The Ancient Parish of BARNBY DUN
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"BARNBY DUN, (or Barnby upon Don or Barmby on Don) a parish-town in the upper division of Strafforth and Tickhill; liberty of Tickhill; 5½ miles NE. of Doncaster and 5 from Thorne, 7¾ from Bawtry, 35 from York. Pop. 495. The Church is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to St. Peter, in the deanry of Doncaster, value p.r. £66. Patron, John Gresham, Esq. Bacon styles it a vicarage, value ~£9. 12s. 6d."
"BRAMWITH SAND, (or South Bramwith) in the parishes of Barnby Dun and Hatfield, and wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill; 5 miles SW. of Thorne."
"REEDHOLME, a single house in the township, of Thorpe in Balne, and parish of Barnby Dun; 4½ miles from Doncaster."
"THORPE IN BALNE, in the parish of Barnby Dun, lower division of Strafforth and Tickhill, liberty of Tickhill; 6 miles W. of Thorne; 6½ from Doncaster. Pop. 122."
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]