to the Castle of Guernsey, from which
place he returned in triumph, 1640, the
House of Commons having reversed
his sentence: he was restored to' his
living of St. Matthew, in Friday Street,
London, in the possession of which he
Birkby, N.R. (2) a parish and town-
ship in the wapentake of Allertonshire,
6 miles N. from Northallerton ; inhabi-
tants, 90 ; a rectory, value 6l. 13s. 4d.y
patron, the Bishop of Durham. Birkby
contains the townships of Hutton Bon-
ville, and" Little Smeaton. Entire po-
Birkby, W. R. (5) a hamlet in the
township and parish of Thorner, wa-
pentake of Skyrack, 5 miles N.E. from
Birkby, W. R. (7) a hamlet in the
township and parish of Huddersfield,
wapentake of Agbrigg, 2 miles N.' W.
Birkby Nab, or Nook, W.R. (5)
a hamlet in the township of Studley
Roger, parish of Ripon, wapentake of
Claro, 2 miles N. W. from Ripon.
Birk Dale, N. R. (1) a hamlet in
the township of Muker, parish of Grin-
ton, wapentake of Gilling West, 7 miles
N. W. from Muker,
Birk House, W. R. (1) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Sedbergh,
wapentake of Ewcross, 4 miles N.E.
Birkin, W. R. (8) a parish and
township, in the wapentake of Bark-
ston Ash, 4 miles N. E. from Ferry-
bridge ; inhabitants, 139; a rectory,
value 36/.; patron, the Devisees of the
late Rev. Thomas Wright. This parish
extends several miles on the north bank
of the river Aire; it contains Park
House, the seat of W. Towtill, Esq.;
and also the townships of Haddlesey
Chapel, Haddlesey West, Hurst Court-
ney, and Hurst Temple. Entire popu-
Birkinshaw, W.R. (8) a hamlet
in the township of Gomersall, parish
of Birstall,, wapentake of Morley, 4
miles S. E. from Bradford. This ham-
let produces an inexhaustible supply of
coal and iron stone.
Birks, N. R. (4) a hamlet in the
township and parish of East Witton,
wapentake of Hang West, 5 miles W.
from Masham. This small village is
pleasantly situated in Colsterdale.
Birks Hall, W. R. (7) a hamlet in
the township of Ovenden, parish of
Halifax, wapentake of Morley, 1§ mile
N. W. from Halifax. Here is the seat
of Robert Ramsbottom, Esq.
Birkwith, W. R. (4) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Horton,
wapentake of Ewcross, 8 miles N.
Birkwood, W.R. (8) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Crofton,
wapentake of Agbrigg, 3§ miles S. E.
Birley Car, W. R. (8) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Eccles-
field, wapentake of Strafforth and Tick-
hill, 3£ miles N. from Sheffield.
Birstall, W. R. (8) a parish in
the wapentake of Morley, 7 miles S. W.
from Leeds; a vicarage, value 23/. 19s.
2d.; patron, the Archbishop of York.
Birstall does not give name to a town-
ship, but is one of the villages forming
the township of Gomersall : the parish
is in the very midst of the clothing dis-
trict, and is very extensive : it contains
the townships of Cleck Heaton, Drigh-
lington, Gomersall, Heckmondwike,
Hunsworth, Liversedge, Tong, and
Wike. Entire population, 21,217.
Birstwith, W. R. (5) a township
in the parish of Hampsthwaite, wapen-
take of Claro, 8 miles W. from Knares-
borough ; inhabitants, 621. Birstwith
Hall is the residence of J. Green-
Birthwaite, W.R. (8J. SeeKex-
Bishopdale, N. R. (1) a township
in the parish of Aysgarth, wapentake
of Hang West, 12 miles S. W. from