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




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

The place: WARTHILL.     Church dedication: ST. MARY.     Church type: Peculiar. Discharged Vicarage.

Area, 860 acres. Bulmer wapentake *1. -Population, 162 ; Church-room, 120 *2; Net value, £100. -The Prebendary is lord of the town, having his manor there and six oxgangs of demesne land ; also fifteen tenements and eighteen oxgangs more, held by several freeholders, by certain rents and services, and hath all jurisdiction over the same.

The Church was an ancient Rectory, belonging to the Prebendary of Warthill, in the Cathedral Church of York, to which Stall it was appropriated, and a Vicarage ordained therein.

Patron and impropriator, the Prebendary of Warthill, in York Cathedral.

Torre says, " The Prebendary is Rector, and hath the tithes, for which he shall find a Chaplain. No endowment. There have been Vicars earlier than 1330."

Valued in the King's books, at £3. 1s. 8d.; in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 218, it is stated : " The Vicar hath hay, wool, lamb, &c., value £20 per annum ;" -and in 1818, at £120 per annum.

Augmented in 1715, with £200; in 1767, with £200; in 1791, with £200; and in 1806, with £200 -all by lot.

Inclosure Acts were passed 29th Geo. H. and 52nd Geo. III.

15th February 1787, faculty to erect a new Church, with a gallery therein.

The glebe house was returned in 1818 as unfit for residence, being " too small ;" and in 1834, it was returned " unfit."

The Register Books commence in 1689. Entries of marriages deficient 1752 to 1763. -Vide transcripts in the Prebendal Registry.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Post town: York.

Torre's MS., page 671. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 60. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Wardille), pages 50. 75. Nonae Rolls, page 242.

*1 Warthill township is in St. Peter liberty. -The parish includes part of Holtby township.

*2 Returned 130 in 1818.

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