The Ancient Parish of CANTLEY
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"CANTLEY, a parish-town, in the lower-division of Strafforth and Tickhill; (Cantley Lodge, the seat of John Childers, Esq.) 3½ miles ESE. of Doncaster, 6½ from Bawtry, 40½ from York. Pop. 577. The Church, about a mile from the village, is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Wilfred, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, ~£6. 6s. 5½d. Patron, John Childers, Esq. whose ancestor Childers Walbank Childers, Esq. built the present mansion, and to whose memory an elegant monument is erected in the church."
"BESSACARR, a hamlet in the township and parish of Cantley, 4 miles SE. Doncaster."
"BRANTON, in the township and parish of Cantley; 5 miles E. of Doncaster, 6½ from Bawtry."
"BROCKHOLE, a farm-house in the township and parish of Cantley; 4½ miles from Doncaster, 7 from Bawtry."
"GATE WOOD, or Gate Wood End, a farm-house in the township and parish of Cantley; 6 miles from Doncaster and Thorne."
"HIGH ELLERS, 2 farm-houses in the township and parish of Cantley; 3 miles SE. of Doncaster."
"KILHAM, a farm-house in the township and parish of Cantley; 6 miles E. of Doncaster."
"WILBY, a farm-house in the township and parish of Cantley; 2½ miles E. of Doncaster, 7 from Bawtry."
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]
- Transcript of the entry for Cantley in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Cantley.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory and Gazetteer, Vol I, West Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Cantley to another place.
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- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.