The Ancient Parish of HOOTON ROBERTS
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"HOOTON ROBERTS, a parish-town, in the upper-division of Strafforth and Tickhill, liberty of Tickhill; 4½ miles NE. of Rotherham, 7½ from Doncaster, 41½ from York. Pop. 190. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, ~£7. 11s. 8d. Patron, Earl Fitzwilliam.
The Hall House here was formerly one of the principal seats of the great Earl of Strafford, who was beheaded in the reign of Charles I. It is now the property of Earl Fitzwilliam: and occupied by three Miss Kents."
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]