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

The place: OSBALDWICK.     Church dedication: ST. THOMAS.     Church type: Peculiar. Discharged Vicarage.

Area, 1740 acres. Bulmer wapentake *1. -Population, 319 *2; Church-room, 125 *3; Net value, £124. -The Prebendary of Osbaldwick is Lord of the town, and hath his manor and jurisdiction over all the tenants ; but the Prebendary of Strensall hath the Church, to which stall it was appropriated, and a Vicarage ordained A.D. 1485.

Patron and Impropriator, the Prebendary of Strensall.

Valued in the King's Books, at £4 per annum.

Augmented in 1767, with £200; in 1787, with £200; and in 1800, with £200;-all by lot.

17th July 1828, faculty to erect additional pews, and make certain alterations in the Church.

An Inclosure Act was passed 9th George III.

The glebe house was returned in 1818, as unfit for residence, " being much too small," and also returned unfit in 1834.

The Register books commence in 1581. Chasm, 1656-1661. The first book is defective. -Vide Transcripts in the prebendal registry at York.

John Rawson's rent charge, by will, in 1626. 30s. per annum. 20s. for two sermons, one on the 24th June, and the other 27th December ; and 5s. on each of those days to the poor.

Elizabeth Rawson's rent charge, by will, date not given. 20s. for two sermons, one on the Sunday before All-Saints' day, and the other on Trinity Sunday, and 5s. on each of those days to the poor. Both these rents are charged on a copyhold estate at Osbaldwick belonging to Mrs. Robson.

Isabell Spenceley's gift, about 1638. rent charge of 40s. per annum out of one moiety of a close, at Osbaldwick, called Moreland Close, viz., 20s. for two sermons, on Christmas Day and Ascension Day ; 108. for bread and wine for the communion on those days, and 10s. to the poor, to be given away at the same time.

John Straker's charity, by will (date not given). 30s. to the poor of Murton on the 24th June, and 10s. to the poor of Osbaldwick on the same day. Of late the money has been equally divided between the two townships.

Mary Thistlethwaite's rent charge, by will, dated 21st June 1728. 40s. per annum, out of Broad Oak ; 30s. thereof to go for teaching six poor children, three from Osbaldwick and three from Murton, and 10s. to the poor of the said towns. Three children only were taught at the time of the Report, the stipend being deemed insufficient for the number directed.

William Hutchinson's charity, founded in deed, dated 11th February 1765, and augmented by will dated 25th September 1770. Endowment : a garden in Marygate, York, containing one acre and a half, and the sum of £100 at the time of the Report in the hands of Alderman Hearon of York, but who proposed to fund the same in the names of trustees, as soon as it could be done with advantage. £5 per annum is paid to the Vicar, who is to preach sermons on New-Year's day and Easter Sunday. £5 to a schoolmaster, to be chosen by the Vicar and the trustees, for teaching 10 poor children to read and write. Residue of the income, after providing books for the children, to be distributed in money and bread, at Christmas, to the poor of Osbaldwick and Murton who do not receive parish aid, at the discretion of the officiating Minister and church-wardens. New trustees, when the number is reduced to two, to be immediately appointed, so that the trust may never come to the executors or ad ministrators of a surviving trustee. -Vide 8th Report, p. 714.

Post town: York.

Torre's MS. (Peculiars,) page 663. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 58. Nonae Rolls, page 242. Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 188, (Manor.) Bodleian MS., No. 5101. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Osbaldewic), page 11.

*1 Part of the township is within the parish of Gate Helmsley.

*2 Viz. Osbaldwick, 163; and Murton, 156; both in the liberty of St. Peter of York.

*3 In 1818, the return was 270.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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