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The Ancient Parish of BROTHERTON

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"BROTHERTON, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberties of St. Peter, and honour of Pontefract; (Brotherton Hall, (see photograph) the seat of John Crowder, Esq.) 1 mile N. of Ferrybridge, 3 from Pontefract, 8 from Aberford, 11 from Selby, 12 from Tadcaster, 22 from York. Pop. 1,491. The Church, peculiar, is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Edward (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, ~5. 6s. 8d. Patron, the Dean and Chapter of York.

At this village, Margaret, wife of King Edward I. was obliged to stop, when hunting, and was here delivered of a son, afterwards named Thomas de Brotherton; he was born June 1, 1300. --Camden. Not far from the church, is a piece of ground, surrounded by a wall and a trench, where, as tradition informs, stood the house where the Queen took up her abode."


"BYRAM CUM POOLE, in the parish of Brotherton, wapentake of Barkston Ash 3 miles NNE. of Ferrybridge."


"BYRAM HALL, (the seat of Sir John Ramsden, Bart.) in the parish of Brotherton, wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberties of St. Peter and Pontefract; 2 miles from Ferrybridge, 4 from Pontefract, 11 from Selby. Pop. including Poole, 61, which being united, form a township."


"POOLE, in the township of Byram with Poole, and parish of Brotherton, wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberties of St. Peter and Pontefract; 3 miles from Ferrybridge, 5 from Pontefract. Pop. included in Byram."


"SUTTON, in the parish of Brotherton, wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberties of St. Peter and Pontefract; 1 mile NNE. of Ferrybridge, 3 from Pontefract, 12 from Tadcaster. Pop. 74."

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

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