Sessay, North Riding of Yorkshire
Sessay, a township and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the N.E.R., 5 miles SSE of Thirsk, and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Thirsk; money order and telegraph office, Topcliffe. Acreage of township, 3034; population, 305; of the ecclesiastical parish, 401. The parish contains also the township of Hutton Sessay. Viscount Downe is lord of the manor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross value, £530 with residence. Patron, Viscount Downe. The church was built in 1847-48, and is in the Gothic style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Sessay St. Cuthbert|
|Poor Law union||Thirsk|
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 Sessay:
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Sessay from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Sessay (St. Cuthbert))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Sessay 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 North Riding newspapers online: