[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"BEMPTON, a parish in the wapentake of Dickering; 3½ miles NNE. of Bridlington; The Church, a donative, is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to St. Michael (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Dickering, patron, R. C. Broadley, Esq. Population, 231."
The Bempton Rate books for May 1896 and October 1896 have been transcribed by Liz Agar from photographs by Colin Hinson of the original book kindly loaned for the purpose by Jeff Wardlow of Bempton. These files are in Adobe Acrobat Reader format and you will require at least version 5 of this sofware to read these files, and you will need to zoom in in order to read the text. The Acrobat Reader is avaiable free on the Adobe web-site.