History, Gazetteer, and Directory of the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire: William White, 1840

AUGHTON, on the east bank of the river Derwent, 8 miles N. by W. of Howden, is a pleasant village and township, containing 217 souls, and 1,790 acres of land. Its parish comprises also the townships of East Cottingwith and Latham. Near the church is a large mound of earth, upon which stood the castellated mansion of the ancient family of Aske, one of whom, Robert Aske Esq., was beheaded and hung in chains at York, in 1537, for being the leader of the unsuccessful insurrection called the Pilgrimage of Grace. The Church (All Saints) stands on a bold eminence at the west end of the village, and has an ancient nave, a chancel rebuilt of brick in the early part of the eighteenth century, and repaired and repewed in 1826; and a low embattled tower built by Christopher, son of the unfortunate Robert Aske. The beautiful Norman arch between the nave and chancel has eight mouldings resting on three attached columns, and ornamented with birds’ heads, chevrous, &c. On the chancel floor, is a fine brass, on which are graved the effigies of Richard Aske and his lady, who died in the 15th century. James Fletcher, Esq. is lord of Aughton manor, owner of a great part of the soil, impropriator, and patron of the vicarage, which is valued in K. B. at £4, and now £90, being augmented in 1722, with £200 of Q.A.B., and £10 per annum given by the Earl of Castleton. The present incumbent is the Rev. John Earle, B.A., who built a new vicarage house in 1839. The Church land is 24 acres in Bubwith, let for £18 a year. The poor have 13s. 4d. per annum out of a cottage at Allerthorpe.


COTTINGWITH, (EAST) a neat village on the Derwent, 9 miles W. of Market Weighton, has in its township and chapelry 310 souls, and 1,140 acres of land, enclosed in 1773, when the tithes were commuted for allotments and a yearly modus. The soil belongs to various owners, some of whom are resident. The Chapel of Ease, rebuilt about 55 years ago, is a neat brick edifice with a tower, on which is a spherical cupola. The vicar of Aughton does duty here. In the village is a Friends’ Meeting House, built half a century ago, and a Wesleyan Chapel. The poor have 18 acres of land, allotted at the enclosure, and let for £28 a year, of which £3 10s. is paid for the education of four poor children, and the rest is added to the poor rates, together with an annuity of 20s. left by Ellis Bradley and another donor.


LATHAM, a small village and township, 8 miles N. of Howden, has 138 inhabitants, and 1,270 acres, belonging to several owners, one of whom, R. N. Nottingham, Esq., has a neat mansion here. The poor have 1s. 8d. yearly, from Wood’s charity.



Bernard Wm. vict. & grocer, Cross Keys

Corney Richard, blacksmith

Hewson George, wheelwright

Maltby Richard, vict. Plough

Morley Isaac, schoolmaster

Wilkinson Robert, tailor

Wilkinson Mr. William

Young John, shoemaker



Buttle Thomas

Collins James

Cottam George

Giles Geo. Alder hs

Harrison Matthew

Knapton Thomas

Lambert William

Lawson Emanuel

Precious George

Stephenson Wm., Ruddings

Webster Simeon

Wilkinson Rt

Young Thomas


Carrier & Shopkeeper

Geo. Waterworth, to Howden, Sat. & Selby, Mon.



Atkinson Mr. John

Davy John, vict. & brewer, Blue Bell

Fox Wm., & Day J. jun. mariners

Fox Wm.

Martin N. Wm. gent

Marton Henry, schoolmaster

Pearse James, vict. Ship

Tasker J. miller

Tate Mrs. Ann

Tate Thomas, coal & lime merchant

Webster Mrs. Isabla.

Williamson Geo., & Rd. bricklayers



Hall Peter

Thomas John


Boot & Shoe makers

Blackburn Chas.

Ogram Henry

Smith John



Gell John

Seymour James


Farmer(* are owners)

James Robert

* Luckup Emma

* Martin Godfrey

Middleton James

Room James

* Ryder William

Sanderson George

Seymour George

Seymour William

Sykes William

* Webster Simeon



Blackburn Chas

Gell Sarah

Ogram Henry



Carlton William

Ogram William



Harrison John

Hemingway Wm.



Nottingham Rt. Nottingham, Esq.

Haslewood John, shopkeeper

Tanfield William, shoemaker

Hunter James, shoemaker



Brobbs James

Gillah Thomas

Hatfield Thomas

Rooke Thomas

Vause John