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

The place: MARSDEN.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.

Agbrigg wapentake, U.D. -Population, 2,340, vide Almondbury; Chapel-room, 670 *1; Net value, £85.

Patron, the Vicar of Almondbury.

Valued in 1707 at £3. 6s. 8d. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 297, it is stated, " About 140 families ; £2. 10s. maintenance ; to be made a parish."

Archbishop Sharp gives an account of the profits of the Curacy.

Augmented in 1742 with £200; in 1758 with £200; and in 1775 with £200 -all by lot; in 1782 with £200 to meet benefaction of £200 from Mr. Haigh, clothier; in 1793 with £200 to meet benefaction of £200 from Mr. Luke Campinot ; and in 1816 with £600 from the Parliamentary grant, by lot; and in 1824 with £300 from the same grant, to meet benefaction of £200 by subscription; and in the same year with £200 from the same grant, by lot.

10th May 1758, faculty to rebuild and enlarge the Chapel, a brief having been granted in 1754, and to dispose of the seats therein.

16th April 1798, an additional burial ground was consecrated.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books, for baptisms and burials, commence in 1776.

The Manor Court claims the right of granting probates and letters of administration.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Post town: Huddersfield.

Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 199.

*1 Estimated at 800 in 1818.

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