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

The place: HESSLE.     Church dedication: ALL SAINTS.     Church type: Vicarage in charge.

Area, 2,410 acres. Hullshire wapentake. - Population, 1,172 *1; Church-room, 500 *2; Net value, £303.

The Prior of Ferriby held in Hessle one carucate of land in frankalmoigne.

And the heirs of Stutevill held four carucates of the King, which made the fourth part of a knight's fee.

The Church was given to the Priory of Gisburne, to which it was appropriated, and a Vicarage ordained therein, in 1251. It is endowed with a mediety of the Rectory.

" This was originally," says Archbishop Sharp, " the mother church to Trinity, Hull."

Torre gives no particulars of the ordination ; his first Vicar was instituted in 1251.

Patron, the Lord Chancellor.

The Church is valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £17. 6s. 8d., and the Vicarage at £13. 6s. 8d.; and in the King's books, the Vicarage is valued at £10. 7s. 1d. per annum.

An Act was passed 32nd Geo. III. cap. 100, inclosure and drainage (Hessle, Anlaby, and Tranby.)

8th November 1782, faculty to erect a gallery.

30th June 1802, ditto to re-pew the Church and erect a gallery.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The first legible entries in the Register Books commence in 1561 ; deficient from 1672 to 1681.

The Hospital and School. These consist of a building containing four rooms, three of which are for the habitation of three poor persons, and the other for a school-room, built by the Rev. Joseph Wilson, and by the will of Mr. Leonard Chamberlain. £1 each per annum is paid to the poor persons, and £5 per annum to the schoolmaster, for teaching ten poor children to read.

John Garratt's charity estate. Rent of 2a. 3r. of land, let at the time of the Report for £18 per annum. Distributed to the poor on St. Thomas's-day.

Robert Raikes's gift. £100 applied many years previous to the Report in building a poor-house. The sum of £5 per annum is paid out of the poor's rates, as the interest is added to and applied with the rents of the above-mentioned charity estate.

William Green's charity, by will, dated 25th March 1812. Dividends on £100 navy five per cents., added to and applied as above.

The poor's allotment. Rent of 11a. of land. Rent distributed on St. Thomas's day amongst the poor of Hessle and Anlaby, whether they receive parochial relief or not.

Bread Charities. -John Marshall's gift, by will, dated 3rd January 1803. Dividends on £160. 10s. navy five per cents., distributed in bread every Sunday.

Unknown rent charges. £1. 11s. per annum ; one issues out of Mr. William Dealtrey's house, the other out of William Volace, Esquire's close near Pulcroft. Distributed in bread on every Sunday. -Vide 9th Report, page 818.

Post town: Hull.

Torre's MS., page 1055. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 55. Mon. Angl., vol. vi. pages 957. Burton's Monast. pages 305. 316. 346. Frost's Hull, page 13. Tickell's Hull, page 877.

*1 Forty men are employed in stone quarries. Part of Anlaby is in Kirk Ella parish.

*2 In 1818, the Church-room was returned at 700.

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