Burial record, in Bishops Transcripts for the Parish of Appleton-le-Street.
Burial numbered 209 in register. Mar 9 1826 Hannah Lyle of Swinton age 48
The villages of Swinton and Amotherby are parts of the parish of Appleton-le-Street in the North Riding of Yorkshire. They are all situated on a road heading WNW out of the town of Malton. Swinton is closest to Malton, followed by Amotherby, followed by Appleton. If the church at Appleton ever had a graveyard, it is no more. Parking for worshippers in the 21st century is of greater importance. Some gravestones are arranged around the wall. Amotherby has a church (described as a "chapel of ease" in records) and a considerable graveyard. Leading from the graveyard is a footpath marked "Swinton, 1 mile". There does not appear ever to have been a Church of England in Swinton. This makes me assume that burials for Swinton took place in Amotherby. Although I took a very good look around the graveyard there in 2001, I did not find any Lyle gravestones.
Bishops Transcripts were copies of parish records made annually and gathered together at the cathedral (Church of England). In most cases the original parish records are the documents searched, but sometimes they were damaged by fire or flood before they were microfilmed in the 20th century. I have looked at microfilms of both the parish registers and the Bishops Transcripts for Appleton le Street and the Bishops Transcripts are much easier to read. BTs for Appleton can be found at the Society of Genealogists in London. Its Parish Records are at the Borthwick Institute in York. The Borthwick has moved from the centre of the city to the York University Campus since I visited it.