Manus 10:  Account Book of the Constable of Hawsker-Cum-Stainsacre.  (England) Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Item 10
Level of Description


  • 1767, 1786-1823 (Creation)


  • Scope and Contents

    Language: English. Date: 1767, 1786-1823. Title: Account book of the Constable of Hawsker-Cum-Stainsacre. Creator: Written by many hands. Place of creation: Parish of Hawsker-Cum-Stainsacre, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. Physical description: Paper, 59 leaves (118 p.) ; 41 x 17 cm. Summary: Account book of the Constable of the Parish of Hawsker-Cum-Satinsacre from 1786 to 1823, listing the amounts owed and the amounts paid by the citizens of the parish.  The volume also includes a loose leaf with the accounts from 1767.  It would appear that the office of Constable (spelled variously “Conestbel,” “Constuble,” “Constable,” etc.) was a yearly office, as the name that accompanies the title is different each year.  Note: Bound in contemporary full dark-stained vellum over paper boards ; manuscript title(?) on front cover, though now almost completely illegible ; text written in multiple neat English cursive hands.  In addition to a loose leaf containing the accounts of 1767, several other small contemporary scraps of paper are present in the manuscript. History of Brandeis’s acquisition of the volume unknown ; possibly the gift of Philip D. Sang. Call #: Manus 10