The Ancient Parish of FOSTON
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"FOSTON, a parish in the wapentake of Bulmer; 7½ miles SW. of Malton. The church is dedicated to All Saints (see Churches for photograph), the living is a rectory in the gift of the Crown, incumbent the Rev. Sidney Smith. Pop. 91."
"FLAXTON, in the parishes of Bossall and Foston, wapentake of Bulmer a part in the liberty of St. Peter's; 2¼ miles SSW. of Foston, 8 miles NE. of York. In the autumn of 1807, a lead box was turned up by the plough in a field near this place, which contained about 300 small Saxon silver coins, in high preservation, some silver rings, and several pieces of spurs. Pop. 299."
"THORNTON LE CLAY, in the parish of Foston, and wapentake of Bulmer; ¾ mile W. of Foston, 8 miles SW. of Malton. There are here a Methodist chapel and a Friends Meeting house. Pop. 173."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
- Here is a transcription of the Monumental Inscriptions for All Saints, Foston to around 1900 by Alan Peacock.
- Alan Peacock has compiled a table of the census totals for 1801-1899.
- Transcript of the entry for Foston in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- Transcriptions of the Baptism Register for All Saints, Foston by Alan Peacock:
- Here is transcription of the Marriages for All Saints, Foston for 1800-1899 by Alan Peacock.
- Here is transcription of the non Anglican births for Foston and Thornton le Clay by Alan Peacock.
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Foston.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory of 1823, of the North Riding.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the White's Directory of 1840, Yorkshire section.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Bulmers Directory of 1890. of the North 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 1890 History and Directory of the North Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Foston to another place.
- In 1861 the township of Flaxton (a part in this parish and a part in the parish of Bossall) by an Order in Council, was constituted a separate and independent parish. See Flaxton Parish.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE699652 (Lat/Lon: 54.077989, -0.933139), Foston 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.)
- This parish is covered by the following Society: