The Ancient Parish of CLEASBY
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"CLEASBY, a parish in the wap of Gilling East; 3 miles W. of Darlington. The church is a very ancient structure (see Churches for photograph), and the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Ripon, incumbent the Rev. William Downill Waddilove. Pop. 147.
In this obscure village was born in 1650, Dr. John Robinson, a distinguished prelate and statesman. He was educated at Oriel College, Oxford. In 1710 he was preferred to the bishopric of Bristol, and while in that situation plenipotentiary at the treaty of Utrecht; in 1714 translated to the see of London, which he held till April 1723, when he died at Fulham. At this place of his nativity, he built the Chapel, Parsonage house, and added a school. The latter is endowed with 16 acres of land, valued at 20 or 22L. per annum for teaching 6 boys, the Rev. Richard Waistell master, and officiating curate."
- Here is a photograph of St. Peter's Church, Cleasby.
- Transcript of the entry for Cleasby in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Cleasby.
- There is further information about this parish from the National Gazetteer 1868, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Bulmer's 1890 History and Directory of the North Riding.
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