Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.
The place: KIRBY SIGSTON. Church dedication: ST. LAWRENCE. Church type: Peculiar. Rectory in charge.
Area, 3,510 acres. Allertonshire wapentake. -Population, 343 *1; Church-room, 400 *2; Value not returned in 1834. -This Church, in which was a Chantry, is an ancient Rectory, formerly belonging to the patronage of the Prior and Convent of Durham ; and on the Dissolution, it was not granted to the Dean and Chapter of Durham, but to the Turners, and since 1791 the Slingsbys, baronets, have presented.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £20; Nova Tax, £10; and in the King's books, at £12. 13s. 4d. per annum, after deducting £3. 6s. 8d. pension to the Prior of Durham.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1574. The second book is defective, and partly illegible. -Vide transcripts at Durham.
Parochial Charities. -No return.
Post town: Northallerton.
Torre's MS., page 1297. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 123. Mon. Ang., vol. i. page 253. Nonae Rolls, page 241. Valor Ecc., vol. iii. page 88.
*1 Viz. Kirkby Sigston, 131 ; Sowerby-under-Cotliffe, 67 ; and Winton, 145.
*2 According to the return in 1818. No return in 1834.
George Lawton in 1842..
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