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

The place: BIRKBY.     Church dedication: ST. PETER.     Church type: Peculiar. Discharged Rectory.

Area, 3,400 acres. Allertonshire wapentake." -Population, 275 *1; Church-room, 100; Net value, 172. -This Church is an ancient Rectory, in the patronage of the Bishops of Durham.

Mr. Torre gives a catalogue of the Rectors.

Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at 23. 6s. 8d.; Nova Tax, 5; and in the King's books, at 6. 13s. 4d. per annum.

There was an unreported decree in the Exchequer, in Easter Term, 1st Jac. II. *2

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1721. -Vide earlier transcripts at Durham.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Post town: Northallerton.

Torre's MS. (Peculiars), page 1317. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 126. Nonae Rolls, page 241.

*1 Viz. Birkby, 96 ; Hutton Bonville, 112 ; and Little Smeaton, 67. -In 1834, the Population, exclusive of Hutton Bonville, was returned at 163.

*2 " The tenants of the manor of Hutton Bon-vile are to pay to the Rector of Birkby 20s. on St. Mark's day, or a gelding's gate, or a mare's gate, from May-day to Michaelmas, at the election of the Rector, and 40s. on St. Matthew's day, yearly, in lieu of all tithes arising within the said manor. - Murthwaite v. Pierce." -1 Wood, page 234.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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by Colin Hinson. 2013.

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