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

The place: WELL.     Church dedication: ST. MICHAEL.     Church type: Augmented discharged Vicarage.

Area, 5,880 acres. Hang East wapentake. -Population, 1,062 *1 ; Church-room, 1,000; Net value, £120.

Appropriated to the Hospital at Well, 12th April 1343.

Patron and impropriator, C. Chaplin, Esq.

Valued in the King's Books, at £8. 13s. 9d.

The glebe house is unfit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1561.

Neville's Workhouse. Founded in 1605, by Thomas, Earl of Exeter, and Dorothy his wife, and remodelled in 1788, by the then Earl of Exeter. There are four schools, viz. one for boys, and another for girls, at Well, and two other similar schools at Snape. The schoolmaster at Well is required to educate one boy for seven years out of each house in Well, (usually between thirty and forty,) in reading, writing, and arithmetic ; he is paid £36 per annum. The schoolmistress is required to educate a girl from each house, (usually twenty,) to sew, knit, and read, for which she is paid £16 per annum. The schoolmaster and schoolmistress at Snape have similar duties. The former is paid £30 per annum, and the latter £16. The children are taken to Church, and catechised at Christmas by the Vicar, who is paid £1. Endowment ; seventy acres of land with common rights.

Poor's land, 18a. 0r. 22p.

John Hutchinson's charity, by will, 9th September 1719. rent charge of £1 per annum.

Richard Tirlass's charity, by will. Interest of £10, among the poor at Christmas Eve. Not paid.

The Hospital. The origin was not ascertained by the Commissioners. Eight almsmen and eight almswomen from the unmarried poor of the parish ; the men have 4s. a week and the women 3s. 6d., they are clothed and have coals. The income arises from a charge of £132. 11s. 4d. per annum, charged upon certain estates, regulated by act of parliament, 35th Geo. III. c. 82. -Vide 5th Report, page 651.

Torre's MS., page 1441. Nonae Roll, page 237. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Welle), pages 111, 112. Whitaker's Richmondshire, vol. ii. page 78. Bodleian MSS., No. 5101. Mon. Angl., vol. vi. page 702.

*1 Viz. Snape, 656; Well, 406.

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