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"History and Antiquities of Selby"
by W. Wilberforce Morrell

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"The History and Antiquities of Selby " was written by W. Wilberforce Morrell, and published in 1867. The book contains nearly 350 pages, along with 25 illustrations (photographs, etchings and line drawings). The following items from the book are available here on-line:

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A transcription of the contents pages of the book:

CHAPTER I.

Introductory—Situation —Etymology— Traces of the Danes and Saxons—The Norman Conquest— Military Events in the Neighbourhood—Birth of Henry I.—Authorities—Domesday Book

PART I.
SELBY UNDER THE LORD ABBATs, A.D. 1069—1540. CHAPTER II.

Rise of Monastic Institutions and their advantages—Copy of the Original Charter of the Abbey, and Translation—Possessions of the Abbey . . 27

CHAPTER III.

History of the Monastery under each of the Abbats —St. Germain, the patron Saint— The call of Benedict, the first Abbat—His mistaking Salisbury for Selby—Description of Selby, A.D. 1070—Visit of the Commander of the York Garrison—Builds a Church—Character of Benedict—Troubles in the Monastery—Reputed Miracles—Hugh, the Second Abbat—Building of the present Church by him —Lives of the succeeding Abbats—Their services to the State, with Notices of the Events affecting the Monastery whilst under their care— Gradual completion of the Abbey Church—Details of the Expenditure of the Abbey, A.D. 1413-14 and following years—Notices of Natives of Selby who attained to distinguished positions in public life— Downfall of Monastic Institutions—The Yorkshire Rebellion of 1536—Letter of Robert Aske from Selby—Visit of the King's Commissioners, A.D. 1537—Their Report—Surrender of the Abbey List of the Abbats of Selby

CHAPTER IV.

Description of the Monastic Buildings—Valuation by the Commissioners—Arms and Seals of the Abbey

PART II
SELBY UNDER SIR R. SADLER, THE BECKWITHS, THE EARLS OF SHREWSBURY;
THE WALMSLEYS, AND THE PETRES, A.D. 1540—1854. CHAPTER V.

Biographical Notices of the Lay Lords, and successive transfers of the Manor—Pedigrees of Walmsley and Petre 133 CHAPTER VI.—The Events of the Great Civil War—Assembling of the Yeomanry at Selby, 1640—Successive Occupation of the Town by the Parliamentary and Royal Forces—Engagements in 1642 and 1643— List of Prisoners taken—National Thanksgiving ordered by the Parliament—Great Plague of 1604 —Local Coinage —Sessions Records and Constables' Accounts—Great Floods—Enclosure of Selby Common—New Turnpike Roads—Aire and Calder Canal—Selby Bridge—Railway Extension.

CHAPTER VII.

Parochial Endowments—Estate of the Feoffees of of Selby, A.D. 1664—Its present condition— Chamberlain's, Hudson's, aad Procter's Charities — Blue Coat School

CHAPTER VIII.—THE ABBEY CHURCH.

Parish Church formerly situated on the Church Hill—The Abbey Church made Parochial 1618—Architectural description— Fall of the Tower, 1690—Subscribers to its rebuilding—The Bells, Clock, and Organ—Successive Improvements to the fabric—List of the Incumbents of Selby—National Schools—Ejected Ministers in Selby and the neighbourhood, A.D. 1662

CHAPTER IX

Arms in the Church, past and present, with notices of the Families—Testamentary Burials—Epitaphs destroyed and those now existing

CHAPTER X

Parish Registers—Their Introduction—Curious Entries in the Early Registers—Traces of the Civil War—Distinguished Natives of Selby— Thomas Johnson, the botanist—Smithson Tennant —Dr. Bateman, Parker, Audus, and others

CHAPTER XI.
HISTORY OF THE NONCONFORMIST DENOMINATIONS; SOCIETY OF FRIENDS.

Criminal Prosecution for Disturbances at Church, A.D. 1652.—UNITARIANS. Notice of the Millgate Chapel and Trust Estate, from A.D.1699 ; Mrs. Bacon's Bequest.—WESLEYAN METHODISTS. Mr. Wesley's Visits to Selby, A.D. 1759 and 1788. Progress in Chapel Building. Names of early Wesleyans and Trustees.—INDEPENDENTS. Introduction in 1808. Building of Chapels. Names of Pastors and present Trustees. —PRIMITIVE METHODISTS. When introduced. Erection of present Chapel, and names of Trustees. —ROMAN CATHOLICS. Early History in Selby. Rev. C. Forestier and Rev. G. Best. The Petre Family. Erection of the present Church by Mrs. Petre, and Description

PART III.
SELBY UNDER LORD LONDESBOROUGH, FROM A.D. 1854.
CHAPTER XII.

The late Lord Londesborough—Geology—Survey of the Town, Ancient and Modern--Public Institutions, Local Government, Sanitary Works, and Burial Board.—Political Notices—Trade—Charitable Societies—Peace Rejoicings—Great Floods

PART IV.
HISTORY OF THE PARISH OF BRAYTON, WITH NOTICES OF THE TOWNSHIPS OF:
THORPE WILLOUGHBY, BURN, BARLOW, HAMBLETON, AND GATEFORTH.
CHAPTER XIII.

History of Brayton —Domesday Book—The Church—Former Arms—Monuments and Testamentary Burials—List of Vicars—Life of William de Hamelton — List of Priests of Hamelton's Chantry—Memoirs of Lord D'Arcy, Thomas and Nicholas de Brayton, and Robert Sherborne— Wesleyan Methodists—Notices of Thorpe Willoughby, Burn, Barlow, Hambleton, and Gateforth—List of Priests of Lacy's Chantry—Pedigree of Brooke of Gateforth House

APPENDIX.

Selby Church Terriers, 1777 and 1863—List of Churchwardens, 1686—1866. Census Returns List of Freeholders


A short review of the book and CD by Richard Rafferty

This is an amazing book, full of long forgotten facts about Selby North Yorkshire. This book would suit everyone from a general reader to a seasoned historian as a stand alone item or better as part of a collection of publications from Colin Hinson.
The reproduction quality is superb with a fully searchable index, a highly recommended book and a highly recommended collection. A perfect gift, souvenir or collectors item.

For places to stay and where to find services, shops, and other information in the modern town of Selby, please see Richard Rafferty's "Selby Review" web-site.


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