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BOLTON UPON DEARNE: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"BOLTON UPON DEARNE, a parish in the northern division of the wapentake of STRAFFORTH and TICKHILL, West riding of the county of YORK, 7 miles N.E. from Rotherham, containing 623 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at £6. 15. 5., endowed with £800 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of W. Marsden, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew. A statute fair for hiring servants is held on the second Thursday in November. There is a charitable fund from which £11. 10. are paid annually for the instruction of twenty. poor children, principally arising from a bequest by Richard Bingley, in 1756, and one by Elizabeth Pashley, in 1759."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]