Thomas Swinton, abbot
of Fountains, 1471-78 (resigned)
Before his elevation to the abbacy in 1471,
Thomas held an important administrative office at Fountains. The
notebook he kept at this time, his ‘Memorandum Book’,
has survived and provides a fascinating insight to the abbey’s
dealings with its tenants and servants at this time.
more and see pages from the Memorandum Book].