MEXBOROUGH: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.
"MEXBOROUGH, a parish partly in the liberty of ST-PETER-of-YORK, but chiefly in the southern division of the wapentake of STRAFFORTH-and-TICKHILL, West riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of Dannaby and Mexborough, and containing 1006 inhabitants, of which number, 865 are in the township of Mexborough, 6 miles N.N.E. from Rotherham. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Archdeacon of York, endowed with £200 private benefaction, £200 royal bounty, and £1500 parliamentary grant. A celebrated battle was anciently fought at this place, then called Maizebel, between Aurelius Ambrosius and the Saxons, in which the latter were defeated."
"DENNABY, a township in the parish of MEXBOROUGH, southern division of the wapentake of STRAFFORTH-and-TICKHILL, West riding of the county of YORK, 6 miles N.N.E. from Rotherham, containing 141 inhabitants."
[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]