Pickering Lythe wapentake. -Area, 13,000 acres. Population, 554 *1; Church-room, 230 *2; Net value, £94. The valley of Rosedale was given to the Priory of Rosedale by Robert de Stutevill.
The Chapel is within the parishes of Lastingham and Middleton, and was appropriated to the Priory of Rosedale. The town, it seems, is divided by a brook, and the Chapel stands in that part which belongs to the parish of Middleton, the other part is in Lastingham parish, but the inhabitants come to this parish, and contribute 10s. per annum to the Minister. The Vicar of Middleton, in Archbishop Sharp's time, resigned all his title to this parish.
Patrons, the Rev. A. Caley and others; but said to be in dispute.
Valued in 1707, at £5; and in 1818, at £56. 14s. per annum.
Augmented in 1739, with £200; and in 1772, with £200 -both by lot ; in 1785, with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from the trustees of Mr. Marshall; in 1810, with £200; and in 1826, with £1,000, both from the Parliamentary Grant -by lot.
No glebe house.
The Register Books for baptisms, marriages, and burials, commence in 1616 ; very imperfect before 1726.
The School. Founded by Thomas Peirson, by will, about 1720. Endowment ; rents-charge of £2 and £3 per annum-five free scholars in reading, writing, and accounts, chosen by the chapelwarden and overseer of Rosedale East Side. -Vide 7th Report, page 742.
Post town: Kirkby Moorside.
Torre's MS., page 1055. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 93. Mon. Angl., vol. iv. page 316. Eastmead's Rievallensis, pages 282. 306. 308.
*1 East Side (Middleton), 376; West Side (Lastingham), 178. Returned in 1834, at 518.
*2 Estimated in 1818 at 400 or 500.
PRIORY. -The Priory of Rosedale, for Benedictine or Cistercian Nuns, founded temp. Richard I., by Robert de Stutevill.
Burton's Monasticon, pages 378, 379.