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




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

The place: ETTON.     Church dedication: ST. MARY.     Church type: Rectory in charge.

Area, 3,960 acres. Harthill wapentake. Hunsley Beacon. -Population, 407 *1; Church-room, sufficient; Net value, £853.

In the town of Etton the Lords Mauley held one knight's fee, whereof the prior of Watton held seven oxgangs in frankalmoigne ; whereof the King lost the wardship of James de Frevill, knt., who, and his tenants, held the residue of this fee.

Also the Lords Stutevill held another knight's fee in Etton, whereof the Tempiers held twenty-one oxgangs in frank-almoigne. And the Prior of Watton held two tofts and three carucates.

This Rectory was heretofore in the patronage of the Lords Wake of Lydell, by them to the Vescys; afterwards Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March, presented, and from him it came to the Crown, and was given by Henry VIII. to the See of York, and the Archbishop is still the patron.

A Chantry was founded in this Church by John de Etton, Clerk.

Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £16; in the King's books at £20.98.4d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 341, it is stated : " Rectory, £133. 19s. per annum."

An Inclosure Act was passed 58th Geo. III.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

18th July 1804, faculty granted to make certain alterations in the rectory house.

The Register Books commence in 1557. Baptisms and burials defective 1653 to 1660. Burials defective 1574 to 1579, and from 1592 to 1599. Marriages defective from 1648 to 1660. -Vide Transcripts at York.

Poor's land. Cottage, garth, and about 4A. of land, purchased many years ago with the sum of £60, given by two persons named Towers Wallis and Benjamin Eland. The rent is applied with the next-mentioned fund.

Poor's stock. Dividends on £330 four per cent. consols, purchased partly with £40 arising from the sale of a common-right belonging to the poor's estate, and with donations given by Francis Legard, Esq. and the Rev. J. Fox, late Rector, and partly with a legacy of £200 bequeathed to the poor of Etton, by the will of William Wilson, dated 22nd July 1816. The sum of 20s. is distributed among the poor every sacrament day, and the remainder of the dividends and interest is given weekly in bread, to the poor who attend at Church. -Vide 9th Report, page 746.

Post town: Beverley.

Torre's MS., page 1265. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 38. Bawdwen's Domesday Book, (Ettone,) pages 56. 80. 202. Burton's Monasticon, page 70.

*1 In 1834, the Population was returned at 406.

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