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Justices of Peace for York

Justices of Peace for York

Author: William Cecil, Lord Burghley

Medium: Ink on parchment

Date: 1595

Shelfmark: Royal MS. 18. D.III

Item number: f.60

Length: 39.8

Width: 26.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

This is a list of Justices of the Peace for Yorkshire: Eastriding, Westriding and Northriding. These were the names of individuals who act as agents of central government for the locality. It forms part of an atlas that belonged to William Cecil Lord Burghley, Elizabeth I’s Secretary of State. Burghley used this atlas to illustrate domestic matters. The list accompanies a map of the same county.

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