[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"BESSINGBY, a parish in the wapentake of Dickering; (Bessingby House the seat of Harrington Hudson, Esq.) 1½ mile SW. of Bridlington. --Pop. 83. The Church is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to St. Magnus (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Dickering. Patron, Harrington Hudson, Esq."