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THIS volume is the seventh one containing Miscellanea issued by
the Society since its commencement in 1889.
Family History is exhaustively dealt with by the wellknown antiquary, Mr. Paley Baildon, in connection with the Maude family of Ilkley and district. Mr. Lancaster gives an account of the family of Beeston with his usual care. In the claim of John de Eston, the late Canon Beanlands has ably described the descent of the claimants to the estate of Aveline de Forz. There are articles containing pedigrees of the families of Nalson of Normenton and Methley, Hill of Beeston and Miers of Leeds, and much genealogical information is afforded by the Inscriptions on the Tombstones in Leeds Parish Churchyard and the Wills of Leeds and district.
St. John's Church, Leeds, receives special attention in an able article by Mr. John Ellis Stocks, and the Consecration of the Church is annotated in an interesting manner by the Venerable Archdeacon Stocks, a student of Liturgies, to which may be added the Extracts from the Trustees' Accounts, 1660-1766.
The late Mr. A. S. Ellis, an old friend of the Society, relates the finding of a picture of Pontefract Castle, c. 1620, at Hampton Court Palace, to which he adds a description of the Castle.
Miss Hargrave gives historical accounts of the Leeds Yeomanry, 1817, and the Leeds Volunteers, 1820, of which she has made a special study.
The volume also contains an interesting account of a notable local artist, John Miers, the profilist, and his work, showing his connection with Leeds; a biography of Col. Wilson, the first President