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

The place: WENSLEY.     Church dedication: HOLY TRINITY.     Church type: Rectory in charge.

Area, 13,930 acres. Hang West wapentake. --Population, 2,266 *1; Church-room, 400; Net value, £1,337. -The Church was anciently Collegiate, and in the patronage of the Lords Scrope, of Bolton.

Patron, Lord Bolton.

Inclosure Acts were passed 24th and 49th Geo. III.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1538. Valued in the King's Books, at £49. 9s. 9½d.

William Hammond's, by will, dated 4th October 1759. Dividends on £648. 0s. 9d. three per cent. consols, among the poor not receiving parochial relief.

Peter Hammond's, by will, 1st May 1772. Dividends on £814. 2s. 8d. three per cent. consols, and £216. Navy Fives, for apprenticing poor children. There was a balance in hand, at the time of the Report, of £174. 9s. 5d., part of which the Commissioners recommended to be invested.

William Parham's gift, 1670, annual payment of £7. 16s. 8d.

Foss's, Metcalfe's, and Bearpark's gifts, 5s. each per annum.


Rent charge, out of Kerbers, 6s. per annum.

The poor houses and land. Seven cottages, and 1A. 2a. of land.

Phillis Wray's rent charge, 1778, 30s. per annum for instructing three children, and 5s. per annum between two widows.

Metcalfe's benefaction, £10; Storey's do., £5; these two sums have been lost. -Vide 7th Report, page 705.

Torre's MS., page 1583. Norm Roll, page 238. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Wendreslaga), page 107. Mon. Angl., vol. vi. page 1396. Whitaker's Richmondshire, vol. i. page 369. Bodleian MSS. (Wencolaugh), No. 5101.

*1 Viz. Bolton Castle, 269; Leyburne, 1,003; Preston under Scar, 362; Redmire, 344; Wensley, 288.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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