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




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

The place: ALDBROUGH.     Church dedication: ST. BARTHOLOMEW.     Church type: Discharged Vicarage.

Area, 5,240 acres. Holderness wapentake, M.D. -Population, 1,015 *2; Church-room, 500 *3; Net value, £185. -Before the Conquest this town belonged to Ulf, who had a castle here. The castle well is still to be seen near the high road. He founded the Church.

The Church, in Which was a Chantry, was given by Stephen Earl of Albermarle to the Priory of Burstall, a Cell of the Abbey of Albermarle, and by them passed away to the Abbey of Kirkstall, to which it was appropriated, and a Vicarage ordained therein.

No endowment is given by Torre. The first institution mentioned in his catalogue of Vicars is dated in 1313.

The Advowson was granted by King Philip and Queen Mary to the Archbishop of York, but nevertheless, the Crown has continued to present.

The Church is very ancient. Mr. Whitaker thinks it is of the age of Edward the Confessor ; but Mr. Thompson is of opinion it is not older than the reign of King Stephen. It contains the tomb of Sir John Melsa, who was governor of York from 1292 to 1296. Mr. Thompson deservedly reprobates the manner in which the tomb has been allowed to be mutilated, and finally removed into the belfrey without the consent of the Ordinary. The knight's helmet was used for some time as a coal bucket, and much damaged : it is now, says Mr. Thompson, hung up over the monument.

In 1667, Robert Towry, of Riccall, gave by will, for a perpetual augmentation to this Vicarage, a house in East Newton, together with the tithe of East Newton and Kingborough.

The Church is valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £24; Vicarage, £6. 13s. 4d.; in. the King's books, the Vicarage is valued at £13. 15s.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 236, it is stated : " Vicarage, £30 per annum."

William, son of John de Lascels, gave a rent charge of one shilling per annum out of lands at Aldborough towards the support of a light in the Chapel of St. Cuthbert, in the Infirmary, in the Priory of Bridlington.

There was an unreported decree in the Exchequer in Trinity Term, 4th Anne, as to tithes at Aldborough.

Inclosure Acts were passed 4th Geo. III. (Aldborough lordship), 10th Geo. III. (Great Cowden), and 10th Geo. III. (East Newton.)

The glebe house was returned in 1818 as fit for residence ; but in 1834 the return was, " no glebe house."

The Register Books commence in 1653 ; chasm for 1733. The book for entries of marriages from 1732 to 1754 cannot be found. -Vide transcripts at York.

Robert Marie's charity, by will, dated 18th July 1663. Rent of 130a. of land (let, at the time of the Report, for £200 per annum), two houses (occupied by poor persons rent-free), for the poor of the parish, for binding poor boys apprentices, with premiums of £6 each ; in general the number is three ; educating about thirty-three boys and girls, who are provided with books and stationery ; £12 or £14 is laid out in buying blankets and coals for the poor in winter, and the residue half-yearly to the poor not receiving parochial relief, at the discretion of the Vicar, churchwardens, and overseers ; and the tithes of corn and hay in East Newton (half thereof in Ringborough), and a house and garden, with a quantity of land in East Newton, to the Vicars successively, by way of augmentation to the Vicarage. The distributions to the poor are made on the Thursdays before Michaelmas and Lady days.

James Bean's gift, by codicil to his will, dated 15th June 1767. rent charge of £5. 4s. per annum for bread ; two shillings' worth every Sunday to the poor. -The Commissioners reported, that for upwards of twenty years preceding, the payment had been discontinued, and that there was no probability of success in resorting to legal means for establishing this charity.

Timperon's charity. Vide General Charities. -Vide 9th Report, page 752.

Post town: Hedon.

Torre's MS., page 1501. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 169. Bodleian MS., No. 5101. Burton's Monasticon, pages 74. 213. 236. 298, 299. 362. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Alden-burg, Ulenburg), pages 177. 182; (Neuuetun), 177. Thompson's Occ. Prom., pages 75. 245. Archaeologia, vol. vi. page 39-vol. vii. page 89. Mon. Angl., vol. vi. page 526. Whitaker's Cathedral of Cornwall, vol. i. page 99. Hargrove's Knaresborough, page 309.

*1 cum COLDEN PARVA. -Saint John Baptist. -An ancient parochial Chapel, sometimes called a Church, now swallowed up by the sea, together with a great tract of land, esteemed as a Rectory, and valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at 51., and in the King's books at £2. 13s. 4d.; was in the patronage of the De Spencers, who gave it to the Abbot of Albermarle, and then of the Prior of Kirkstall. Mr. Torre, in page 1508, gives a list of the Rectors to 1630. It now goes with the Vicarage of Aldborough. The manor of Colden was held of the Archbishop of York.

*2 Viz. Aldborough, 813; East Newton, 29; West Newton, 173. -In 1834, the population was returned at 1,032. The population return of 1831 includes Etherdwick, Tanston, Carlton, Fosham, and Beswick. The parish extends into Cowden's township, Mappleton parish, but the population is not distinguished.

*3 In 1818, the Church-room was returned at 700.

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