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

The place: THROPHAM.     Church dedication: SAINT JOHN'S.

Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D. - Population, 70 *1, vide Laughton ; Church-room, 250 *2; Net value, £49. -The Prebendary of Laughton hath one Chapel in Thropham, and jurisdiction of the whole town.

An augmented Curacy, enjoying the rights of marriage, baptism, and burial.

Patron, the Vicar of Laughton en le Morthen.

Valued in 1707, at £7. 14s. 7¼d. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 435, it is stated : " Not a quarter of a mile from Laughton Church. To be annexed to Laughton parish." Certified value in 1818, £33. 8s. 6d.

Augmented in 1742, with £200; in 1772, with £200; in 1787, with £200; in 1810, with £200; in 1817, with £200 from the Parliamentary grant ; and in 1832, with £200 -all by lot.

The Chapel is built at the extremity of the town of Laughton en le Morthen.

Jurisdiction, Peculiar Court of the Chancellorship and Prebend of Laughton en le Morthen.

An Inclosure Act for the township of Dinnington was passed 18th Geo. III. Mr. Hunter gives the inscriptions.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1612.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Post town: Rotherham.

Hunter's SouthYorkshire, vol. i. pages 287. 295.

*1 In 1834, the Population of Thorpe Saint John's was returned at 347.

*2 In 1818, the Church-room was returned at 100.

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