Aughton Miscellenea: A Timeline

1166: The return of Knights’ Fees in 1166 show that Roger, son of Roger “de Haye” held Aughton under William Fossard. Roger’s son and heir, Thomas Haye, succeeded to the manor.

[Kirkby’s Inquest. For a detailed account of the descent of Aughton through the Haye family, see Early Yorkshire Charters, Vol II, page 423]


1420: Aughton Manor passes from the de Hays to the Aske family. Roger Hay petitioned the King, stating: that he was seised of the manors of Aughton and Everthorpe in Yorkshire in his demesne as in fee, until Alice, widow of Thomas Myton, disseised him through the maintenance of her brother, John Ask. He asks the King to order Alice to come before him to be examined on this, and that he might be restored to possession of his manors. Roger lost.

[TNA: SC 8/191/9519]


1514: Earliest Court Roll of the Manor of Aughton survives for this year.

[Sandbeck Park: MCR/A/1 (175)]


1536: The Pilgrimage of Grace movement begins. Robert Aske of Aughton leads 9,000 followers into York and occupies the city.


1537: Bigod’s Rebellion broke out in Cumberland. Following this Robert Aske (who was not involved) was arrested, executed, and his body hung in chains from the walls of York Castle.


1542: John Aske of Aughton acquires the site of Ellerton Priory following the Dissolution, by Letters Patent.

[Hull History centre: DDBH/3/32]


1609: Sir Miles Sandys of Streateham in the Isle of Ely and servant Edwarde Rhodes gentleman sold to Robert Hynsley, John Hynsley and Richard Fawcett of Latham yeoman, the tithes of corn, grain, lambs and wool and other small tithes of the chapel of Latham, parcel of the Rectory of Aughton. Granted originally to Sir Miles by Letters Patent of Queen Elizabeth 29 Jan 1599/1600

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1717: John Johnson born at Aughton, seven miles from York, and five from Howden in the same County, about five Foot eight Inches with light Brown lanck Hair sometimes wearing a Wig over it, five and twenty years of Age, in a Gray Drugget Coat, a Fustian Frock under it and Leather Bretches and Gray Stockings; being seized at Kibworth Harcourt in the County of Leicester the 11 Instant, with a Gelding and two Mares all stol’n from Aughton aforesaid, and making his Escape from the Constable. If any can discover him, so as he may be brought to Justice, shall have two Guineas Reward, and reasonable Charges from the aforesaid Constable.

[Stamford Mercury, Wedsnesday, 20 February 1717].


1776: Sunday fe’nnight, as two Boys, Sons to the Rev. Mr. Cookson, at Aughton near Howden, (one aged 11, the other 8) were sliding on the Ice at that Place, it unfortunately gave Way, and let the youngest into the Water, when the other, in endeavouring to save his Brother, broke in also, and they were both drowned. Their Father, just before the Accident happened, strictly charged them not to go out; but he going from home, they imprudently disobeyed his Command, which occasioned this melancholy Misfortune.

[Derby Mercury, Friday 05 January 1776]


1820: OAK TIMBER to be Sold by Auction, At the House of Mr. Musham, the King’s Arms Inn, Fossbridge, York, on Saturday, the 22nd of April, at Four o’clock in the afternoon, 509 Numbered Oak Trees, and 23 Cyphered do. now standing and growing in the Wood at Aughton Ruddings, in the East Riding of the County of York, and near to the navigable River Derwent. Mr. Stephenson, of Aughton Ruddings, will shew the Wood; and for further particulars, apply to Messrs. Tukes and Ayer, Land Agents, York.

[Yorkshire Gazette, Saturday 15 April 1820]


1844: TO BE PEREMPTORILY SOLD, PURSUANT to an Order of the High Court of Chancery, made in a Cause VERNON versus THELLUSSON, with the approbation of the Honourable Sir George Rose, One of the Masters of the said Court, at the BLACK SWAN HOTEL, in the City of York, on WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, the 16th and 17th Days of October, 1844, at TWELVE o'Clock precisely, on each Day, in 37 Lots, several FREEHOLD ESTATES, consisting of the MANORS of ELLERTON and LAYTHAM, the Advowson of the Rectory and Church of Ellerton, and of several Farms, Lands, Houses, Cottages, Tithes, and Compositions in Lieu of Tithes, in Ellerton, Laytham, and Aughton in the East-Riding of Yorkshire, late the property of Sir Christopher Bethell Codrington, Baronet, Deceased.

[Yorkshire Gazette, Saturday 12 October 1844]


1845: TO PATRONS OF SCHOOLS. A YOUNG MAN, who has braved the storms of persecution, and been cast off by his Relations for having publicly renounced the Errors of Popery, having obtained an Exhibition, and studied for a Year and a Half at the Training School in York, wishes for an Appointment. He will be found eminently suited to conduct an important School. Inquiries (paid) addressed to the Rev. J. G., Vicarage, Selby, shall receive immediate attention, and full information shall be given as to the Young Man's History, -with the best Testimonials as to Character and Attainments.

No application need be made where there is not a prospect of permanent employment and a comfortable maintenance.

[Yorkshire Gazette, Saturday 02 August 1845.]

This young man is the Rev. J. H. Greenwood, Curate of Aughton, 1842-1845. He advertised for a replacement schoolmaster for Aughton in the Yorkshire Gazette, 15 February 1845. I believe he went on to become Curate at Crayke, and schoolmaster there – see the Yorkshire Gazette, Saturday 03 January 1846, page 8, column 4.