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KIRKBY OVERBLOW: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.

"KIRKBY OVERBLOW, a parish in the W.R. of Yorkshire."


"WALTON HEAD, in the parish of Kirkby Overblow, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, near Kirkby-Overblowe, was the seat of the Fairfaxes for above 450 years, 20 generations inheriting it successively till the R. of Hen. VII. when the last of them was succeeded by Sir John Fineux."

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