, 19 July 1904;
- Circular from Education Department, Wakefield, concerning regulations as to absence of teachers from duty, 30 September 1904;
- Circular from Education Department, Wakefield, concerning physical training in public elementary schools, 30 September 1904;
- Copy letter from Chas. A Milford, Education Offices, Settle, concerning supplies of fuel, 19 October 1904;
- Form of application for assistance from Ripon Incorporated Diocesan Education Association, and circular letter from [Canon] J Thompson, Hon Secretary of Ripon Diocesan Association of Schools, undated, postmarked 30 December 1904 (?);
- Circulars from Education Department, Wakefield, on suggestions for drawing up schemes of instruction, January 1905, and on desirability of adopting a uniform educational year, 5 January 1905;
- Correspondence between Education Department, Wakefield, and Reverend J A Hayden concerning attendance of children at church on 30 November, St Andrew's Day (4 letters), 25 January - 7 February 1905;
- Circular letter from [Canon] J Thompson, Hunslet Vicarage, to Correspondents of Church of England Schools in West Riding concerning time for religious instruction, 10 February 1905;
- Letter from F E Atkinson, medical officer of health, Combined Craven District, Settle, to Reverend J A Hayden advising him that he cannot close school on account of colds and coughs, only of some definite infectious or epidemic disease, 11 February 1905;
- Circular from Education Department, Wakefield, enclosing syllabus of religious instruction (9 copies), and circular from same enclosing scheme of training in citizenship (approved by Education Committee on 29 December 1904) as part of secular instruction (5 copies), 16 February 1905;
- Circulars from Education Department, Wakefield, concerning Easter holidays arrangements, 29 March 1905, and holidays for each calendar year, 9 May 1905;
- Correspondence concerning caretaker's wages and apportionment of cost of fuel, light, cleaning, etc. (4 letters to Reverend J A Hayden and one note), 7 April-10 November 1905;
- Letter from Education Department, Wakefield, to Reverend J A Hayden informing him that Scheme of Work for Dent National School has been forwarded to H. M. Inspector, 10 May 1905;
- Order of Board of Education sanctioning certain byelaws made by West Riding County Council on 25 May 1905 (under part III of Education Act 1902), 4 August 1905;
- Letter from Reverend J A Hayden, Correspondent of Dent National School, to Mr C A Midgley enclosing timetalbe and requisition list for supplies submitted to Managers, 28 October 1905;
- Return as to use of school out of school hours for year ending 31 March 1908 (blank but endorsed with baptism, marriage and burial details of Staveley and Oversby families);
- Miscellaneous papers, including examples of some mathematical problems, n.d.

[no title]  WPR 70/E 74-80  1901-1904

Contents:
Vouchers and receipts (7 bundles) of Managers of Dent National School, for quarterly payments of salaries of teachers and caretaker, books, stationery and other classroom materials, work done on alterations and repairs to school buildings, cleaning closets, piano tuning, etc.:
- July-September 1901 (nos. 2-20);
- September 1901-March 1902 (nos. 21-40);
- March-June 1902 (nos. 41-62);
- June-September 1902 (nos. 1-10);
- September-December 1902 (nos. 11-30);
- December 1902-June 1903 (nos. 31-69);
- June 1903-June 1904 (nos. 1-49).

Technical and Evening School  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  WPR 70/E 81  1910-1911

Contents:
Admission register for use in Technical and Evening Schools, Education Department, West Riding County Council - containing various blank forms and applications, some dated 1910-1911

[no title]  WPR 70/E 82  1910

Contents:
Booklet of schedules of equipment and materials for use in Technical and Evening Schools

Dent Grammar School  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See WDS/44 for main deposit of records: deeds 1531-1897 and other papers 1758-1943;
See also supra, register I4, for memorandum re appointment of governors 1835, etc.

Leases  [no ref.]  1882-1889

[no title]  WPR 70/E 83  1882

Contents:
Lease for 5 years, 31 October 1882.
1. Governors of Grammar School of Dent.
2. Leonard Haygarth and Matthew Haygarth.
Premises: all that estate or farm called Grimes Fields consisting of several closes of meadow and pasture land consisting of several closes of meadow and pasture land containing six acres, two roods and 28 perches in tenancy of Myles Greenwood, from 14 February as to land for husbandry and from 5 April 1883 for eatage and herbage. Covenants: (2) to pay all rates etc. except landlord's property tax; to keep all gates, walls, drains, etc. in good repair; all manure to spread out on land, & (2) to leave not less than 22 carts of good farmyard manure at end of term; not to pasture or plough up any part not already so; any drains required to be cut and walled at (1)'s expense but all stores necessary to be found and led by (2); not to allow any wood to be cut down; and (1) to have right of entry to view state of repairs.
Consideration: £19 10s. annual rent.

[no title]  WPR 70/E 84  1883

Contents:
Lease for 5 years, 21 December 1883.
1. Governors of Grammar School of Dent, overseers of poor of Dent, and incumbent of Dent.
2. Leonard Bentham.
Premises: all that estate or farm called Mason Holme consisting of several closes of land containing three acres, three roods and 11 perches, commencing 5 April 1884.
Covenants: as above, but also (1) to allow 10s. every year to (2) out of rent for bone Manure for three years, and (2) to lay out similar sum; 12 carts of manure are to be spread on premises in last year of term or to pay 36s.; not to plough up any part under penalty of £20 per acre.
Consideration: £10 10s. annual rent.
Witness: John Conder.

[no title]  WPR 70/E 85  1886

Contents:
Lease, 27 March 1886.
1. Governors of Grammar School of Dent.
2. Leonard Sedgwick.
Premises: all that estate or farm called Tongue End with turbary belonging and numbered 56 h on valuer's map for enclosure of commons of Dent, in tenancy of William Capstick, commencing on 14 February as to land for husbandry, on 5 April for eatage and herbage, and on 12 May 1886 for buildings.
Covenants: as above, excluding provisions re manure.
Consideration: £17 annual rent.
Witness: Sam Swift.

[no title]  WPR 70/E 86  1888

Contents:
Lease, 18 January 1888
1. Governors of Grammar School of Dent.
2. Robert Raw.
Premises: all that estate or farm called Grimes Fields consisting of several closes of meadow and pasture land containing six acres, two woods and 28 perches, in tenancy of Mr Leonard Haygarth, commencing on 14 February as to land for husbandry and on 5 April 1888 for eatage and herbage.
Covenants: as above, also (2) to take over Dutch Barn from outgoing tenant at fair valuation and (1) to repay amount of valuation in £1 annual instalments.
Consideration: £19 10s. annual rent.
Witness: John Lewis, vicar.

[no title]  WPR 70/E 87  1889

Contents:
Lease (copy), 16 February 1889
1. Governors of Grammar School of Dent, overseers of poor of Dent, and incumbent of Dent.
2. Leonard Bentham.
Premises: all that estate or farm called Mason Holme consisting of two closes of land containing three acres, three roods and eleven perches, in tenancy of (2).
Covenants: as above, also (2) to take over Dutch Barn from outgoing tenant at fair valuation and (1) to repay amount of valuation in £1 annual instalments.
Consideration: £11 annual rent.
Witness: J Lewis, vicar.
Endorsement: intention of (2) only to take land for one year and give it up on 5 April 1890.

[no title]  WPR 70/E 88  1893

Contents:
Letter from Charity Commission to Reverend J A Hayden re proposed improvements to John Richardson's High Farm House [belonging to Dent Grammar School] and that Commissioners will authorise proposed works on condition that amount borrowed is repaid within 30 years, 7 November 1893,
- With: specification of alterations & repairs to be done by joiner, and also by mason; ground plan; plan of bedrooms and roof, ¼ inch to one foot, received 30 June 1893.

Notice of intention of R Raw to quit Grimes Fields on 5 April next, to Governors of Dent Grammar School, 14 August 1894  WPR 70/E 89  1894

Register of attendance, August 1894-March 1896  WPR 70/E 90  1894-1896

[no title]  WPR 70/E 91  1895

Contents:
Report to Governors of Free Grammar School by Reverend John South Davidson, M.A., Rector of Full Sutton, York, - that school has suffered blow by death of Mr Swift and Mastership has been unsettled since then, possible that Charity Commission will close school, impressed by discipline and quality of paper work, and detailed subject report annexed, 20 December 1895.

[no title]  WPR 70/E 92-111  1894-1896

Contents:
Charity Commission correspondence and schemes, etc:
- Letter from G H Gauntlett, Charity Commission, to Reverend J A Hayden concerning proposed sale of Peasegill Farm and requirement of a surveyor's report, 21 April 1894;
- Report with valuation and plan re Pease Gill Estate, Dent, by John Banks, F.S.1. Kendal, 5 May 1894, with letter of acknowledgement of receipt of letter and enclosures from Charity Commission, 12 May 1894;
- Letter from Chas. Swift, Dresden, to Mr Hayden (as Chairman of Governors of Dent Grammar School) requesting information about school and position since his father's death and possibility of securing appointment [as Master], 26 May 1894;
- Draft order by Charity Commission authorising Governors to sell Pease Gill Farm (25 acres 2 roods) in township of Dent within six months for not less than £650 to be remitted by them to Official Trustees of Charitable Funds at Bank of England for investment, received 13 July 1894;
- Sealed order by same (2), 3 August 1894;
- Receipt from Bank of England for £650 paid by Reverend J A Hayden into account of the Official Trustees of Charitable Funds, 1 October 1894;
- Copy letter from Thos E Handley, joiner and coach builder, Sedbergh, to Reverend J A Hayden enclosing account for plan and enquiring about earth closets, 24 October 1894;
- Letter from W Vibart Dixon, Technical Instruction Department, West Riding County Council, Wakefield, to Reverend J A Hayden, that population of Dent by itself was insufficient to supply a secondary school and that Technical Instruction Committee would need to be fully satisfied before making a grant, 13 November 1894;
- Notice from Charity Commission on keeping of accounts of charities, following amendment of Charitable Trusts Acts by Local Government Act 1894, 1 January 1895;
- Letter from J E White, Charity Commission, to Reverend J A Hayden informing him that Mr Coore, Assistant Commissioner, has been instructed to go to Dent and confer with Trustees and report on present educational work and general position of Grammar School, 19 March 1895;
- Letter from J E White, Charity Commission, to Reverend J A Hayden stating that said Assistant Commissioner is to meet entire body of Trustees rather than a selected Committee to obtain fullest information, 23 March 1895;
- Letter from G B M Coore, Charity Commission, to Reverend J A Hayden concerning his recent visit to Dent and certain provisions of original Letters Patent and statutes of school, and requesting up-to-date list of Trustees, 22 April 1895;
- Letter from G Holford, Charity Commission, to Reverend J A Hayden concerning dividends due on sum of stock representing proceeds of sale of Pease Gill Farm, Dent, 22 April 1895;
- Letter from G Holford, Charity Commission, to Reverend J A Hayden enclosing a form of authority for payment of dividends on £640 7s. 11d. consols stock, to be filled up and returned, and also requesting names of present Governors of Grammar School, 26 April 1895;
- Draft Scheme of Charity Commission for administration of Free Grammar School of King James, Dent, with schedule of property, received 21 December 1895 (3 copies);
- Letter from J E White, Charity Commission, to Reverend J A Hayden enclosing 16 copies of said draft Scheme, two months being allowed for objections or suggestions, with discussion of clauses about Governors, evening classes and exhibitions, 24 March 1896;
- Letter from J E White, Charity Commission, to Reverend J A Hayden about 16 copies of said draft Scheme and also stating that School will continue as before until Scheme is approved by Queen, but doubting whether enough money could be raised to increase endowment sufficiently to enable it to become a Secondary School, 24 March 1896;
- Scheme of charity Commission for administration of Free Grammar School, Dent, submitted to Committee of Council on Education, 17 July 1896, and received 29 July 1896 (3 copies);
- Letter from J E white, Charity Commission, to Reverend J A Hayden enclosing 16 copies of said draft Scheme and commenting on points raised about provisions of clauses 30, 31 and 33, 4 August 1896;
- Letter from J E white, Charity Commission, to headmaster of Free Grammar School, Dent, enclosing a copy of said draft Scheme, 4 August 1896.

[no title]  WPR 70/E 112-126  1858-1894

Contents:
Bundle of receipts:
- Receipt for £13 17s. 4½d. paid by Trustees of Grammar School of Dent to mrs Nanny Capstick for completing enclosure of allotment belonging to Tongue End Estate, 28 May 1858;
- Receipt for 17s. 6d. paid by Messrs lewis & Co. to Leonard Bentham, East Bank, for Brest Wall in Beck, 3 June 1887;
- Receipt for 12s. 3d. paid by Mr R Conder to John Middleton, Dent, for new larch gate with two coats of paint and for hanging same, etc. 19 November 1885, and paid 23 November 1887;
- Receipt for 2s. paid by Mr G Swift to John Middleton former door lock and putting it on for J Haygarth's house 25 October 1890, and paid 30 May 1891;
- Receipt for £2 0s. 10d. paid by Governors of Grammar School to John Middleton, Dent, for work done at John Richinson's house, 26 May 1891;
- Receipt for £5 4s. paid by Governors of Grammar School to William Robinson, Sedbergh, being last instalment with interest in repayment of loan of £25, 29 June 1891, paid 30 June 1891; promise to repay made 24 December 1886 signed by John Lewis, chairman, and John Conder, vice-chairman, receipted 30 June 1891;
- Receipt for money paid by Mr Rcd Raw to Joseph Greenwood for blue ridge tiles, 3 August 1892;
- Receipt for 2s. 2d. paid by Mr R Raw to John Hodgson for two straps and nails for gate and four new crooks, 30 April 1894;
- Receipt for 17s. 6d. paid by Governors of Grammar School to R g Hutchinson, joiner, Barth Bridge, Dent, for new larch gate and new fleak for Grimes Parrocks in April-May 1894, paid 25 May 1894;
- Receipt for £21 13s. paid by Governors of Grammar School to S A Swift being half year's rent due on May Day 1894 for Grammar School properties, Pease Gill and Grimes Fields, 2s. having been deducted for refreshments to tenants, 29 May 1894;
- Receipt for £5 17s. paid by Governors of Grammar School being proportion of rent of Tongue End for half year ending May Day 1894 due to late George Swift, esq.;
- Receipt for £1 8s. 5d. paid by Reverend J A Hayden to S a Swift being portion of half year's rent due to Master of Dent Grammar School for half year ending May Day 1894;
- Receipt for 11s. 6d. paid by the Sidesmen, Grammar School, to J Bainbridge for repair of plaster, etc.
25 August 1894, paid 27 August 1894;
- Receipt for £8 paid by Mr Leonard Sedgwick to C A Swift for Governors of Grammar School being rent of Tongue End for half year ending 27 November 1894, less 12s. for gate provided by him;
- Note of rents received for Pease Gill, Grimes Fields and Tongue End, n.d.

FEOFFEES  WPR 70/F  [n.d.]


Related information: See WDEC/14 for main deposit of records of Dent Combined Charities; some of the deeds properly relate to bundles in this deposit

Charities: general papers, etc  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  WPR 70/F 1-2  1870

Contents:
Notification by Charity Commission, London, to Reverend Professor Sedgwick, Trinity College, Cambridge, of transfer to Official Trustees of sum of £100 14s. of consolidated £3% annuities of Mary Dawson's Charity, to be signed by him as surviving acting executor of Reverend John Sedgwick, late of Dent, clerk, 15 March 1870;
- With order for said transfer.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 3  1895

Contents:
Return and digest of Endowed Charities for Parish of Bilbrough [near Tadcaster], West Riding of Yorkshire, received by Charity Commission, 1 Jane 1895.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 4  1897

Contents:
Return and digest of Endowed Charities for Parish of Sedbergh (inquiry held for charities of township of Dent on 29 June), printed 23 March 1897.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 5-6  1906

Contents:
Letter from Official Trustees' Department, Charity Commission, to Reverend J A Hayden, concerning repayment of loan and charity of Laurence Bankes, 12 February 1906.
- With state of account of said charity, January 1906.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 7-11  1941

Contents:
Bundle of papers relating to Shirting Cloth Charity:
- Order by Charity Commission for vesting in Official Trustee of Charity Lands the premises of Woods Farm at Deepdale, Dent, and three cottages on north side of main street in Dent, 29 July 1941;
- Authority of Charity Commission to see said real estate, 29 July 1941;
- Copy letter from W F Fox, Charity Commission, The Elms, Morecambe, to Messrs Hague & Hague, solicitors Sedbergh, enclosing above orders;
- Letter from Hague & Hague to Mr Gardner, Dee View, Dent, enclosing copies of above papers, 23 August 1941;
- Note from W F Fox, Charity Commission, that £50 has been invested in name of Official Trustees in £50 3% Defence Bonds, 7 November 1941.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 12-14  1961-1973

Contents:
Bundle of bank statements, etc. of various charities:
- Kirkthwaite Poor: bank book 1961-1971, bank statements 1971-1972, dividends 1967-1973;
- Dawson's Charity: dividends 1962-1973;
- Mason's Charity: bank statements 1963-1973.

Deeds etc. relating to various premises in Dent in connexion with various charities  [no ref. or date]

Bundle of miscellaneous deeds, marked "Sundry Papers"  [no ref.]  [1541]-1762

[no title]  WPR 70/F 15  [1540/41]

Contents:
Bond in £40, 3 March 32 Henry VIII.
1. Geoffrey Myddilton of Myddilton Hall, Knight.
2. Marmaduke Hodgeson and George Mason, churchwardens of Dent.
Condition: (1) to perform ordinances, etc. of Robert Palmer, "swrwyer" of the lands of William Lord Parre and Rychard Newton, gent., for the interest and title of the Stone House in Dent with other lands late of inheritance of Thomas Haybergh; ordinances etc. to be given at next coming into county of Robert Palmer or as Robert and Rychard Newton shall advise the parties provided matters concerning inheritance rest in meantime.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 16  1574/75

Contents:
Aquittance, 2 February 1574.
Of Wylliam Thystlethwayte of -- co. York, yeoman, acknowledging that he has received of Wylliam Wyarhorne of Dent, husbandman, £9 14s. in payment for title, tenantright, occupation and possession of one close called Leadinge Foote with hedges and wood growing in same, said William Wiarhorne to uphold same for ever with commodities and profits belonging, according to bargain and sale of 19 January 16 Elizabeth I [1574], and has quitclaimed all right etc. to property to said Wylliam Wiarhorne who may enter at this present day.
Witnesses: John Haygarth, George Burtone, Gyll
Thistletwate, with one other.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 17  1583

Contents:
Bond in £100, 6 April 1583.
1. James Willan, Marmaduke Thistilthwait, Thomas Grenewood, and Reynolde Leake of Dent, yeomen.
2. James Grenewood, John Tolnson, James Tolnson, John Grenewood, John thompson, George Holme, James Trotter, William Trotter, William Thompson, George Owthwayte, Oliver Harper, Henry Mason, George Mason, heirs and executors of Christopher Mason and George Smorthwayt of Dent, yeomen.
Conditions: (1) to deal justly in all manner of suits that their landlord, Mr Edward Mydleton of Mydleton Hall, has commenced against any of his worships tenants in Dent or shall commence concerning their customaryhold or farmhold or any other incumbrance that they shall be put to by Mr Mydleton or any through his procurement for so much as (1) shall have dealings with all or labour or travelling about and so to deal that neither tenants nor whole sworn men of the 24 in Dent shall have any cause to complain except it be for lack of knowledge and want of good will; should bond not be sufficient, it is to be made sufficient for all parties at discretion of the 24, until suit is ended.
Witnesses: Thomas Hodgson of the Welheade, John Burton, Thomas Hodgson of Flintergill, Rogger Mason and Laurance Hodgson, with others.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 18  1585

Contents:
Articles, 21 April 1585, agreed by the 24 that what costs, charges, troubles, reparations, or other incumbrances as Rychard Lound, Wyllyam Mason and Edwarde Hodgeshon shall at any time hereafter sustain by Mr Wyggynton or any other person(s) by his means, tithe or procurement concerning collecting of the vicar's dues and disbursing same according to such accustomable orders as of ancient time, that the said 24 will join in discharge thereof and subscribe to any further act or deed for further securing of said Rychard, Wyllyam and Edwarde in their lawful doings.
[25 names with marks].

[no title]  WPR 70/F 19  1649

Contents:
Feoffment, 2 April 1649.
1. Alice Sigswicke of Lathebanke in Licthwaite in Dent, widow, Raphe Baynes of Neweth in Bentham, gentleman, Thomas Willan of Hawgill House, and George Haygarth of the Stownans in Deepdale in Dent, yeomen.
2. William Browne of the Barche in Dent, yeoman.
Recital: Ralph Sigswicke late of Lathe Banke in Dent, now deceased, late husband of said Alice, granted by feoffment of 12 June 21 Charles I [1645] to said Raphe Baynes, thomas Willan and George Haygarth all his messuage and dwellinghouse called Lathebanke in Dent with appurts., all that his other messuage and tenement called Allanhouse in Kirthwaite in Dent with appurts., all that his other messuage and tenement called the Broadmyre in Kirthwaite in Dent with appurts., all that his messuage and tenement called the Broadefeild in Kirthwaite in Dent with appurts., and all that messuage and tenement called the Outrayke in Deepdale in Dent sometime in the holding of Myles Capestake with appurts., as feoffees in trust for use of Raphe Sigswick for life and after his decease for them to stand seised of full moiety or one half for use of said alice for her life and after her decease to use of her heirs and assigns for ever and of other moiety or half to such uses as indenture expressed.
Premises: all moiety or half of all messuages, houses, lands, tenements, hereditaments, and premises with appurts, which belong of right to said Alice Sigswicke by virtue of feoffment for life, to be held by (2) for ever of chief lord of fee with accustomed services.
Consideration: £100.
Endorsement: livery of seisin on same day.
Witnesses: Willm Haygarth, George Mason.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 20  1658/59

Contents:
Receipt, 25 February 1658
For 8s. paid to Myles Trotter, chief constable, by churchwardens of Dent being their proportion according to estreat for last quarter.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 21  1671

Contents:
Conveyance, 18 November 1671.
1. Richard Trotter of High hall in Dent, gentleman, Robert Hide of Barough, George Holme of Haycrow, James Burtton of Haycote, John Capstock of East bancks, Anthony Fawcett of Dents Town, and James Cragg of Underwood, all in Dent, yeomen.
2. James Harper of Gawthroppe in Dent, yeoman.
Recital:- Sir Allan Appslay of St Martins in the Fields, Middlesex, Knight, by lease and release of 2 and 3 December 1670 for £1,500, conveyed to (1) manor of Dent with appurts, including rents of free tenants amounting to 9s. 6d. yearly, all rents of £10 a year payable out of manor of Ingleton, co. York, all rents of customary tenants of manor of Dent of yearly value of £42 3s. 8½d., all lands and tenements improved by tenants out of commons and wastes to yearly value of £4 19s. 4d., except for mills in Dent of yearly rent of £9 6s. 8d., all that other mill in Ingleton of yearly rent of 20s. granted in fee farm and all annual rents issuing out of said mills and except for whatever is excepted by letters patent of 15 September 1629 whereby Charles I granted manor of Dent and all other premises to William White, William Steventon and John Perkins, gentlemen, in fee farm to hold to (1) for ever in trust for all tenants of manor of Dent, for (1) to convey to every tenant in absolute fee simple.
Premises: all those messuages or tenements, lands, closes, closures and parcels of ground, being one mansion, messuage or tenement, lands, closes and arable, one fire house, two barns, one drying kill, one house bought of George Stanley, one close called Low Feeild, one close called Rideing, a close called Wood fale, a close called great parake, a close called Grask, one close called pears intack, one moiety of another close called great intack, one close called bent intack with a little house with two little paracks at Gauthroppe in manor of Dent being of yearly fee farm rent of 4s. 3½d. in tenure of (2), full share and proportion of wastes, mines, etc., paying proportion of fee farm rent payable to Crown.
Covenants include: (1) to convey within one year to James Nelson of Garsdale, gentleman, and Myles Foxcrosse of Wether Cote in Bentham, co. York, gentleman, the court leet granted by letters patent to be held in and for manor of Dent in trust to make reconveyance to (1) and to all other freeholders who are purchasers of manor.
Consideration: £9 17s. 5d., and to be no survivorship.
Witnesses: tho Hunter, Richard Leake, Rich Harrison, Emanuell Benson.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 22  1671/72

Contents:
Feoffment, 23 February 1671.
1. John Smorthwaite of Frintergill [sic] in Southlordland in Dent, husbandman.
2. Thomas Hunter, minister at parish church of Dent.
Premises: all that one parcel of arable land or meadow called the parocke at Flintergill in Southlordland adjoining south and west sides of another parrock belonging to Minister of Dentand east side of way from Myrkloane head to Flintergill outraike of ancient yearly rent of 1s. payable to Crown, formerly part of manor of Dent containing ½ acre and also full share and proportion (according to rent) of wastes, commons, etc. and mines, minerals, quarries, etc. in manor of Dent.
Covenants include:- (1) to have liberty to dig sods, etc. for his own use on wastes etc. of manor.
Consideration: £2 2s. 6d.
Endorsement: livery of seisin on same day.
Witnesses: Richard Mason, Chr Pennant, Robert Witton, Rich Mydleton.
With, attached:
Bond in £18, 23 February 1671.
1. said John Smorthwaite.
2. said Thomas Hunter.
Condition: (1) to observe covenants of above indenture.
Witnesses: as above.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 23  1700

Contents:
Bond in £30, 26 March 1700.
1. Thomas Bentham of Birkrigg in Kirthwaite in Dent, mason, and James Fawcett of Broad-field in Dent, dyer.
2. Christopher Burton of Shoolebroad, Thomas Burton of Harbergill, Geoffrey Burton of Dents Town, and Thomas Greenwood of Greenwoodhaw all in Dent, yeomen.
Condition: said Thomas Bentham to observe covenants of demise or lease of messuage and tenement with appurts. at Birkrigg in Kirthwaite in Dent made between (2), churchwardens and overseers and feoffees for poor people of Dent and (1) on same date.
Witnesses: Stephen Sidgswick, Alex Thistlethwayte, Tho Hayton, James Fawcett.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 24  1723

Contents:
Lease for 7 years, 1 November 1723.
1. Edmund Willan of Deepdale, John Chapman of Stonehous, Thomas Winstar of Boxtongill, churchwardens of Dent, and John Thistlethwayt, George Greenbanck of Studleygarth and Henry Archer of Craggs, overseers of poor.
2. Elliner Brown of Dents Town, innkeeper, and George Sidgwick of Rowbanck in Dent, husbandman.
Premises: all those two closes of meadow or arable ground called Roome closes in occupation of said Elliner Brown, with appurts. - to (2) from 15 April next, to use of will of John Sidgwick late of Crikes head near Dents Town in Southlordland in Dent, yeoman.
Covenants: (2) to leave 40 cupfull of manure upon premises at end of lease.
Consideration: £5 7s. 6d. on 2 February yearly to (1).
Witnesses: Giles Sidgswicke, Leo Greenbanck, Thos Mason, Geo Mason jun., Leonard Willan, Wilfrid Burton, Christo Gawthropp, Chrto Burton, Tho Ward, Tho.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 25  1762

Contents:
Letter (fragment), dated Silverdale, 12 May 1762, concerning John Harper of Dent and payment of his rent, etc.

Bundle of miscellaneous deeds  [no ref.]  1770-1882

[no title]  WPR 70/F 26  1744

Contents:
Lease for 7 years, 1 January 1744.
1. Miles Burton of Loaning in Dent, mercer.
2. Richard Trotter of High Hall, Thomas Dawson of High Acre, George Mason senior of Westhouses, Joshua Heblethwaite senior of Greenwell, and Giles Sidgwick of Banke, yeoman, all of Dent, sidesmen or questmen for township of Dent.
Premises: all that messuage and tenement called Clint in Kirthwaite in Dent, in possession of Thomas Batty as farmer, and appurts., to be for use of poor of township of Dent, from 2 February next, for husbandry from 15 April next, for eatage and the houses from 1 May next.
Covenants:- (1) to have right of re-entry if any rent is ten days overdue;
- (2) Is to consume vestures and crop on premises;
- Concerning ploughing [damaged];
- (2) Is to leave premises in good repair with all manure and dung;
- (1) Is to discharge all taxes etc. and put all houses belonging to premises in good repair by 1 May next.
Consideration: £12 15s.
Witnesses: Thos Ward, James Burton.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 27  1770

Contents:
Release of dower, 25 May 1770.
1. Elizabeth Harling of Gawthrop in Dent, widow of John Harling, carpenter.
2. Joseph Cragg of High in Dent, yeoman.
Premises: all that close or inclosure of ground called Woodfall and all other lands and premises now in possession of (2) in Southlordland in Dent which were her late husband's.
Consideration: 5s. and bond of same date wherein (2) is bound to (1) in penal sum of £20 for yearly payment by (2) of 10s. 6d. to (1) by two equal payments for life.
Witnesses: Mathew Burton, J Fawcett.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 28  1776

Contents:
Feoffment, 16 February 1776.
1. John Thistlethwaite of Clarks in South Lord land in Dent, yeoman.
2. James Middleton of Dent Town, yeoman.
Premises: all that messuage or dwelling house, stable and turf house at east end of Lunds Gill Bridge at east end of Dent Town and all that piece or parcel of waste ground lying before said messuage unto east end of Lunds Gill Bridge, in occupation of (2), purchased by (1) from John Burton of Riggend in Deepdale in Dent and Elizabeth Burton widow of Thomas Burton late of Lunds of Gill Bridge end, yeoman, with appurts., - to be held of chief lord of fee for yearly rent of 4d. and accustomed services.
Covenants include:- indemnified against any claim for dower by Margaret wife of (1).
Consideration: £40.
Witnesses: Miles Burton, Chrisr Walker jun.
Endorsements:- livery of seisin, same date and witnesses; receipt for £30 paid by Richard Tattersall to William Barnes being purchase money for premises, 16 June 1810, witnessed by Thos Hardacre;
- Receipt for £31 paid by Wm Barnes to Richard Tattersall being purchase money for premises, 13 August 1811, witnessed by Matthew Haygarth;
- Receipt for £29 paid by Thos Bentham to Richard Tattersall being purchase money for premises, 4 December 1815, witnessed by Richd Batty and Wm Speight;
- Receipt for £35 paid to Thomas Bentham for a house, 10 October 1838.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 29  1830

Contents:
Assignment, 12 March 1830.
1. Joseph Robinson of Dents Town, labourer.
2. Alice Taylforth of Dents Town, spinster.
3. Dawson Watson of Sedbergh, gentleman.
Recitals:- indenture of 26 February 1722 between (1) Mark Rumney, Minister or curate of Dent, with major part of sidesmen or questmen of Dent township and (2) John Capstack of Dents Town, blacksmith, whereby (1) assigned one piece or parcel of ground in north east corner of close called Rains then belonging to the minister to (2) to build upon, for yearly rent of 4s. for 1,000 years;
- Assignment of 31 January 1792 between (1) Thomas Goth and (2) Joseph Robinson whereby (1) assigned to (2) said piece of ground and messuage or dwelling house, smithy or smith's shop thereon built for residue of term of 1,000 years for annual rent of 4s.
Premises: all that messuage or dwelling house with stable and cart house, erections and buldings (formerly a messuage or dwelling house, smithy or smith's shop) sometime ago erected and built by John Capstack, now in occupation of (1), with appurts. and deeds mentioned in recitals - to (3) for residue of term of 1,000 years, paying annual rent of 4s. to minister or curate of Dent, in trust to pay rents, issues and profits (after deducting expense of necessary repairs) to (2) for life for her own use; if (2) wishes to dispose of premises, (3) is to stand possessed thereof in trust for such person(s) as (2) shall direct and in default of such direction in trust for such person(s) as (2) shall direct in her will.
Consideration: £48.
Witness: Betty Garnet.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 30  1839

Contents:
Feoffment, 13 December 1839.
1. Thomas Bentham of Willans in Deepdale hamlet in Dent, yeoman.
2. Dawson Watson of Sedbergh town, gentleman, attorney appointed to take possession and give livery of seisin.
3. Leonard Burton of Dent town, cordwainer.
Premises: all that messuage or dwelling house, stable and turfhouse at east end of Lunds Gill Bridge at east end of Dents Town, and all that piece or parcel of waste ground lying before said messuage or dwelling house unto east end of Lunds Gill Bridge, with appurts., all in occupation of John Burton, formerly purchased by James Middleton of Dents Town yeoman from John Thistlethwaite of Clarks in South Lord Land in Dent yeoman, and afterwards purchased by Richard Tattersall of Dents Town and since purchased by (1) from Richard Tattersall, - to be held of chief lord of fee for yearly payment of 4d. and accustomed services.
Consideration: £35.
Witness: Thos Bentham, John Burton.
Endorsements: - livery of seisin, 13 December 1839, witnessed by Peter Moser and John Wharton.
- Pencil note concerning subsequent transfer of premises.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 31  1870

Contents:
Letter from William Robinson, Sedbergh, to Mr Richd Sedgwick, Craggs House, Dent, informing him that his tenant Jonathan Parkinson will enter into possession of the White Hart, Dent, in a few days and he would like the alteration agreed to be made without delay, etc., 29 March 1870.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 32  1882

Contents:
Statement of Inland Revenue Succession Duty on real property payable by Robert Burton of Bradford, co. York, on succession on death of John Burton on 2 December 1866 to all that freehold messuage or dwelling house, stable and turf house at east end of Lunds Gill Bridge at east end of Dent town and all that piece or parcel of waste ground lying before said messuage, all recently sold for £50, 11 February 1882.

Other deeds  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  WPR 70/F 33  1660

Contents:
Feoffment, ---- 1660.
1. Thomas Mason of Bowmanhill in Kirthwaite in Dent and Alexander Thistlethwayte of Burtonhill in Lanacre in Dent, yeoman.
2. William Thistlethwayte, Richard Thistlethwayte, John Thistlethwayte, William Trotter, James Sill, James Burton, Thomas Midleton, Edmond Sidgswick, Phillip Thistlethwayte
Miles Mason, John Capstacke, Thomas Willan and Richard Leake of Dent, yeomen.
Premises: all that messuage, tenement and lands with appurts. called Baines Tenement and all buildings with appurts. and two barns, one garden, one orchard, grazing, pasture and turbary, etc., being one close called Wansfellbancke, one close or parcel of land Griskellinge, one close or parcel of land called Robertholme, one close of land called Close above dykes, one close of land, grazing or pasture called Cowclose and one close of land called Cowme Intacke parcel of said tenement and also all those other pieces or parcels of land purchased by Leonard Stockdale of Casterton, gentleman, and all premises of late Thomas Thistlethwayte and now of thomas Mason or of Alexander Thistlethwayte, lying in Dent - to be held of lord of fee for accustomed services; (1) appoint George Waddington and James Moone of Dent, yeomen, as their attorneys to deliver seisin to (2).
Endorsement: delivery of seisin by said attorneys 1660.
[No witnesses or signatures].

[no title]  WPR 70/F 34  1713

Contents:
Confession, 24 November 1713
Of Richard Edmondson of Kirthwaite in Dent, labourer that he is guilty of several crimes and has led a lewd and vicious course of life and threatened to leave his wife and children to be maintained by parish insomuch, that complaints have been made to Justices by inhabitants upon which a warrant was issued to carry him before Justices; he now promises to maintain wife and children by his industry.
Witnesses: Peter Moorhoos, Rich Tennant.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 35  1713

Contents:
Bond in £10, 24 November 1713.
1. Richard Edmondson of Kirthwaite in Dent, farmer, and John Edmondson, his brother of Lodge in Horton, farmer.
2. Christopher Barton and William Thistlethwaite, both of Dent, yeomen.
Condition: (1) to pay £5 to (2) on 2 February next.
Witnesses: Geo Mason, Peter Moorhoos, Rich Tennant.
Endorsement: memorandum of agreement that if said Richard Edmondson performs the covenants of his confession then condition to be void, he paying 10s. 4d. charges expended in contest and his bond to be returned.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 36  1718/19

Contents:
Promise, 13 March 1718/19
Of James Capstack of Womanland in Licthw[ai]te in Dent, yeoman, that he has been of loose and irregular behaviour in practice and conversation and so incurred penalty of being bound to enter recognisance for good behaviour and that he will become a new man and live as a good Christian with due regard to his marriage vows, etc.
Witnesses: Mark Rumney, Minister, Geo Mason senior, Mathew Sidgswick. Tho Capstack, Tho Mason, Ralph Capstacke, Leo Greenbanck, Robert Burrow, James Collinson, Rich Tennant, Tho Garthwaite, Jos Heblethwaite, Chrto Burton.

[no title]  WPR 70/F 37  1910

Contents:
Appointment of new trustees and conveyance, 5 March 1910.
1. Edward Capstick of Ewegales, Dent, farmer, and John Alderson of Well Foot, Longsleddale, farmer.
2. Reverend Robert Pickering of Cowgill, Dent, Robert Burton of Biggerside, Dent, yeoman, Joseph Hartley of Dee View, Dent, yeoman, Richard Bayne of Dee Cottage, Dent, yeoman, and Richard Gornall of Helmside, Dent, yeoman.
Recitals:- appointment of trustees and conveyance, 7 September 1875, between (1) John Alderson senior of Burton Hill in Dent, yeoman, and James Stockdale of Low Ground in Dent, yeoman, and (2) John Alderson junior of Burton Hill, James Richard Cragg of Barth, Robert Conder of Clarks, Edward Capstick, Richard Ward of Underwood, and Thomas Nelson of Dillicar, all yeomen of Dent township, whereby premises [below] were conveyed to (2) upon trusts and in indenture of 20 August 1852 between (1) James Cragg and Adam Hardacre and (2) John Alderson senior, Thomas Cragg, John Harling, James Stockdale, Richard Whitfield, and John Thistlethwaite, that (1) should distribute weekly rents, issues and profits of premises amongst such poor persons in Dent township as the major part of sidesmen in Dent should nominate and that when four or five of trustees should die survivors should convey premises to such six other substantial landowners and inhabitants of Dent township as appointed by major part of said sidesmen;
- Deaths of James Richard Cragg, Robert Conder, Richard Ward and Thomas Nelson, four of said trustees;
- Meeting of sidesmen of Dent on 12 October 1909 at which (1) were appointed as surviving trustees to convey premises to Edward Capstick;
- Said John Alderson wishes to retire.
Premises: all that messuage and tenement called Hallbank, consisting of two dwelling houses, two barns, one stable, two cowhouses and one peathouse and ground and its soil, one garden and one orchard and several closes and parcels of arable, meadow and pasture ground called Lowfield (now divided into two) containing five acres, Middlefield containing three acres, Highfield containing two acres and two roods, Sweetmire containing four acres, Cornfaw containing one acre and two roods, one parrock or garth containing one rood, Round Close containing five acres and Cow pasture containing five acres, all in North Lordland in Dent, and one other cottage or toft and parcel of ground in or near the Fold of Hallbank, and all other lands and premises late of John Bainbridge at or near Hallbank, and all that allotment or inclosure of pasture land called High Pike at Deepdale Head in Dent containing 35 acres and 28 perches, which were formerly part of commons of Dent and were allotted by valuer acting in the inclosure to trustees of said messuage, tenement and estate called Hallbank and are numbered 180 and 57 on map; - to (2) in trust to distribute weekly for ever the clear yearly rents, issues and profits of premises among such poor persons in township of Dent as nominated by majority of sidesmen; when any four or five of (2) shall die, survivors are to convey premises to such other six substantial landowners and inhabitants in township of Dent as said sidesmen shall direct on same trusts.
Witnesses: George Frederic Reynolds, 2 Sunset View, Ilkley, Yorkshire, clerk in orders, William Farrer, Olrig Bank, Kendal, corn merchant.
Subscription: Copy of indenture registered at West Riding Registry of Deeds at Wakefield, 29 March 1911.

MISCELLANEOUS  WPR 70/Z  [n.d.]

Bundle of receipts (16) of Receiver-General of half year's taxes (assessed taxes, land tax, and game duty) from collectors for parish of Dent  WPR 70/Z 1  1824-1835

List of 24 names from Dent (7 from Without, 5 from North Lordland, 5 from Deepdale, 4 from Southlordland, and 3 from Lenacre) in three columns dated 1727, 1767 and 1794  WPR 70/Z 2  [19th cent.]

Pedigree of Hebblethwaite family of Gate in Dent (from early 17th century)  WPR 70/Z 3  [late 19th cent.]

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