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

The place: FOLKTON.     Church dedication: SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST.     Church type: Sinecure Rectory in charge.

Area, 5,040 acres. Dickering wapentake. Population, 455 *1; Church-room, 300; Net value, £874; no return of Vicarage, supposed to be included in the Rectory.

The Monks of Rievaux had pasturage in Folkton for one thousand sheep and cattle.

This Church contains both a Rectory and a Vicarage, which was ordained 6 Id. Aug. 1226. The Rectory and Vicarage were anciently in the patronage of the Lords Greystock, from whom they came to the Howards, and now to the Osbaldestons, who present both to the Rectory and Vicarage. Torre describes the Monuments.

Patrons H. Osbaldeston, Esq. and the Rector of Folkton.

The Church is valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £26. 13s. 4d., and the Vicarage at £6. 13s. 4d.; in the King's Books, the Rectory is valued at £15 per annum, and the Vicarage *2 at £8. 11s. 10d.; Synodals, 4s.; Procurations, 7s. 6d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 409, it is stated : " Parsonage, £105; Vicarage, £28; owners of the parsonage not known. No Minister."

Augmented in 1718, with £200, to meet benefaction of £200, from the Archbishop of York and the Rev. John Gibson.

Inclosure Acts were passed 42d Geo. III. (Flixton), and 42d Geo. III. (East and West Flotmanby).

On the 22d June 1771, a faculty was granted to contract the dimensions of the Church ; and on the 17th March 1772, a faculty was granted to contract the Chancel also.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1665. Chasm from 1696 to 1716 (except for 1714). Entries for baptisms and burials deficient in 1791. Vide Transcripts at York.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Post town: Hunmanby.

Torre's MS., page 999. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 217. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Fulcheton), page 30. Burton's Monast. pages 228. 256. 360. 361.

*1 Viz. Flixton, 251, and Folkton, 204.

*2 Which is discharged.

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