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

The place: FARNLEY IN LEEDS.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.     Church type: Perpetual Curacy.

Area, vide Leeds. Leeds liberty. -Population, 1,591, vide Leeds; Chapel-room, 300; Net value, £204.

Patron, the Vicar of Leeds.

Impropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford.

In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 359, the Chapelry is thus noticed: " Three miles from Leeds. Sixty families. Farnley, Armley, Bramley, and Wortley to be made one parish, and a church to be built in the centre, or most convenient place, for the whole."

Augmented in 1723 with £200 by lot; in 1737 with £200 to meet benefaction of £200 from Lady Elizabeth Hastings ; in 1753 with £200 to meet benefaction of £200 from the Rev. S. Kirshaw, Vicar of Leeds; in 1788 with £200 to meet benefaction of £200 from the Rev. John Swain; and in 1825 with £300 and £300 from the Parliamentary grant, to meet benefaction of £200 and £200 from the inhabitants.

There is a payment of £6 per annum made by the Crown ; it was formerly £10. 15s. 2d. and paid out of the Duchy of Lancaster.

A Chantry is named in the Valor Ecc. A licence to rebuild the Chapel was granted on the 4th May 1761.

Dr. Whitaker gives a catalogue of the Curates.

No glebe house.

The Register Books for baptisms and burials commence in 1772. Marriages are celebrated at the mother church.

Parochial Charities -No return.

Post town: Leeds.

Torre's MS. page 273. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 106. Whitaker's Loidis et Elmete, page 105. Parsons's Leeds, &c. page 436.

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