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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: FIRBECK.     Church dedication: ST. PETER.     Church type: Peculiar. Perpetual Curacy.

Area, 1,330 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D *1. - Population, 178 *2 ; Church-room, 241 *3; Net value, £62.

Patron, the Chancellor of the Church of York.

This Church was appropriated to the Prebendary of Laughton, who hath jurisdiction over the Chapel and the whole town.

Valued in 1707 at £15. 15s. 10d. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 436, at £20; and in 1818, at £41 per annum.

Augmented in 1768, with £200; in 1786, with £200; in 1790, with £200; in 1794, with £200; in 1815, with £200; in 1824, with £200; and in 1826, with £200 -all by lot.

For the inscriptions, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.

The Chapel was rebuilt a few years ago by Mr. Gaily Knight, aided by £150 from the Society for Building and Enlarging Churches.

There is no glebe house.

The Register Books commence in 1721.

Charity:
George Jenkinson's charity, by will, in 1726. Rent of about three acres of land at Tuxford, distributed among poor widows at Christmas and Whitsuntide. -Vide 19th Report, page 573.

Post town: Tickhill.


References:
Torre's MS., page 525. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 295. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 300.


Notes:
*1 The parish of Firbeck extends into the jurisdiction of St. Peter of York.

*2 Part of the hamlet of Stone is in this parish.

*3 Of which 114 are free sittings.


From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. © 2013.