Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
THE East-Riding OF YORKSHIRE.
THis Part is separated from the rest of the County by the River which after a long and crooked course falleth into the which divides it from and for its Eastern bounds it hath the The parts lying on, or near the Sea-shoar, and the banks of the are of a good soil, and fertile; but the midst (which is known by the name of ) is very and It is the least part by much, yet is it severed into 6 and hath for its chief places
or a of no great Antiquity, being first built by King the First, who called it where he made an and a making the free and granting unto them ample and so that by little and little it grew to what it is, being at present a very large (though conteining but two ) graced with fair and well ordered, and paved which are sufficiently replenished with one of which resembleth in near the where and other necessaries for are vended, and to which the and come to lade, and unlade their having a and and the commodious scituation of this hath made it to be a place very well inhabited, and much resorted unto by being furnished with and all sorts of in great plenty, which they have from Foreign parts, as well as from other parts of this Kingdom, being inferiour to none in except and It is seated on the mouth of the River where it falleth into the and is a place of exceeding great strength, being able to bid defiance both to a and a and that by reason of its strong and the and within it, being at present a considerable Garison of his under the command of the Right Honorable Lord Lord Lieutenant of this Riding. It is a and County Incorporate of it self, as also a electing hath for its chief a 12 and other and gives Title of to the Right Honorable Marquess of Earl of upon It is very well served with its and other places being every day well furnished therewith, but its chief and great is on
In these Seas are taken in the season aboundance of which are found very profitable to the
From there runneth a Promontory, which shooteth it self forth far into the Sea, and is called which calleth in which are divers and this place is honoured in giving Title of to his Grace Count Palatine of the Duke of Earl of
seated on a River, which soon falleth into the an ancient formerly of great account, and enjoyed a good but the rise of its neighbour hath wrought its ruin, being at present but mean; yet doth it send to is governed by a twelve and and hath an indifferent on
Not far from this place is a of a pleasant scituation, and in former time of good account, where the from the ended, and was by called
Farther Southwards, this Promontory draweth to a narrow point, and is called the a place not unknown to that frequent this Coast.
Along the Eastern Coast are divers seated, whose names appear in the
which shooteth it self forth into a little or is a place well known to and 'tis said that the who first subdued these parts, arived and landed here: And this gives name to a near adjoyning.
or a seated in a Creek, and near hath a safe Road for Ships to ride in, and a very good and commodious for Ships to lade and unlade at, which hath occasioned it (of late) to be a place of a good and its which is on to be well furnished with It is honoured in giving Title to the Right Honorable Earl of and
dryly seated on the and in a good soil for a long and hath a mean on
Not far from is of note for its of the learned King of the nigh unto which is
seated on a small River which falleth into the a little and hath a mean on
scituate at the Spring-head of the River a small and hath a little on
seated on the River which gives passage into the for and for the conveyance of their Goods to and fro It is a large and well-built and conteining two besides its enjoyeth very large sendeth to is governed by a twelve and other is a place well inhabited by and and its which are on and are well served with This place is of some note for being the burial place of Arch-bishop of who being weary of the resigned up his and here ended his days in a holy life about the Year of .
Not far from this place is a once very flourishing place.
seated near the Rivers and a good large which gives name to a small Territory called where there was sometime since a pretty of five and hath a very great on for
At or about nine dayes before the coming of the King of after a great slaughter committed on the in a pitcht Battel slew K. of who with a of about 200 Sail of sorely pestered the Kingdom, and was then newly landed at committing great spoils in the parts where he came. And the King of having the honour of the Field, (as noteth) had as much Gold (which was there found) as twelve lusty men could carry away.
 Great store of Herrings here taken.
 The Sprunhead.
 Meux Abbey