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ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

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

The place: EAST ARDSLEY.     Church dedication: SAINT MICHAEL.     Church type: Perpetual Curacy.

Area, 1,630 acres. Agbrigg wapentake, L.D. - Population, 853 *1; Church-room, 500; Net value, £369.

Patron, the Earl of Cardigan.

In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 321, it is stated: "The Rectory is the inheritance of the Lord Sa ville. The Church is without a minister and maintenance, and so has been vacant for six years last past."

Augmented in 1721 with £200, to meet a benefaction from Messrs. Copley and Hodgson, of lands worth £10 per annum.

An Inclosure Act was passed 7th Geo. IV.

No glebe house.

A brief was granted in 1762 for this Church.

22nd October 1784, faculty to rebuild part of the Church.

The Register Books commence in 1663.

Charities:
Thomas Lee's charity, by deed, dated 4th June 1668. Rent charge of 20s. to the poor, payable on St. Andrew's-day.

Poor's estate. Three cottages and half an acre of land. -Vide 16th Report, page 405.

Post town: Wakefield.


References:
Abp. Sharp's MS., page 178. Scatcherd's Morley, page 203.


Notes:
*1 In East and West Ardsley 62 and 64 males. 20 years of age, are respectively employed in coal-mines.


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