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

The place: BIRDFORTH.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.

Birdforth wapentake. -Population, 35, vide Coxwold *1; Church-room, 120; Net value, 94. -This is a Chapel in the parish of Coxwold, which does not appear to be very ancient, but having been augmented by Queen Anne's Bounty, it is now become a Benefice. It still contributes to the repairs of Coxwold Church.

Patron, the Archbishop of York. Impropriators, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Valued in 1707, at 6. 6s. 2d.; and in 1818, at 84 per annum.

Augmented in 1739, with 200; in 1775, with 200; in 1787, with 200; and in. 1792, with 200 -all by lot.

No glebe house.

The Register Books commence in 1616.

The Rev. William Whyte-head's charity, by will, in 1813. Rent of 1a. of land, let, at the time of the Report, for 1. 5s. per annum, for the schoolmaster of Thormanby, for teaching two poor children of Birdforth to read ; if not two at Birdforth, then one from Thormanby ; and books to be provided for the children when there if sufficient money in hand. -Vide 8th Report, page 705.

Post town: Easingwold.

Not noticed by Torre. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 45. Jefferson's Thirsk, page 98.

*1 Returned at 52, in 1834.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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