Guide to the collections held by the West Yorkshire Archive Service: Yorkshire Archaeological Society (as filmed by the AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

Collection Summary

West Yorkshire Archive Service. Yorkshire Archaeological Society
Records collected by the Yorkshire Archaeological Society (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1790 - 1985
Collection Number
14 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) online portal was created with the assistance of the Australian Public Service Modernisation Fund, 2017-2020. The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the other foundation AJCP partners, the State Library of New South Wales and The National Archives of the UK, and all other organisations which supported the work of the AJCP, the world's most extensive collaborative copying project, operating from 1948 to 1997.


Scope and Contents

Wills, probates and deeds 1790-1863 of Henry Alderson of Adelaide, Mary H. Chatterley of Melbourne, and Charles J.T. Troughton of London who died at sea near New South Wales.

Notes and family trees of George and Robert Hebden, who emigrated to Australia in 1839 and 1868, Marrison Family of South Yorkshire and Tasmania c.1960s, and Field Family in Australia by Anne Field of Sydney 1985.

Records of family of Joseph Buckton and Emma Buckton who emigrated from Leeds to New Zealand 1862.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the West Yorkshire Archives Service, Leeds, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1992 (AJCP Reel: M2685). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

The Yorkshire Archaeological Society collections were oringinally held by the West Yorkshire Archive Service, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds, England.

Existence and Location of Originals

Special Collections, Brotherton Library, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lanen, Leeds, England.

Collection reference: YAS. For further information see The Yorkshire Archeaological collections at the University of Leeds (

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.


Alderson, Henry; Australia; Australia: immigration to; Buckton, Emma; Buckton, Joseph; Chatterley, Mary H.; Field Family (Yorkshire); Field, Anne; Genealogy and genealogies; Great Britain Hebden, George; Hebden, Robert; Leeds, England; London, England; Marrison Family; Melbourne, Victoria; New Zealand; New Zealand: immigration to; Sydney, NSW; Troughton, Charles J.T.


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 495, pp192-193.

Item Descriptions

Series DD 126. Miscellaneous Deeds, 1852

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Will of Henry Alderson (2p.), 25 April 1852 (File 6)

Formerly of Adelaide, leaving all his property in South Australia to his partner there, Thomas Warriner. Died 22 May 1852.

Series MD 196. Probates, Letters of Administration, 1790 - 1876

8 items

Filmed selectively.

Mary Henrietta Chatterley of Melbourne (2p.), 24 January 1876 (File 136)

Biographical / Historical

Mary Henrietta Chatterley died 11 May 1853.

George Clark, Lieutenant on Carysfort (1p.), 17 September 1790 (File 143)

Thomas Clarke (1p.), 27 June 1798 (File 144)

Midshipman on Discovery and Artois, Masters Mate on Melpomene and Lieutenant on Tribune.

Edward Duncan, father of James Arthur Duncan of Melbourne (2p.), 10 September 1857 (File 196)

George Moore of Hobart (1p.), 5 August 1871 (File 514)

George Moore died 16 July 1863.

Henry Standage of Launceston, Van Diemen's Land (2p.), 24 March 1858 (File 681)

Henry Standage died 30 March 1836.

Charles James Troughton of Shoreditch (2p.), 1 April 1858 (File 738)

Biographical / Historical

Charles Troughton died 20 August 1857 at sea off New South Wales.

William Wise of Melbourne, 11 May 1860 (File 811)

William Wise died 9 September 1859.

Series MD 198/b. Deeds, n.d.

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Pedigree of Armitage Family of Kirklees 1738-1742 (10p.), n.d. (File 98)

Includes: 25 January 1842. G.B. Forster, Assistant Police Magistrate, Brighton, Van Diemen's Land. Sworn statement re birth of Alfred, son of George Armitage, at Bagdad, Van Diemen's Land on 30 March 1823.

Series MS 1287. The Hebdens in Australia, n.d.

1 item

Notes and family tree, n.d (File)

Relates to descendants of brothers George Hebden, emigrated to Australia, 1839 and Robert Hebden, emigrated to Australia, 1868. (28p. xerox typesript)

Series MS 1338.. Marrison Family, c.1960s

1 item

Family tree of Marrison family (2p.), c.1960s (File)

Marrison family of Bawtry, South Yorkshire and Devonport and Hobart, Tasmania, 1633-1960s.

Series MS 1395. Wills Administration and the Prerogative Court of York, 1985

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Envelope 'Field Family Tree', 30 July 1985 (File)

Includes Anne Field (Kogarah, Sydney) sending details of Field Family research in Australia (3p).

Series MS 1453. Gladys Lee Kimble of Sarasota, Florida, 1984

1 item

Records of Mrs Kimble's family in Somerset, Yorkshire and New Zealand.

Filmed selectively.

Records of family of Joseph Isherwood Buckton and Emma Buckton of New Zealand (206p.), 1984 (File 2)

Who left Wortley, Leeds in 1862 on S.S. Matilda compiled by Kathleen Morgan of North Auckland.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Isherwood Buckton (1832-1917) and Emma Buckton (1834-1888).