1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland
"NATEBY, a township in the parish of Garstang, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 2 miles N.W. of Garstang, its post town. The township, which is of irregular form, is situated near the Lancaster canal, and is wholly agricultural. There is a place of worship for the Calvinist Methodists, The executors of the late Richard Thompson, Esq., are lords of the manor."