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




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

The place: CONISBROUGH.     Church dedication: ST. PETER.     Church type: Discharged Vicarage.

Area, 4,000 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S. D. - Population, 1,347 ; Church-room, 311 *1; Net value, £206. -This Church, with its Chapel, was given by William Earl Warren to the Priory of Lewes, to which it was appropriated, and a Vicarage ordained therein, 17th Kal., August, A.D. 1253 ; and on 4th November, 5th and 6th Philip and Mary, the Crown granted the Advowson to the See of York.

Patron, the Archbishop of York. The Duke of Leeds and others are impropriators.

In Pope Nicholas's taxation, the Church is valued at £36. 13s. 4d., and the Vicarage at £5 per annum ; in the King's books the Vicarage is valued at £8. 12s. 8d.; Synodals and Procurations, 11s. 6d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 498, at £20 per annum.

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

Here was a Chantry.

There is a glebe house fit for residence.

The Register books commence in 1555.

Richard Maxwell's gift, by will, in 1612.

Rent-charge of £1 per annum for the poor.

Philip Waterhouse's gift by deed, dated 6th December, 10th Jac. I. Rentcharge of 30s. per annum. 10s. per annum added by means unknown.

Henry Saxton's gift, by will, dated 6th March 1694. Rents-charge of £2 per annum to the schoolmaster, and £5 per annum to twenty poor persons.

Almshouses. The site of four small ancient almshouses, which had become ruinous, was demised by the Vicar and churchwardens in 1812 on a building lease for a term of 999 years, at the annual rent of £5.

Henry Howson's gift, by will, dated 28th August 1641. One-fourth of the rent of 4a. 3r. 22p. of land to the poor.

Cartwright's charity. -Vide General Charity. Pension of 13s. 4d. per annum to a poor person, who is usually nominated by the Vicar.

School House, built upon the Waste. Four free scholars. Income : rent of two houses, and £2 under Saxton's gift. -Vide 18th Report, page 608.

Post town: Doncaster.

Torre's MS., page 835. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 238. Bodleian MS., No. 5,101. Nouae Roll, page 223. Gentleman's Magazine, vol. lxxi. pages 207 and 421. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 98.

*1 In 1818, returned "500 or 600."

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