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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: WILLERBY.     Church dedication: ST. PETER.     Church type: Discharged Vicarage.

Area, 4,180 acres. Dickering wapentake. - Population, 356 *1; Church-room, 250; Net value, £116.

In the town of Willardeby were six carucates of land, whereof the Church is endowed with one carucate, and the Templars held half a carucate ; and the residue, being four carucates and a half, were held by the Prior of Bridlington, of the fee of Wake, who held them of Gant, and he of the King, in capite.

The monasteries of Rievalx and Haltemprice had possessions in Willerby.

The Church was given by Adelarus Venator to the Priory of Bridlington, to which it was appropriated, and a Vicarage ordained therein.

Patron, the Lord Chancellor.

Impropriator, W. J. Denison, Esq.

The Church is valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £7. 4s.; new taxation £5. 10s. 8d.; in the King's books the Vicarage is valued at £9. 08.6d. Pension to the Priory of Bridlington, 10s. 8d; Synodals, 4s.; and Procurations, 7s. 6d.; in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 410, it is stated: " Impropriation, £60; Vicarage, £24;" and in 1818, at £120 per annum.

Torre's first Vicar was instituted in 1273.

26th September 1783, faculty to make certain alterations in the north wall.

16th May 1793, ditto to rebuild the Chancel on a reduced scale.

21st September 1811, ditto to new roof the Church.

Inclosure Acts were passed 41st Geo. III. and 43rd Geo. III. (Binnington.)

The glebe house was returned, in 1818, as unfit for residence, " being a small farm-house ;" and, in 1834, the return was " no glebe house."

The Register Books commence in 1653.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Post town: Scarborough.


References:
Torre's MS., page 905. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 215. Bawdwen's Domesday Book, (Bignetun), page 82; (Stactone), pages 14. 30. Burton's Monast. pages 242, 243, 244. 317. 360. Mon. Angl. vol. vi. pages 285. 290, 291.


Notes:
*1 Viz. Binnington, 58; Staxton, 260; and Willerby, 38.


From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. © 2013.