Area, 6,930 acres. Langbarugh liberty, W.D. -Population, 1,397 *2; Church-room, 600; Net value, £185. -This Church was an ancient Rectory, belonging to the patronage of the Lords Meynill, and is said to have been given by Stephen Meynill to the Prior and Convent of Guisbrough, for a Cell at Scarthe, but there is a doubt whether this grant ever took place ; and from them of the Lords Darcy, and then to the Lords Conyers, till it was given to Cardinal Wolsey's College, at Cambridge, to which it was appropriated *3, and a Vicarage ordained therein.
Torre does not give the endowment. The first Vicar named in his catalogue was instituted in 1529.
At the Dissolution the patronage came to the Crown, and King James I. presented to the Vicarage. It then was granted to the Ingram family, and in 1767, the Cary family first presented.
Present patron, Lord Falkland.
Impropriator, Miss Wetherell.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £80; Nova Tax, £45; in the King's books, at £30; and in 1818, at £88 per annum.
Augmented in 1814, with £1,200, from the Parliamentary grant, -by lot.
Mr. Graves gives a catalogue of the Vicars.
No glebe house.
The Register Books commence in 1584. Chasm 1708-1709. -Vide transcripts at York.
The mode of laying the Church assessment is stated by Graves, also the pedigree of the Laytons of Sexhow.
School, founded by Chas. Bathurst, Esq., by deed, dated 13th March 1740. £5 per annum, for five free scholars in reading, writing, arithmetic, and the Church Catechism.
David Simpson's charity, by will, dated 20th November 1783. rent charge of £1 per annum, among poor widows on St. Thomas's-day.
James Young's charity, by will, dated 22nd January 1807. Dividends on £100 three per cent. consols. -Vide 7th Report, page 728.
Post town: Stokesley.
Torre's MS., page 1. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 133. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Hottune). Burton's Monasticon, pages 283. 347. Nonae Rolls, page 233. Mon. Angl., vol. vi. page 276., Graves's Cleveland, page 163.
*1 Rudby is derived, says Mr. Graves, from Rod, a cross, and by, near to.
*2 Viz. East Rounton, 127; Hutton, 1,027 ; Middleton on Leven, 89 ; Rudby, 81; Scutterskelfe, 38; and Sexhow, 35.
*3 The instrument of appropriation is referred to by Tanner, Not. Monast. ed. 1744, page 415, col. 2. The Valor Eccl notices the Vicarial stipend.