ELLERBY, a township, in the parish of Lythe, union of Whitby, E. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, N. riding of York, 7½ miles (W. N. W.) from Whitby; containing 78 inhabitants. This place was anciently written Elverdby, and in Domesday book Elwordebie. It was part of the great possessions of the barons Mauley, of Mulgrave; but the lands have been long parcelled out among various owners, and most of them now belong to the Marquess of Normanby. The township comprises 596 acres, of which 51 are waste land or common: the village is situated a little to the north of the road between Whitby and Guisborough. The tithes have been commuted for £105. 10., payable to the Archbishop of York.