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

The place: BAILDON.     Church dedication: ST. GILES.

Area, vide Otley. Skirack wapentake, U. D. Population, 3,044, vide Otley *2 ; Chapel-room, 300 *3; Net value, £148. -This is an old parochial Chapel. Archbishop Sharp gives a very particular account of the income of the Curate.

A Chantry is named in the Valor. Ecc.

Patron, the Vicar of Otley. In 1718 Richard Haighton was nominated by the trustees of the lands belonging to the Chapelry. In 1766, John Richardson was licensed by the Archbishop by reason of lapse ; and in 1792, John Chapman was nominated by the Vicar, in full right of his Vicarage.

In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii.

page 336, the cure is valued at £2. 18s. per annum. Recommended to be made a parish, and Hawksworth in the parish of Otley, and Shipley in the parish of Bradford, to be annexed.

Augmented in 1719 with £200 to meet benefaction of lands worth £200 from E. Thompson, Esq. and others ; in 1812 with £200; and in 1813 with £200 both from the Parliamentary grant, -by lot.

Glebe house fit for residence.

The Register books commence in 1723 for baptisms, marriages, and burials.

Post town: Bradford.

Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 113.

*1 The following extract from Torre's MS. page 131, shows that Ecton and Bacon are probably wrong as to the. patron saint: " Edith Baildon, of Baildon, made her will, proved 14th December. 1548, giving her soul to God Almighty her Creator and Redeemer, to St. Mary and All Saints, and her body to be buried in the Chapel of St. John the Evangelist, in Baildon."

*2 In 1818, it was 1,817.

*3 In 1818, stated at 500.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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by Colin Hinson. © 2013.