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

The place: HOOTON ROBERTS.     Church dedication: ST. JOHN BAPTIST.     Church type: Discharged Rectory.

Area, 1,050 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D. -Population, 178; Church-room, 130; Net value, £340. -A Rectory, of the patronage of the Hootons, from them to the Meltons, then to the Darcys, and from them to the Wentworths.

Earl Fitzwilliam is the present patron.

Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £5; in the King's books, at £7. 11s. 6d., after deducting for Synodals 2s., and Procurations 6s. 8d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 515, " at £50 per annum. About 27 families."

Augmented in 1720, with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from the Hon. Thomas Wentworth.

" Our Church is endowed with all tithes, both great and small." -Notitia Parochialis, No. 1,519.

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

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1702.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Post town: Rotherham.

Torre's MS., page 1,167. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 243. Nonae Roll, page 223. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 399.

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