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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"SKIPWITH, a parish in the wapentake of OUZE-and-DERWENT, East riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of North Duffield and Skipwith, and containing 748 inhabitants, of which number, 315 are in the township of Sldpwith, 5 miles N.N.E. from Selby. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the jurisdiction of the Peculiar Court of Howdenshire, rated in the king's books at 10. 11. 3., and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. Helen. The Rev. Joseph Nelson, in 1813, bequeathed 400 for the education of the poorest children of the parish; the annual income is upwards of 13. 10., for which about fourteen children are instructed in a school founded by Dorothy Wilson, in 1717."

"NORTH DUFFIELD, a township in the parish of SKIPWITH, wapentake of OUZE-AND-DERWENT, East riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles N.E. from Selby, containing 433 inhabitants."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]

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