Area, 1,160 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, N.D. -Population, 223 ; Church-room, 140 *1; Net value, £341. -An ancient Rectory, in the patronage of the Vavasours of Haslewood, afterwards and still of the Wentworths, now Earls of Strafford.
Patron, Earl Fitzwilliam.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £5. 6s. 8d.; in the King's books, at £11. 7s. 8d., after deducting for Procurations 8s. 8d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 499, at £60 per annum.
An Inclosure Act was passed 2nd Geo. II.
For the inscriptions and list of Rectors, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.
14th February 1675, a faculty was granted to exchange certain glebe lands.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1619, but partly illegible before 1654.
Cartwright's, alias Vicars's, charity. A yearly pension of 13s. 4d. is payable to a poor person of this parish and of the parish of Clayton, in turns. -Vide General Charities.
Almshouses, founded by Dr. Spencer, Rector of Thurnscoe, in or about the year 1710, for three poor widows, and endowed by him with a rent-charge of £5 a year. -Vide 18th Report, page 638.
Post town: Doncaster.
Torre's MS., page 1233. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 236. Nonae Roll, page 221. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. ii. page 153.
*1 In 1818, estimated at 300.