The Ancient Parish of ROOS
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"ROOS, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Holderness; 8 miles E. of Hedon. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a fine specimen of Gothic architecture (see Churches for photograph), and the patron and rector is the Rev. Christopher Sykes. The family vault of the Sykes's of Sledmere, is in this church. Population, 442."
"BRACKEN HILL, a farm house in the township of Garton, and parishes of Garton and Roos; 2¾ miles N. of Roos, 9 miles from Hedon."
"GRIMSTON, in the parishes of Garton and Roos, middle-division of Holderness; (Grimston-Garth, the seat of Charles Grimston, Esq.) 10 miles from Hedon, 14 from Hull, 21 from Beverley.
This mansion is a superb structure, of a castellated form, and although of modern erection, displays in its architecture much of the ancient style of baronial magnificence; being one of the most elevated situations in Holderness, it is both a very conspicuous object, and commands a variety of extensive and magnificent prospects. --Bigland.
The family of Grimstons is one of the few in the county, that reside on the estate from which they are denominated. This family is descended from Sylvester de Grimston, of Grimston, who attended William, Duke of Normandy, in his expedition to England as his standard bearer, and in that station, valiantly fought at the battle of Hastings; and in the year following, on the conqueror settling his household, he was appointed his chamberlain, and did homage for Grimston, Hoxton, Tonsted, and other lands, which he held of the Lord Roos, in Holderness, as of his honour of Roos; he was succeeded at Grimston by his son Daniel. The present Grimstons are descendants. --Collins' Peerage."
"OWSTWICK, in the parishes of Garton and Roos, wapentake and liberty of Holderness, 8 miles ENE. of Hedon. Population 139."
- Photographs of the over 520 gravestones in Roos Churchyard with linked surname index.
- Transcript of the entry for Roos in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Roos.
- 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 Stephen Whatley's Gazetteer 1750, 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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- The 1834 Electoral Roll for this parish