Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby. Originally published by J Throsby, Nottingham, 1796.
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I Suppose is in Yorkshire, but the church it seems is in the arch-deaconry of Nottingham The rectory was 10l: and the major of Doncaster patron: 'Tis now 11l: 1s: 3d: ob: value in the kings books, & the corporation of Doncaster still have the patronage
Which Thoroton supposes in Yorkshire, but the church in the deanery of Nottingham, lies near Bawtry: It is not placed in any of the Nottinghamshire maps I have seen.
The church is dedicated to St: Michael. Patron, James Stovin, esq; 1783. Incumbent, Rev: James Stovin. K: B: 11l: 1s: 5d½. Yearly tenths, 1l: 2s: 1d: ¾.— Archiepisc: pro Syn, 4s. Archidiac. pro. Prox, 6s, 8d. Val. in mans. ter. gleb. dec, &c. Mayor and burgesses of Doncaster presented in 1690, 1706, 1710. James Carrington Clerk, and others in 1763.
Poor's Rates, I have not in my account of towns and villages respectively noticed them, which I rather intended; nor was it thought essentially necessary, by several of my friends, particularly when it was discovered that the additions were so considerable as to extend the work upwards of 200 pages beyond what was at first imagined would compleat it. All therefore that I shall say on this subject, is, that the Poor's Rates in general, in this county, have increased in fifty years, in the proportion of ten to two: i. e. the rates which in about forty or fifty years ago, were generally one shilling in the pound, are now five at least. In some places they are in the proportion of ten to one.