Reverend Bury' s Scrapbook
Reverend William Bury, MA
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.
Https://venn.lib.cam.ac.uk. (Cambridge Alumni Database: search form)
Crockfords Clerical Dictionary (1860).
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
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
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.