(c. 1592–1645) Substantial East Riding farmer, whose account of his farming practices is one of the most detailed sources for the †agricultural history of the 17th century. See Donald Woodward (ed.), The Farming and Memoranda Books of Henry Best of Elmswell, 1642 (1984). His house at Elmswell on the Yorkshire Wolds is still standing.
From The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History in Oxford Reference.