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

The place: BURLEY.     Church dedication: CHAPEL.

Area, vide Otley. Skirack wapentake, U.D. -Population, 1,448, vide Otley *1; Chapel-room, 190; Net value, £89.

Patrons, the Rev. T. F. Wilson, and William Settle, Jun. Esq.

Impropriators, F. H. Fawkes, Esq. and others.

In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 334, the Cure is valued at £22 per annum. To be made a parish.

Augmented in 1793 with £200 by lot; in 1813 with £1,200 by lot from the Parliamentary grant; and in 1828 with £200 to meet benefaction from Miss Currer, of lands worth £400.

In 1818 the glebe house was returned as not fit for residence, being damp, and the upper rooms having no inner roofs.

A minute account of the income of the Curacy is given by Abp. Sharp.

The Register Book (for baptisms only) commences in 1774. Marriages are celebrated at Otley.

William Vavasour's gift, by will, dated 3rd September 1642. -Three-fourths of three acres of land, for the use of three of the poorest inhabitants, to depasture a cow each, for one year, paying each 10s.; and the whole 30s. to be given to the poor. The land is now under the management of the chapelwardens, and the directions in the will as to the letting the land to the poor are not followed, and appear difficult to obey. -Vide 15th Report, page 685.

Post town: Otley.

Loidis et Elmete, page 193. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 111. Wharfdale, page 44.

*1 In 1818, it was 1,175.

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