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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: LEEDS HOLY TRINITY.     Church dedication: HOLY TRINITY.     Church type: Unaugmented perpetual Curacy.

Church-room, 700 *1; Net value, £299. -The foundation stone was laid 23rd August 1721, and it was consecrated 27th August 1727, by Archbishop Blackburn: the expense of the building was £4,563. 9s. 6d. Lady Elizabeth Hastings contributed £1,000, and the remainder was supplied by subscriptions and sale of pews. The Rev. Henry Robinson endowed it with lands of the value of £2,000; and an Act of Parliament was passed in the 22nd Geo. II. for making the Church a perpetual Cure.

The Church is a very handsome building of the Doric order. The galleries were built in 1756, and in 1793 five hundred and twenty-three square yards of land were purchased for a burial-ground.

Patrons, the Vicar of Leeds and Recorder, and the Minister of St. John's.

No district has been assigned to this Church, nor are any marriages celebrated therein.

Dr. Whitaker gives a catalogue of the Ministers, and a view of the Church. No glebe house.

Charities:
The Church is kept in repair by the rent of 5a. 3r. 26p. of land, given for that purpose by William Milner, Esq., by deed, dated 5th Sept. 1727 ; and the Charity Commissioners, in their 15th Report, page 673, report that there was then also £1,600 three per cent. consols standing in the name of trustees, being accumulations. -Vide 15th Report, page 673.

25th August 1722, faculty to build the Church.

6th March 1755, ditto to erect a gallery.

21st February 1756, confirmation of seats.

No return as to registers. Marriages are celebrated in the mother Church.


References:
Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 327. Loidis et Elmete, page 65. Parsons's Leeds, &c., vol. i. page 428.


Notes:
*1 In 1818, estimated at 1,300.


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George Lawton in 1842..
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