Aughton, East Riding of Yorkshire
Aughton, a township, a village, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Derwent, 1¾ mile NNW of Bubwith railway station, and 7 miles NE of Selby. Acreage, 1947; population, 114. The parish includes also the townships of Laytham and Cottingwith. York is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Bubwith. Population, 438. Traces exist of a castle which was the seat of successively the family of Hai and Aske. Here lived Sir Robert Aske, who was executed as a leader of the insurrection called "the pilgrimage of grace," occasioned by the suppression of the monasteries in the reign of Henry VIII.; and here lived also the Aske who was one of the judges of Charles I. The living is a discharged vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Cottingwith, in the diocese of York; net value, £172. The church was erected in 1893, and there is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Aughton All Souls|
|Poor Law union||Howden|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Aughton with East Cottingwith:
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Aughton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Aughton (All Souls))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Aughton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online: