The Ancient Parish of HIGH MELTON
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"HIGH MELTON, a parish-town, in the lower-division of Strafforth and Tickhill, liberty of Tickhill; (a seat of Richard Fountayne Wilson, Esq.) 4¾ miles SW. of Doncaster, 10¼ from Barnsley, 41 from York. Pop. 137. The Church is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to St. James, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, p.r. !£50. Patron, Richard Fountayne Wilson, Esq.
In this Church is a chantry of our Lady, founded by John Melton; and in a Chapel enclosed, there are several monuments of the Fountayne family. --Hist. Doncaster."
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]