Osgoldcross wapentake, L. D. -Population, 1,055, vide Whitgift; Chapel-room, 300; Net value, £127.
Patron, the Vicar of Whitgift ; impropriator, A. R. Worsop, Esq.
" Three miles from the parish Church. Way very bad. Two hundred families. To be made a parish Church." -Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 375.
Augmented, in 1754, with £200; in 1755, with £200; in 1782, with £200; in 1789, with £200; in 1792, with £200; and in 1814, with £1,000 from the Parliamentary grant -all by lot.
An Act was passed 32nd Geo. II. for an inclosure, and another, 33rd Geo. III., c. 108, for inclosure and drainage.
The manor, &c., formerly belonged to the Abbey of St. Mary, at York.
There is no glebe house.
The registers are entered in Whitgift parish. No marriages take place at Swinefleet.
Town Land. Rent of 24a. 3r. 35p. of land, granted by Queen Elizabeth, together with two pews in the Chapel. £8 per annum is paid to the minister (he performing weekly, in lieu of occasional duty) ; £15 to a schoolmaster, for teaching twelve poor children reading, writing, and arithmetic ; residue to keeping up the banks of the fiver, and to other public purposes. -Vide 21st Report, page 608.
Post town: Howden.
Torre's MS. (Peculiars), page 1,396. Mon. Angl. vol. iv. page 1,644. Archbishop Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 302.