Pickering Lythe wapentake. -Population, vide Pickering *1; Chapel-room, 200; Net value, £58.
Patron, the Dean of York.
Valued in 1707, at £4; and in 1818, at £42. 12s. 6d. per annum.
Augmented in 1745, with £200; in 1758, with £200; in 1766, with £200; in 1792, with £200; in 1811, with £200; in 1816, with £200; and in 1826, with £200 -all by lot.
On the 29th January 1635, at the petition of William Boys, Clerk, and certain inhabitants of the town or Chapelry of Gotheland, within the parish of Pickering, John Scott, Dean of York, granted them license and free faculty in all future times to bury their dead in the Chapel, anciently erected within the town of Gotheland, distant above eight miles from its Parish Church of Pickering, saving to the same mother Church all oblations; &c.
10th May 1821, a faculty was granted to rebuild the Chapel on an enlarged scale with a gallery.
No glebe house.
The Register Books commence in 1669; imperfect 1677-1690. -See earlier entries in the Pickering book.
Marriages, since 1731, have been solemnized at Pickering.
Parochial Charities. -No return.
Post town: Pickering.
Torre's MS. (Peculiars), page 743. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 106. Burton's Monasticon, page 85. Eastmead's Rievallensis, page 305.
*1 In 1834 returned at 313.
CELL OF ST. MARY'S. -(At Goathland.) --Here was a Benedictine Cell to Whitby Abbey.
There was here an Hermitage, which Pope Honorius III. confirmed to the Monks of Whitby.
Mon. Angl., vol. i. page 409; vol. vi. page 802.