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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: STOCKTON ON THE FOREST.     Church dedication: PATRON SAINT NOT KNOWN.     Church type: Perpetual Curacy.

(Peculiar.) Area, 3,270 acres. Bulmer wapentake *1. -Population, 319 ; Church-room, sufficient; Net value, 140. -The Prebendary of Bugthorpe had in Stockton a manor place wasted, and eight oxgangs of demesne land, each oxgang valued at 10s. per annum, and one meadow against his court, of the value of three shillings per annum.

Also 18 tenements, 11 oxgangs, and 3 acres of land; farmed by tenants, and valued at 5. 10s. per annum.

And 20s. per annum out of the mill, and all manner of jurisdiction there.

Torre says, " 6 Id. Junij A.D. 1276, the land of Karleton and Sandburn being then newly converted to amble, and so become newly titheable, but as yet not canonically limited to any parish, wherefore, William, Lord Archbishop of York, did then by his diocesan authority assign the tithes issuing out of the said lands to the Chapel of Stockton."

This is an ancient Parochial Chapel, belonging to the Prebendary of Bugthorpe, but haying been augmented by Queen Anne's bounty, it is now become a Benefice.

Patron, the Prebendary of Bugthorpe in York Cathedral.

Valued in 1707, at 9. 18s. 6d.; also see Nonae Rolls, p. 243.; and in 1818, at 140 per annum.

Augmented in 1738, with 200; in 1780, with 200; in 1788, with 200; and in 1810, with 200; from the Parliamentary grant, -all by lot.

" There is an augmentation of 10 per annum, made by Dr. Burton the Prebendary. -Signed Thomas Watson, Curate." -Notitia Parochialis, No. 1222.

An Inclosure Act was passed 53rd Geo. III.

No glebe house.

The Register Books commencein 1653.

Charities:
rent charge of 4s. per annum. Donor unknown. Given to the poor of the parish.

Petticoat land. A small piece of ground, being about a rood or thereabouts, called Petticoat Hole, is held subject to an ancient custom of providing a petticoat yearly for a poor woman of Stockton selected by the owner of the land. -Vide 8th Report, page 720.

Post town: York.


References:
Torre's MS. (Peculiars), page 611. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 52. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Stocthun), pages 5.117. Nonae Rolls, page 243.


Notes:
*1 Partly in St. Peter's Liberty.


From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. 2013.


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