Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.
The place: LAXTON. Church dedication: CHAPEL.
Howdenshire wapentake. Population, 281, vide Howden *1; Church-room, 350; Net value, £39. -The Prebendary of Skelton and Laxton was the fourth Prebend in the Church of Howden. Archbishop Sharp says a Vicarage was ordained in 1370.
Patron, the Vicar of Howden.
In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. pages 227-229, it is stated : " Skelton Prebend to be made parochial, the way to Howden being scarce passable in winter for either horse or foot ;" and valued in 1818 at £45 per annum.
Augmented in 1785, with £200; in 1786, with £200; in 1787, with £200; in 1788, with £200; and in 1809, with £200 -all by lot.
No glebe house.
The Register Books for baptisms and burials commence in 1779. Marriages take place at Howden.
Matthew Pickering's charity, by will, dated 25th April 1688. Rents-charge of £3 per annum. 40s. per annum to the preaching minister of Laxton, by two equal payments, at Lady-day and Michaelmas ; 10s. per annum to the poor on St. Matthias's day ; and a further sum of 10s. per annum to the preaching minister fur an anniversary sermon on St. Matthias's day.
Dunn's charity for apprenticing, vide Howden.
John Marshall's charity for apprenticing, by will, dated 19th July 1669. Rent of one house, let, at the time of the Report, for £8 per annum, for and towards the putting such poor boys apprentices as should be born within the town of Laxton. Balance in hand, at the time of the Report, £51. 10s.
Anonymous charity. rent charge of £1 per annum among five or six poor widows. Now discontinued.
Peter Tune's charity. rent charge of 5s. per annum to the poor in bread. Now lost.
Chapel Lands. Rent of two acres of land and rents-charge of 16s. 8d. per annum, amounting to £3. 14s. 8d. per annum, are applicable to the repairs of the Chapel at Laxton.
Arthur Saltmarshe's gift, by will, dated 23rd January 1702. rent charge of 40s. per annum for four sermons every year quarterly, viz., 26th April, 26th July, 26th October, and 26th January, except a fair should happen at any town within fifteen miles of Saltmarsh on any of the said days, then the sermon to be preached on the day following. Now discontinued, but expected to be resumed. -Vide 11th Report, page 765.
Post town: Howden.
Torre's MS. (Peculiars), page 1083. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 81. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Laitinton), page 61.
*1 In 1834, the Population was returned at £50.
George Lawton in 1842..
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