Barnby

BARNBY, a township, consisting of the villages of East and West Barnby, in the parish of Lythe, union of Whitby, E. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, N. riding of York, 5ΒΌ miles (W. by N.) from Whitby; containing 262 inhabitants. These two villages lie about a couple of miles to the south-west of that of Lythe, not far from the road between Whitby and Guisborough. The township anciently belonged to a family of the same name; mention occurring of Robert de Barneby, who held the lands under Peter de Mauley, lord of Mulgrave.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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