The Jews in Medieval York

(Assistant Librarian, York Minster Library)

THE Transactions1 of this Society contain the work of the Rev. Michael Adler on Aaron of York, which is illustrated by deeds from various sources. Of these, the most important is one concerning the sale of land outside the city to be used as an additional burying place. This record is dated 1230, and can be found in a large collection of documents relating to the property under the control of the Vicars Choral of York Minster during the Middle Ages. These men served as deputies for the canons and sang the daily services for them. As a corporate body they drew much of their income from houses and land in the city and its neighbourhood.

Their deeds of property have now been calendered and numbered. That concerning the Jewbury beyond the city wall is Number 22. There are four others which offer some further

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