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

The place: ASKHAM RICHARD.     Church dedication: ST. MARY.     Church type: Discharged Vicarage.

Area, 960 acres. Ainsty. -Population, 234 *2; Church-room, 230; Net value, £200 -Roger de Mowbray, when he was about to go to the Holy Land, gave to his friend William de Tykhill all the manor and town of Askham Richard, with the advowson of the Church ; and many lands, &c. in the said town, were subsequently given by sundry persons to the Abbey of Bridlington. And William de Walton gave one toft, with all his arable land or meadows, and also William Troys his villain, with all his family and castle, to the said abbey ; all which grants were confirmed by Walter, son of William de Mowbray.

This Church was appropriated to the Priory of Nun Monckton by William de Archis, and Ivetta his wife, and a Vicarage ordained therein, 8th Id. March, 1329. -Torre's MS. See a catalogue of the Vicars. The substance of the endowment is given by Burton.

Patron, H. Croft, Esq.

The Church is valued in Pope Nicholas's Taxation at £6. 13s. 4d. and in the King's Books the Vicarage is valued at £4. 8s. 4d.

In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 531, the Vicarage is valued at £21 per annum. The commissioners thought that an augmentation of £40 per annum should either be granted out of the Rectory of Marston, or the town of Angram, with the whole profits thereof, annexed to this parish Church, being much nearer thereto.

Augmented in 1768 with £200 to meet benefactions of £100 from the Rev. Thomas Nelson, and £100 from the Rev. James Willoughby.

An Inclosure Act was passed 53d Geo. III.

There is a glebe house fit for residence.

8th October 1753, Archbishop Gilbert granted a licence to alter the Vicarage barn.

The Register Books commence in 1579.

The Rev. Mr. Hudson's charity, left in 1736. Rent of seven acres, expended in money, coals, and clothing. -Vid. 10th Report, page 716.

Post town: York.

Vid. Bawdwen's Domesday Book, 117. 218. 242. 244. Torre's MS. page 331. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 64. Burton's Monast. 87 and 214. Drake's Eboracum, page 391. Nonae Roll, page 228.

*1 Or West Askham.

*2 In 1834, the Population was stated to be 236.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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