The Ancient Parish of HIGH MELTON
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2007]
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"HIGH MELTON, a parish-town, in the lower-division of Strafforth and
Tickhill, liberty of Tickhill; (a seat of Richard Fountayne Wilson, Esq.)
4¾ miles SW. of Doncaster, 10¼ from Barnsley, 41 from York. Pop. 137.
The Church is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to St. James, in the deanry of
Doncaster, value, p.r. !£50. Patron, Richard Fountayne Wilson, Esq.
In this Church is a chantry of our Lady, founded by John Melton; and
in a Chapel enclosed, there are several monuments of the Fountayne family.
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