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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.

The place: HOLME ON SPALDING MOOR.     Church dedication: ALL SAINTS.     Church type: Vicarage in charge.

Area, 10,820 acres. Harthill wapentake. Holme Beacon *1. -Population, 1,438; Church-room, 500; Net value, 97.

Here was a Church and a priest at the time of the Domesday Survey. Also twelve villanes and eight bordars.

The town of Holme was held in knight's service by William de Constable, of Robert de Percy, who held it of Adam de Everingham, and he of John de Vescy, and he of the heirs of Mowbray.

And the Abbot of Selby had one carucate of land here.

The nuns of Swine Priory had lands here.

This Church, in which was a Chantry, was an ancient Rectory, in the patronage of the Constables, knights, till by the attainder of Sir Robert Constable it came to King Henry VIII., and continued in the Crown, until King Charles I. gave it to St. John's College, Cambridge, to which it was appropriated, and the College still presents.

There was a Vicarage ordained in this Church. The College purchased the advowson of Sir William Gee, the profits of which they give to the Vicar.

Torre does not notice the Vicarage.

Sir Marmaduke Constable founded a Chantry in this Church.

The Church is valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at 16. 13s. 4d.; in the King's books the Rectory at 26; Synodals and Procurations 118. 6d.; Thraves 1; Deacon 1; rent to Sir R. Constable 4s.; and the Vicarage at 10; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 366, it is stated : " Tithes and glebe, 140 per annum."

A decree in the Exchequer, in Easter Term, 40th Elizabeth, as to tithes, is unreported.

An Inclosure Act was passed 13th Geo. III.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1559. Chasm 1600-1627.

Charities:
Constable's and Carlill's Charities. -Sir Marmaduke Constable's knight's charity, by deed, dated 7th May, 1st Henry VII. and Peter Carlill's charity, by will, dated 25th September 1666. Rent of 13a. 3r. 26p. of land, one house, and rent charge of 1. The former charity for the poor of Holme and Market Weighton, and the latter for the poor of Holme. One half of the rent of Constable's charity is paid to the churchwardens of Market Weighton, and the other half, with the rent of Carlill's charity estate, are distributed at Christmas and Easter, among the poor of Holme not receiving regular parochial relief, in sums from 10s. 6d. to 5. 5s.

Doles. -Christopher Yeoman's dole, in 1666. rent charge of 1 per annum.

Unknown rent charge of 6s. 8d. per annum.

Unknown rent charge of 6s. 8d. per annum.

Thomas Wood's dole. rent charge of 10s. per annum to the poor.

The Commissioners reported that they had not been supplied with a satisfactory account of these doles, but that there was an undertaking that they should be regularly applied. -Vide 13th Report, page 615.

Post town: Market Weighton.


References:
Torre's MS. (Peculiars) page 1135. Abp. sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 20. Wood's Bodleian MS., No. 5101. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Hase), pages 185. 191. Burton's Monasticon, page 253.


Notes:
*1 Partly within the liberty of St. Peter of York.


From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. 2013.


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