Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.
The place: GREAT SMEATON. Church dedication: PATRON SAINT NOT KNOWN. Church type: Rectory in charge.
Area, 3,750 acres. Gilling East and Allertonshire wapentakes. -Population, 510 *1; Church-room, 175 ; Net value, with Appleton upon Wiske, £472 -The Church was given, by Hardwin des Escalliers, to the Abbey of St. Mary, in York.
Patron, H. Hewgill, Esq.
Valued in. the King's Books, at £13. 13s. 4d.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1650; part defective.
Mrs. Morton Middleton's charity, by will, in 1734. Interest of £20, among the poor of Appleton township. -Vide 7th Report, page 613.
Torre's MS., page 1677. Nonae Roll, page 234. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Smidetune), pages 10. 27. 95. 132. Whitaker's Richmondshire, vol. i. page 247.
*1 Viz. Great Smeaton, 248; Hornby, 262; exclusive of Barton.
George Lawton in 1842..
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