The Ancient Parish of ACASTER MALBIS
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"ACASTER MALBIS, a parish, situated on the Ouse; 4 miles S. of York. Here is a good School House, endowed with the products of some lands, under the patronage of certain trustees, who have the appointment of fourteen poor children, as proper objects to receive instruction free of cost. Mr. George Cowper, is the master, and Messrs. William Cundell, John Kettlewell, and John Oates, feoffees. The church is an ancient structure (see Churches
for photograph), of which the Rev. Thomas Barker, is perpetual curate. The town derives its name from the family of the Malby's, which flourished here for some centuries after the conquest. Population, 291."
"NABURN, in the parishes of Acaster Malbis and York St Dennis, (both in the Ainsty), wapentake of Ouse and Derwent, East Riding; 4 miles S. of York. Here is a Chapel of Ease of the Established church, and likewise a Methodist chapel. The town is situate near to the bank of the river Ouse. There is here also an endowed school of £10. per annum, for ten boys; £5. of which was left by Lady Hewley, and £5. by Mr. Edward Loftus. Population, 366."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]