The Ancient Parish of GANTON
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"GANTON, a parish in the wapentake of Dickering; (Ganton Halt, the seat of Sir Thomas Legard, Bart.) 8 miles W. of Hunmanby. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas (see Churches for photograph), and the patronage is in the ancient and honourable family of Legard, who have their seat here. Pop. with Brompton, 278.
The family of Legards is of Norman extraction, who became possessed of the lordship of Anlaby, near Hull, in 1100, by the marriage of the heiress of that estate. The first of the family that settled here, was John, commonly distinguished by the name of John de Ganton, younger son of Ralph Legard of Anlaby, Esq. His great grandson, John Legard, was created a Baronet in 1660 and died at Ganton in 1678: his family have flourished here ever since. In the church there are several monuments and a vault belonging to this family. --Hist. of Scarborough."
"GANTON DALE INN, in the parish of Ganton, and wapentake of Dickering; 2½ miles SE. of Ganton, 10 miles WSW. of Hunmanby. A posting-house on the road from Driffield to Scarborough."
"POTTER BROMPTON, in the parish of Ganton, and wapentake of Dickering; ¾ mile WSW. of Ganton, 9 miles W. of Hunmanby. Population with Ganton, 278."
- Photographs of over 270 gravestones in Ganton Churchyard with linked surname index..
- Transcript of the entry for Ganton in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Ganton.
- 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 Bulmers Directory of 1892. of the East Riding.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the The Scarborough Gazette of 1905,
- 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.
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE988777 (Lat/Lon: 54.185568, -0.487489), Ganton which are provided by:
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- 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 World War I Roll of Honour in St. Nicholas's Church, Ganton.
- The Monumental Inscription for William Wilson in St. Nicholas's Church, Ganton.
- 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:
- (SE982787) Bogg Hall
- (TA002744) Cat Babbleton
- (TA015746) Ganton Dale House
- (SE992771) Ganton Hall
- (SE989752) Warren House
- A book entitled "The Ganton Village School Managers' Minute Book: The History of Ganton Village School, in the East Riding of Yorkshire between 1903 - 1941" has been published by Wayne Cronin-Wojdat, B.A (Hons), MSc.
ISBN-10: 1482364468, ISBN-13: 978-1482364460.
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- The 1834 Electoral Roll for this parish