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

The place: WITHERNWICK.     Church dedication: ST. ALBAN.     Church type: Peculiar. Discharged Vicarage.

Area, 2,600 acres. Holderness wapentake, N. D. *1 -Population, 443 ; Church-room, 360 *2; Net value, no return. -The Church belonged to the Abbey of Albemarle till Id. November 1230, when it was annexed to the Prebend of Holme Archiepi, which hath the manor, two oxgangs and a half of demesne land, and two tenements, with all manner of jurisdiction there, to which Prebend it was appropriated, and a Vi carage ordained therein, 12th Kal., Maij 1259.

Patron, the Prebendary of Holme Ar-chiepi.

Torre gives a catalogue of the Vicars.

Valued in the King's books, at £6. 7s. per annum, after deducting Pension to the Rector, 2s.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. pages 169. (Rectory), 171. 173. 299 (Vicarage), it is stated : " The Vicar hath hay, wool, and lamb, and repairs the Chancel." " Vicarage, worth £30 per annum."

An Inclosure Act was passed 42nd Geo. III.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books for baptisms commence in 1653, for marriages in 1654, and for burials in 1655.

Poor's Land. This consists of 1a. 2r., let, at the time of the Report, for £6. 4s. 6d. per annum. Part thereof, called Kilpington Garth, and the other part thereof, was allotted on the inclosure of open field land. The rents are received by the overseers at Ladyday, and distributed as after-mentioned.

Doles. -These consist of two rents-charge, viz., 18s. payable out of Whitehill Farm, in this parish, and 20s. payable by Mr. Thomas and Mr. John Leaper respectively, out of farms in the said parish severally belonging to them. The rents-charge are added to the above rent of the poor's land, and part thereof distributed in necessary articles of clothing for poor widows, and the' residue distributed at Easter, by the overseers, to such industrious poor not receiving constant parish relief, and those having large families.

Unknown portion of charity. This the Commissioners reported to consist of the sum of £2, received for the use of the poor from land situate at Rise, and belonging in part to the poor there, as mentioned in their Report for Rise ; that it was not known how the payment originated, but the money was paid by the overseers in moieties, as follows :-20s. to the schoolmaster, for teaching four poor children reading and writing ; and the other moiety, when the fund was sufficient for the purpose, for apprenticing a poor child, with a premium of £4 or £5. --Vide 9th Report, page 783.

Post town: Hornsea.

Torre's MS. (Peculiars) page 835. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 190. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Withforneuuic), pages 59. 176. 182. Burton's Monasticon, page 300.

*1 Partly in the liberty of St. Peter of York.

*2 Vide return in 1818: no return in 1834.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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