This section ‘links’ to a transcription of the ballad:
“ A Remarkable Circumstance Connected With Bretton Hall”,
which is now more popularly known as:
“The Ballad of Bretton Hall” .
There is no certainty about the origins of the ballad, but the copy linked to this page was taken from: “The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire“, published by Bell & Daldy in 1860, and transcribed by Tony Rigby for this site in August, 2014. The protagonist in the tale is Sir William Wentworth (1686-1763), who had married Diana Blackett by licence in St. Paul’s Cathedral on 23rd June, 1720.
To read the ballad, click on the link below.
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