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

The place: WELBURY.     Church dedication: ST. LEONARD.     Church type: Rectory in charge.

Area, 2,020 acres. Birdforth wapentake, -Population, 233; Church-room, 100; Net value, 360. -This Church, with two oxgangs of land and a mansion, is an ancient Rectory, formerly belonging to the patronage of Walter Ingelram, by whom it was given to the Priory of Guisbrough, and a pension was ordained in 1242 to be paid to the Vicar by the Prior and Convent.

Patron, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at 13. 6s. 8d.; Nova Tax, 8. 6s. 8d.; and in the King's Books, at 7. 2s. 10d. per annum ; Synodals and Procurations, 9s. 6d.; and pension of 1. 6s. 6d. to the Prior of Gisburn *1.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1682.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Post town: Northallerton.

Torre's MS., page 17. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 131. Nonae Rolls, page 232. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Welleburge), pages 27. 234.

*1 The Valor Ecc. specifies the tithe, mansion, and glebe land. -Page 89. col. 1.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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by Colin Hinson. 2013.

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