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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: BRAMLEY IN LEEDS.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.     Church type: Perpetual Curacy.

Area, vide Leeds. Leeds liberty. -Population, 7,039, vide Leeds *1; Chapel-room, 540; Net value, 289. -Supposed to have been founded by the monks of Kirkstall Abbey.

Patron, the Vicar of Leeds.

Augmented in 1730 with 200 to meet benefaction from Sir William Calverley, Bart., Rev. Henry Robinson, and John Green, gent. of lands worth 10 per annum and upwards.

See the particulars of the Curate's income in Abp. Sharp's MS.

Dr. Whitaker gives a catalogue of the Curates.

5th October 1731, a faculty was granted to alter the Chapel.

31st October 1758. faculty to erect a gallery.

1st May 1831, faculty to enlarge the Chapel.

An Inclosure Act was passed in the 29th Geo. III.

There is a glebe house fit for residence.

A mortgage, under Gilbert's Act, of 400 will cease in 1843.

The Register books commence in 1717, for baptisms, marriages, and burials. No entries of marriages since 1753. Marriages are celebrated at the mother Church.

Charities:
School land. 7a. 20p. originally a grant from the Earl of Cardigan, in 1709. Sixteen free scholars.

Poor's allotment. 9a. 3r. 28p.

Anonymous dole. 1 per annum, out of lands belonging to Mr. Dickinson.

Allotment for teaching girls. House, and six perches of land. Six free scholars.

Green's gift. 10 in the hands of the Curate for the time being, for preaching an anniversary sermon on the 25th of March.

William Clough's charity lands, by will, dated 26th April 1710. Rent of 6a. 2r. of land.

Lost benefactions-About 55. -Vide 15th Report, page 677.

Post town: Leeds.


References:
Thoresby, page 175. Loidis et Elmete. page 114. Parsons's Leeds, &c. vol. i. page 438.


Notes:
*1 In 1818, it was 2,562.


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


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