Area, 1,860 acres. Strafforth wapentake, S.D. -Population, 224 ; Church-room, 120 *1; Net value, £121. -This was in the patronage of the Wasteneys of Hedon for many generations, and from them to the Osbornes.
Patron, the Duke of Leeds.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £5. 6s. 8d.; in the King's hooks, at £6. 14s. 4d., after deducting for Synodals 4s., and Procurations 6s. 8d.; in 1818, at £148. 17s.7d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 431, it is stated : " Rectory, £35 per annum."
An Inclosure Act was passed 7th Geo. III.
For the arms, inscriptions, and list of Rectors, see Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. ii. pages 159 and 160.
There was a Chantry in this Church, founded at the altar of St. Mary, for the soul of Edmund Wasteneys.
25th April 1777, faculty to re-pew the Church.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1600.
Poor's Money. The sum of £30, the amount of certain benefactions for the poor, was placed out at interest with John Garland, Esq., of Woodhall, near Barnsley, who died in 1810. Mr. George Fox and Mr. Skelton were his executors. Mr. Fox paid two years' interest in 1813. The executors are now dead. John Garland, jun. Esq., who was the residuary legatee under his grandfather's will, when he came of age, offered to pay the principal ; but as the minister of the parish declined to receive it without the arrears of interest, the offer was withdrawn, and Mr. Garland has since declined to pay either principal or interest, on the alleged ground that the executors had not accounted to him for any part of the residue of his grandfather's personal estate. -Vide 19th Report, page 605.
Post town: Rotherham.
Torre's MS., page 1177. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 254. Nonae Roll, page 222. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. ii. page 158.
*1 In 1818, the Church-room was returned at 213.