Area, 3,170 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, N.D. -Population *1, 4472; Church-Room, 150 *2; Net value, £367. -The Rectory of this Church was anciently of the patronage of the Dayrells, afterwards came to the Dean and Chapter of York, who have there, says Mr. Torre, the Rectory, one oxgang of land, and jurisdiction of their whole family; and on the 12th April, A.D. 1307, William de Hamilton, Dean of York, granted the said advowson and oxgang of land to William de Grenfield, Archbishop, who appropriated the Church to the Dean and Chapter, and ordained a Vicarage therein. The Dean and Chapter have still the Rectory, which they let, but the Archbishop still continued to collate to the Vicarage till 1662, when the Dean and Chapter succeeded in obtaining the presentation.
Patron, the Archbishop of York.
The Archbishop hath the ecclesiastical jurisdiction, not the Dean and Chapter.
The Church is valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £26. 13s. 4d.; in the King's books the Vicarage is valued at £6. 6s. 10d. per annum; Synodals. 4s.; Procurations, 7s. 6d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 495, it is stated, " Vicarage £50 per annum. The advowson was formerly in the Dean and Chapter of York. The Rectory is impropriate, belonging to the executors of Mr. James Crossland, worth about £60 per annum."
An Inclosure Act was passed 55th Geo. III.
For the list of Vicars, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.
22nd April 1784, faculty to enlarge the church-yard.
There is a glebe house fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1538.
Robert Wharam's gift, in 1671. 13s. 4d. rent-charge per annum, for two of the most needful poor people. -Vide 18th Report, page 606.
Cartwright's, alias Vicars' gift. Vide General Charities. 15s. a year, distributed among poor persons, and pensions of 13s. 4d. a year are given to three poor persons of Brodsworth and one of Pigburn.
Wentworth, Esq.'s gift. Rent-charge of £10 per annum, for teaching ten poor children to read and write.
Mrs. Thellusson's gift. Rent-charge of £4. 4s. per annum, for teaching six poor girls to read, knit, and sew. -Vide 18th Report, page 606, and 19th Report, page 561.
Post town: Doncaster.
Vid. Torre's MS. page 1,247. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 230. Wood's MS. (Bodleian,) No. 5,101. Nonae Roll, page 220. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 314.
*1 Viz. Brodsworth with Pickburn and Scansby. In 1834, the Population was stated only at 386.
*2 In 1818, the Church-room was returned at 200.