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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: CHAPEL ALLERTON.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.     Church type: Perpetual Curacy.

Area, vide Leeds. Leeds liberty. - Population, 2,797, vide Leeds; Chapel-room, 1,728 *1; Net value, £361.

Patron, the Vicar of Leeds.

Augmented in 1719 with £200 to meet benefaction from Mr. J. Dodgson, and others, of lands worth £200; in 1734 with £200 to meet benefaction from the Rev. Henry Robinson of £100 and land worth £100; and in 1792 by lot with £200.

An Inclosure Act was passed in the 48th Geo. III. and amended by 51st Geo. III.

The Chapel has been rebuilt since the time of Thoresby, and a faculty to enlarge it was granted on the 7th June 1819.

6th December 1805, a faculty granted to erect a gallery.

Two of the windows are beautified with stained glass, presented by Mr. Rhodes and the Rev. E. Wilson.

Dr. Whitaker gives a list of the Curates.

The glebe house is unfit for residence.

The Register Books for burials and baptisms commence in 1789. Marriages are celebrated at the mother church.

Charities:
Henry Hanson's gift, 1775. Interest of £100 for bread.

John Gledhill's gift, 1806. Interest of £100 for bread. -These two sums were invested in the purchase of £300 three per cents., and 15s. worth of bread is distributed monthly.

Wade Brown's gift, by will, dated 13th October 1821. Interest of £100 share in the Leeds water-works, for coals at Christmas.

Sunday Schools. Interest of £155, amount of sundry bequests, viz.: Alice Bywater, £100; Luke Priestley, £10; John Gledhill, £50 less £5 duty. -Vide 15th Report, page 676.

Post town: Leeds.


References:
Vid. Torre's MS. page 274. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 106, and 226. Whitaker's Loidis Elmete, page 123. Thoresby, page 123. Parsons's Leeds, vol. i. page 438.


Notes:
*1 485 additional sittings, of which 102 are free, have been procured, towards which the Society made a grant of £150.


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George Lawton in 1842..
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