Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.
The place: BIRKBY. Church dedication: ST. PETER. Church type: Peculiar. Discharged Rectory.
Area, 3,400 acres. Allertonshire wapentake." -Population, 275 *1; Church-room, 100; Net value, £172. -This Church is an ancient Rectory, in the patronage of the Bishops of Durham.
Mr. Torre gives a catalogue of the Rectors.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £23. 6s. 8d.; Nova Tax, £5; and in the King's books, at £6. 13s. 4d. per annum.
There was an unreported decree in the Exchequer, in Easter Term, 1st Jac. II. *2
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1721. -Vide earlier transcripts at Durham.
Parochial Charities. -No return.
Post town: Northallerton.
Torre's MS. (Peculiars), page 1317. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 126. Nonae Rolls, page 241.
*1 Viz. Birkby, 96 ; Hutton Bonville, 112 ; and Little Smeaton, 67. -In 1834, the Population, exclusive of Hutton Bonville, was returned at 163.
*2 " The tenants of the manor of Hutton Bon-vile are to pay to the Rector of Birkby 20s. on St. Mark's day, or a gelding's gate, or a mare's gate, from May-day to Michaelmas, at the election of the Rector, and 40s. on St. Matthew's day, yearly, in lieu of all tithes arising within the said manor. - Murthwaite v. Pierce." -1 Wood, page 234.
George Lawton in 1842..
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