Ireby

IREBY, a township, in the parish of Thornton-In-Lonsdale, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Kirkby-Lonsdale; containing 145 inhabitants. This place is written "Irebi" in the Domesday survey, and then comprehended three carucates of land. In the reign of James I., lived Thomas Cooke de Irebye. The family of Cooke, the former possessors of the Hall, sometimes called Fothergill Hall, and sometimes Nether Hall, is extinct. George Marton, Esq., of Capernwray, is now lord of the manor and chief owner of the soil. This is the only township in the parish that lies in Lancashire, the rest of Thornton-in-Lonsdale being wholly in the county of York.

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

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