New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 141
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Kirkby Knowle, N. R. (2) a pa-
rish and township in the wapentake of
Birdforth, 6 miles N. E. from Thirsk;
inhabitants, 138 ; a rectory, value 8/.
2s. Id.; patron, Sir Thomas Frank-
land, Bart. New Buildings, in this
township, is the seat of Mrs. Smyth,
the lady of the manor. The parish con-
tains the townships of Bagby and Balke.
Entire population, 505.

Kirkby Malham Dale, W. R.

(4) a parish and township in the wa-
pentake of Staincliffe, 6 miles E. from
Settle; inhabitants, 204; a vicarage,
6l. 13s. Ad.; patron, the Duke of
Devonshire. Here is a small grammar
school. The village is situated in a
deep ravine, upon a small brook, near
the river Aire. The church is spacious
and handsome, of the age of Henry
VII. The parish extends several miles
from south to north, along the banks
of the river Aire; it contains the town-
ships of Airton, Calton, Hanlith, Mal-
ham, Malham Moor, Otterburn, and
Scosthorpe. Entire population, 1005.

Kirkby Malze^rd, W. R. (4, 5)
a parish and township in the wapen-
take of Claro, 7 miles N. W. from Ri-
pon ; inhabitants, 682; a vicarage with
Masham, value 30/.; patron, Trinity
College Cambridge; market, Wednes-
day ; fairs, Whit Monday, October 2 ;
all these having long lain dormant,
have been recently revived. Here is a
grammar school, with a small endow-
ment, by William Horseman, in 1640,
In this place the ancient family of Mow-
bray had a castle, which is now the site
of Mowbray House, the seat of Tonyns
Dickins, Esq, This parish is of im-
mense extent, running to the west as far
as Nidderdale; it contains the town-
ships of Azerley, Fountains Earth with
Middlesmoor, Grewelthorpe, Hartwith
with Winsley, Laverton, Skeldon,
Stonebeck, Upper and Down. Entire
population, 4319.

Kirkby Mills, N. R. (2) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Kirkby

Moorside, wapentake of Rydale, 1 mile
E. from Kirkby Moorside.

Kirkby Misperton, or Kirkby
N. R. (5) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Picker-
ing Lythe, 5 miles N. from Malton;
inhabitants, 170; a rectory, value 25/.
Is. lO^r/.; patron, Lord Feversham.
Here was born the Rev. John Clarke,
A.M., honourably distinguished by the
title of * the Good Schoolmasterhe
was not the same person who pub-
lished several literal translations of the
Latin Classics. Kirkby Hall is the seat
of the Rev. Dr. Blomberg. The parish
contains the townships of Great and
Little Barugh, Great and Little Hab-
ton, and Ryton. Entire population, 809.

Kirkby Moorside, N. R. (2) a
parish, township, and market town, in
the wapentake of Rydale, 6 miles E.
from Helmsley, 26 N. N. E. from York,
228 from London ; inhabitants, 1878;
a vicarage, value 14/. 0s. 10t/.; patron,
the King; market, Wednesday; fairs,
Wednesday in Whitsun week, and Sep-
tember 18. The place is rendered fa-
mous by Pope’s celebrated description
of the deplorable end of the Duke of
Buckingham: the poet has used his li-
cense, as the house yet remains in which
that dissipated nobleman expired, and
it is by no means the miserable hovel
represented: it appears never to have
been an inn, and was the second best
house in the town: the death-bed cham-
ber, indeed, is sufficiently plain, but has
a deal floor. A very erroneous notion
of the circumstances attending the de-
cease of the Duke seems to prevail:
after his retirement into Yorkshire, he
took cold from sitting on the ground,
having been violently heated with
hunting, which brought on an inflam-
mation of the bowels: till within a very
few hours of his death he could not be
persuaded that he was in the least dan-
ger : a pretended penitential letter,
therefore, often published, addressed
to a certain Dr. W,, much in the style


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