Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.
[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
"COWESBY, a parish in the wapentake of BIRDFORTH,
North riding of the county of YORK, 6 miles N.N.E.
from Thirsk,. containing 91 inhabitants. The living is
a discharged rectory, within the jurisdiction of the peculiar
court of Allerton and Allertonshire, belonging to
the Bishop of Durham, rated in the king's books at
£5. 11. 0., and.in the patronage of Thomas Alston,
Esq. Here is an hospital for decayed tenants, supposed
to have been founded by Lord Crewe."
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]
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