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

The place: LITTLE OUSEBURN.     Church dedication: HOLY TRINITY.     Church type: Peculiar. Augmented Vicarage in charge.

Area, 4,080 acres. Claro wapentake. -Population, 511 *2 ; Church-room, 550; Net value, £113.

In 1233, this Church was appropriated to the Precentorship of the Cathedral at York, by Archbishop Walter Gray, who had purchased it of the Abbot and Convent of Fountains, and a Vicarage was subsequently ordained therein.

Patron, the Precentor.

Valued in the King's Books at £3. 8s. 4d.

Inclosure Act 41st Geo. III.

Glebe house unfit.

The Register Books commence in 1564.

Elizabeth Colson's, by deed, 10th April 1750. Rent of seven acres of land, three-fifths are paid to the Curate as an augmentation, and two-fifths to a schoolmaster for teaching three boys and two girls English.

Poor's Fund. Interest of £180, amount of sundry donations ; given partly in bread, and partly in money.

Richard Thompson's gift, by will, 27th October 1770. 40s. per annum.

Sundry rents-charge. These are six in number, and amount together to £4. 16s. per annum ; given in bread and money. -Vide 4th Report, page 428.

Torre's MS., page 763, (concord as to tithes at Thorpe Underwood). Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 144. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Useburne), pages 36. 221. 234.

*1 Or Ouseburn Parva.

*2 Viz. Little Ouseburn, 287 ; Kirby Hall, 50; Thorpe Underwood, 144; Widdington, 30. Returned in 1834 at 534.

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