Area, 3,320 acres. Barkston Ash wapentake, L.D. -Population, 361 *1; Church-room, 300; Net value, £573. -The Rectory anciently belonged to the patronage of the Rythers for many generations, and from them it came to the Askes, and from them to the Robinsons.
A pension of five marks per annum was paid to the Nuns of Appleton.
Mr. Torre gives a catalogue of the Rectors to 1619, when the Crown presented as Custos of John Robinson. In 1704, William Elsley was presented by John Call, of Bloomsbury, Esq., who recovered, by a law-suit, the patronage from the Crown. It appears the Crown ultimately obtained the patronage from Sir Michael Wharton, in exchange for Leven.
Patron, the Lord Chancellor.
Valued, in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £20; in the King's books, £6. 11s. 10½d. No Synodals or Procurations to the Archbishop. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 240, at £50 per annum, subject to a pension of £3. 6s. 8d. to the Nunnery at Nun Appleton.
A brief was granted in 1773 for this Church.
There is a glebe house fit for residence.
The Register books commence in 1550. Irregular and defective from 1641 to 1654.
Sarah Morritt's charity. Interest of £20, given in 1736, and distributed amongst the poor. -Vide 10th Report, page 744.
Post town: Tadcaster.
Torre's MS., page 311. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 86. Nonae Roll, page 227.
*1 Viz : Ryther, with part of Ozendike, 302; and Leadhall (U.D.), 59.