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

The place: EGTON.     Church dedication: SAINT HILDA.     Church type: Perpetual Curacy.

Area, 13,570 acres. Langbarugh liberty, E.D. -Population, 1,071 ; Church-room, 400; Net value, £33. This Church was formerly in the parish of Lyth, and was consecrated by the Bishop of Damascus in 1349. Every third penny is still paid towards the repairs of that Church.

Patron and impropriator, the Archbishop of York.

Valued in 1707 at £21; and in 1818, at £30 per annum, Augmented in 1807 with £200, -by lot.

Mr. Graves gives a close catalogue of the Curates.

No glebe house.

The Register Books commence in 1627. Some chasms, the first book ending in 1660 is defective.

Mr. Graves gives in page 289 the pedigree of the Salvines of Newbiggin.

There was an Alien Priory at Grandmont, within this parish.

Ralph Marshall's rent charge, by deed, 16th Car. I. £1. 11s. 4d. per annum, part of a rent charge of £2 per annum, distributed among the poor attending Church on Ascension-day, and St. Thomas' day.

Paul Marshall's dole. 14s. per annum, rent charge, paid at the same time as the above mentioned £1. 11s. 4d.

Customary Payment. £1 per annum is paid by the Curate, being the interest, as stated in the Returns, of £20 due from the Archbishop of York as proprietor of the tithes of this parish, or his lessee. The money is added to, and divided with, the two sums above mentioned. -Vide 7th Report, page 717.

Post town: Whitby.

Torre's MS., page 77. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 155. Graves's Cleveland, page 280.

*1 In the Domesday Book written Egetune, and in other records Oketun, Ayketun, and Echetun ; probably from the number of oak trees that the neighbourhood produced.

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