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Bishop Wake's Visitation 1705 to 1723

NEWTON (WOULD)   Rectory.   Deanery Grimsby.   Families 22 ... 23.  Patron the Bishop of Durham.

 

Incumbent

Mr Richard Thompson.   Non-resident, June 1708.   Presbyter by W. Bishop of Lincoln 19 May 1706.  

 

William Thompson A.M. instituted 15 September 1719.

 

James Baud A.M. instituted 2 March 1720-1.   Does not reside in the Rectory, which is ruinous.

Services

Once on Sunday in winter, twice in summer.   Catechising in summertime ... every other Sunday ... in summer.   Communion 4.

Revenue

Real Value £40.   Returned £48.   The King’s Book £7 10s. 10d.   Tenths 15s. 1d.   Procurations 5s. 3¼ d.

Charity

10s. per annum for the Poor.

 

[‘...’ separate different answers given in successive returns.]

 

 

The fact that the rectory is described as ‘ruinous’ was not unique to Wold Newton so much as the state of the church in this area generally.  A number of other parishes are similarly described as having inadequate accommodation for the clergy.  The rectory at Hatcliffe was partly demolished; William Welfitt was the incumbent at Beelsby but lived ‘in his own house at Wold Newton’; the Rectory at Brigsley was ‘nearly destroyed’.  The vicar of Grimsby did not live in the vicarage but ‘only a Cottage’.  Hawerby rectory was let and the rector lived in Humberston.  It was common for incumbents to be non-resident and to have the living of more than one parish.

 

Wold Newton’s relative wealth can be better appreciated by a comparison of the revenue measures with those of neighbouring parishes.

 

 

RV

R[1]

KB[2]

T[3]

P[4]

Ashby cum Fenby

£70

£71 6s 2d

£14 10s 0d

£1 9s 1d

3s 4d

Beelsby

£60

£78 15s 0d

£8 17s 6d

17s 9¼d

4s 6d

Binbrook Saint Mary

£50

£46 5s 8d

£10 4s 2d

£1 0s 5d

5s 6d

Louth

£50

£40

£48 5s 6d

£4 16s 4d

 

Wold Newton

£40

£48

£7 10s 10d

15s 1d

5s 3¼d

Brigsley

£40

£38

£7 4s 3½d

14s 5¼d

2s 11d

Hatcliffe

£30

£40

£5 4s 2d

10s

3s 11d

Grimsby

£30

£36

£6 18s 4d

15s 11d

8s 7½d

Binbrook Saint Gabriel

£30

£30

£8

16s

 

Market Rasen

£30

£29 15s 6d

£10

£1

5s

Hawerby

£30

£28

£5 7s 3d

10s 9½d

4s

Swinhope

£30

£29

£4 17s 8½d

9s 9¼d

3s

Caistor

£20

£23 16s 0d

 

 

 

Thorganby

 

£17

£4 17s 6d

12s 1d

5s

 

 

Similarly, its relative size can be seen by comparing the numbers of families (in some cases showing variations in successive returns).

 

Louth

400

Market Rasen

120

Caistor

120

Grimsby

90 ... 98

Binbrook (both parishes)

41 ... 51 ... 44

Wold Newton

22 ... 23

Ashby cum Fenby

20 ... 19

Beelsby

20 ... 16 ... 20

Hatcliffe

12 ... 14

Thorganby

12 ... 13

Brigsley

12 ... 11

Hawerby

10 ... 12

Swinhope

6 ... 5 ... 8

 

 



[1] The amount which it returned in 1706 to the Commissioners of Queen Anne’s Bounty.

[2] The value of the benefice as entered in the Valor Ecclesiasticus of Henry VIII, the ‘King’s Book’ in 1535.

[3] Assessed as payable to the Crown on the basis of the King’s Book value.

[4] Due to the ecclesiastical authorities.

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