New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 23
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Mewith and Grasingle. The parish
extends far to thq north, and contains
the township of Ingleton; entire po-
pulation, 3404.

Bentley, E. R. (6) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Rowley,
division of Hunsley Beacon, 2§ miles
S. W. from Beverley.

Bentley, W. R. (8) a township
with Arksey, in the parish of Arksey,
wapentake of Strafforth and Tick-
1£ mile N. from Doncaster; in-
habitants, 1171. Dr. Miller, in his
history of Doncaster, states a mightily
uninteresting fact, but which has been
copied by several topographical wri-
ters ;—that in Bentley lived a little old
man, called Billy Dutchman, a stone-
mason, who, by an accurate account
kept of his days of labour and idleness
for twenty-nine years, from 1767, found
that he had earned 538/. 18s.
3d. ave-
7s. 3d. per week.

Bentley Grange, W.R. (8) a ham-
let in the township and parish of Em-
lev, wapentake of Agbrigg, 7 miles
S’W. from Wakefield.

Bents Green, W. R. (8) a ham-
let in the township of Eccleshall Bier-
low, parish of Sheffield, wapentake of
Strafforth and Tickhill, 5§ miles S. W.
from Sheffield.

Berry Brow, W. R. (7) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Almond-
bury, wapentake of Agbrigg, 3 miles
S. from Huddersfield.

Berry Moor, W. R. (8) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Silkstone,
wapentake of Staincross, 3§ miles S.E.
from Penistone.

Berwick, W. R. (4) a hamlet in
the township of Draughton, parish of
Skipton, wapentake of Staincliffe,
miles E. from Skipton.

Berwick, N.R. (2). See Ingleby

Bessac ar, W. R. (8) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Cantley,
wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill,
4 miles S.E. from Doncaster.

Bessingby, E. R, (6) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Dicker-
ing, 2 miles S.W. from Bridlington;
inhabitants, 83; a perpetual curacy;
patron, H. Hudson, Esq. Bessingby
Hall is an elegant modern mansion, the
seat of H. Hudson, Esq.

Beswick, E.R. (6) a township in
the parish of Kilnwick, division of
Bainton Beacon, miles N. from
Beverley; inhabitants, 192. The cha-
pel is a perpetual curacy; patron, John
Dennison, Esq.

Beverley, E. R. (6) a borough,
township, and market town in the divi-
sion of Hunsley Beacon, 9 miles N. E.
from Hull, 29 E. S. E. from York, 183
from London; inhabitants, 6728. The
town consists of three parishes, St. Mar-
tin’s, St. Nicholas’, and St. Mary’s. St.
Martin’s, united with the minster, or St.
John’s, is a perpetual curacy ; patron,
the Corporation of Beverley. St. Mary’s
is a vicarage, value 14/. 2s, 8§r/.; patron,
the King, and is united with St. Nicho-
las; a rectory, value 5/.
10s. The
churches of St. Nicholas and St. Martin
have long since fallen to decay, and have
disappeared. Market, Saturday; fairs,
Thursday before February 26, Holy
Thursday, July 5, September 14, No-
vember 5, and Wednesday after Christ-
mas day. The corporation consists of
a mayor, 12 aldermen, and 13 capital
burgesses; the latter, with the mayor,
chosen annually, on the Monday before
Michaelmas day, under a charter grant-
ed by Queen Elizabeth. Beverley sent
two representatives to the first house of
Commons, summoned in the 23d year
of Edward I. but after the death of that
monarch, the borough ceased to make
a return till the 5th of Elizabeth: the
election is in the free burgesses, resident
and not resident; the number of which
is about 1400. The sessions for the
East Riding are held in this town. The
hospitals in Beverley are numerous;
those of Mrs. Ann Routh, Mr. Warton,
Sir Michael Warton, and Fox’s hospi-


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