Ellerton Miscellenea: A Timeline

1199 x 1203: Foundation of Ellerton Priory by William son of Peter of Goodmanham

[Hull History Centre: DRA/549-551]


1303: (Pardon to the following, in consideration of their service in Scotland, of deaths and other offences, and of any consequent outlawry) William, son of Walter de Bubwyth in Spaldingmoor, for the death of William Scarklan of Ellerton in Spaldingmoor and Agnes de Gripthorp in Spaldingmoor, and for robberies in the county of York and other counties.

[Cal. Pat. Rolls, Edward I, Vol 4, page 170]

1354: Commission of oyer and terminer to Thomas Ughtred, Thomas de Seton and Illard de Usflet, on complaint by Gerard Salvayn that William Kyng of Ellerton, John Wright, chaplain, and others broke his park and entered his free warren at North Duffield, co. York, hunted in these and carried away his deer from the park and hares, conies, patridges and pheasants from the warren.

[Cal. Pat. Rolls, Edward III, Vol 10, page 165]

1450: Grant for life to the king's serjeant, Henry Maners, esquire, of a messuage in Ellerton, co.York, in the king's hands by the forfeiture and rebellion of James Pikeryng, knight, worth 10l. yearly.

[Cal. Pat. Rolls. Hen. VI, Vol VI, 1452-1461, page 582]

1461: Grant, during the minority of the heir, to Margaret late the wife of James Pykeryng, esquire, son and heir of James Pykeryng, knight, deceased, for the relief of herself and her seven children, of the custody of a messuage and 4 acres of land in Ellerton, co. York, in the king's hands by reason of the minority of James Pykeryng, kinsman and heir of the said knight, with the marriage of the heir.

[Cal. Pat. Rolls. Edw. IV, 1461-1467, page 60]

1467: Thomas Middelton of Ellerton, co. York, esquire, and Margaret his wife, for not appearing before the justices of the Bench to answer a plea that, they render 8l. to William Sherman, administrator of the goods late of John Pekeryng, who died intestate, executor of the will of William Mildrede.

[Cal. Pat. Rolls. Edw. IV, Hen. VI, 1467-1477, page 4]

1509-10: Chr. Pykeryng, esq., of Killyngton, Westmld., late of Ellerton, Yorks., and London, s. and h. of James Pykering, and kinsman and heir of Margaret Lassell, alias Frank, mother of the said James.

[L&P Hen VIII, Vol I, (Pardon Roll), (1920), pages 203-216]


1538: Dissolution of Ellerton priory. It was surrendered by the last Prior, John Golding on 11 December 1538.

[Dep. Keeper's Rep. viii, App. 2.]


1542: John Aske of Aughton acquires Ellerton Priory and many other lands, from the Crown following the Dissolution, in exchange for manors in Sussex, by Letters Patent.

[Hull History Centre: DX/55/10]

1555: Lease for 21 years, by advice of the treasurer for a fine of 53s. 4d., to Thomas Savage of a messuage, 3 bovates of arable land and 3 small closes of land and pasture (4ac.) late in the tenure of William Tomlenson alias Cathewhate in Ellerton in le Estridding, co. York, and a windmill in the tenure of Robert Robynson, all formerly belonging to Ellerton priory, except woods, wards, etc, at yearly rents for the premises inTomlynson's tenure of 28s. 8d. and for the windmill 20s.

Savage is to keep the premises in repair and to take sufficient timber, 'housebote, etc.

[Cal. Pat. Rolls. Philip and Mary, Vol II, 1554-1555, page 337]

1558: Grant in frankalmoign to Nicholas, archbishop of York, and his successors of the advowsons of the vicarages, rectories and churches of …. Ellerton…

[Cal. Pat. Rolls. Philip and Mary, Vol IV, 1557-1558, page 420]

1560: Suit of Sir Henry Knevit, for confirmation of the grant by Edward VI. of the manors of Escrick, Hawghton, and Ellerton.

[Cal. State Papers Dom. Edw VI, Mary, Eliz. 1547-1580, page 167]


1606: John Robinson sen. acquires Ellerton Priory (and many other lands) from John Aske.

[Hull History Centre: DDBH/3/77]


1791: John Newton of Ellerton in the East-Riding has been convicted, and paid the mitigated penalty of 5l. for having unlawfully felled four oak trees, growing in certain fields rented by him of Giles Earle, esq., which sum has since been given to the Minister and Churchwardens of Ellerton, to be by them distributed to the poor of the said parish.

[Leeds Intelligencer, Tuesday 25 October 1791]


1810: Ellerton Enclosure

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1839: FOR SALE BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, THE MANORS of ELLERTON and LAYTHAM, in the East-Riding of tile County of York, comprising 2,250 Acres of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture LAND, the greater part Tithe-free, and divided into Farms, in a high state of cultivation, with Farm Houses and other Farm Buildings, and about THIRTY TENEMENTS, with Gardens and Cow Garth, all in good repair ; and the next presentation of the Living of ELLERTON on the Death of the present Incumbent, upwards of Eighty Years of Age, together with the Manorial Rights, Royalties, and Court Privileges; and also sundry Rent Charges arising from other Lands in Ellerton and East Cottingwith. For further Particulars, and to treat for the same, apply (if by Letter, post-paid,) to Mr. TAYLER, of Dodington, Gloucestershire. Dated this 9th September, 1839.

[Yorkshire Gazette - Saturday 16 November 1839]


1844: TO BE PEREMPTORILY SOLD, PURSUANT to an Order of the High Court of Chancery, made in a Cause VERNON versus THELLUSSON, with the approbation of the Honourable Sir George Rose, One of the Masters of the said Court, at the BLACK SWAN HOTEL, in the City of York, on WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, the 16th and 17th Days of October, 1844, at TWELVE o'Clock precisely, on each Day, in 37 Lots, several FREEHOLD ESTATES, consisting of the MANORS of ELLERTON and LAYTHAM, the Advowson of the Rectory and Church of Ellerton, and of several Farms, Lands, Houses, Cottages, Tithes, and Compositions in Lieu of Tithes, in Ellerton, Laytham, and Aughton in the East-Riding of Yorkshire, late the property of Sir Christopher Bethell Codrington, Baronet, Deceased.

[Yorkshire Gazette, Saturday 12 October 1844]


1846: ELLERTON v. HARLTHORP. This was an appeal against an order for the removal of Wm. Gowthorpe, his wife and family, from the parish of Ellerton to the township of Harlethorpe. Mr. Archibald, on behalf of the respondents, was about to enter into his case, when

Mr. Dearsley stated that he had several objections to the order of removal and examinations, which he said had better be disposed of first. His first objection was that it did nut appear upon the face of the order, that the justices had examined into the settlement of the pauper; secondly, that the notice of chargeability did not show that it had been signed by a majority of the Overseers of the parish of Ellerton; and thirdly, it did not appear the examinations themselves had been taken upon the complaint of the overseers of Ellerton which was clearly necessary by the recently decided cases of the Queen v. Radcliffe Culey, and the Queen v. Molesworth. Mr. Archibald submitted that Mr. Dearsley could not enter into these objections upon his grounds of appeal, which, after much discussion, the magistrates assented to. He then addressed the bench on behalf of the respondents, on the merits of the case, and called several witnesses, who proved a hiring and service in the township of Harlethorpe, to Mr. Knapton, from Martinmas, 1820, to Martinmas 1821.

Mr. Dearsley then addressed the bench for the appellants, and called several witnesses, who established a subsequent hiring and service in theparish of Ellerton in the year 1828 with the pauper’s father. Mr. Archibald having called several witnesses to contradict the statements of the appellant's witnesses, The Bench quashed the order, thus deciding in favour of the township of Harlethorpe.

[York Herald - Saturday 04 July 1846]


1850: Rev. John Dunnington Jeffries acquires the Rectory, church and advowson of Ellerton and East Cottingwith with specified composition tithe rents, from the Devisees of Sir Christopher Bethell Codrington.

[Hull History Centre: DDJ/6/1]