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

The place: WINTRINGHAM.     Church dedication: ST. PETER.     Church type: A Donative.

Area, 8,480 acres. Buckrose wapentake. - Population, 589 *1; Church-room, no return *2; Net value, no return.

Here Eddive, previous to the Conquest, had twenty carucates of land to be taxed.

This Church, with a mansion at the west end thereof, was given by Eustace Fitz John to the Priory of Malton, to which it was appropriated, and served by a stipendiary Curate. In Archbishop Sharp's time, the impropriator, Sir William Strickland, paid the Curate £17.6s. 8d. per annum. Archbishop Sharp does not call this a Donative, but gives no catalogue of Curates.

Hamelin Bardolf and Katherine his wife, and Robert, son of Eudo, gave lands here to Roche Abbey.

Patron, Sir George Strickland, Bart.

Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £26. 13s. 4d.; and in the new taxation, at £16. 13s. 4d.; in 1707, the Cure was valued at £17. 6s. 8d. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 426, it is stated : " The Vicarage is worth £15; the Rectory is worth £100 per annum ; the tithes of Knapton are worth £150 per annum. £7. 8s. 4d. paid to the minister ; and in 1818, at £17. 6s. per annum.

No return as to glebe house.

The Register Books commence in 1690.

Charities:
The Town Stock. Several benefactions are inscribed on a tablet in the Church, viz.: £40 given by Sir William Strickland in 1736, the interest to be paid yearly to the poor, as the churchwardens and overseers should think necessary. This donation appears to have been afterwards increased, by accumulations of interest, to £48 £10 left by Dorothy Clarkson in 1693, to pay 10s. yearly to poor widows on Easter Sunday, after evening service ; £5 given by Thomas Duckworth in 1733 ; £5 by Ambrose Crompton in 1737 ; and £5 by Thomas Smith in 1749. Of these donations, amounting together to £73, the sum of £71.10s. 9d. was laid out in the purchase of £105 three per cent. consols ; the residue, £1. 9s. 3d., with a further sum of £1 (how acquired is not known), remained at interest, at the time of the Report, in the hands of one of the principal inhabitants. The dividends and interest, together with the sacrament money, are distributed at a vestry meeting amongst poor widows and such other deserving poor as endeavour to subsist without parochial relief. -Vide 9th Report, page 720.

Post town: Malton.


References:
Torre's MS., page 841. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 125. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Wentrigham), page 186. Burton's Monasticon, page 323. Mon. Angl., vol. vi. page 974.


Notes:
*1 Viz. Knapton, 242 ; and Winteringham with Linton and Newton, 347.

*2 Either in 1818 or 1834.


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