Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Question from Peter - Goldsmiths and Silversmiths

I have the following reference in

The Story of old Halifax by Thomas William Hanson

"Richard Peck was one of the largest landholders in Halifax town in 1439.................By trade Peck was a Goldsmith and Silversmith"

Unfortunately Mr Hanson does not give his source for this claim.

Could anyone suggest possible sources 'primary' sources please?

Many thanks Peter

2 comments:

kb said...

You might consider contacting the West Yorkshire Archive Service at http://www.archives.wyjs.org.uk/. Most archive sites include a 'contact the archivist' link. You should be able to email asking if they have records of land ownership for 1439. Most records of land ownership include the person's occupation or status. Just a thought.

Peter Cockerill said...

Thank you Kb - good idea.
Peter