The Ancient Parish of BESSINGBY
[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."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
- Photographs of over 140 gravestones in Bessingby churchyard with linked surname index.
- Transcript of the entry for Bessingby in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Bessingby.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory of 1823, of the East Riding.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the The Post Office Directory of the, East and North Ridings, 1857
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Bulmers Directory of 1892. of the East Riding.
- There is further information about this parish from the National Gazetteer 1868, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Bulmer's 1892 History and Directory of the East Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Bessingby to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA159659 (Lat/Lon: 54.075993, -0.230102), Bessingby which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
- (TA165664) West Hill
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- The 1834 Electoral Roll for this parish