The Registers of Pickhill-cum-Roxby, Co. York
The following list of Pickhill Parish Register Books previous to 1813 was
sent in to the Bishop in 1831 by the Rev. W. Twigg, vicar:
The name of the parish as given in Kirkby's Inquest was formerly spelt Pykehall and Rokesby (Latin, Picala), i.e. the piked or pointed hill. At the time of Domesday (a.d. 1086) the manors of the parish belonged to the Earl of Richmond, under whom Robert de Musters, Roald the Constable, &c, were tenants. The Master of St. Leonard's Hospital, York, had an interest in the church here in very early days and may possibly have had part in its foundation. The advowson belongs to Trinity College, Cambridge, the owners of the great tithes once the property of the Grahams of Norton Conyers. Some inter-esting particulars relating to the Wandesfords of Kirklington, who also were associated with Pickhill, may be found in the History of the Family of Wandesforde, by H. B. McCall.