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

The place: FIRBECK.     Church dedication: ST. PETER.     Church type: Peculiar. Perpetual Curacy.

Area, 1,330 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D *1. - Population, 178 *2 ; Church-room, 241 *3; Net value, £62.

Patron, the Chancellor of the Church of York.

This Church was appropriated to the Prebendary of Laughton, who hath jurisdiction over the Chapel and the whole town.

Valued in 1707 at £15. 15s. 10d. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 436, at £20; and in 1818, at £41 per annum.

Augmented in 1768, with £200; in 1786, with £200; in 1790, with £200; in 1794, with £200; in 1815, with £200; in 1824, with £200; and in 1826, with £200 -all by lot.

For the inscriptions, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.

The Chapel was rebuilt a few years ago by Mr. Gaily Knight, aided by £150 from the Society for Building and Enlarging Churches.

There is no glebe house.

The Register Books commence in 1721.

George Jenkinson's charity, by will, in 1726. Rent of about three acres of land at Tuxford, distributed among poor widows at Christmas and Whitsuntide. -Vide 19th Report, page 573.

Post town: Tickhill.

Torre's MS., page 525. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 295. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 300.

*1 The parish of Firbeck extends into the jurisdiction of St. Peter of York.

*2 Part of the hamlet of Stone is in this parish.

*3 Of which 114 are free sittings.

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