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




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

The place: ATWICK.     Church dedication: ST. LAWRENCE.     Church type: Discharged Vicarage.

Area, 2,100 acres. Holderness Wapentake, N.D. -Population, 285 *1; Church-room, 400; Net value, £149. -The Soke of Atwick belonged to the manor of Kilnsea.

The town of Atwick was parcel of the possessions of Robert de Ros.

The Church was given by Everard de Ross, son of Peter, to the Priory of Bridlington, to which it was appropriated, and a Vicarage ordained therein. -See Burton's Monasticon for the substance of the Endowment. See also Archbishop Grenefield's Register for 1310, folio 118 or 121.

Patron, the Lord Chancellor.

The Church is valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £6. 13s. 4d., Vicarage, £4. 6s. 8d.; in the King's books the Vicarage is valued at £4. 7s. 10d.; Synodals, 4s.; Procurations, 7s. 6d.; in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 290, it is stated : " Vicarage, with the tithe of Arram, Skirlington, and privy tithes of Atwick, £30;" -and in 1818, at £80 per annum.

A Chantry at " Edwick" is named in the Valor Ecc.

An Inclosure Act was passed 9th Geo. III.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1538 ; chasms in burials 1643-1651, 1708-1710.

Edward Fenwick's charity, by deed dated 27th and 28th June 1689. Rent of thirty-three acres of land, let at the time of the Report for £40 per annum, for the payment of £2. 2s. per annum to the Sunday School, £21 per annum to the schoolmaster, for teaching seventeen poor boys reading, writing, and accounts, and for providing premiums from £14 to £16 for apprenticing and clothing one or more boys in the year ; if there should be no such boys, then towards educating and bringing up, at school or otherwise, one poor girl born within the parish, until she should be able to work for herself ; and in case of there being no such boys or girl, then amongst poor widows. The number of boys sent to school have been increased from time to time as the rents have been advanced, and all boys by whom application is made are put out apprentices. The Commissioners reported that £50 was applied the year preceding their report towards building a house upon the charity estate, and that there was a balance in hand of £49. 4s. 4d., which was lodged in the Beverley bank.

Ralph Burton's charity, bywill, in 1726. Rent of 13a. 3r. of land, let at the time of the Report for £18. 18s. per annum ; three shillings worth of bread distributed weekly to poor widows ; £5. 5s. per annum to the schoolmaster for teaching five poor girls reading, writing, and accounts; £1. 1s. per annum, as a subscription to the Sunday school, and about 15s. or 16s. per annum for repairing the school house. -The Commissioners reported that they had made a search for the will at York, but without finding it, and stated that the date given is from the Returns under Gilbert's Act, and that there was a balance in hand of £39. 13s.

Poor's Stock. A benefaction of £10, retained in hand for many years by the successive overseers of the poor, was applied in 1801 in defraying the expenses of inclosing the land belonging to Burton's charity. -Vide 9th Report, page 753.

Post town: Hornsea.

Torre's MS., page 1426. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 179. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Asteneuuic), page 175 ; (Schereltune), 176. Burton's Monast. pages 214. 240. Mon. Angl. vol. vi. pages 287. 291.

*1 Viz. Atwick, Arram, and Skirlington. The population has decreased 41 since 1821, attributed to emigration to America.

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