Stories And Sketches Relating To Yorkshire by John Tomlinson

Stories And Sketches Relating To Yorkshire

byJohn Tomlinson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868. Excerpt: ... Nicholas Yak, and his Daughter, Chap. I.--The Old Doncaster Manors. Nicholas Yak had a large timber house in the manor of Rossington. He lived there; and it was well known at Doncaster, and throughout all the district round that he was a man of substance. But nearly two centuries and a half have passed since Nicholas gave up the ghost, and alas! alas! many changes have occurred. As a rule ghosts must have good memories, with perceptions marvellously acute; still if the spirit of Nick Yak could obtain a furlough, and follow the line of our present highway, careening through the air, it is very doubtful that he would recognise the place. When he lived in the flesh there was a great deal of land in the neighbourhood which was scarcely worth saying--Thou art mine. N. Y. knew--no individual better--how easy it was for the recognised villeins to retain a large holding for a mere nominal consideration; in fact, for hundreds of years, the tenent riyht in this land seemed to be the only right undisputed. Be mannerly, reader, I know the meaning of that impatient gesture. You do not want to be bored with dry chronicles. Neither shall you, by me. Still it is really necessary to take a glance at the claimants in succession to those wide Doncaster Manors. The Conqueror gave them to Nigel de Fozzard (no doubt he was one of his own soldiers), and when this race had dwindled down to a single woman, King Richard gave her in marriage (for four hundred years, or more, the kings of England always thus disposed of unprotected heiresses,) to one Robert de Turnham. There is no evidence to shew that Robert bought her of his leige lord for a stipulated sum of money, although such transactions were not uncommon in those days. About thirty years afterwards, we find the De Mauleys in...

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Title:Stories And Sketches Relating To YorkshireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217323154

ISBN - 13:9780217323154

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