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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: RILSTON.     Church dedication: ST. PETER.

Area, vide Burnsall. Staincliffe wapentake, E. D. -Population, 115, vide Burnsall; Chapel-room, 400; Net value, no return. -The town contained six carucates of land, held of the Castle of Skipton.

An Inclosure Act relative to the Stinted Pastures in the 11th Geo. III.

The Chapels of Rilston and Coniston are supplied alternately by the Rectors.

The Register Books for baptisms and burials commence in 1559, and for marriages in 1803.

Charities:
Donor unknown. Rentcharge of 30s. per annum to the poor of Rilston and Cracoe at Easter.

William Elliworth's dole. 10s. per annum to the poor of Helton and Bard-ley, viz., 7s. 6d. to the former, and 2s. 6d. to the latter. -Vide 13th Report, page 623.

Post town: Skipton.


References:
Torre's MS., page 512. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 125. Whitaker's Craven, page 443.


From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. © 2013.