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porch. He was the friend of Lawrence
Sterne, and will be pleasingly remem-
bered as Eugenius,
te who draws my
curtain when I languish, hear my tale
of symptoms, and blames the wea-
ther for the disorder of his nerves.”
The lords of Skelton had the privilege
of a market, which was held on Sun-
days, after mass; in the 13th year of
Edward II., Lord Fauconberg obtained a
licence for changing the day to Saturday;
the market has long been discontinued.
On the sea-coast near Hunt Cliff, the
seals resort in great numbers to bask
upon the sands; one of them keeps watch
like a centinel, and when pursued, they
often endeavour to annoy their foe, by
throwing sand or pebbles at him with
their hinder feet. The parish contains
the townships of Brotton, Kilton, Moor-
some, Skinningrave, and Stanghow.
Entire population, 1727.

Skereth, W.R. (4) a hamlet in
the township of Ingleton, parish of Low
Bentham, wapentake of Ewcross, 1
mile N. E. from Ingleton.

Skern, E. R. (6) a parish and town-
ship in the division of Bainton Beacon,
2 miles S. E. from Driffield; inhabi-
tants, 251; a perpetual curacy; pa-
tron, Richard Arkright, Esq.

Skewkirk, (5) a small hamlet in the
township of Wilsthorpe, in the Ainsty,
but in the parish of Kirk Hammerton,
which is in the wapentake of Claro, 7
miles N. E. from Wetherby.

Skewsby, N. R. (5) a township
with Dalby, in the parish of Dalby,
of Bulmer, 8 miles E. from
Easingwold; inhabitants, 169.

Skibeden, W. R. (4) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Skipton,
wapentake of Staincliffe, 2§ miles N. E.
from Skipton.

Skidby, E. R. (6) a parish and
township in the division of Hunsley
Beacon, 4 miles S. from Beverley; in-
habitants, 313; a perpetual curacy;
patron, the Bishop of Chester.

Skier9, W. R. (8) a hamlet in the
township of Wentworth, parish of
Wath upon Dearn, wapentake of Straf-
forth and Tickhill, 7 miles N. W. from

Skinningrave, N.R. (2) a town-
ship in the parish of Skelton, wapen-
take of Langbarugh, 7 miles N.W. from
Guisborough; inhabitants, 60. This is
a small village seated on a creek near
the sea, surrounded by rugged cliffs.
Here is the seat of John Easterby, Esq.

Skip Bridge, W.R. (5). See Wils-

Skiplam, N. R. (2) a township in
the parish of Kirk Dale, wapentake of
Rydale, 3 miles N. W. from Kirkby
Moorside; inhabitants, 170.

Skipsea, E.R. (6) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Holder-
ness, 7 miles S. from Bridlington; in-
habitants, 329. In this place a castle
was built by Drugo de Bruerer, a
Fleming, who accompanied William the
Conqueror, and who was rewarded with
the territory of Holderness, together with
the niece of the sovereign in marriage.
Drugo having poisoned his wife, was
obliged to fly. An artificial mound and
rampart seem to be all the traces of
the ancient edifice; various absurd su-
perstitions prevail, or did prevail, in the
neighbourhood concerning this fatal
story. The parish contains the town-
ships of Bonwick, Dringhoe, Upton
and Brough, and Ulrome. Entire popu-
lation, 695.

Skipsea Brough, E.R. (6) a town-
ship with Dringhoe and Upton, in the
parish of Skipsea, wapentake of Holder-
ness, 7§ miles S. from Bridlington;
inhabitants, 164.

Skipton, W.R. (4) a parish, town-
ship, and market town, in the wapen-
take of Staincliffe, 10 miles N. W. from
Keighley, 41 W. from York, 160 from
London; inhabitants, 3411; a vicar-
age, value 10/. 12s.
fid.; patron, Christ
Church College, Oxford; market, Sa-
turday ; fairs, first Saturday after Old
Twelfth day, Marcli 13, Saturday be-


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