Area, 4,050 acres. Osgoldcross wapentake, U.D *1; Population, 945 *2; Church-room, 250 *3'; Net value, £256. -This Church wait given by Hugh de la Val to the Priory of Nostell, in the reign of Henry I., and confirmed by Robert de Lacy in the reign of King Stephen, and by Pope Alexander III., and was appropriated to the Priory on or before A.D. 1310, and at the Dissolution, the advowson was granted to the Dean and Canons of Christ Church, Oxford *4, who are still the patrons and impropriators.
Both Dr. Ducarel and Mr. Torre are silent as to any ordination of the Vicarage. The first Vicar named in Mr. Torre's catalogue was instituted in 1310.
In Pope Nicholas's Taxation, the Church is valued at £20 and the Vicarage at £6. 13s. 4d. per annum. In the King's Books at £5. 8s. 6d., and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 400, the Vicarage is valued at £18 per annum, and the Rectory at £100 per annum. Synodals, 4s. Procurations, 7s. 6d.
"The Vicarage is endowed with all the privy tithes. The yearly value is about £30 per annum. The Vicar complains of the conduct of the lessee of Christ Church, Oxford, in infringing upon his tithe." Signed, "Matthew Row, Vic." -Notitia Parochialis, No. 144.
A Mr. Sunderland built a new Vicarage house. and settled £20 per annum as an augmentation; the principal was afterwards laid out in lands. " The lessee of the College," says Archbishop Sharp, " disputes the best part of the tithes."
Augmented in 1730 with £200, to meet a benefaction of £200 from Mr. Lyonell Garlick.
Inclosure Acts were passed 28th Geo. III., 44th Geo. III. (Whitwood), 49th Geo. III. (Preston Jacklin), and 52nd Geo. III. (Acton).
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1558. Chasm, 1660 to 1708.
Bead houses. The foundation of this charity is unknown. Three cottages, occupied by poor widows. Income, rent of 2a. 1r. 33p. of land, and rent-charges of £1. 3s. 4d. per annum. The income is divided amongst the widows. The cottages are repaired at the expense of the parish.
Richard Redman's gift. Interest of £10.
Mary Gilliam's dok. Rent - charge of £1 per annum.
Poor's land. 2r. 29p.
Disputed charity. About 1a. 3r. of land, which has long been in the possession of a family named Burkinshaw, is stated to have been left by Thomas Shillito in 1712 or 1721, for the poor of Preston Jacklin. The will has been searched for but not found, and Mr. Burkinshaw says the land was claimed by the Crown, in right of the Duchy of Lancaster. - Vide 16th Report, page 420.
Post town: Pontefract.
Torre's MS. page 791. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. pages 162. 167. Nonae Roll, page 225. Mon. Ang., vol. vi. page 92. Burton's Mon. page 304.
*1 Extending also into Agbrigg wapentake.
*2 Viz. Acton, 51; Featherstone, 328; Preston Jacklin, 260; and Whitwood, 306. In 1834, the Population was returned at 938.
*3 In 1818, the Church-room was returned at 239.
*4 Mon. Ang., vol. vi. page 92. Burton's Mon., page 304.
PRESTON JACKLIN. - Here was a Chantry at the altar of St. John the Baptist, which was valued at the Dissolution at £4 per annum.