The Ancient Parish of BIRKBY
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"BIRKBY, (or Bretby) a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Allertonshire; 6 miles N. of Northallerton. The church is dedicated to St. Peter; the living is a rectory, in the patronage of the Bishop of Durham. Population, 90."
"HUTTON BONVILLE, in the parish of Birkby, wapentake and liberty of Allertonshire; 2 miles S. of Birkby, 5 miles NW. of Northallerton. The principal inhabitant is Henry Pierce, Esq. M. P. who resides at the hall. The Church, peculiar, is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to St. Laurence. Patron, Henry Peirse, Esq. Population, 107.
The mansion and estate of Hutton-Bonville, recently purchased by Henry Peirse, Esq. and adjoins his other estates at Lazenby, &c. all once the property and residence of the ancient family of Conyers. The last Baronet of that family (Sir Thomas) died a few years ago in Chester-le-Street."
"LITTLE SMEATON, in the parish of Birkby, wapentake and liberty of Allertonshire; 1¼ miles NE. of Birkby, 6 miles N. of Northallerton. Population, 64."
"LOVESOME HILL, a hamlet in the parish of Birkby, wapentake and liberty of Allertonshire; 2¾ miles SE. of Birkby, 3½ miles N. of Northallerton. Pop. included with Hutton Bonville."
- 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 1890 History and Directory of the North Riding.
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- Between 1823 and 1890, the chapelry of Hutton Bonville (in this parish) became a parish in its own right. See Hutton Bonville Parish.
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