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

The place: DENT.     Church dedication: ST. ANDREW.

Area, 19,210 acres. Ewcross wapentake. -Population, 1,840; Church-room, 700; Net value, £100.

Patrons, proprietors of lands in Dent.

Impropriators, Trinity College, Cambridge.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1611.

The Grammar School. Founded by Letters Patent, dated 16th March, 1st Jac. I. Free to the sons of inhabitants of Dent in Latin. and the Grammar ; only six free scholars at the time of the Report. Endowment ; rent of 16a. lr. of land, and rent of a close, and £2. 2s. 2d. per annum, fee-farm rents.

Banks's Land, by deed, 14th Jac. I. House, and nine acres of land.

Thomas Thistlethwaite's rent charge. £5. 4s. per annum for twelve poor people, in bread and money.

Joseph Buttermere's charity, by deed, 1764. Rent of a house, barn, garden, and 2a. 0r. 3s. of land, to be given in bread and money.

Clothing estate. Rent of three cottages and nine acres of land, rent charge of 16s. 8d. per annum, and interest of £5; given in Irish linen and flannel.

Roger Hodgson's gift. Rent of a messuage and 6A. 2a. of land, and interest of £53. 15s. 2d.; one third given in bread, one third for teaching poor children writing and accounts, and one third given in flannel.


Poor's money, £85; the interest given in flannel. -Vide 13th Report, page 660.

Not noticed by Torre. Whitaker's Richmondshire, vol. ii. page 362.

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