About John Proctor
The Procters of Bordley & Winterburn An edited extract from JW Morkill's book - The Parish of Kirkby Malhamdale
In 1597, John Procter, who was possibly a younger son of Richard Procter of Bordley, was owner of the estate. He died on 24 November of that year, and Livery of his lands was granted to his son and heir, Thomas, in the forty-second year of the same reign (Pocter deeds). The grant shows that John held in chief by the service of the hundredth part of a knight's fee, the capital messuage called Bordley Hall, in Nether Bordley, ten messuages, ten gardens, ten orchards, one water corn-mill, two hundred acres of arable land, one hundred acres of meadow, two hundred acres of pasture, two hundred acres of moor, two hundred acres of turbary, and three hundred acres of gorse and heather, with all appurtenances of the said manor or capital messuage in Over Bordley, Nether Bordley, Kirkby, Burnsall and Malham; also the advowson of the Vicarage of Gargrave and three messuages with ten bovates of land belonging to them in the same vill.
John Proctor married Matilda (?). Their known children were:
- Thomas Proctor
- Anthony Proctor