West Riding of Yorkshire Register of Deeds
1704 - 1739

An Act of Parliament in 1704 provided for a public registry of deeds to be established in Yorkshire and Middlesex. It was to be an experimental, local system in the first instance.  The Registry of Deeds in Yorkshire was opened on 29 Sep 1704, in Wakefield in the West Riding of Yorkshire.  Registries for the North and East Ridings followed later.  Any document dealing with legal estate, for example a will, could be entered in the deeds registry, but more usually entries in the registers concerned the conveyance of land and/or property.  Registration was not at first compulsory.

The deeds registers contain "memorials" [abstracts] of the original documents; though there are also some original deeds.  Quite often these documents contain valuable genealogical information.  Separate indexes were made for each register; the original indexes being held by the West Yorkshire Archive Service at the Registry of Deeds in Wakefield. The following BURNETT extracts were taken from microfilm copies of the indexes, available from the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [LDS].

 

Names of Parties to Deed

Location of Estate

Reference:

Vol, page, no

1704 - 1714

 

 

BURNETT, William & Thos. to CLOUGH

Otley

A, 580, 942

BURNETT, John & Ann to POWELL

Otley

E, 58, 70

1714 - 1720

 

 

BURNETT, Robert to BAGNALL

Leeds

G, 260, 3##?

BURNETT, Thomas to BUTLER

Leeds

G, 260, 3##?

BURNETT, William to PICK

Branton & Dunsforth

G, 467, 5##?

BURNETT, Robert to MAUD

Leeds

H, 20, 26

BURNETT, Thomas to HAWKBRIDGE

Otley

M, 145, 210

BURNETT, Thomas to SIMPSON

Leeds

M, 260, 369

BURNETT, Jonas & Edith to SMYTH

Durkar (Sandal Magna)

N, 74, 107

BAYLEY, John to BURNETT

Guiseley & Esholt

O, 90, 137

BURNETT, Richard to GLEELHAM

Pool, Leeds

O, 143, 223

BURNETT, James to MARSHALL

Guiseley

O, 194, 294

BURNETT, George to BENSON

Leeds

O, 336, 528

1720 - 1729

 

 

BURNETT, James to HOLLIWELL

Mirfield

Q, 56, 73

BURNETT, Ann & John to RHODES

Otley

Q, 178, 234

BURNETT, Ann & John to STOCKS

Otley

Q, 179, 251?

BURNETT, Abraham to BEARCROFT

Oglethorpe

V, 251, 312

BURNETT, Abraham to Lord BINGLEY

Oglethorpe

V, 266, 330

BURNETT, Abraham to HAMILTON

Bramham & Clifford

V, 267, 331

BURNETT, Abraham to Lord BINGLEY

Oglethorpe

B, 207, 66

BURNETT, Matthew [will]

Winsley

X, 169, 227

1729 - 1734

 

 

BURNETT, Thos. & Mary to BUTLER

Otley

CC, 317, 421

1734 - 1739

 

 

BURNETT, Anne & Matthew to ADAMS

Camblesforth

HH, 560, 709

BURNETT, Sarah & Margaret to SMITH

Durkar (Sandal Magna)

JJ, 257, 344

BURNETT, James to HODGSON

Guiseley

KK, 286, 367

BURNETT, James to HODGSON

Guiseley

LL, 22, 30

BURNETT, George [will]

Leeds

LL, 241, 338



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