Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.
The place: HULL ST MARY. Church dedication: ST MARY. Church type: Perpetual Curacy.
Area, 60 acres. Hullshire wapentake. - Population, 3,271; Church-room, 1,000; Net value, £276. -The manor of Hull was held by St. Augustine's Monastery at Canterbury.
3rd Non. December 1333, license was given to the Prior of the Templars at North Ferriby to erect a Chapel at Hull.
No endowment is mentioned by Mr. Torre.
Patron, Samuel Thornton, Esq.
Valued in 1818, at £120 per annum.
Augmented in 1792, with £200, by lot ; and in 1815, with £300, and £300, from the Parliamentary grant, to meet benefaction, of £400 from the executors of J. Rennard, gent.; and in 1816, with £300 from the same grant, to meet benefaction of £200 from the executors of J. Rennard, gent.
" Is not endowed with any tithes, great or small. The Living depends upon the voluntary contributions of the parishioners, only save that there is a pension from the Crown of £4. 13s. 4d., and the dwelling-house, with a garden thereto, situate in Chapel-lane, adjoining to the Church, given in 1666 by Alderman Dobson, for the use of the minister for ever. There was also given, by one John Jefferson, another house for the minister, after the decease of his widow, of the yearly rent of £6 or 77., which is not yet come to the Church. There hath been some weak efforts towards settling a library in the parish, but it is fallen to nought." -Notitia Parochialis, No. 1044.
9th August 1770, burial-ground consecrated.
1775, petition from the Dock Company to disuse the burial-ground.
15th September 1775, a piece of ground in Trippett consecrated.
18th September 1775, faculty to remove the corpses from the old burial-ground.
7th May 1737, ditto to erect a new and ornamental pulpit.
1st February 1752, ditto to erect an organ.
26th June 1778, ditto to erect galleries.
No glebe house.
The Register Books commence in 1564.
Bread Charities UNDER THE CARE OF THE MINISTER AND CHURCHWARDENS. -Alderman William Popples's charity, by will, dated in 1656. rent charge of £3. 0s. 8d. per annum, in white bread, every Lord's day. The amount is added to other charities for the parish, forming a general fund, and applied as after-mentioned.
William Ramsden's charity, by will, dated in 1675. rent charge of £5. 4s. per annum, in bread, to the poor every Sunday.
Robert Trippet's charity, by will, dated in 1707. rent charge of £5. 4s. per annum, half thereof to the churchwardens of St. Mary's parish, and the other half to those of the Holy Trinity, for bread for the use of the said parishes, to be distributed every Lord's day.
Robert Stephens's charity, by will, in 1723. rent charge of 2s. per month, in bread, for the poor.
Catherine Dunn's charity, by will, in 1725. rent charge of 52s. per annum to the poor of the parish of St. Mary, on every Lord's day.
Jane Gault's and Elizabeth Harris's charities, by deeds, dated 5th and 6th August 1728. rent charge of £15 per annum to the poor of the respective parishes of Holy Trinity and St. Mary, in bread, by the churchwardens.
Money benefactions. Elizabeth Spacy's charity, by will, in 1740. Interest of £10 to the poor, distributed by the minister.
Thomas Hawkins's charity, by will, dated 7th June 1774. Interest of £20, originally intended for bread for the poor attending the Church, but has since, together with Spacy's gift, been lent to the parish at five per cent., which is allowed out of the Church-rates, and distributed to the poor.
John Marshall's charity, by codicil to his will, dated 3rd January 1803. Dividends on £179. 18s. 10d., late navy five per cents., for bread for the poor, 'and distributed by the minister and churchwardens, which are applied with the other charitable funds for the parish.
Joseph Rennard's charity, by will, dated 6th June 1807. Interest of £50 to the poor, in bread, at Lady-day, at the discretion of the minister and churchwardens.
Thomas Hewson's charity, by will, proved at York 26th February 1812. Interest of £100 to the poor of the respective parishes of the Holy Trinity and St. Mary, in bread, in equal weekly proportions, by and at the discretion of the Vicars and churchwardens of the said parishes.
The Commissioners reported, that the estates above-mentioned amounted to £34. 19s. 8d. (before the late increase in the rent of the premises held under Gault and Harris's charities.) The sum of £27. 2s. was laid out, and distributed by the churchwardens, in bread, to the poor, in twopenny and penny loaves, on the first and three other Sundays in each month, about one hundred loaves being distributed each time. That the rest of the fund was given away partly in sixpenny loaves, and partly in money at Christmas, the distribution being made by the minister and churchwardens at Church amongst poor persons who attended to receive it ; and that it was not wholly confined to poor belonging to the parish, but was extended to other poor persons in Hull recommended by the inhabitants to the churchwardens.
William Gee's Benefaction for the Repairs of the Church, by will, dated 22nd October 1600. Interest of £60, to the intent that the churchwardens, with the advice of the mayor, might put forth the same at £5 per annum, and to be employed as follows : £4 towards the repairs of Trinity Church, and 20s. to St. Mary's Church yearly, with a proviso by the testator, that if the said churchwardens did not so employ the money, that then it should go amongst his children. The proportion of the interest to this parish is 14s. 4½d. per annum, which sum is carried by the churchwardens to the account of the Church-rates. -Vide 9th Report, page 808.
Torre's MS., page 1077. Gent's (Thos.) History of Hull-York, 1735. Frost's Early History of Hull. Tickell's History of Hull. Thompson's Occ. Prom., page 147, &c. Gentleman's Magazine, vol. xciv. page 16. Mon. Angl., vol. i. page 150. Wood's Bodleian MS., No. 5101. Gilbert's Liber Scholasticus, page 292.
George Lawton in 1842..
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