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

The place: HAYTON.     Church dedication: ST MARTIN.     Church type: Peculiar. Discharged Vicarage.

Area, 2,980 acres. Harthill wapentake. Holme Beacon. -Population, 434 *1; Church-room, 200 *2; Net value, £288.

This was originally a Chapel to Pocklington, but 2nd Id. November 1252, a Vicarage was ordained in the Chapels of Hayton and Beilby, and Hayton is now accounted the parish church, and Beilby a Chapel therein, 4s. per annum being reserved to the mother church of Pocklington, in name of subjection to it.

Patron and impropriator, the Dean of York.

In temp. Hen. III. William de Ruddeston gave to God, and the Church of St. Peter of York, one carucate of land in the territory of Hayton.

Valued in the King's books at £7. 11s. 1s. 4d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. pages 362, 363, it is stated: " Vicarage £26 per annum. Burnby lieth within half a mile of Hayton, and fit to be united to it. Beilby fit to be made a parish of itself."

Augmented in 1737 with £200, to meet benefaction of a legacy of £200 from Mrs. E. St. Quintin.

20th October 1763, faculty to re-pew the Church.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1610. The entries of marriages are deficient from 1748 to 1753.

The Poor's land. 16a.

Doles. -Michael Lambe's dole, given in 1686. rent charge of 5s. per annum, to the poor at Easter. The Commissioners reported that the rent charge had not been received the year preceding their inquiry, but they had no doubt it would be paid in future.

George Ramsay's rent charge, given in 1685. 4s. per annum to the poor. The Commissioners reported that no payment had been made within the memory of persons then living, and doubted whether the payment would be resumed.

Robert Tindall's rent charge. 6s. 8d. to the poor at Christmas and Whitsuntide.

Wood's dole, vide Pocklington. 5s. per annum to the poor at Christmas.

Thomas Pearson's rent charge, who died in 1711. 5s. per annum to the poor of Hayton. -Vide 10th Report, page 658.

Post town: Pocklington.

Torre's MS. (Peculiars), page 707. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 92. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Haiton), pages 13. 170.

*1 Viz. Beilby 248, and Hayton 186. In 1834, the Population was returned, exclusive of Beilby, at 263.

*2 In 1818, the return was 600 for Hayton and Beilby.

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