Area, 2,090 acres. Bulmer wapentake. -Population, 283 *1; Church-room, 100 *2; Net value, £595. -This Church is an ancient Rectory, formerly belonging to the patronage of Stephen Earl of Albemarle, by whom it was given, with the town, to the Abbey and Convent of St. Mary's, York, and at the Dissolution the patronage came to the Crown.
The tithe of twelve oxgangs of land in Flaxton belong to this Rectory. Patron, the Lord Chancellor.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £13. 6s. 8d.; Nova Tax, £6. 13s. 4d.; and in the King's books, at £14 per annum. Synodals and Procurations, 12s. 6d.
There was an unreported decree in the Exchequer in Trinity Term, 11th Car. 11. *3
A mortgage of £1,600 under Gilbert's Act will cease in 1836.
Inclosure Acts were passed 16th and 17th Geo. III. (Thornton.)
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1588. Chasm 1641 to 1653.
Poor's Land. 3a. 2r. 23p.
Ancient rent charge of 15s. per annum, out of land called Willies Oxgang. Donor unknown.
Poor's Stock. £87. 19s. 1d. four per cents., purchased in 1821 with a sum of £85 that had been lodged in the hands of successive Rectors, being the amount of sundry ancient benefactions to the poor, with arrears of interest, and a legacy of £10 left by Mrs. Walsh, the interest whereof was to be applied towards the support of a schoolmistress in Foston ; but if there were no such, then to the poor. At the time of the Report, there was no schoolmistress in Foston. -The income received under all the above-mentioned charities is distributed yearly at Christmas, among the poor, by the minister, churchwardens, and overseers. -Vide 9th Report, page 712.
Post address, Lobster House, near York.
Torre's MS., page 443. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 17. Nonae Roll, page 235. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Fostune), page 118. Mon. Ang., vol. iii. page 571.
*1 Viz. Foston, 78; and Thornton-upon-Clay, 205.
*2 Estimated at 200 in 1818.
*3 Query what Foston ?