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

The place: BOLTON UPON SWALE.     Church dedication: ST. MARY.

Area, 500 acres. Gilling East wapentake. -Population, 963 ; Church-room, No return ; Net value, £118.

Patron, the Vicar of Catterick.

There is no glebe house.

The Register Books commence in 1659.

Scorton School. Founded by Leo Robinson, Esq., by will, 10th March 1720. £20 per annum to be paid to the Curate, for a sermon every Sunday afternoon and on every holiday ; and £10 per annum for apprenticing boys. Residue of income for freely instructing all such boys as shall be sent, in the Latin or Greek tongues. Endowment ; rent of 130A. 3a. 27p. of land, and dividends on £350 three per cent. consols. About twelve scholars, who pay for all instruction except Latin. A few poor boys are taught reading and writing. Income; about £200 per annum.

Duffield and Bruce's rents-charge. £4 and £2 a year.

William Brown's rent charge, by deed, 1695. £2. 8s. per annum. -Vide 6th Report, page 606.

Not noticed by Torre. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Bodeltune), pages 39, &c. Mon. Angl., vol. iii. page 532. Whitaker's Richmondshire, vol. ii. page 25.

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