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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: LEEDS ST PAUL.     Church dedication: ST. PAUL.     Church type: Perpetual Curacy.

Church-room, 1,175 *1; Net value, £133. -This Church was founded by the Rev. Miles Atkinson, Vicar of Kippax, and cost little less than £10,000. The site was given by Doctor Wilson, Bishop of Bristol, and the Church was consecrated by Archbishop Markham 11th September 1793. It is a very plain, but neat and elegant edifice.

Dr. Whitaker gives a view of the Church, a portrait of the founder, and a catalogue of the Curates.

Patrons, the executors of the Rev. William Atkinson.

There is no glebe house.

The Register Books of burials commence in 1796.

The Chapel was augmented, in 1814, with £300 from the Parliamentary grant, to meet a donation of £200 from W. Hey, Esq.

No district has been assigned to this Church. Marriages are celebrated at the parish Church.

Charity:
Ann Baynes, by will, dated 21st September 1807, dividends of £950. 18s. 9d. new four per cents., to be divided, at the discretion of the Minister, among ten poor widows residing in Leeds. -Vide 15th Report, page 675.


References:
Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 320. Loidis et Elmete, page 69. Parsons's Leeds, &c., vol. i. page 429.


Notes:
*1 Estimated, in 1818, at 1,500.


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