Area, 4,830 acres. Bulmer wapentake. Population, 626 *1; Church-room, 200; Net value, £127. There was a Church and a Priest at Huntington at the time of the Conqueror's Survey.
This Church was first given to the Abbey of Evesham, and by the Abbot and Convent thereof given to Whitby Abbey, paying to the Church of Evesham 10s. per annum ; and afterwards it was given to the Subchanter and Vicars Choral of York, to whom it was appropriated in 1353, and a Vicarage ordained therein, 16th May 1354, and they are still the patrons.
On the 31st May 1438, the Archbishop decreed that the Archdeacon of Cleveland should not visit the Church of Huntington appropriated to the Vicars Choral of York.
17th December 1517, William Ap. pilton, Vicar of Huntington, left by will two of his best bee hives to the churchwardens for the time being, and their successors, to maintain the lamp hanging before our Lady in the body of the Church.
11th November 1476, John Duk, Vicar of Huntington, left by will 13s. 4d. to the picture of the crucifix, St. Mary, and St. John the Evangelist, and the image of St. John the Baptist, in the said Church. He also left one crown for the making of a glass window in the Church to enlighten the Rood Gallery.
The Church is valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £16; Nova Tax, £6. 13s. 4d. In the King's books the Vicarage is valued at £5 *2; in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 493, it is stated : " The Vicarage comprises the tithes of lamb, Easter book, and all small tithes within the township of Huntington, and half the tithe of lamb, Easter book, and all small tithes in the several townships of Earswick and Tolthorpe, estimated at £10 per annum :" and in 1818 at £130 per annum.
Augmented in 1768, with £200, to meet benefaction of a rent charge of £7 per annum, from William Weddell, Esq.
An Inclosure Act for Earswick was passed 10th Geo. III.
No glebe house.
The Register Books commence in 1592.
John Vaux's charity, by will, dated 13th November 1641. rent charge of 40s. on property belonging to the corporation of York ; 10s. to the minister for a sermon at Lady-day ; 10s. to the poor then present; and the like stem of 10s. for a sermon on Michaelmas-day, and 10s. to the poor then present.
Thomas Harrison's dole, by will, dated 11th May 1710. rent charge of 12s. per annum out of an estate belonging to Varley Bealby, Esq. in right of his wife, and payable at Lady-day. Distributed with the sacrament money.
William Kirby's dole, by will, dated 5th March 1679. rent charge of 2s. per annum, payable at Easter and Christmas, to the poor, out of a house in Huntington, formerly belonging to Benjamin Agar, Esq., and at the time of the Report, to Thomas Smith, Esq.
Bailey's, Kirby's, and Stabler's gifts. The sums of £10 left by the Rev. Mr. Bailey ; £2 left by Seth Kirby ; and £5 by Richard Stabler, the interest to be given to the poor, have been applied to the use of the parish ; and the sum of 17s. per annum is paid out of the Church rate, and given at Christmas. -Vide 8th Report, page 712.
Post town: York.
Torre's MS., page 499. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 14. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Huntindune), pages 25. 75. 118 ; (Touetorp), 31. 51. 83. Nones Rolls, page 235. Burton's Monasticon, page 73.
*1 Viz. Earswick, 66 ; Huntington, 490; and Towthorpe, 70. Ail the Townships are partly in the Liberty of St. Peter. In 1834, the population was returned at 621.
*2 The Valor Eccl. specifies mansion, lands, and tithes. -Page 99. col. 1.