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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: GREAT SMEATON.     Church dedication: PATRON SAINT NOT KNOWN.     Church type: Rectory in charge.

Area, 3,750 acres. Gilling East and Allertonshire wapentakes. -Population, 510 *1; Church-room, 175 ; Net value, with Appleton upon Wiske, 472 -The Church was given, by Hardwin des Escalliers, to the Abbey of St. Mary, in York.

Patron, H. Hewgill, Esq.

Valued in. the King's Books, at 13. 13s. 4d.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1650; part defective.

Charities:
Mrs. Morton Middleton's charity, by will, in 1734. Interest of 20, among the poor of Appleton township. -Vide 7th Report, page 613.


References:
Torre's MS., page 1677. Nonae Roll, page 234. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Smidetune), pages 10. 27. 95. 132. Whitaker's Richmondshire, vol. i. page 247.


Notes:
*1 Viz. Great Smeaton, 248; Hornby, 262; exclusive of Barton.


From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. 2013.


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