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

The place: WRAGBY.     Church dedication: SAINT MICHAEL.     Church type: Donative Curacy.

Area, 3,390 acres. Part Osgoldcross wapentake, U. D., and part Staincross. - Population, 756 *1; Church-room, no return ; Net value, no return *2. -Formerly appropriated to Nostell Priory.

Patron, Charles Winn, Esq.

Not named in Pope Nicholas's taxation, or in the King's books.

An Inclosure Act was passed 45th Geo III. (Ryhill and Camerton.)

In Mich. Term, 10th Anne, a decree as to tithes was given, but which is unreported.

21st March 1736, faculty granted to re-pew the Church.

5th May 1759, ditto to erect an organ.

No return as to glebe house.

The registers commence in 1540, but they are defective till 1598.

The School. £6. 5s. per annum is paid out of the revenues of the Duchy of Lancaster to a schoolmaster, who teaches reading, writing, and accounts.

Mrs. Sarah Winn's charity, by will, dated in 1765. £20 per annum amongst twenty poor widows.

Wombwell's dale, given by Thomas Stringer. £1. 10s. given at Easter.

Countess of Westmoreland's gift. £5 per annum for apprenticing poor children of Foulby. - Vide 19th Report, page 549.

Post town: Pontefract.

Torre's MS. page 23. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 163.

*1 Viz. West Hardwick, 85; Hessle, 134; Hill Top, 86; Hurstwick and Nostell, 142; Ryhill, 160; and Winterset, 149.

*2 Either in 1818 or 1834.

Other information:
NOSTELL PRIORY. -The Priory of St. Oswald, of Nostell, was situate within the parish of Wragby, and was founded by Ralph Adlave, chaplain to King Henry I. The monks were of the Austin order. -Mon. Ang. vol. vi. p. 29.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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