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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: WIGHILL.     Church dedication: ALL SAINTS.     Church type: Discharged Vicarage.

Area, 2,320 acres. Ainsty wapentake. -Population, 276 *1; Church-room, sufficient; Net value, £114. -This Church was appropriated to the Priory of Healough, and a Vicarage ordained, which was endowed with the tithes of Esdyke and Folihyt, &c.; date not given. Torre gives " A. C. 18," as the reference, but no date.

The Vicarage is partly endowed with the great tithes.

The presentation was in the Stapletons, afterwards in Thomas Shann, Esq., and now in R. F. Wilson, Esq.

In Pope Nicholas's first taxation the Church was valued at £8; in the new, at £3. 6s. 8d. Valued in the King's Books at £5. 3s. 61d. per annum. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 545, at £21 per annum.

Torre gives a catalogue of the Vicars.

Augmented in 1764 with £200 to meet benefaction of £200 from the executors of the Rev. Marmaduke Buck.

The glebe house, in 1818, was returned unfit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1717.

Charities:
Lady Cholmley's dole. £2 per annum. Rent-charge.

Roger Stowing's gift. Interest of £11. -Vide 10th Report, page 733.

Post town: Tadcaster.


References:
Vid. Nonae Roll, page 227. Torre's MS. page 277. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 68. Bodleian MS. No. 5,078. Drake's Eboracum, page 392. Wood's MS. (Bodleian) No. 5,101.


Notes:
*1 The Population, in 1834, was returned at 273.


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