James Lister

 BORN 29 April 1732 at Malton, Yorks, England.
 DIED 1814 in Scarborough, Yorks.
 BURIED Brampton nr. Snainton nr. Doncaster
 FATHER William Lister (-1798)
 MARRIED Dorothy Humpton (1732-1814) on 4 March 1754 in Filey, Yorks.
 CHILDREN   Richard Humpton Lister (1757-1811)
Elizabeth Lister (1760-)
Matthew Lister (1754-)
Dorothy Lister (1756-)
Jane Maria Lister (1784-)
Matthew.2 Lister (1785-)


Lawyer of Snainton, nr Brampton, Scarborough.

In the mid 12th century Robert de Scures granted an estate, later variously called the grange or manor of HEIGHOLME, to Meaux abbey. In 1187 the abbey recovered the estate from Osbert son of Godfrey and Ranulph of Flinton. The manor was held by the abbey’s lessees in the 13th and 14th centuries, and comprised c. 200 a. at the Dissolution. It was granted in 1564 to Edward Clinton, later earl of Lincoln, and his son Henry, but later passed to John Ellerker and his son William. William Ellerker was succeeded by his son John, who left a son William. The estate was sold to Arthur Noel in 1636-7 and descended to Sir Andrew Noel and George Noel. Called Noel farm, and variously said to comprise 240 a. or 309 a., it was later held in undivided shares by George Noel’s three nieces. One third belonged to Dorothy Hunter, whose husband Robert acquired another third in 1738 and sold both to Matthew Lister in 1742-3. Lister had already acquired part of the Noel estate, and in 1750 and 1752 he bought the rest. Lister (d. by 1773) was succeeded by James Lister, who in 1780 settled the estate on his son, Richard Humpton Lister. The last named sold the 290-a. estate in 1802 to William Harrison and John Harrison (d. by 1829).

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