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

The place: WALKINGTON.     Church dedication: ALL SAINTS.     Church type: Peculiar.*1. Rectory in charge.

Area, 3,460 acres. Howdenshire wapentake *2. -Population, 558 *3; Church-room, 400; Net value, £676. -An ancient Rectory, of the patronage of the Prior and Convent of Durham, from whom, long before Henry VIII., it came to the Neviles of Raby, Earls of Westmoreland, from them to the Barrington, knights and baronets, of Essex.

Present patron, the Rev. Daniel Ferguson.

Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £26; in the King's books, at £24. 13s. 4d., after deducting pension to the Prior of Durham, £5, and Thraves, £3. 13s. 4d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 345, it is stated : " Rectory, £108. 17s. 4d., including four oxgangs, a cottage, and a close *4."

A catalogue of the Rectors is given by Torre, which is continued by Oliver.

An Inclosure Act was passed 34th Geo. III.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books for marriages commence in 1754, and for baptisms and burials in 1756. - See transcripts of earlier entries in the Peculiar Registry.

Charities:
William Sherwood's charity, by will, dated 8th September 1537. Rent of 51a. 2r. 6p. of land, three houses and cottages (two cottages occupied by paupers), and rents-charge of £1. 9s. 5d. per annum, for purchasing gravel, and repairing therewith the road from Walkington to Beverley ; and the remainder of the rents are disposed of in paying for the schooling of poor children, 5s. each per annum to poor widows, and 2s. 6d. per annum to each of such other poor parishioners as are willing to accept that sum ; and the residue for affording occasional relief to poor persons, in cases of peculiar exigency and distress. -The Commissioners reported that the rents appropriated to the relief of the poor might be more beneficially applied, if a course of distribution less general were followed, and a greater degree of attention and discrimination were exercised in the selection and preference of the objects receiving relief.

The Church, Poor, and School Lands. Rent of 6a. 3r. 38p. of land, let, at the time of the Report, for £13. 19s. 6d. per annum, out of which £6. 14s. is paid towards the repairs of the Church, £2. 13s. 9d. for the poor, and £4. 11s. 9d. to a schoolmaster. The portions for the repairs of the Church and for the poor are added to and applied with the Church and poor rates respectively ; and the portion for the school is paid to the master of the parish school, who, it appears, is not bound by any regulation or usage to teach any free scholars for the income he receives out of the land. -Vide 9th Report, page 748.

Post town: Beverley.


References:
Torre's MS. (Peculiars), page 1237. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. pages 49. 78. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Walchinton), pages 45. 60. 225. 239. Oliver's Beverley, page 501.


Notes:
*1 Archbishop Sharp doubted whether this be a Peculiar.

*2 The parish extends into the Hunsley division of Harthill wapentake. Part of it is said to be within the diocese of York.

*3 Viz. Provost's Fee, 177; and Walkington, 381.

*4 The Rector is only entitled to 2s. 6d. a year at Easter, in lieu of all tithes great and small, of the Hall Garth, the manor lands, the East Wood, and the West Wood. -Liddell v. Hancock. 3 Wood, page 161."


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