The Ancient Parish of THORGANBY
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"THORGANBY, a parish in the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent; 10 miles SE. of York. With Cottingwith, it forms the township of Thorganby cum Cottingwith. The church is a small but neat structure (see Churches
for photograph), dedicated to St. Helen; Rev. Joseph Mitchinson is incumbent, and Mrs. Baldwin the patroness. Population, 381."
"THICKETT, (the seat Joseph Dunnington Esq.) in the township of Thorganby with Cottingwith, and parish of Thorganby; 1 mile NNE. of Thorganby, 9 miles from York and Pocklington, 12 from Selby.
At Thikeland, now Thicket, in the time of Richard I. a small Benedictine Nunnery was built here by Roger Fitz-Roger, to the honour of the Blessed Virgin. At the dissolution, 26th Henry VIII. its revenues amounted, according to Dugdale, to 2OL. 18. 10d. and Speed, 23L. 12. 2d. In the 33rd Henry VIII. the King granted the site, &c. to John Aske, in whose family the patronage or foundership had been for some years; it having descended to them from the Hayes. --Burton."
"WEST COTTINGWITH, in the township of Thorganby with West Cottingwith and parish of Thorganby, wapentake of Ouse and Derwent; ¼ mile NNE. of Thorganby, 8 miles from Selby, 10 from Howden, 11 from York. --Pop. included in Thorganby. (West Cottingwith is now a part of Thorganby and not shown on Landranger maps - CH 2001)"
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]