Area, 54,760 acres. Grilling West wapentake. -Population, 2,507 *1; Church-room, 550; Net value, with Learkirk, £773.
The patronage anciently belonged to the Lords Fitz Hugh, and afterwards to the Lords Scrope, of Bolton.
Present patron, J. Bowes, Esq.
Valued in the King's Books, at £58. 14s. 2d.
Inclosure Acts were passed 42nd, 43rd, and 51st Geo. III.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1578.
Jullan Browell's gift, 1772. Interest of £15.
TOWNSHIP OF HOLWICK.
Poor's Money. Interest of £17.
TOWNSHIP OF HUNDERTHWAITE.
Interest of £10 -donor unknown.
TOWNSHIP OF COTHERSTONE. Poor's money. Interest of £30.
TOWNSHIP OF LARTINGTON.
School. Founded long before 1686, by John Parker. £12 per annum rent charge; eight children taught reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Thomas Bowran's gift. Interest of £10. Thomas Jackson's gift. Interest of £20.
TOWNSHIP OF LUNE.
Carlbeck School. £10 per annum, paid by the lord of the manor, also the interest of £20, in the hands of Mrs. Fanny Gibson.
Poor's money. Interest of £22.
TOWNSHIP OF MICKLETON.
John Dent's rent charge, 6s. per annum.
John Blarton's charity, by will, 23rd April 1725. Rent of a messuage and garden.
TOWNSHIP OF ROMALDKIRK.
Free School. Endowment; rent charge of £20 per annum, and rent of 1a. 0r. 16p. of land.
Poor's money. Interest of £16 -donor unknown.
School and Hospital, vide Bowes. -Vide 7th Report, page 664.
Torre's MS., page 1703. Nonae Roll, page 233. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Rumoldeschere). page 100. Whitaker's Richmondshire, vol. i. page 129.
*1 Viz. Cotherston, 631 ; Holwick, 208 ; Hunderthwaite, 297; Lartington, 183; Lunedale, 308; Mickleton, 500; Romaldkirk, 380.
LEARKIRK. -PATRON SAINT NOT Unknown. - (Parish of Romaldkirk. Chapel of Ease.) -Gilling West wapentake. -Church-room, 200; Net value, vide Romaldkirk.
ROMANDBY. -11 Kal. June 1231, Abp. Walter Gray granted to John de Romandby to have a Chantry in the Chapel of Romandby, therein to celebrate divine service, so that it be performed without procession and benediction of palms, every day in the year excepting Christmas-day, Purification, Good Friday, Easter-day, and Palm Sunday.
Torre's MS. (Peculiars), page 375.