of the lands of Thirsk, held by Hugh Fitzbaldric, a Norman noble who was recorded in the
census of 1086. "The name of this place is supposed to be derived from Tre Isk, two ancient British words signifying a town and river or brook. A strong castle was erected here about 979."
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thirsk research.Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1185 and 1219 are included under the topic Early Thirsk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.