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   Reverend Bury' s Scrapbook

Reverend William Bury, MA

Short biography

William Bury was the son of John Bury of Barton Lincolnshire (1) and he attended school in Louth before graduating with a 1st class BA from St John’s College Cambridge in 1833. He  followed this with an MA in 1836.(2). He was ordained Priest in 1837 by the Bishop of Lincoln (3), serving as curate from 1838-9 in Barton-upon-Humber. In 1839, he was installed Rector of Burnsall until his death on 10th February 1875. (3)


He lived at Chapel House, Kilnsey with his wife Charlotte Augusta (neé Marriott), and both he and his wife are buried together in the churchyard of St. Mary’s, Conistone. One of the stained glass east windows of the church is in memory of their three infant children.



  1. Https:// (Cambridge Alumni Database: search form)

  2. Crockfords Clerical Dictionary (1860).

  3. Whitaker, T. D. (1878; 3rd edit. repub. 1973). The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven. Vol.2. pp. 507/8 and 534. Manchester and Skipton: E.J. Morton and The Cravn Herald.         


The scrapbook, copied here, and accessed by clicking on the blue button, is by kind  permission of the Standeven family, who bought it from the administrator of Skipton Castle.

Index of Scrapbook of Rev William Bury MA

Background notes of township of Rylstone

Petition from Wm. Radcliffe or son to Cardinal Beaufort (History of Craven by T.D. Whitaker)

Radcliffe family tree

Norton lands

St. Peter’s church bells and font, 1854

Bell Foundry, Whitechapel London - invoice

Some entries in church registers

Penny readings. 1866

Letter from Buckingham Palace, 1888

Letter, 1615, to Mr.John Topham, curate at St. Peter’s & two more letters, 1641 & 1733

History of troubles between the Nortons and Cliffords

Directory of Township – letter; census, 1861

Letter 1544; amongst Shrewsbury papers Heralds College

Notice in Bolton Abbey on insurrection fatal to the Norton family, 1569

Birth of triplets, 1857

Scale House with drawing

Letter to Rev. Bury from J. Carlisle, 1853

Story of White Doe and notes of Norton Tower and St Peter’s Church

Mr. Alcock

Chapel House

Anecdotes 'of some of my predecessors'

Misc. collections from various sources

Letter to Rev. Bury from Johnson Carlisle, 1859

Newspaper cuttings of the opening of Rylstone District School

Sketch of proposed school at Rylstone

Architect drawing of exterior of school

Architect drawing of interior of school

National school account and Rylstone church account, 1856

Drawings of Rylstone Church, 1851 & 1790

Interior of church showing named box pews

Interior of Rylstone Church, 1843.

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