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The Ancient Parish of BRODSWORTH

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"BRODSWORTH, a parish-town, in the lower-division of Strafforth and Tickhill, liberty of Tickhill; (Brodsworth Hall, the residence of the Trustees of the late Peter Thelluson, Esq.) 4 miles NW. of Doncaster, 11 from Barnsley, 16 from Wakefield, 32 from York. Pop. including Pickburn, 417, which being united, form a township. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Michael, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, ~6. 6s. 10d. Patron, the Archbishop of York.

It was the property and seat of Dr. Drummond, late Archbishop of York. His son, Earl of Kinnoul, sold the estate and mansion to the late Peter Thelluson, Esq. whose singular Will, directing the greater part of his Immense fortune to accumulate till a future period, will long be remembered."


"PICKBURN, (or Pigburn), in the township and parish of Brodsworth, lower division of Strafforth and Tickhill, liberty of Tickhill; 4 miles NW. of Doncaster, 11 from Barnsley."


"SCAWSBY HALL, a single house in the township and parish of Brodsworth, 3 miles from Doncaster, 12 from Barnsley.

Scausby Lees are noted for being the place, according to the records of the corporation of Doncaster, where the famous Aske was encamped with 40,000 men, during his rebellion in the reign of Henry VIII. --Miller's History of Doncaster."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson 2007]

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