New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 81
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fifteen years had rolled away, when the
sons of the slaughtered gentlemen, now
growing up to manhood, resolved to
avenge the death of their parents : join-
ing with another youth named Lacy,
they waylaid Sir John Elland, near
Brig House, and slew him after a vigor-
ous resistance, and again escaped into
Lancashire. In this age of chivalric
exploit, the affair might have passed
over as a mere act of retributive jus-
tice, but, not content with this revenge,
these young men determined to extir-
pate the very race and name of Elland :
leaving their retreat, they came secretly
into Yorkshire, and concealing them-
selves in a mill, near which they knew
that the heir of Elland, with his lady
and young son would pass in going to
church, at his approach, they rushed
from their ambush, and murdered their
defenceless victims: a hue and cry be-
ing raised, Quarmby was despatched by
the Elland men, the fate of Lacy is not
known. Adam de Beaumont retired
to Crossland, and Lockwood took re-
fuge in a solitary retreat, now called
Canon Hall; but an amour with a
female of loose principles led to his
ruin. The under sheriff, who was the
owner of Canon Hall, engaged his
tenant, the father of this female, to give
him notice of young Lockwood’s mo-
tions, who had begun to perceive that
his retreat was discovered. On a visit
that he paid to this dissembling wan-
ton, when the sheriff’s men beset the
house, under the pretence of a feigned
embrace, she treacherously cut his bow-
string. Lockwood suffered the lawful
punishment of his crime, and few can
regret such a retribution. The fate of
Adam de Beaumont was more honour-
able; becoming apprehensive of his
safety, he retired from the kingdom,
and entered the service of the knights
of Rhodes, in which he gallantly fell
fighting against the Turks. The whole
story exhibits but a sorry picture of the
manners of that turbulent age, and of the
days of chivalry, whose departure is by
some refined spirits so much regretted.

Ellenthorpe, W. R. (4) a small
hamlet in the township of Pay thorn,
parish of Gisburn, wapentake of Siain-
cliffe, If mile N. W. from Gisburn.

Ellerbeck, N. R. (2) a township
in the parish of Osmotherley, wapen-
take of Allertonshire,
6 miles E. from
Northallerton; inhabitants, 81.

Ellerburn, N.R. (3) a parish in
the wapentake of Pickering Lythe, 2
miles N. E. from Pickering; a vicarage,
71. 4*. 9d.; patron, the Dean of
York. There is no village of the name
of Ellerburn, but the parish contains
two townships, Wilton and Farmanby;
the population of the former is
the latter is included in the parish of

Ellerby, N. R. (2) a township in
the parish of Lythe, wapentake of Lang-
barugh, 7 miles N.W. from Whitby;
inhabitants, 80.

Ellerby, E. R. (6) a township in
the parish of Swine, wapentake of Hol-
8 miles N. E. from Hull; in-
habitants, 233. Here is Wood Hall,
the seat of W. H. Maister, Esq.

Ellerker, E.R.(6) a township in
the parish of Brantingham, wapentake
of Howdenshire, 1 mile S. from South
Cave; inhabitants,
249;' a ehapelry to

Ellerker, W. R. (4) a small ham-
let in the township of Great Timble,
parish of Fewston, wapentake of Claro,
12 miles E. from Skipton.

Ellerton, E. R. (5) a parish and
township in the division of Holme Bea-
9 miles S. W. from Pocklington;
inhabitants, 318 ; a perpetual curacy;
patron, Richard Bethell, Esq. This
village is situated near the Derwent;
here was once a priory, founded about
the year
1221; its remains are now
used as the parish church.

Ellerton, N.R. (1) a township in
the parish of Downholme, wapentake
of Hang West, 3 miles E. from Reetli;



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