Area, 4,230 acres. Ainsty wapentake. -Population, 484 *2 ; Church-room, 200; Net value, £701. -A Rectory in charge, formerly belonging to the Ughtreds, Knights, afterwards to the Earls of Salisbury. The Crown first presented in 1507, and has presented ever since.
Torre gives a catalogue of the Rectors.
In 1665, Cuthbert Hesketh was presented, his predecessor, (for whose name a blank is left in Torre's MS.) not having subscribed.
Valued, in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £16. 13s. 4d.; in the King's books, at £16. 19s. 7d.; in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 539, at £80 per annum. No Synodals or Procurations to the Archbishop.
There was an unreported decree in the Exchequer about tithes in Michaelmas Term, 36th Elizabeth.
Inclosure Acts were passed 26th Geo. III. (Moor Monkton), and 9th Geo. IV. (Hessey).
The Register Books commence in 1681.
The glebe house is returned as unfit for residence.
Slingsby's dole. Dame Mary Slingsby, by will, dated in 1739, gave to the poor of Moor Monkton, Staveley, Scriven Ferensby, and Bond End, all her gold and money in her escritoir at York, and her two escritoire at Staveley, to be divided as her executors should think fit. £9 per annum is now paid to the poor of Moor Monkton at Christmas.
Rector's dole. An ancient payment of 13s. 4d. per annum paid by the Rector at Christmas.
Hessey Poor's Money. Interest of £8 paid by William Nottingham, Esq. -Vide 10th Report, page 719.
Post town: York.
Nonae Roll, page 228. Torre's MS., page 369. Archbishop Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 74. Drake's Eboracum, page 396.
*1 Alias Moremuncketon.
*2 Viz.: Hessey, 170; and Moor Monkton, 314.