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Old Byland

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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"OLD BYLAND, a parish in the wapentake of Birdforth; 4½ miles WNW. of Helmsley. The church is an ancient dilapidated structure (see Churches for photograph) the living is donative, in the patronage of the Earl of Falconberg; incumbent, the Rev. Michael Mackereth; the Rev. William Dowker curate. Pop. 133."

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]


  • Haydn Scott has transcribed the following population censuses for Old Byland:
    • 1841, with considerable additional information. This file is in Acrobat format.
    • 1871, This file is in Acrobat format.
    • 1851,
    • 1881,
    • 1901.



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