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

The place: EAST AYTON.     Church dedication: ST. JOHN BAPTIST.

Pickering Lythe wapentake. Population, 360, vide Seamer. Chapel-room, 200; Net value, vide Seamer. -Here was a Church at the time of the Conquest.

The Barons Aton were possessed of this lordship, from the reign of King Henry I. till the 13th Richard II., when the inheritance descended by three coheiresses to the Lords Evers, St. John, and Conyers.

" There is," says Mr. Torre, "a pretty Chapel still standing in this town, wherein, on the 7th Richard II., William Baron Aton founded a Chantry for his soul and the souls of his parents and friends."

Patron, W. J. Denison, Esq.

Not valued in 1707.

An Inclosure Act was passed 8th Geo. III.

In 1818, the glebe house was returned as fit for residence. -No return made in 1834.

Register Books and Charities. -No return. -Vide Seamer.

Post town: Scarbrough.

Torre's MS., page 890. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Atune), pages 11. 70. 120. 156. Burton's Monast. page 71. Eastmead's Rievallensis, pages 70-340.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. © 2013.