Ellerton-upon-Swale

ELLERTON-UPON-SWALE, a township, in the parish of Catterick, union of Richmond, wapentake of Gilling-East, N. riding of York, 1ΒΌ mile (E. by S.) from Catterick; containing 152 inhabitants. It is situated to the east of the river Swale, and comprises about 1300 acres of land, the property of the Earl of Tyrconnel, who is lord of the manor. Henry Jenkins, who lived to the extraordinary age of 169 years, was born here; he died on the 8th of December, 1670, at this place, and a monument with a suitable epitaph was erected to his memory in 1743, in the church of Boltonupon-Swale, where he was interred.

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

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