Area, 4,380 acres. Dickering wapentake *1. -Population, 428 ; Church-room, 333 *2; Net value, £125.
At the time of the Conquest here was a Priest and a Church.
This Church, with one carucate of land called St. Michael's Flat, was given by Walter Espec to the Priory of Kirkham, to which it was appropriated, and a Vicarage ordained therein, but Torre does not give the endowment. The first Vicar named in his catalogue was instituted in 1322.
Patron, the Lord Chancellor.
Impropriator, Sir T. Sykes, Bart.
For many years this was held by Sequestration, but in 1797, the Seals were taken out by the Rev. Adam Ibbotson.
The Church is valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £20; new taxation, £12; in the King's Books, the Vicarage was valued at £5. 6s. 8d.; after deducting for Synodals, 4s.; and Procurations, 7s. 6d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 400, it is stated : " Vicarage worth £13. 6s. 8d.;" and in 1818, at £110 per annum.
Augmented in 1769, with £200; in 1787, with £200; and in 1792, with £200 -all by lot.
An Inclosure Act was passed in the 43rd Geo. III.
No glebe house.
The Register Books commence in 1653. -No entries in 1668, 1673, 1682, 1696, 1725.
Jane Cooke's gift, by will, dated 7th July 1779. £240 was bequeathed on trust, to pay the interest to the Vicar of Garton, in case a sermon should be preached every Lord's Day in the Church, there being at that time only service once a fortnight ; but in case the Vicar should refuse or neglect, then the interest during such a refusal or neglect, should be employed in beautifying and repairing the Church and Chancel.
The affairs got into Chancery after the testator's death, and it appears that the legacy was never raised.
The testatrix also bequeathed to Robert Lakeland and Christopher Seymour a security on the Driffield Navigation for £120, the interest to be employed in teaching poor children to read. This interest is regularly paid to a master, chosen by the townspeople. There are no free scholars, but a lower quarterage is charged to the poor.
Poor's fund, £7. The principal was applied, above twenty years before the Report, in building a school-house. -Vide 11th Report, page 720.
Post town: Hedon.
Torre's MS., page 963. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 214. Mon. Angl. vol. vi. pages 207. 210. Bawdwen's Domesday. Book (Gartune), pages 57. 82. Burton's Monast. page 374.
*1 Partly in the liberty of St. Peter of York.
*2 According to the return in 1818. -In 1834, the return was "sufficient" for 428.