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

The place: NUNBURNHOLME.     Church dedication: ST. JAMES.     Church type: Rectory in charge.

Area, 2,120 acres. Harthill wapentake, Holme and Wilton Beacon. -Population, 253 *1; Church-room, 100 *2; Net value, £302. -In the town of Burnham the Baron of Greystoke had two carucates of land, and the Nuns thereof held two carucates in Frankalmoigne, and another carucate (whereof six carucates made a knight's fee), and Ralph de Lassells held two carucates ; the Prior of Wartre held one carucate ; Thomas de Flixton one carucate ; William de Levesterne one carucate ; Adam de Donvent one carucate, and Galfred de Sharpent two oxgangs.

The Church belonged to the Priory of Wartre, which in 1268 granted the perpetual advowson thereof, together with that of Wheldrake, to Walter Gray, Archbishop of York, and his successors, in consideration of his appropriation to the Convent of the Church of Lund, which two advowsons the Archbishops have ever since enjoyed, and the Archbishop is still the patron of this Church.

Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £16. 13s. 4d.; in the King's books, at £9. 12s. 4d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 380, at £70 per annum.

A mortgage of £430. 14s. under Gilbert's Act, will cease in 1837.

An Inclosure Act was passed 28th Geo. II.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1586. Very illegible until 1650.

Poor's Money. £15, said in the Returns of Charitable Donations in 1786, to have been given by the Rev. Thomas Gill, the Rev. Jeremiah Farrer, and the Rev. H. Travers. The money is placed out at interest, and added to the communion money, and distributed amongst the poor at Christmas, yearly.

Wood's dole. Vide Pocklington. 38. 4d. per annum to the poor. Distributed as above. -Vide 11th Report, page 734.

Post town: Pocklington.

Torre's MS., page 1161. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 26. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Brunhom), pages 12, 13. 223 ; (Torp). 12. Burton's Monast. pages 57. 382. Mon. Angl. vol. iv. page 278.

Further information:
EASTHORPE, OR THORPE IN THE STREET. -On 5th October 1440, there was a decree, setting forth that this was no Parochial Chapelry, but that the inhabitants thereof ought to repair to their Parish Church of Burnholme for sacraments and sacramentals, and that they should find at their own costs one secular Chaplain yearly, to celebrate in the said Chapel, the Rector paying him 40s. per annum. Archbishop Sharp says, " I suppose this Chapel is now down."

The Parliamentary Commissioners recommended Easthorpe to be united to Shipton, as the way to Nunburnholme was very bad. -Vol. xvii. page 361.

Torre's MS., page 1164. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 26. Burton's Monast. page 383.

*1 Viz. Nunburnholme, 222; and Thorpe in the Street, 31. In 1834, the Population was returned at 175.

*2 Estimated at 200 in the return of 1818.

Other information:
NUNNERY. In Nunburnholme was a Benedictine Nunnery, founded by Richard King of the Romans, brother of King Henry III., before 1254.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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by Colin Hinson. © 2013.