Area, 2,390 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, N.D. -Population, 596; Chapel-room, 225 *1; Net value, £88. -This was anciently a Rectory of medieties ; the one belonging to the patronage of the Bella Aquas, and the others to the Barons Newmarch, till they were given to the Prior and Convent of Monk Bretton, to which it was appropriated, and a Vicarage ordained therein, 12 Mar. A.D. 1346.
Patrons and impropriators, the executors of the late W. H. Marsden, Esq.
There were three Chantries in this Church, viz. Annesley's, Eynesham's, and Baxter's : the latter is not noticed by Torre.
The endowment is given by Burton. Torre does not notice the endowment of 1360.
The Church is valued in Pope Nicholas's Taxation at £10. 13s. 4d., viz. William's part £5. 6s. 8d. and Richard's part in eadem £5. 6s. 8d.; in the King's books the Curacy or Vicarage is valued at £6. 15s. 4d.; 'in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 510, it is stated " A Vicarage, £12. 13s. 8d., of which £6 is an augmentation by the impropriator," and in 1818, from £60 to £70 per annum.
It is now held as a Curacy, there having been no institution since 1619.
Augmented in 1816 with £800 from the Parliamentary grant, by lot.
An Inclosure Act was passed 32nd Geo. II.
For the catalogues of the Incumbents, Rectors, and Vicars of both medieties, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.
The glebe house was returned, in 1818, as unfit for residence, being " too small for the residence of an incumbent," and is still unfit.
The Register books commence in 1560. The first book, ending in 1672, is somewhat obliterated.
Reginald Watson's gift, by will, dated 8th April 1693. Rentcharge of £1 per annum for the poor.
Dr. William Spencer's gift, by will, in 1713. Rent-charge of £5 per annum, for five poor persons.
Richard Bingley's gift, in 1756. Interest of £50 for teaching five poor children.
Elisabeth Pashley's gift, in 1759. Interest of £80, for teaching five poor children, and instructing them in the first four rules of arithmetic ; and also the interest of £20 for four poor widows.
Richard Bingley's gift, in 1760. Interest of £50 for teaching five poor children.
Joseph Johnson's gift, by will, in 1802. Interest of £50 for teaching five poor children.
Thomas Cartwright's, aliasVicars's gift, in 1597. 13s. 4d. per annum, to one poor widow, payable at Brodsworth Church. -Vide 17th Report, page 783.
Post town: Doncaster.
Torre's MS., page 1,219. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 257. Nonae Roll, page 223. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 381. Burton's Mon. page 92. Mon. Ang., vol. v. page 131. Bodleian MS., No. 5,078.
*1 In 1818, the Church-room was returned from 200 to 300.