The Manor of Wakefield Collection

If you have any ancestors from the Wakefield area here is a link worth looking at, kindly provided by Brian Barber, one of our members.

From Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society (YAHS) – The manor of Wakefield was of exceptional size, covering 150 square miles in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It included lowland arable land in and around Wakefield itself, and less prosperous upland areas in the Holme and Calder valleys. The manorial records in YAHS’s archives collection cover the regular court proceedings from 1274 to 1925 with few gaps, and many other documents. – follow this link for the overview. – follow this link to search the pdf names list.