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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: FLOCKTON.     Church dedication: SAINT JAMES.

Agbrigg wapentake, L.D. -Population, 995, vide Thornhill ; Chapel-room, 300; Net value, £94.

Patrons, the Trustees of certain lands.

Chapel consecrated 25th July 1699. A brief was granted in 1754 for this Church.

14th March 1758, faculty to rebuild and enlarge the Chapel, and to dispose of the seats therein.

26th October 1760, faculty to remove such tombstones as had been placed in the church-yard without any legal authority, and to level the church-yard.

Augmented in 1731 with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from Sir J. Lister Kaye, Bart.

No glebe house.

The registers for baptisms and burials commence in 1717.

Charities:
Richard Carter's charity, by deed, in 1698. £6 per annum, for teaching six, poor boys; £3 per annum for apprenticing a poor boy or girl; £16 per annum among four poor widows, who have also cottages rent free ; and £2 per annum as a dole to the poor.

Sir William Wentworth's gift. Interest of £100 for teaching five poor children.

Beaumont's charity. Vide Darton. -Vide 17th Report, page 682.

Post town: Wakefield.


References:
Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 194.


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