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The Ancient Parish of CROFTON

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"CROFTON, a parish-town, Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Pontefract, (the seat of Sir Henry Wright Wilson, Bart.); 3½ miles SE. of Wakefield, 6 from Pontefract, 29 from York. Pop. 459. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to All Saints, in the deanry of Pontefract, value, £10. 0s. 2½d. Patron, the King, as Duke of Lancaster.

Here was born Richard Fleming, founder of Lincoln College, Oxford: in 1406, he was Prebendary of South Newbald, and in 1407, served the office of Proctor at Oxford; in 1415, he exchanged South Newbald for Langtoft, and in 1420, was advanced to the See of Lincoln, by favour of Henry V. He died at Sleaford, 1430/31. He was named by Pope Martin to the vacant Bishopric of York, about 1426; but the appointment was frustrated by the King, and Dean and Chapter. --Hist. Oxford.

He was, for some time, zealous in supporting Wickliffe's doctrines, which afterwards, however, he as strenuously opposed. --Biogr. Dict."

"BIRKWOOD, 2 farm-houses in the township and parish of Crofton; 3½ miles from Wakefield."

"OAKENSHAW, a farm-house in the township and parish of Crofton; 1½ miles SE. of Wakefield, 7 from Pontefract."

"WIND MILL HOUSE, a public house in the township and parish of Crofton; 4 miles from Wakefield, 5 from Pontefract."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]


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