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

The place: SKELBROOKE.     Church dedication: ST. MICHAEL.

Area, vide South Kirkby. Osgoldcross wapentake, U.D. - Population, 113, vide South Kirkby; Chapel-room, 111; Net value, £60.

Patron and impropriator, G. Neville, Esq.

20th February 1431, it was ordained that the Vicar of South Kirkby should provide a chaplain to celebrate divine services in this Chapel.

A Chantry was founded in 1338 in this Chapel.

Valued in 1707 at £10; in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 390, it is there stated to be " Two miles and a half from the mother Church. To be made a parish, and Hampall and Hampall Abbey being within a mile thereof, and much nearer the said Chapel than any other Church, be annexed thereto and joined in one parish;" and in 1818, certified to be worth £60 per annum.

Augmented in 1728 with £200 by lot; in 1734, with £200 to meet benefaction of £200 from Henry Browne, Esq.; and in 1792, with £200 by lot.

No glebe house.

The Register Books commence in 1592.

Parochial Charities -No return.

Post town: Ferrybridge.

Torre's MS. page 996. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. ii. page 457.

*1 Torre states St. John the Evangelist to be the patron saint.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. © 2013.