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"History and Topography of Harrogate"
by W. Grainge
"Kirkby Overblow and district"
by Harry Speight

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The data in this downloadable pdf is computer searchable.

"The History & Topography of Harrogate ". To quote from the title page: with notices of: Birstwith; Blubberhouses; Castley; Clint; Dunkeswick; Felliscliffe; Fewston; Great Timble; Hampsthwaite; Haverah Park; Killinghall; Lindley; Little Ribston; Menwith with Darley; Norwood; Pannal; Plumpton; Rigton; Scriven; Stainburn; Swinden, Thornthwaite with Padside; Thruscross; Weeton, and the Forest of Knaresborough. Sadly, this excellent book lacks an index, though this is more than made up for on the CDrom by the it being searchable. There are a total of over 500 pages.
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"Kirkby Overblow & district " was written by the Yorkshire historian, Harry Speight, whose early works were published while he was Cashier at Ripley's Dyeworks, West Bowling, Bradford and appeared under the name 'Johnnie Gray'. As a writer Speight had a unique combination of original historical/genealogical research and a feel for landscape and nature. The book contains over 150 pages and numerous photographs, along with a map of the area (see below for the map).

In order to give you some idea as to the contents of the book, the following are available here on line: The above Acrobat files were extracted from the main pdf file and show the quality of the images. You will need at least version 5 of Acrobat to open this file. If you do not have an up to date version please go to the Adobe web-site to obtain a free version of Acrobat Reader.

The main pedigrees in this book are:
De Percy; Toogood; Dodson;

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