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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: CROFTON.     Church dedication: ALL SAINTS.     Church type: Rectory in charge.

Area, 970 acres. Agbrigg wapentake, L. D. -Population, 361 *1; Church-room, 250 *2; Net value, £334. -An ancient Rectory, belonging to the patronage of the Lacies, Earls of Lincoln, and from them descended to the Dukes of Lancaster.

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is the present patron.

Here was a Chantry at the altar of St. Mary.

The value in Pope Nicholas's Taxation is £5; in the King's Books, £10. 0s. 1½d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 315, £100 per annum. Synodals, 2s. Procurations, 7s. 6d.

Torre gives a list of the Rectors.

An Inclosure Act was passed in the 42nd Geo. III.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln, and also the founder of Lincoln College, Oxford, was born at this village.

The Register books commence in 1615.

Charities:
Shillito's and Mason's donations. Interest of £40 and £10, said to have been given by Richard Shillito and Francis Mason, and paid by the executors of the late Sir Henry Wright Wilson, Bart.

Lady Westmorland's charity (Vide Warmfield). Once in five years the sum of £5 is paid for apprenticing out a poor child of the parish of Crofton.

Church estate. Rent of four acres of land. Applied in aid of the church-rate. -Vide 16th Report, page 407.

Post town: Wakefield.


References:
Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 164. Torre's MS., page 685.


Notes:
*1 In 1834, the Population was returned at 367.

*2 In 1818, the Church-room was returned as sufficient for the then Population of 424.


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