Author of: The Lords of Ilkley Manor - The Road to Ruin
The Middelton Family of Stockeld Park (1763-1947)
David Carpenter now lives in Oxford, but lived in Yorkshire for many years and was educated at Ilkley and Otley Grammar schools. After studying mathematics at Christ's College Cambridge he started a career in the computer industry. David is happy to report that he has forgotten all the mathematics he learnt at university (which wasn't very much) and most of the maths he learnt at school....
He has been researching the history of Ilkley and the Middelton family since his schooldays.
He has recently left his job in account management and looking at options for his next project.
Works published to date are:
Ilkley: The Victorian Era(1986)
A short biography of Harry Speight to introduce the 1988 reprint of Speight's Upper Wharfedale
Ilkley Gazette articles available online (please note that these articles have not been updated since publication in 1993-94):
The Lords of Ilkley Manor - The Road to Ruin: A history of the Middeltons of Stockeld (1763-1947) published at the end of 1999
Also in progress, or rather not in progress but may be started again when time permits, are a history of the Middelton family between the twelfth century and 1763, and an edition of the Cartulary of St Peter's or St Leonard's hospital in York.