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

The place: EDLINGTON.     Church dedication: ST. PETER.     Church type: Discharged Rectory.

Area, 1,680 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wap., S.D. -Population, 129; Church-room, 95 *1; Net value, £260. -This Church belonged to the Percies, afterwards to the Scroops, and then to Sir Thomas Wharton. Torre says the Vavasours, and then to the Lords Scrope of Bolton.

William B. Wrightson, Esq. is the present patron.

Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £10; in the King's books at £5. 19s. *2, Synodals 2s., Procurations 7s. 6d.; in 1818, at £130; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 516, it is stated, " A Rectory, £60 per annum. The parish being small, containing only twenty-four families, and the town of Clifton, in the parish of Conisbrough, is distant from Conisbrough a mile, and but half a mile from Edlington, and good ways. We think fit to annex it to Edlington, and the house called Crookhill, in the same parish, distant thence a mile, and but a quarter of a mile from Edlington, be annexed to Edlington, both which places will add about seventeen families to this Church, and make a convenient congregation."

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

An Inclosure Act was passed 50th Geo. III.

There is no glebe house.

The Register Books commence in 1731. -Vide earlier returns in the registry at York.

Cartwright's alias Vicars's charity, vide General Charities. A poor person of this parish receives one of the pensions of 13s. 4d. payable at Brodsworth. -Vide 18th Report, page 616.

Post town: Doncaster.

Vid. Torre's MS. page 859. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 240. Nonae Roll, page 220. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 90.

*1 Estimated in 1818 at 150.

*2 In Bacon and Ecton, the value is erroneously stated to be £9.

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