Aughton Yorkshire Family History Guide

Aughton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire. East Cottingwith is a chapelry of Aughton. 

Other places in the parish include: Willitoft, Spaldington, Laytham, Gribthorpe and Willitoft, and Gribthorpe. 

Alternative names: Aughton with East Cottingwith, Aughton near Bubwith

Riding: East Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1610
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ellerton Priory
  • Bubwith
  • Thornton with Allerthorpe
  • Skipwith
  • Seaton Ross
  • Holme in Spalding Moore

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

AUGHTON, a township in Howden district, and a parish in Howden and Pocklington districts, E. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Derwent, 1¾ mile NNW of Bubwith r. station, and 7 NE of Selby. Acres, 1,790. Real property, £2,216. Pop., 202. Houses, 38. The parish includes also the townships of Laytham and East Cottingwith; and its Post Town is Bubwith, under Howden. Acres, 4,295. Real property, £5,711. Pop., 633. Houses, 134. The property is divided among a few. Traces exist of a castle which was the seat of successively the family of Hai and the family of Aske. Here lived Sir Robert Aske, who was executed as a leader of the insurrection called "the pilgrimage of grace," occasioned by the suppression of the monasteries in the reign of Henry VIII.; and here lived also the Aske who was one of the judges of Charles I. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Cottingwith, in the diocese of York. Value, £90. Patron, A. J. Fletcher, Esq. The church is fair; and there are charities £48.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Administration

County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Howden
Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Diocese: York
Rural Deanery: Harthill and Hull
Poor Law Union: Howden
Hundred: Harthill
Province: York