The Ancient Parish of BROTHERTON
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"BROTHERTON, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberties of St. Peter, and honour of Pontefract; (Brotherton Hall, (see photograph) the seat of John Crowder, Esq.) 1 mile N. of Ferrybridge, 3 from Pontefract, 8¼ from Aberford, 11 from Selby, 12 from Tadcaster, 22 from York. Pop. 1,491. The Church, peculiar, is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Edward (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, ~£5. 6s. 8d. Patron, the Dean and Chapter of York.
At this village, Margaret, wife of King Edward I. was obliged to stop, when hunting, and was here delivered of a son, afterwards named Thomas de Brotherton; he was born June 1, 1300. --Camden. Not far from the church, is a piece of ground, surrounded by a wall and a trench, where, as tradition informs, stood the house where the Queen took up her abode."
"BYRAM CUM POOLE, in the parish of Brotherton, wapentake of Barkston Ash 3 miles NNE. of Ferrybridge."
"BYRAM HALL, (the seat of Sir John Ramsden, Bart.) in the parish of Brotherton, wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberties of St. Peter and Pontefract; 2 miles from Ferrybridge, 4 from Pontefract, 11 from Selby. Pop. including Poole, 61, which being united, form a township."
"POOLE, in the township of Byram with Poole, and parish of Brotherton, wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberties of St. Peter and Pontefract; 3 miles from Ferrybridge, 5 from Pontefract. Pop. included in Byram."
"SUTTON, in the parish of Brotherton, wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberties of St. Peter and Pontefract; 1 mile NNE. of Ferrybridge, 3 from Pontefract, 12 from Tadcaster. Pop. 74."
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Brotherton.
- Here is a photograph of Brotherton Hall supplied by Helen Graham. Helen also supplied the following information:
"Brotherton Hall was owned by Herbert Harry Moorhouse from 1946 - 1952. The Lodge House (Gate House) was owned by a Miss Truelove at that time. It is believed that Thomas de Brotherton second son of King Edward I was born there."
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory and Gazetteer, Vol I, West Riding.
- There is further information about this parish from the Pigot's 1829 Directory, Yorkshire section.
- There is further information about this parish from the Pigot's 1834 Directory, Yorkshire section.
- 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, Yorkshire extracts.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Brotherton to another place.
- A transcription of the Brotherton Congregational Church History
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE482258 (Lat/Lon: 53.726382, -1.270955), Brotherton which are provided by:
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- 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.)
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- The World War I and World War II memorial at Brotherton.
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.