New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 184
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with the weekly meeting of magistrates
taking place in this town," cause a con-
siderable degree of bustle and business.
In the neighbourhood, is Standard Hill,
(see Brompton) on which was fought
the battle of the standard, in the reign
of king Stephen. The parish contains
the townships of Brompton, Deighton,
Romanby, and Worsall. Entire popu-
lation, 4431.

North Bierley, W. R. (4). See
Bierley North.

North Burton, E.R. (6). See
Burton Fleming.

Northcote, W.R. (4) a hamlet
in the township of Coniston, parish of
Burnsall, wapentake of Staincliffe,
miles S. from Kettlewell.

Northcote, N. R. (2) a hamlet
in the township of Burton, parish of
Masham, wapentake of Hang East, half
a mile E. from Masham.

Northcroft, W. R. (8) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Silkston,
wapentake of Staincross, 3§ miles N.E.
from Penistone.

Northfields, N.Ri (1) a hamlet
in the township of Boldron, parish of
Bowes, wapentake of Gilling West, 2§
N. E. from Bowes.

North Ings,N.R. (5) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Sheriff Hut-
ton, wapentake of Bulmer, 8 miles E.
from Easingwold.

North Leys, W. R. (5) a hamlet
in the township of North Stainley, pa-
rish of Ripon, wapentake of Claro, 2
miles N. from Ripon.

Northorpe, W.R. (8) a hamlet in
the township of Wortley, parish of
Tankersley, wapentake of Staincross,
4§ miles S. E. from Penistone.

Northowram, W. R. (7) a town-
ship in the parish of Halifax, wapen-
take of Morley, 2§ miles N.E. from
Halifax; inhabitants, 6841. North-
owram Hall is the seat of William
Moore, Esq.

North Pasture, W.R (5) a ham-
let in the township of Sawley, parish
of Ripon, wapentake of Claro, 7 miles
S.W.from Ripon.

Norton Priory, W.R. (8) a town-
ship in the parish of Campsall, wapen-
take of Osgoldcross, 7§ miles S. E. from
Pontefract; inhabitants, 668.

Norton, E. R. (5) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Buck-
rose, a quarter of a mileE. from Malton;
inhabitants, 1017 ; a perpetual curacy;
patron, Thomas Ewbank, Esq. The
parish contains the townships of Sut-
ton, and Welham. Entire popula-
tion, 1168.

Norton Conyers, N. R. (5) a
township in the parish of Wath, wapen-
take of Allertonshire, 4 miles N. from
Ripon; inhabitants, 87. Norton Con-
yers Hall is the seat of Sir Bellingham
R. Graham, Bart. This place is re-
membered as the family seat Of Rich-
ard Norton, who imprudently engaged
in the religious rebellion of the Earls
of Northumberland and Westmore-
land, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth,
and who, with eight of his sons, fell
by the hand of the executioner on that
occasion; a terrible retribution, which
causes the heart to shudder at the ob-
duracy of civil discord : this event has
been commemorated by an old ballad of
much merit, in Dr. Percy’s Reliques,
which states, that the eldest son gave
no countenance to the enterprize ; yet
the estate of the Norton’s was con-
fiscated and bestowed upon a Mus-
grave. The Norton family, however,
were not reduced to poverty; and
from a pedigree given by Dr. Whitaker,
Sir Fletcher Norton, the first Lord
Grantley, seems to have derived his
descent from the third son. From the
Musgraves, the estate was purchased
by an ancestor of the present possessor.
In the civil wars, Sir Richard Graham, a
royalist officer, having received twenty-
six wounds at the battle of Marston
Moor, when he found that all was lost,
fled here to his own house, and expired
about an hour after his arrival.


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