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

The place: WARMSWORTH.     Church dedication: ST. PETER.     Church type: Discharged Vicarage.

Area. 1,010 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D. - Population, 362 *1; Church-room, 170; Net value, £168. --An ancient Rectory, formerly a portion of the parish of Conisbrough, in the patronage of the Hodsakes, then of the Grendons, Deyvills, from whom it came to the D'Eyrills, and from them to the Copleys of Doncaster and Batley, and is now in the heirs of Thomas Bosville, Esq. It is not charged either with Synodals or Procurations. which makes it probable that anciently it was only a Chapel belonging to Doncaster ; accordingly, in my Doncaster Lease, the lordship of Warmsworth (the tithes whereof are there let) is said to be in the parish of Doncaster. -Abp. Sharp's MS.

Patron, W. Wrightson, Esq.

The Church is valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £5. 6s. 8d.; the Vicarage, in the King's books, at £6. 10s. 10d., after deducting for Synodals 1s.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 512, it is stated : " Rectory, £46 per annum. The township of Warmsworth extends into the parishes of Conisbrough and Doncaster, though two miles distant from thence, and near the Church of Warmsworth. The whole to be made one parish, and annexed to Warmsworth."

For the arms, inscriptions, and catalogue of Rectors, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.

The glebe house was returned in 1818 as unfit for residence, being very small.

The Register Books commence in 1594.

Cartwright's, alias Vicars's, charity. A pension of 13s. 4d. a year is paid to a poor person of this parish. -Vide General Charities.

Ann Battie's charity, £10.

Battie's ditto, £5.

Thomas Aldan's, by will, in 1759, £10.

Thomas Aldan's, jun., by will, in 1777. £10 -Interest on the above (35s.) is annually distributed among poor persons. -Vide 18th Report, page 638.

Post town: Doncaster.

Torre's MS., page 1031. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 224. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 125. Nonae Roll, page 220.

*1 In 1834, the Population was returned at 364. -The return of the parish of Warmsworth includes the inhabitants of three extra-parochial houses. 11 men are employed in quarries and mines within this parish, and 19 in quarries and coal-mines in the parish of Winston.

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