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




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

The place: HOOKE.     Church dedication: ST. JOHN.

Osgoldcross wapentake, L.D. -Population, 650, vide Snaith; Chapel-room, 250 *1; Net value, £59.

Patron, Lord Petre.

1st March 1499, licence was granted to the Bishop of Dromore to consecrate the chapel-yard for the use of Hooke, Armin, and Goole, each township contributing to the repairs of Snaith Church.

The Parliamentary Commissioners recommended that Hooke be made a parish of itself, and that Armin and Goole be annexed thereto. -Survey, vol. xviii. page 366.

Augmented in 1798 with £200; in 1812 with £200; and in 1827 with £200 -all by lot.

An Inclosure Act was passed 8th Geo. III.

No glebe house.

The Register Books commence in 1683.

Poor's land. Seven cottages, &c. at Redness, let on lease for 100 years, which will terminate 2nd February 1853, for 6s. per annum, which sum is paid alternately to the schoolmasters at Goole and Hooke.

Clough Dyke land. Rent of 2a. 33p. of land, due to the poor of Hooke and Goole. Rent unpaid for some years.

Joshua Jefferson's school and almshouse, founded by will, dated 4th October 1721. Rent of 18a. of land. £6 per annum paid to a schoolmaster for teaching twelve poor children gratis, (reading only is now gratis, but writing and arithmetic is charged half price) ; and £6 each paid to three poor widows.

Jefferson's bread money. The said Joshua Jefferson left a rent-charge of £5. 4s. for bread. The Commissioners express an opinion that this payment has been shifted from the land originally charged, and paid out of the feoffee land abovementioned, as there is only one distnbution.

Rent-charges, five in number. Origin unknown. Amount £4. 6s. 8d., given away at Easter.

Town's land. One acre. Said to have been given by Ann Taylor, formerly a poor parish girl. Three roods of other land are also mentioned, as occupied by Ralph Creyke, Esq., and two roods more as under inquiry.

Goole Free School. Origin unknown. Stipend as above, £21 per annum, and 6s. every alternate year.

Judith Boynton's gift. Vide Rawcliffe. 10s. per annum in Testaments.

Skerne's charity. Vide Adlingfleet. 6s. 8d. per annum to poor widows.

Feoffee land. Said to have been left by Richard Baley, clerk, 17th Eliz. M A. 2r. 1p. of land and rent of three houses. At the time of the Report Admiral Sotheron was the sole trustee. The rents are applied as follows :-To the Goole schoolmaster, for teaching twelve poor children, £21; to the poor at Hooke Chapel, (2s. per Sunday in bread) £2. 12s.; to the poor at the dissenting Chapel at Howden (ditto) £2. 12s.; balance, after repairing the school-house at Goole, is paid to the order of the town's meeting, and generally applied in aid of the highway assessment, or providing substitutes for the militia. No documents appear which show the origin of this trust. -Vide 12th Report, page 664.

Post town: Goole.

Torre's MS. (Peculiars) page 1,392. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 301.

*1 According to the return of 1818. No return made in 1834.

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George Lawton in 1842..
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