Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.
The place: WETWANG. Church dedication: ST. MICHAEL. Church type: Peculiar. Discharged Vicarage.
Area, 5,740 acres. Buckrose wapentake *1. -Population, 621 *2; Church-room, sufficient *3; Net value, £220. -The manor anciently belonged to the see of York, but was given to the Crown 26th Henry VIII. The Prebendary is Rector and patron, and hath jurisdiction ; and Edwin Sandys, son of the Archbishop, settled an augmentation of £22 per annum. out of the Prebend, 24th May, 44th Eliz., to which the Church had been appropriated, and a Vicarage ordained therein, 3rd Henry III.
Valued in the King's books, at £9. 7s. 8d. per annum : and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 436, and vol. xviii. page 61, it is stated : " The Rectory and tythes belong to Colonel Sandyes, and are worth yearly £140. The Vicarage worth yearly £9. 10s., and Colonel Sandyes pays yearly to Mr. Thomas Wayte, an able preaching minister, £24. 13s. 4d."
9th February 1810, faculty to re-pew and improve the Church.
An Inclosure Act was passed 43rd Geo. III.
The glebe house was returned in 1818 as unfit for residence, on account of " its smallness ;" and in 1834 the return was, " No glebe house."
The Register Books commence in 1653. Entries of marriages wanting for 1742, 1744, and 1745.
Lost charity. There appears to have been a sum of £10 or £12 formerly in the hands of the overseers of the poor for the time being, the interest of which used to be distributed amongst poor persons ; but the Commissioners understood that the money was lost several years ago through the insolvency of one of the overseers, and nothing has been since distributed. -Vide 10th Report, page 653.
Post town: Driffield.
Torre's MS. (Peculiars), page 1071. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 133. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Wetwangha), page 47.
*1 Partly within the jurisdiction of St. Peter of York.
*2 Viz. Fimber, 139; and Wetwang, 482. -In 1834, the Population of the parish was returned at 440.
*3 As returned in 1834 ; viz., for the Population, 440. In 1818, the return was from 20 to 30.
George Lawton in 1842..
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