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ESCRICK: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.

"ESCRICK, a parish in the E.R. of Yorkshire."


"ESCRICK HALL, in the parish of Escrick, in the E.R. of Yorkshire, on the Ouse, to the S. E. of York, the seat of Sir Thomas Knivet, who made the search under the Pt.-house in the R. of K. James I. and discovered Guy Faux ready to set fire to the barrels of gun-powder. It has ever since given title of Baron to a branch of the Howards."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Stephen Whatley's England's Gazetteer, 1750]