Area, 3,230 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D. -Population, 680 *1; Church-room, sufficient ; Net value, £674. -An ancient Rectory, belonging to the patronage of the Lords Furnivall (sometimes to their tenants in fee farm), and from them to the Nevilles, and the Talbots, Earls of Shrewsbury.
Patron, the Duke of Norfolk.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £13. 6s. 8d.; in the King's books, at £12, after deducting for Synodals 4s., and Procurations 6s. 8d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 423, it is stated : " Rectory, £120 per annum. Mr. Sherland Adams, the late parson, was cast out for delinquency, and allowed £7 per annum," and vol. xviii. page 424, it is stated : " Brampton. We think fit that a Church should be built in Mr. Thomas Lawd's Long Close for Brampton Ulley, and all Morthen to resort to, which town we conceive fit to be annexed and made one parish, and divided from Treeton, the nearest of them being a mile and a half distant from Treeton Church ; and further think fit that Cattgrave and Orgrave, in the parish of Rotherham, be annexed to Treeton, and made part of that parish ; and also Haworth Grange, in Rotherham parish, a mile and a half off the parish Church, and within half a mile off Treeton, we find most fit to be annexed to Treeton."
" All tithes belong to the Rectory, excepting at Utley and Brampton some modus in lieu of tithe hay. At Treeton and part of Wales I have it entire. No augmentation did I ever hear of ; God keep us from subtraction, and we are satisfied. I suppose formerly the whole town of Wales did belong to our Church, but how dismembered I cannot tell. There is scarce a book in the whole parish but what are in my own library. Thank God, the whole living is worth more than thirty pounds. There is a cognomination between Treeton and Wales ; what belongs to the parish of Treeton is called Wales, and what belongs to the parish of Wales is called Wales. The churchwardens of Wales are subordinate to those of Treeton, gathering by the same book of assessment." Signed, " Francis Jessop, Rector." -Notitia Parochialis, No. 396.
Inclosure Acts were passed 11th Geo. III. (Brampton in le Morthen), and 38th Geo. III.
For the arms, &c., see Hunter's South Yorkshire ; and for the inscriptions, see Hunter's Hallamshire.
The glebe house is fit for residence, which was rebuilt under faculty, dated 25th June 1805. The old house appears to have been very large, as a faculty was granted on the 25th September 1776, to reduce its size.
The Register Books commence in 1677.
School. A cottage is occupied by a schoolmistress, who instructs eight free scholars in lieu of paying rent. An opinion exists that the school had formerly an endowment of £20 a year, but an attempt to establish a charge upon an estate in the neighbourhood is reported to have failed.
Church Land. 2a. 1r. 20p. The rent thereof is paid to the sexton as his salary. -Vide 18th Report, page 638.
Post town: Rotherham.
Torre's MS., page 1145. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i., page 252. Nonae Roll, page 222. Hunter's Hallamshire, page 287. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. ii. page 177.
*1 Viz. Brampton in le Morthen, 112; Treeton, 345 ; and Ulley, 193. In 1834, the Population was returned at 652. The whole of Ulley township is included in Treeton, which is partly in the parish of Aston with Aughton.