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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: EAST WITTON.     Church dedication: ST. ELLA.     Church type: Augmented Vicarage in charge.

Area, 7,730 acres. Hang West wapentake. -Population, 687 *1; Church-room, 250; Net value, £93.

Given to the Abbey of Jervaulx, by Peter Botevell, and appropriated thereto 6th Kal. Sept. 1301, and a Vicarage ordained.

Patron and impropriator, the Marquis of Ailesbury.

Valued in the King's Books, at £5. 3s. 6d.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1671. Charities. -Elizabeth Barnett's charity. Interest of £20, for teaching poor children.

Henry Simpson's. Interest of £5.

Thomas Langdale's charity. Interest of £5. Lost.

John Ballan's charity. Interest of £10. Lost.

Barbara Skaife's charity, by will, in 1726. 40s. per annum in clothing.

Thomas Skaife's charity, by will, in £178. 40s., for apprenticing poor children. -Vide 7th Report, page 709.


References:
Torre's MS., page 1573. Nonae Roll, page 238. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Witon), page 107. 110. 112. Mon. Angl., vol. v. pages 568. 577, 578. Whitaker's Richmondshire, vol. 1. page 420.


Notes:
*1 Viz. East Witton Within, 395 ; East Witton Without, 292.


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George Lawton in 1842..
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