"DANBY, a parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire, between Cleveland and Blackmore-Forest, at the source of a r. that runs into the Esk. It bel. many years from the Conquest, to the Brus's, and was afterwards sold to the Nevils, of whom were the Lds. Latimer. It gave the title of Earl to Henry Ld. Danvers, in the R. of Cha. I. and in the next, to Thomas Osborn, who was, by K. Will. III. created D. of Leeds, the ancestor of the present D."
[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Stephen Whatley's England's Gazetteer, 1750]