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

The place: CATWICK.     Church dedication: ST. MICHAEL.     Church type: Rectory in charge.

Area, 1,650 acres. Holderness wapentake, N.D. -Population, 213 ; Church-room, 180 *1; Net value, £149. At the time of Domesday Survey there was a Church and a mill at Catwick, together with two villanes and two bordars.

The Church was given by Roger, Archbishop of York, to the Priory of Pontefract, and on the Dissolution the patronage came to the Crown.

Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £7; in the King's books, at £10. 4s. 10d.; Synodals, 7s. 6d.; Procurations, 5s. 10d.; Prior of Pontefract, 40s., and Thraves, £1. 6s. 8d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 288, it is stated : " Clear value £53. 0s. 7d., including two little closes, four oxgangs of land, and two cottages."

An Act was passed 4th Geo. II., for inclosing and settling money payments in lieu of tithes.

10th October 1787, a faculty was granted to take away a barn, &c., belonging to the Rectory.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register books commence in 1583. Second book ending in 1728, defective. Vide Transcripts at York.

The Rev. James Young's charity, by will, July 1678. Interest of £50 for widows and other persons at Christmas and Whitsuntide, by and at the discretion of the minister.

Mrs Mary Young's charity, by will (1786). rent charge of £2. 12s. 6d. per annum, to the poor at Christmas, by the minister.

The Town's Stock. The sum of £25 108. which passes under this name, and is the amount of two benefactions formerly given for the poor, was in the hands of William Hood; and the interest (£1. 5s. 6d.) is distributed by the overseers at Candlemas, to such persons as they consider most necessitous and deserving.

Hannah Smith's gift, by will, proved at York, 19th October 1792. Interest of £20 for educating poor children, but if no poor children, the interest to be given to poor lying-in women, or poor sick people, at the discretion of the minister, churchwardens, and overseers. The principal had not been placed out at interest or secured, but 1I. per annum was paid for the education of one poor child. The Commissioners intimated that the legacy ought to be paid, and invested on security by the minister and parish officers. -Vide 9th Report, page 757.

Post town: Beverley.

Torre's MS., page 1425. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 173. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Catingeuuic), pages 60. 181. 243. Burton's Monasticon, pages 320. 386.

*1 In 1818, the Church-room was returned at 250.

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