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

The place: THURNSCOE.     Church dedication: ST. HELEN.     Church type: Rectory in charge.

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.

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