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The History of Scarborough (1882)


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The History of Scarborough (1882)


Joseph Brogden Baker

Please note that this index is given in good faith as a guide to the contents of the book, but there may be errors in both the original index and the transcription of the index.

Numbers in brackets give the number of pages referenced when greater than one.



Name; A Borough by prescription; A Royal Borough; Not in Doomsday Book; Why earliest mention of; Danes and Saxons; Roman Roads and Map of; Ancient Limits; Reduced to Ashes; The Cliffs; Climate; Salubrity; Natural History; Flora of the Neighbourhood; Algae; Icthyology; Geology; Falsgrave; Incorporation with Scarbrough, &c.

Their purpose; Those of Kings Henry I. and II.; King John; Henry III.; Edward I., II., and III.; Richard II; Henry IV. V. and VT.; Edward IV.; Richard III.; Henry VII. and VIII.; Edward VI.; Philip and Mary; Elizabeth; James 1.; Charles L and II.; William III.; George II, and III.; George IV. William the IV.; Victoria

Lines to Situation; Area; Inroads of the Sea; When Built; A Royal Castle; Chapel in CastleYard; Description of the various Buildings; Charles' Tower; George Fox, the Founder of the Society of Friends, confined there; Castle, a prominent feature at Runnymede; State Prisoners; King Edward and a splendid Court there; Piers Gaveston besieged; Inquisition of value taken; Repairs; King Richard and his Queen there. Besieged by the " Pilgrims of Grace "; Curious Minute Survey in 1538; Taken by surprise; Retaken; Scarbrough Warning; Beacons; Besieged by Sir John Meldrum for the Parliament; Death of Sir John; Incident of the Siege; Preparation for Surrender; Besieged again; Surrender; Ordered to be Victualled; Besieged; Surrender; State Prisoners; List of Governors, with personal Notes; Castle ordered to be razed to the ground

Levies of men to appear at York; Wat Tyler's Insurrection; Failure of; Muster of Scarbrough Trained; bands; The Corporation decline to acknowledge Jurisdiction of Lord Lieutenant within the Borough; Fight in the Harbour between a Spanish Frigate and a Dutch Man; of; War; Forts and Defences of the Borough; Batteries; Siege and Surrender of the Town; £1,000 given by the Parliament to the Besiegers; Conditions of Surrender; Distressed State of the Town and Inhabitants; Ordered again to prepare for a Siege; Soldiers raised, &c.; Statements to Parliament on the Hardships of the Siege; Object to have Soldiers billeted in Private Houses; Second Surrender of the Town; An Officer of Prince Charles taken Prisoner; Another Alarm of Invasion; Preparation to receive the Besiegers; Ordnance sent down from Admiralty; False alarm French Prisoners, &c.

Franciscans; Their rise, &c.; Cistercians; Dominicans; Carmelites; St. Nicholas; St. Thomas; St. Sepulchre; Charnel Chapel; Lady's Chapel; St. Helen's; St. John's; St.

A Vicarage, 1169; Advowson given to the Abbot and Church of the Cistercians; Suppression of Alien Monasteries; The one at Scarbrough given to Bridlington Priory; Notes from Fountains Abbey Records; Value of the Living in 1251; Estates in the possession of the Corporation of Scarborough; In the Archdeaconry of the East Riding of Yorkshire; Government Appointment of Ministers; Disputes with the Fishermen about the Tithe of Fish; Vicar's Stipend withheld owing to the Civil War in England; Ministers ejected; Others appointed by the Commonwealth; Salary of, paid out of the Chapter; Land of Norwich; Terrier of Church Estates; Destruction of Church during the Siege of Castle and Town; Royal Brief for Repairs issued; Churchwardens not to be Wine; tasters; Vicarage returned as unfit for Residence; New Residence selected; Sale of Church Estates; Investment of Proceeds; Present Income of; Patron of; Registers; Pews; Bells; Plate; Ancient Furniture, &c.; Stained Glass; Stone Coffins, &c., &c.; Interesting Statement of Architecture of; List of Vicars; Testamentary Notes; Conclusion

Christ Church; St. Martin; on; the; Hill; St. Thomas; All Saints; Holy Trinity; Roman Catholic; Independent; Baptist; Society of Friends; Wesleyan Primitive Methodist; Free Church Methodist; Unitarian; Brethren

Election of Officers; Enquiry of Privy Council as to the right of the Corporation to tax Foreign Fishermen; Charter granted to make Salt; Court Leet; Orders of Privy Council to restrain the use of Wheaten Flour; Order of House of Commons thereon; Appointment of a City Cook; Orders to the Butchers in Lent; Writ from Privy Council to take action at Malton, in respect of the Property of the Ladies Eure; Curious Note on the Water Bushel; All the Corporation to go to Church in Gowns, under a penalty for disobedience; Court of Pleas; Magistrates' decisions; A Case of Treason; King Charles II. demands surrender of the Charters; Refused; Change from Bailiffs to Mayor and Aldermen, &c .; First Orders of the New Governing Body; Social Condition of Scarboro' at that date; Declaration against the solemn League and Covenant; Extraordinary Corporate Address to King James II.; Salary of Corporate Officers; Sentences and Punishments in Olden Times; Recorder; Assize of Bread; Corporation keep a Pack of Hounds; Commission of Assize; Sentence of Transportation; Two Governing Bodies at one and the same time, continued for six years; Law Suits thereon; Municipal Reform Act; First re; formed Council; The Mayor's Badge; Corporate Seal; Petty Officers under the old regime

Parliament coeval with the Kingdom; The earliest on record; First instance of Borough summoned; The first Writ; early nomination of Representative by a Peer; Representation of the Borough much coveted; Bailiffs ordered into Custody of Sergeant; at; Arms for making a False Return; Lord Dupplin returned by help of the Freemen; Unseated by Committee on Privileges; Law Suit; The two Members asked to Subscribe £1,500 each; Pecuniary Difficulties; Mr. Lascelles, M. P. on the Pier Debt; Mr. Osbaldeston gives £200 towards an Organ for St. Mary's; Anecdote of the Speaker of the House of Commons; Lord Tyrconnell, M.P., gives a present of £300; Sir Hugh Palliser, M. P., does the same; Lord Musgrave gives a complement of £350; Petition of the Borough for Electional Reform; Free Burgesses meet and demand to Vote; Their Vote refused; Law Suit threatened; Corporation subscribe liberally to defeat the Freemen; Mace, Seals, .Records, &c., ordered to be placed in safe Custody; Iron Chest procured; Free Burgesses attend at the Hall to Vote; Represented by Council; Trial at York; Free Burgesses defeated; Cost of Suit; Threatening Letter to burn some of the Officers' Houses; Col. Tindall threatened; Proclamation from the King, and Government Reward; Election Rhyme; List of Members of Parliament from 1253 to 1880, with personal notes

Chronological Arrangement; Agreement with Social Corporate Towns in respect of Dues, &c.; Tolls; Bad Malt shipped to Newcastle, &c.; Writ of Fi. Fa.; Corn Mills of the Borough; A Collec; tion for the Poor; Negotiating a Loan; Dutchmen Fined for Fishing in the Bay; The Plague; Vessel with Malt seized; Orders from Privy Council respecting Markets; Action in the Star Chamber; Assessment to build Pews for St. Mary's; Corporation buy a Wreck, and divide profit; Brewers' Licenses; Action at Law commenced; Interference of Peers at Elections; Corporation bind their Members to Secrecy; Hall to grind no more Corn with his Horse Mill; Order from House of Commons on " Strong Water Shops"; A Certificate for a Man who disliked work; Dispute about Pews; Clipped Coin of the Realm; Fee; farm Rent; Law Suits; Double Set of Bailiff's, &c.; Costs and Consequences; Ugly Reports about Pier Dues; Mace and Corporate Seal seized for Debt; Mr. Fox elected a Corporator; Declines to accept Office; Is sued by Corporation in Spiritual Court for not taking Sacrament; Trial at Law; Corporation to pay Costs and Damages; Freemen's Meetings and Proceedings; Their requests refused; Enquiry by Municipal Com; misioners; Sale of Lands; Tithes and King's Rent; Opening of the Corporation to the Town; Re; arrange; ment of Officers; Schedule of Town Lands, &c., and of those disposed of

St. Nicholas' Hospital; St. Thomas' Hospital; Mrs. Conyer's Charity; Farrar's Hospital; Lawson's Charity; Conyer's Legacy; Allatson's Charity; Megginson's Charity; Ledman's Hospital; Trott's Hospital; Trott's Charity at Falsgrave; Stubb's Charity; Rickenson's Charity; Burg's Hospital; Chamber'sLegacy; Bell's Charity; Robinson's Hospital; Cockerell's Charity; North's Hospital; Mill Street Hospital; Spinster's Hospital; Clark's Legacy; Taylor's Free Dwellings and Charities; Wilson's Mariners Hospital; Merchant Seamen's Hospital ; Hospital of the Trinity House; Williamson's Legacy; Sea; bathing Infirmary; Humane Society; Dispensaries; Female and Sick Charities; Buckle's Free Dwellings; Castle Dykes Hospital; Hackett's Legacy; Lifeboat. Public Schools.; Grammar School; Falsgrave Grammar School; Amicable Society's Schools; Spinning Schools ; School of Industry; Lancasterian Schools; National Schools; Infant School; Wesleyan Day School; St. Peter's School; Creche; Board Schools

Thursday Market; Saturday Market; Apple Market; Meat Market; Beast Market; Stone of Compact; Cloth Market; Corn Market; Pig Market; Market Hall; Market during the Siege; Great Annual Fair; Seamer Market; Contentions about it; Suppression of; Salt Fish Market; Fish Market; Market on the Sands; Market Tolls; Horse Fair; Guilds; Sale of Ling or Heather

The Pier of 1252; Shipowners summoned to attend a Council of Trade; Seizure of Ships in the Port; Act for Repairs, 1541; Petition to Queen Elizabeth; Prayer granted; Martin Frobisher at Scar; brough; Admiral Verasque taken Prisoner; Application from the Crown for Workmen for Dover Piers; Reply of Corporation; Spanish Armada; Sea Fight in the Harbour; Dutch Fleet landed men, and took a Ship out of the Harbour; French Ship taken, with 80 English Prisoners of War; Pirates; Dutch Fleet off the Coast; French Prisoners; Enlargement of the Harbour; Pier run out at Ramsdale Scar; Jetty Break Water; And removed; Dimensions of Outer Pier; Press; gang; Whaling Vessels; Fight with Paul Jones; Tonnage; Question of Cor; porate Jurisdiction; Lighthouse; Tidal Notice, &c.; Street Nomenclature; Public Buildings; Museum; Archaeology; Coins; Commercial Tokens; Mechanics' Institute; Post Office; Town Hall; New Town Hall; Old Long Room Hall of Pleas; Old Globe Inn; Public Library; Temperance Hall; Cemetery; Workhouse;

Spa Buildings; Theatre Royal; Londesborough Theatre; Aquarium; Cricket Ground; Races; Scalby Mills Tea Gardens; Mere Tea Gardens; Spa Wells; The Sands; Tides; Cautions; Bathing; South, North, and Central Tramways; Fishing; Boating; Dangers; Rides and Drives; Footpaths, &c.

Noble, Eminent and Scientific Individuals connected with Scarbrough, and of various prominent and eccentric characters

Bell; man; Waits; Carling Sunday; Easter Customs; Egg Rolling; " Wrangem"; Peaseholm Hill; Bristol Water; Plough Monday; St. Mark's Eve; Hearth and Chimney Money; Caulking Kiss; A Weary Wife; Two Siege Occurrences; Tossing the Mayor in a Blanket; Peaseholm Ruin and Legend; Strange Occur; rence at Sea; Monster Pike; Gentleman and Traveller; The Old Housekeeper; Cherry; coloured Cat; Smuggling Anecdotes; Wise Man of Scarbrough; The Evil Eye; Witchcraft; Ghosts; Ducking Stool; Stocks; Pillory; Cure for Drunkenness; Baptizing a Monkey; The Plague; Persecuted Quakers; Events from 1434, &c.

FOOTPATHS five miles from Scarbrough


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