Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.
The place: EAST HARDWICK. Church dedication: CHAPEL.
Osgoldcross wapentake, U.D. - Population, 139, vide Pontefract ; Chapel-room, no return; GROSS and Net value, no return.
No certificate of value.
" This Chapelry, together with the School, was founded (though not yet consecrated) by Stephen Cawood, and endowed with present £20; but about forty years hence, at the expiration of a lease, the lands belonging to the Chapel and school will be worth £60 per annum." Signed, " F. Drake, Vic." -Notitia Parochialis, No. 653.
In the 12th Report of the Charity Commissioners, page 646, the Chapel is said to have been founded by Stephen Cawood, and endowed by him, by deed, dated 9th January 1653, with land amounting to 67a. 1r. and four cottages, for preaching the Word of God every Lord's-day in the Chapel, and keeping a free-school for all such children as should desire to be taught there.
No return as to glebe or registers.
Post town: Pontefract.
George Lawton in 1842..
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