|Croft on Tees|
Area, 7,060 acres. Gilling East wapentake. -Population, 692 *1; Church-room, 400; Net value, £825. -The Church was given by Stephen, Earl of Britain, to the Abbey of St. Mary's, in York, and at the Dissolution, the patronage came to the Crown.
Valued in the King's Books, at £21. 8s. 4d.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1617 ; the earlier entries defective, and many obliterated.
Thomas Barker's dole, by will, 22nd May 1686. rent charge of 10s. per annum.
Sir Mark Milbank's dole, by will, 1680. £5 per annum.
Lord Crew's charity. £4. 3s. 8d. per annum, for teaching poor children reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Lady Mary Calverley's charity, vide General Charities. -Vide 7th Report, page 613.
Torre's MS., page 1651. Nonae Roll, page 234. Mon. Angl., vol. iii. page 532. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Crofst), page 96. Whitaker's Richmondshire, vol. i. page 237.
*1 Viz. Croft, 375; Dalton-upon-Tees, 196; Stapleton, 121. Dalton-upon-Tees was formerly considered to be within the jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of York, and several wills of persons dying there, were proved in the Court of the Dean and Chapter.