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

The place: HEALAUGH.     Church dedication: ST JOHN BAPTIST.     Church type: Perpetual Curacy.

Area, 2,800 acres. Ainsty. - Population, 212 ; Church-room, 100; Net value, £92. -This Church formerly belonged to the patronage of the family of Waleys, and from them to the Depedens. It was afterwards appropriated to the Priory of Healough, by John Depeden and Elizabeth his wife, the King's licence being first obtained therein, 5th February, A.D. 1398, and a Vicarage ordained, which was augmented 27th April 1425.

Patron and impropriator, Benjamin Brooksbank, Esq.

The Church is valued at £6. 13s. 4d. in Pope Nicholas's Taxation. In the King's Books the Vicarage is valued at £6 per annum; and in 1818, at between £80 and £100 per annum.

In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 552, the following notice is taken of this Church: " Neither parsonage nor vicarage, nor any maintenance for a minister, save that Philip, Lord Wharton, formerly paid gratis £5 to the Curate for reading there. Mr. Oxley doth now officiate there every Lord's-day, at the benevolence of the said Lord Wharton. We find cause to enlarge this parish. The town of Catterton we find in the parish of Tadcaster, a mile and a half distant from Tadcaster, and bad ways, oftentimes stopped by the overflowing of the river of Foss running betwixt. Which said town of Catterton is not half a mile off Healaugh ; therefore we think fit it be divided from Tadcaster and annexed to Healaugh, and made of that parish, together with the profits thereof."

No Vicar, saith Archbishop Sharp, hath been instituted since the Dissolution.

Augmented in 1715 with £200, and in 1761 with £200 -both by lot ; and in 1763 with £200 to meet benefaction of £200 from the executors of the Rev. M. Buck ; and in 1798 with £200, by lot. A catalogue of the Vicars to 1530, is given by Torre.

There is no glebe house.

The Register books commence in 1687.

Charity:
Poor's stock. Interest of £103, of which £100 was the gift of Henry Hudson. -Vid. 10th Report, page 719.

Post town: Tadcaster.


References:
Nonae Roll, page 227. Vid. Torre's MS., page 87. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 67. 359. Drake's Eboracum, page 389.


Further information:
HEALAUGH PRIORY. -In this parish stood a monastery of Black Friars, founded in 1218 by Jordan de St. Marcia and Alice his wife.


References:
Mon. Ang., vol. vi. page 437. Burton's Mon., page 281.


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