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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.

"WHITGIFT, a parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire, near the River-Island, wherein are Ditchmarsh and Marshland, gave name and seat to the family of the Abp. of Canterbury, who so learnedly defended our constitution against Tho. Cartwright and his adherents."

"SWINEFLEET, in the parish of Whitgift, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, on the Ouse, E. of Snath, bel. in the R. of Edw. I. to Lacy E. of Lincoln, who obtained a Mt. for it on Th. and a Fair for 4 days after Holy-Cross-day; of which the former, if not the latter, has been long disused."

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

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