|"pursuant to The North Eastern Railway Company's Leeds and Wetherby Branch Act 1866' do hereby convey to the said Company their successors and assigns ... All that copyhold piece or parcel of Land as the same is now stated or set out for the purposes of the Leeds and Wetherby Branch Railway and works authorised to be made and executed thereon containing by measurement ten perches being part of a certain close of land situate in the Township of Scholes and Parish of Barwick in Elmet in the County of York and now or late in the occupation of Thomas Wiggles worth which said piece of land intended to be hereby conveyed are part of certain lands referred by the number 17 in the said Township of Scholes on and delineated and described in the Maps and Books of Reference thereto relating the said Branch Railway deposited by the said Company in the Office of the Clerk of the Peace for the West Riding of the County of York in the month of November 1865"|
Benjamin Atkinson of Manston Lodge in the Parish of Whitkirk,
Esquire, received £3,287 for his 7 acres 2 roods and 35 perches of land
and. as compensation for the inconvenience he would experience
during the construction of the railway and also the loss of value of his
remaining fields many of which were split into two and only accessible
via new bridges or tunnels.
Rachel Butler of High Thorpe House, Huntington, Yorks and Thomas Butler of Dewsbury, Gentleman, received £10 for their 10 perches of land then occupied by Thomas Wigglesworth.
Sir William Mordaunt Milner of Nun Appleton, Yorks, Baronet, as Trustee for the Poor of the Parish of Barwick in Elmet received £127 which was paid to the Rev. Charles Augustus Hope, Rector of Barwick, and Thomas Crosland of Scholes, Gentleman, for 3 roods and 3 perches of land owned to benefit the poor of the Parish in the field called Townsend Close in Scholes then let out and occupied by Jonathan Johnson.
|Source: Barwick and Scholes Manorial Records - Leeds Archives, Grey Deposit.|