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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"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., the patronage of Thomas Alston, Esq. Here is an hospital for decayed tenants, supposed to have been founded by Lord Crewe."

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

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