(A Peculiar.) -Area, 2,120 acres. Barkston Ash wapentake, L. D *1. -Population, 1,623 *2; Church-room, 500; Net value, £192. -This Church was an ancient possession of the Dean and Chapter, and confirmed to them by Pope Celestine III. They are Rectors, and lords of the whole town, except five tenements, and have the Church, eight oxgangs of demesne land, and jurisdiction of the whole town. -Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 291.
Torre gives the endowment, but no date. He also mentions a fine, 10th Henry III., as to common.
The Dean and Chapter of York are the patrons and impropriators.
In the King's books, the Vicarage is valued at £5. 6s. 8d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, at £16. 13s. 8d. per annum. There is a pension of 16s. 8d. to the Dean and Chapter.
The impropriation is worth, after paying the reserved rent, £60. 10s. 1d. per annum. The Commissioners recommended that the whole Rectory should be added to the Vicarage.
An Inclosure Act was passed in the 33rd Geo. III.
There is a glebe house fit for residence.
The Register books commence in 1562. They are deficient from 1584 to 1638 ; they are also defective from 1742 to 1745.
At this village, Margaret, wife of King Edward I., was delivered of a son, 1st June 1300. He was afterwards named Thomas de Brotherton.
Consolidated Benefaction Fund. Interest of £108.
Turner's rent-charges. 10s. and 5s. per annum.
Sutton Poor's Fund. Interest of £12, donor unknown.
Wilson's gift, given in 1731. Interest of £100, for teaching the poorest children in the parish to read. The children are nominated by the minister. -Vide 15th Report, page 634.
Post town: Ferrybridge.
Nonae Roll, page 229. Torre's (Peculiars) MS., page 991. Abp. Sharp's MS.. vol. i. page 291. Archielogia, vol. ix. pages 267. 353.
*1 This parish is partly in the liberty of St. Peter of York. and the township of Brotherton was heretofore so entered. Seventy men are employed in lime-stone quarries in the township of Brotherton.
*2 Viz.: Brotherton, 1482; Byrom with Poole, 84 ; Sutton, 57.