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WENSLEY: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.

"WENSLEY, (given as "WENSLAY") a parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire, near Midlam, had in the R. of Edw. II. a Mt. on T. and a Fair on Trinity-eve and day, obtained by one of its Lds. the Scroops, whose successor, (chancellor to Richard II.) got a licence also to make a castle of his manor-house adjoining to this village, and to make its p.-Ch. collegiate. The Scroops enjoyed this estate many successions, till the death of Emanuel Scroop Earl of Sunderland, in the R. of Charles I. without lawful issue."

"CASTLE BOLTON, (given as "BOLTON-EAST, WEST, and LITTLE") in the parish of Wensley, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, near Midlam and Wenslaw-dale, are all three the Lps. of the Scropes: one branch of which had their chief seat at East Bolton, where he built a castle, and founded a chantry. It came afterwards, by marriage, into the family of the Marq. of Winchester; to whose descendants it has, ever since the revolution, given the title of D. "

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

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