Area, 1,050 acres. Barkston Ash wapentake, U. D. - Population, 221 *2 ; Church-room, 100 *3; Net value, £292. -A Rectory anciently belonging to the patronage of the family of the Kymes, and from them of the Talboys, Lords of Kyme, and from them of the Lords Fairfax, Barons Cameron, by Cecil, Lord Burleigh. The patronage is now in F. L. Fairfax, Esq.
Several Roman coins have been found here.
Mr. Torre gives the inscriptions and monuments, principally of the families of Talboys, Barwyk, and Fairfax.
Torre also gives a catalogue of the Rectors.
Value, in Pope Nicholas's taxation, £13. 6s. 8d.; in the King's books, £14. Tenths, £1. 8s.; Synodals, 4s.; Procurations, 7s. 6d.
In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 234, the impropriate Rectory is stated to be worth £50 per annum, and to belong to the Lord General Fairfax. A portion of tithes, worth £10 per annum, called St. Mary's tithes, belong to William Jackson, of Leeds.
There is a glebe house fit for residence, which was altered under the authority of a faculty, dated 5th December 1768.
The Register books commence in 1633. There is a chasm from 1636 to 1682.
Dame Ursula Barwick's Charities, given in 1673. Rent of 21a. 2r. 20p. (let on lease, which will expire 3rd August 1838), to be laid out in bread, and rent-charge of £5 per annum for apprenticing children.
School, established by Robert Fairfax, Esq., and augmented by his will, dated 13th November 1794, six free scholars. Endowed with 17 acres of land. -Vide 21st Report, page 599.
Post town: Tadcaster.
Nonae Roll, page 227. Torre's MS., page 347. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 88. Wood's MS. (Bodleian), No. 5,101.
*1 Alias Newton Kyne, alias Newton super Quef.
*2 Newton Kyme and Toulston. In 1834, returned at 228.
*3 In 1818, the Church-room was returned at 180.