Area, 2,610 acres. Birdforth wapentake. -Population, 414 *1; Church-room, sufficient ; Net value, £511. -The township of Kilvington contains five carucates of land, whereof the Church was endowed with five oxgangs, and the Prior of Newburgh held six oxgangs more.
The residue were held of the heirs of Baldwin Wake, who held them of Roger de Mowbray, and he of the King in capite.
The town answered for one knight's fee.
This Church is an ancient Rectory, formerly belonging to the patronage of the Upsalls, Knights, and from them to the Lords Scrope of Upsall and Massam, and from them to the Lees, till 1714, when the presentation passed to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, which has now the patronage.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £16. 13s. 4d.; Nova Tax, £6. 13s. 4d.; and in the King's books, at £17. 10s. 10d. per annum ; Synodals and Procurations, 11s. 6d.*2
The glebe house is fit for residence.
8th September 1746, faculty to make certain alterations in a barn belonging to the Rectory.
The Register Books commence in 1572.
Parochial Charities. -No return.
Post town: Thirsk.
Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 47. Bawd. wen's Domesday Book (Chelvinctune), page 77; (Upsale), 18. 76. 225. 235. Nonae Rolls, page 236. Jefferson's Thirsk, page 125. Archaelogia, vol. xvi. page 361. (Font.)
*1 Viz. South Kilvington, 279; Thornbrough, 21; and Upsall, 114. In 1834, the population of the parish was returned at 389.
*2 " The Rector is only entitled to receive from the owner of the grounds called Upsall Park, one buck in the summer season, and one doe in the winter season, and grass or pasture for one gelding or mare on the said grounds, throughout the year, in lieu of all tithes whatsoever arising from the said grounds. -Piper v. Chapman." 3 Wood, page 448. " The occupiers of land in this parish are not bound, by any custom in the parish, to set out their tithes in shocks, ricks, and cocks. -Piper v. Chapman." 3 Wood, page 449.