FEARBY, a township, in the parish of Masham, union of Leyburn, wapentake of Hang-East, N. riding of York, 2 miles (E.) from Masham; containing 236 inhabitants. It is situated in a hilly district, and comprises 852a. 1r. 2p. The vicarial tithes have been commuted for £17, and the impropriate for £96, payable to Trinity College, Cambridge.