Place:Norton Conyers, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameNorton Conyers
Alt namesNorton-Conyerssource: from redirect
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates54.181°N 1.5111°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWath (near Ripon), North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Allerton Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Wath Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Norton Conyers from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"NORTON-CONYERS, a township in Wath parish, [North Riding of] Yorkshire; on the river Ouse, 4 miles N by E of Ripon. Acres: 985. Real property: £1,305. Population: 97. Houses: 16."

Norton Conyers was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Wath (near Ripon) in the Allerton Wapentake of the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Norton Conyers was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Wath Rural District. Since 1974 Norton Conyers has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Harrogate District.

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The manor of Norton Conyers once belonged to Richard Norton who, with his sons, was executed for rebellion in 1569. After briefly belonging to the Musgraves it was acquired by Sir Richard Graham in 1624 and, except for 20 years between 1862 and 1882, has remained in Graham family ever since.

Sir Richard Graham was a Royalist from Cumberland who died at Norton Conyers in 1644 of wounds received at the Battle of Marston Moor shortly after making his way home after the defeat. The Graham Baronetcy, of Norton Conyers in the County of York, was created in the Baronetage of England on 17 November 1662 for Richard Graham in honour of his services to the Restoration of the Monarchy.

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