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

The place: BRAITHWELL.     Church dedication: ST. JAMES.     Church type: Discharged Vicarage.

Area, 2,990 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D. -Population, 745 *1; Church-room, 260; Net value, £330. -This Church was given by William, Earl Warren, to the Priory of Lewes, in Sussex, to which it was appropriated.

The Lord Chancellor is the patron.

Impropriator, the Earl of Scarborough.

In 1248, found to be a Chapel to Conisbrough, and consolidated therewith as a member to the head, and a vicarage ordained therein, in 1357.

In 1357, the Archbishop of York declared upon an inquisition, that the Chapel of Braithwell was not a parochial or mother church, but a Chapel dependant on the Church of Conisbrough.

Patron, the Lord Chancellor.

Impropriator, the Earl of Scarbro'.

In Pope Nicholas's taxation, the Church is valued at £13. 6s. 8d. and the Vicarage at £5; in the King's books the Vicarage is valued at £7. 7s. 2d.; Synodals 2s. and Procurations 7s. 6d.; in 1818, at £70; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. p. 446, at £50 per annum.

"The Vicarage is endowed with all manner of tithes in the hamlet of Bramley, and with all the small tithes in Braithwell, Lord Castleton having the tithe corn, much damaged by inclosing. About £40 per annum." Signed " Tho. Bosvile, Vic." -Notitia Parochialis, No. 1,267.

An Inclosure Act was passed 5th Geo. III.

For the inscriptions and list of Vicars, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1559.

R. and M. Waterhouse's gift, by deed, in 1613. Rent-charge of 20s. per annum to the poor.

state. House and eleven acres of land, purchased with £60 left by John Glendall in 1688, and other charity monies. Rent applied to the payment of 6s. 8d. to the Vicar for a sermon on the first Sunday after St. John's day yearly, and £3 per annum, for instructing four poor children, to be chosen by the Vicar; residue to the poor.

Town school. Founded by Mr. John Bosville, and endowed in 1818 by the Rev. Thomas Bosville, for ten free scholars, and for providing books. Endowment, 5a. 3r. 31p.

A considerable sum of money was formerly given by another person of the name of Bosvile for the use of the school, but no satisfactory account of it could be obtained by the Commissioners. -Vide 17th Report, page 786.

Post town: Tickhill.

Torre's MS. pages 835 and 843. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 239. Nonae Roll, page 222. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 130.

*1 Viz. Braithwell, 455; and Bramley, 290. In 1834, the Population, exclusive of Bramley, was returned at 450.

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