Holgate

HOLGATE, a township, in the parish of St. MaryBishopshill-Junior, union of York, E. division of the Ainsty wapentake, W. riding of York, 1ΒΌ mile (W. by S.) from York; containing 143 inhabitants. It comprises 274 acres, nearly equally divided between arable and pasture. Lindley Murray, author of the English grammar and other school books, and who was born in Pennsylvania, North America, in 1745, died in 1826 at this place, where he had long resided.

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

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