Place:Askham Bryan, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameAskham Bryan
Alt namesAskham-Bryansource: Family History Library Catalog
East Askhamsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish, Village, Civil parish
Coordinates53.918°N 1.152°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoAinsty Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located, forming the rural region around the City of York
Bishopthorpe Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1937
York, Yorkshire, Englandcity into which it was absorbed 1937-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict in which Askham Richard was located 1974-1996
York, Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority of which it has been part since 1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Askham Bryan is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of City of York in the north of England, 6 miles south-west of York, west of Bishopthorpe, and close to Askham Richard and Copmanthorpe. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 582. Prior to 1996 it formed part of the district of Selby.

Askham Bryan is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The name comes from Ascam or Ascha meaning "enclosure of ash-tree". "Bryan" is Bryan FitzAlan. He and his heirs held the manor from the 12th century.

In the village is Askham Hall and nearby is Askham Bryan College of Agriculture. The village became a Conservation Area in 1980.

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Askham Bryan has an involved list of administering authorities. Before the late 19th century it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Ainsty Wapentake which formed the rural region around the City of York. It became a civil parish in 1866 within Barwick Gilbert Union, but was transferred to the Tadcaster Poor Law Union, Rural Sanitary District and Registration District in 1869. The Tadcaster Rural Sanitary District became the Tadcaster Rural District in 1894. In 1937 the City of York absorbed many of the nearby rural civil parishes, including Askham Bryan, into the borough. In the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974 York's boundaries were reduced and Askham Bryan became part of the Selby District in North Yorkshire. In 1996 York was again able to expand its boundaries as a unitary authority and Askham Bryan is once again part of the City of York.

History

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The name of the village is derived partly from Bryan FitzAlan, who was granted the lands by the warden of Richmond Castle. Other notable local families to have been titled Lord of the Manor for the village include the Mowbray's, Stapleton's, and Grey's. The village has sometimes been called East or Great Askham. Harry Croft Esq. was one of the last to be recorded as being Lord of the Manor of Askham Bryan in 1890.

The villages of Askham Bryan and close-by Askham Richard were once just one manor around the time of Edward the Confessor and belonged to Edwin, Earl of Mercia. When Edwin's lands were confiscated by the William the Conqueror, the village was granted to Roger de Mowbray who then passed the Manor to his friend, William de Tykhill, a former Warden of Foss Bridge. It eventually came into the hands of Bryan Fitzalan. During the times of Edward III, the Manor passed from the Grey family via marriage to Sir John Deincourt. The last known hereditary Lord of the Manor of Askham Bryan was Sir John Devede in the reign of Richard III.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Askham Bryan.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Askham Bryan. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Askham Bryan provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Askham Bryan.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to four maps of the West Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding South 1900. The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (the southern part of Bradford, the southern part of Leeds, the southern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the southern part of Selby, Goole Rural District, and all the divisions of Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield)
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding North 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the whole of the West Riding after the revisions of 1935.
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