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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: MASHAM.     Church dedication: Peculiar. -ST. MARY.     Church type: Vicarage in charge. United to Kirkby Malzeard.

Area, 22,940 acres. Hang East wapentake. -Population, 2,995 *1; Church-room, vide Kirkby Malzeard ; Net value, vide KirkbyMalzeard. -The Church was given to the Cathedral of York, by Roger de Mowbray, and it was appropriated to the Prebend of Masham, (which was dissolved at the Reformation), and in April 1278, a Vicarage was ordained in the Church.

Valued in the King's Books, at 46. 16s. 8d.

No return as to glebe house.

An Inclosure Act was passed 33rd Geo. III.

The Register Books commence in 1599.

Charities:
The School. Founded in 1760, by William Danby, Esq., and others, including benefactions left by Oswald Coates, Isabella Beckwith, and Ann Danby ; thirty-five free scholars. Endowment; 36a. 1r. of land, and rents-charge of 31. 12s. 4d. per annum.

TOWNSHIP OF MASHAM.

Poor's land, 4a. 3r. and 20 at interest, the rent and interest, after giving 16s. to the poor, is employed in apprenticing poor boys.

Hutchinson's dole, 1 per annum.

TOWNSHIP OF FEARBY.

Ripley's rent charge, by will, 14th December, 1722. 10s. per annum.

TOWNSHIP OF HEALEY.

Doles, 2. 12s. per annum ; not now paid.

TOWNSHIP OF ILTON CUM POTT.

Rent charge, 10s. per annum.

TOWNSHIP OF ELLINSTRING.

Thomas Wright's gift, by will, 5th October 1715. rent charge of 50s. per annum, out of an estate called Crofts ; not paid for some years back, the land not being effectually charged.

SWINTON TOWNSHIP.

Hutchinson's dole, 1 per annum.

King's gift. Interest of 12.

Bartlett's gift, 5s. per annum.

Gifts of Ann Norton, Lady Yorke, and Sir Abstrupus Danby, for apprenticing poor children. Rents of 4a. 3r. 16p. of land. -Vide 6th Report, page 626.


References:
Torre's MS., page 1932. Nonae Roll, page 241. Bodleian MSS., No. 5101. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Massan), pages 110. 112. Whitaker's Richmondshire, vol. ii. page 93. Bray's Tour, page 383.


Notes:
*1 Viz. Burton-upon-Yore, 254 ; Ellingstring, 228; Ellingtons, 148; Fearby, 249; Healy with Sutton, 400; Ilton with Pott, 233 ; Masham, 1,276; Swinton with Warthermask, 207.


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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