||At least sixty charters from the archive of St Mary�s abbey that had been placed for safe keeping in St Mary�s Tower, York, survived the fatal mining of that repository in 1644; see note on History of Archive. These survivors appear to have been at Burton Constable Hall (Yorks., E.R.) in c. 1840, being cited by George Poulson, History and Antiquities of the Seigniory of Holderness, 2 vols. (Hull and London, 1840-1), e.g. vol. II, p. 204; however, they could not be found at Burton Constable in c. 1935 and must be presumed lost [cf. N. Denholm-Young, �Yorkshire Monastic Archives�, Bodleian Quarterly Record, viii (1935-8), pp. 95-100, at 95-8]. The texts of the charters are known, thanks to their having been printed by Francis Drake; there are also transcripts of almost all of them, made by Roger Dodsworth between 1628 and 1636 (Oxford, Bodl., MSS Dodsworth 7 and 8). The charters are mostly grants to the abbey and are undated; early ones include grants by Henry I; Thurstan, archbishop of York [1135x40]; Roger, dean of Lincoln, and the chapter of Lincoln [1203x6]; and Osbern de Archis [Drake, Eboracum p. 602; 12th cent.?].