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Parish registers of Middleton Tyas

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Contents

  1. 1667 a Glebe Terrier
  2. 1763 Daniel Watson; vicarage maintenance
  3. 1783 note about stamp duty
  4. 1783 bond for payment of stamp duty
  5. 1783 death of Daniel, son of the vicar
  6. 1785 vicarage maintenance continued
  7. History of Middleton Tyas
  8. 1778 list of tythes etc.
  9. 1928 memo about Dr. Mawer
  10. 1791 vicarage maintenance continued
  11. 1804 death of vicar Daniel Watson
  12. 1804-1856 George Burrard
  13. 1856 James Stevenson Blackwood
  14. 1783 bond for payment of stamp duty
  15. 1783 grant of licence re stamp duty

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Transcript of MiddletonTyas-053R

May the 17th 1667

A terrier of all the glebe landes and houses belong-
ing to the vicarage of Midletontias
One dwellinge house with other conusment houses
therunto belonginge gardens oarchards garthes
contayninge by estimation three acres of land
one close called the pattigarth one acre
one close called the parson bottom 8 acres
one close called church [?] 4 acres
6 riggs in the longe close 7 acres
6 riggs in [?] close from gatherleymore to
moulton [?]
One close called Chester close contayninge by
estimation eleven acres of land more or lesse.
There are severall riggs in the sayd close for the [?]
and for 2 riggs on the church tofts have been exchan-
ged 6 riggs in the North [?] at the [far?] end about
3 acres exchanged with Anthony Shaw (28th of May 1655?) and 5 further
of medow in great [corramire?] about 11 yeards and
a half in breadth with Mar: Frank, Esq and one
rigg in little [corramire?] with John Hustson, both of
them about an acre of lande. 6 riggs on the [shortbeck?]
of about one acre and an half of land, and the 2 west
arable riggs of [?] [Skilmerdel?] without the ranes
of about half an acre of land, and the tith hay of
Peeter Stansby his 2 Roodrigs closes and one little
small close in Chesters next Thom: Whits close
And since the division of the Eastmore and Kyrke
beck landes wch was in the yeare 1658 and 1659 for
12 gates on the Eastmore and 18 riggs on Kyrkbeck lands
with 2 rigends at the low end of kirkbecklande next kyrk-
beck ???, such 2 rigends about a rood of ground
and my part of the Common beckes somewhat lesse than
a rood of ground the commission?? hand orders to the
vicarage 38 acres and an halfe on the Eastmore Kyrk-
becklandes and becklandends, one of wch I have (for my
time only) given to Thomas Strang and John Shaw about
an acre of land on the Northside and Eastside of theEastmore
to take to take the fence and high way of murrock? the Commissio-
ners hav layd on me Thomas Strang had 11 yeards and
[an halfe struck out] a quarter through his pasture and John Shaw 11 yeards
and a quarter through his past that joynes on me till
you come at the Greenegate corner.

8 riggs on Crosses and 3 rigs and 2 garrs on Cowspots
3 acres
5 riggs on withrins an acre and an halfe
2 riggs on the Church tofts formerly named 2 acres


Transcript of MiddletonTyas-103L

Memorandum

December 19.th 1763 Daniel Watson M.A. was inducted and came to reside on February 17.th 1764.

In 1764 dug up the fruit trees that were nailed to the walls of the house, on finding that the roots had wormed themselves under the foundations; made a deep trench close to the walls, and filled it with chips of Limestone; and to cure the ground floors of damp took away soil from the grass plot, and from behind the house, to eighteen inches deep; made the gravel walks, built a Haha-wall from the stable yard down to the stile, and by removing earth & rubbish added five yards in breadth to the grass plot and to the ground all the length of the Haha; cleared the ground of all the old walls & trees, trenched it, and sowed it with grass seeds; planted a quickset hedge next the street, and converted the ground behind the house into a kitchin garden and laid the old garden next Chorge's yard to grass; built a Necessary and run a wall between the stable yard and the grove.

In 1765 picked out the old lime and pointed all the walls of the House, made a new Barn floor, added to the height of the wall between the fold yard and the grove, and planted fruit trees against it, and half a dozen Limes between the stable yard & the grove.

In 1766 took out the rotten transom windows and put sash windows in the front of the house; built a cowhouse in Parson bottoms & a Shed in Patty-garth; proposed to the Derbyshire Company of Miners to excuse their leading the rubbish from out of the Goose-hill field, on condition that they made a terrace-walk with it, the length of the field, and coped the wall with slags: This they agreed to; they began to wheelbarrow the rubbish at Easter 1767, and finished the terrace walk before Whitsuntide 1768; and it cost them seventy four pounds.

In 1767 run a wall between the garden & the orchard, built a wall from the Pinfold bridge to the stile, and a Shed in the Goose hill field, & planted a row of Limes by the Terrace.

In 1768 planted a great number of trees in Parson bottoms which thrive no better than those planted in the church yard in 1764.

See this account continued in the last page of this Book.


Transcript of MiddletonTyas-124L

N.B. All future entries to be made on Stamps at 3d/each; or a licence to be obtained for making them without stamps on a Bond given up for paying the Duty. [signed] D Watson


Transcript of MiddletonTyas-124R

1783

A true copy of the Bond given by me for a Licence to make Entries in the Register Book without stamps.

Know all men by these presents, that I Daniel Watson Clerk Vicar of Middleton Tyas in the County of York, am held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord George the third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France & Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, in the sum of Five pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain, to be paid to our said Lord the King, his heirs or executors, for which payment well and truly to be made, I bind myself, my heirs, executors and adminstrators, and every of them firmly by these presents. Sealed with my seal, dated the seventh day of October in the twenty- third year of the reign of his said Majesty, and in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty three.

Whereas His Majesty's Commissioners appointed to manage the duties on stamped vellum, parch- ment and paper, have by their Licence, bearing even date herewith, granted power & authority unto the said Daniel Watson to enter & write, or cause to be entred & written, in the Register Book or Books of the parish of Middleton Tyas aforesaid, all Entries of any Burial, Marriage, Birth, or Christening, without any stamps, or marks affixed thereto, or thereupon; subject nevertheless to the payment of the duties imposed thereon by an Act, entitled "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp duty on the Registry of Burials, Marriages, Births & Christenings"; and sub- ject to the search & inspection of them, or their agents or persons appointed by them, or the major part of them, in order for the taking an account of the number of Entries made in such Register Book or

[the text is presumed to continue on the next page, which is not present in the set of images. The text of the bond is duplicated in the marriage register, page 46]


Transcript of MiddletonTyas-126L

1783

Oct'r. 25th. Bur'd Mr. Daniel Watson eldest son of the Rev'd Daniel Watson, Vicar of Middleton Tyas & Dorothea his Wife, in the 18th. year of his age.

This very amiable young man was seized with a spasmodic complaint at Hertford School in Hertfordshire, a few days after he was admitted of Bene't College in Cambridge; in which he suffered the most excruciating tortures with almost unparalleled patience & resignation. He was happily released from pain & misery Oct'r 21st at 9 o'clock at night, in the presence of his affectionate parents.

Multis ille quidem flebicis occidit; nulli
flebilior quam mihi, quam tibi, Dorothea!

Nec te marmoreum tenet sepulchrum
Nec vano ad gelidam domum tumulta,
Te, dilecte puer, secuta turba est.
Anget sed tacitus dolorque sovus
Imo a pectore reddidit tributum,
Felici ingenio, indolique suavi.
Dormis jam placide labore functus,
Dum, desiderio pio coacta,
Virtus atque pudor tuas decora
Aspergent lachryma diu favillas.


Transcript of MiddletonTyas-127L

1785. Made a place for pigeons in the East end of the Barn; and rebuilt from the ground a shed or cowhouse, which was covered with whins, put a good roof upon it, and covered it with tyle.

1786. Hung eight new Doors in the out offices.

1788. Put a new roof on the stable, with two pair of Syles, there having been only one pair, which together with the Ribs, spars, &c were become quite rotten. And at the same time made a new barn floor; that made in 1760 being worn out, principally by the poor people threshing gleanings upon it; for I seldom made use of it myself.

See this account of repairs & continued on the Leaf preceding the first page in the new Register Vol. III beginning with the year 1785.


Transcript of MiddletonTyas-127R

This page can be found after the 1784 entries in the register, possibly at the end of the volume.

Middleton Tyas

In Midilton habuit Ulf manerium cum soca et
saca de 6 caruc. ad geld. et totidem car. possunt
esse. Hoc Uctredus nunc habet de comite Ala-
no in dominio 1. car. et 5. villan. cum 4 caruc.
Tempore R. Ed. valebat 40 S. Modo 20S. Totum
manerium 2. leng longitudine, & 4 quarent. lat.

In Multon 16 carucato ad geld; et 12 caru-
cato possunt esse. Ibi habuit Ulf unum
manerium; modo habet comes Alanus in
dominio 3. car. & 4. villan. & 4. bord. cum
1. caro & dim.
        Domesday
        De Soca de Gillyng

N.B. Besides Middleton Tyas & Moulton it
appears from Domesday that Ulf was at
the Conquest possessed also of the manor of
Newton; and that Uctred, who obtained the
manors of Middleton Tyas & Newton of Alan
the first Earl of Richmond, was himself an
English man and had at the Conquest a
manor in Fletcham cum Fencotes, and a manor
in Langthorne, and also some lands in
Hakforde; all which became possessed by
Odo, who in Doesday is stiled, Homo
Comitis Alani.

De Carucatis terro in Richmondshire, & quet
sunt in quolibel Wapentagio, per villas, anno
Regis Hen. 2d. tricesimo; in which Middleton
is put down at 6 Carucats; and the whole
number throughout Gilling Wapentake is
398 and a half, besides Moulton, which
contains 9. and is the only village in
the List, over against which is a blank,
and no number put down. But at the
bottom of the page under the word [Sumina?]
is wrote, 'In Gillyngschira sunt 398 Carucato
& dimid proter Multon que continet 9 carue.
   Fines de Gillyng Wapent. tricesimo Hen. 2
   quando con anus de Aske habuit curam Wapentesiarum?
De Adam de Kneton 2S. No mention of
Kneton in Domesday. This fine of 2d. of Adam

[It is unclear whether this account continues on a missing image or on the next available image, no. 132.]


Transcript of MiddletonTyas-132L

[The top of the left-hand side of this page is mostly illegible. It isn't clear whether this page continues from the previous image (127).]

[?] the whole [?] Middleton Tyas, one half
??? of corn is ????? George Hartley [or Horsley] Esq & the
??????? Vicar. The ??? of the tythe of hay and all
???? tythes throughout the said ???????
??? Vicar, except the tythe of hay only of Kneeton
lands, Chantry Lands & Abbey Closes. Abbey Closes pay
a modus of 9 1/2 in lieu of tythe hay; Chantry lands
pay a modus of 8 1/2 in lieu of tythe hay. As to
Kneeton lands, it does not appear that any thing
has ever been paid in lieu of tythe hay; nor do I
know what exemption the owners can plead.
My resolution at first coming to the Living was never
to engage in a lawsuit, unless an attempt was made
to defraud me of what my immediate predecessor
enjoyed. I hope I shall keep to that resolution, and
yet leave the Living better than I found it.
Throughout the township of Moulton one half of the
tythe of corn is the property of Mr. Peacock, the other half of
the Vicar, The following lands pay what is called a Beggar
tythe, that is, one sixth of the tythe of corn to Mr. Peacock,
the other sixth to the Vicar; viz Tofts 14A and 1A in the
town field, Mr. Smithson's; Garths 4A and 6A in the town field
? Ralph Milbanke's; Killfields 26'A and 10'A in the town field,
Mr Shuttleworth's; Tofts 4A and 6A in the town field, Mr Robinson's.
Tradition says, and from the range of what is Beggartythe lands,
I believe it, that some ridges in Mr. Robinson's pasture adjoin-
ing to the South Killfield are included; but nothaving
been in tillage in the memory of man, I cannot ascertain
the quantity from any information I can get. Two farms
called Cowton Grange are exempted from the tyle of corn;
a modus of 13.4-/ is paid to the Vicar in lieu of the tythe of
hay throughout the whole township, except Mr. Crowe's
farm, which pays the tythe of hay to the Vicar. And as
to all other Vicarial tythes in and throughout the whole
township they are paid to the Vicar; except Mr Smith's
two farms, which pay an old customary payment of £2-11-8 at Midsum'r
to the Vicar, in lieu of all tythes, but hay tythe, which is
included in the aforesaid modus of 13.4/.
4th: two pence at Easter for every person turned of 16 years
of age; and (except Mr Smith's two farms) at the same time
for a cow 2/- ploug 1/- a swarm of bees 6/- a fole 5/-. And on
St. Andrew's day every householder a hen.
5th. Mortuaries are paid to the Vicar, and Surplice fees,
viz. a churching 7/- marriage by Banns 5/- by
License 10/- Burial in the Churchyard 6/- in the
church 10/- in the chancel 5/-.

N.B. The 4th and 5th Paragraphs above relate not to
Moulton only but to the whole parish. And I shall only
add, that whether I took the tythe in kind, which I have
sometimes done, of some farms in both townships, or let the
tythes to the farmers themselves, which I have done for the
most part, not a person in the parish has ever objected
to pay the different articles as set down in this
page.     June 20th 1778.     D. Watson


Transcript of MiddletonTyas-132R

From the Yorkshire Archeological Soc'y? Journal Vol II - p. 318.

1729 - Aug 7th -
John Mawer - Upleatham, Clerk and
Hannah Coatsworth of the City of York
married in York Minster

"1766 Dec 19 Died at Gainford Mrs Mawer
relict of Dr. Mawer Vicar of Middleton Tyas,
where she was buried the 22nd.
She was formerly the (supposed) wife
of William Coatsworth Esq. of Gateshead
who left her an Annuity of £100 for life."

        A W McLure? M.A.
        late Vicar of Hutton Magna
6 June 1928


Transcript of MiddletonTyas-143L

Memorandum

1791. Put a new Roof on two thirds of the Barn, all the old timber being rotten & decayed; the other third at the East end bing declared by the carpenter to be sound & good.

Made a new floor in the common sitting parlour; the Carpenter hath been deceived in believing the boards drier than they turn out. Made the stair new throughout, and repaired the kitchin stairs.

Laid a new floor in the Kitchen.

Made four new sash windows, two in the better parlour, one in the best Lodging Room, and one in the Study; three of the old ones quite rotten; that which was in tolerable condition put in the Stair case, the old transom window there being decayed.

A new paper in common sitting room, and in the Lodging Room above it, this year; the best Parlour & best Lodging Room having had a new Paper two or three years ago.

1795. Railed off for raspberries & a shrubery and planted from the Gravel walk at the end of the House by the wall to the Lane? with hedge.

Railed off and planted a shruberry down to the Necessary.

1797. Put up a chimney into a lumber room, and a new window, and fixed? it up as a convenient place for servants in case of company.

1801. Both parlours painted, and a new paper put in the better, or Drawing room.


Transcript of MiddletonTyas-165L

Mem.

The Rev'd Daniel Watson, M.A. Vicar of this Parish, died at Bath Jan: 23d; and was buried in the Abbey Church there; (January 30th) ?? 85


Transcript of MiddletonTyas-165R

1804

The Rev'd George Burrard A.M: Chaplain in Ordinary to his Majesty was instituted to the vicarage of Middleton Tyas the 15 of February & inducted on the 29

After a Contest in the Court of Chancery for five years, to ascertain the validity of the modus of 2, 11, - upon the two farms of Lingley Moor I have been induced (from the discouraging opinions I have received from my Counsel) to direct that the Bill should be dismissed with the Payment of Costs on my Part. I think it right to make this Statement that no future vicar may be involved in any dispute upon the same point.

    March 31 1810   George Burrard

1856

The above named Rev'd Sir George Burrard Bart died on the 17th day of May 1856. The living continued under sequestration until the middle of December in same year, when his successor was inducted. See Post at end of marriage registry.


Transcript of MiddletonTyas-179R

1856

The Rev'd James Stevenson Blackwood ???, recently Chaplain to the forces in the Crimean war, was presented to the Vicarage of Middleton Tyas by Lord Cranworth, Lord Chancellor, instituted on the 13th December & inducted on the same 13th December 1856 six.

On taking possession of this benefice I found everything very deplorable. The vicarage house was a small old building with tiled roof in bad repair. The stable was very small & bad & in similar condition. An old tith barn was in a dilapidated state, & indeed all walls & buildings rotten & bad.

The Architect of Queen Anne's Bounty Board acted for me, & to my surprise only demanded about £230 for dilapidation. The executors of the late incumbent offered £100 - and my valuator

[This account presumably continues on the next page, which is not present.]


Transcript of MiddletonTyas-233R

A true copy of the Bond given by me for a Licence to make Entries in the Register Book without stamps.

Know all men by these presents, that I Daniel Watson Clerk Vicar of Middleton Tyas in the County of York, am held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord George the third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France & Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, in the sum of Five pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain, to be paid to our said Lord the King, his heirs or executors, for which payment well and truly to be made, I bind myself, my heirs, executors and adminstrators, and every of them firmly by these presents. Sealed with my seal, dated the seventh day of October in the twenty third year of the reign of his said Majesty, and in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty three.

Whereas His Majesty's Commissioners appointed to manage the duties on stamped vellum, parchment and paper, have, by their Licence, bearing even date herewith, granted power & authority unto the said Daniel Watson to enter and write, or cause to be entred & written, in the Register Book or Books of the parish of Middleton Tyas aforesaid, all Entries of any Burial, Marriage, Birth, or Christening, without any stamps or marks affixed thereto, or thereupon; subject nevertheless to the payment of the duties imposed thereon by an Act, entitled "An Act for granting to His Majesty a Stamp duty on the Registry of Burials, Marriages, Births & Christenings"; and subject to the search & inspection of them, or their agents, or persons appointed by them, or the major part of them, in order for the taking an account of the number of Entries made in such Register Book or Books.

Now the condition of the above written obligation is such, that if the above-bounden Daniel Watson shall and do, from time to time, as he shall be thereunto required, by his Majesty's Commissioners of Stamps, or the major part of them, or the agent, or person properly authorised by them, produce and shew such Register Books and the several Entries made therein, and permit an account to be taken therefrom; and do also (from time to time, when and as often as he shall be thereto required by the said Commissioners, or the major part of them, or any any other person by them authorised) pay unto the [?] general, for the time being, of the Stamp Duties at the Head Office in Lincoln's Inn, or to the Head Distributor of Stamps for the County or Place where such Register Book or Books are kept, all each sum & sums of money which, according to the true intent of the said Act, ought to be paid, in respect of all, and every the Entries written in the said Register Books, then the above-written Obligation to be void, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue.

Signed, sealed & delivered in the presence of Henry Blesborough
    N.B. Mr. Blesborough is a subdistributor of the stamps.


Transcript of MiddletonTyas-234L

[This is a printed form page headed with the royal arms. Names and places are filled in by hand. I have transcribed the 'f' representing 's' as-is.]

I John Crowder
by Virtue of the Power and Authority granted to Me, by
His Majefty's Commiffioners appointed to manage the Duties
charged on ftamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, do hereby
give and fignify unto Daniel Watson Clerk Vicar of
Middleton Tyas in the County of York
Licence and Authority, to enter and write, or caufe to be
entered and written, in the Regifter Book or Books of the Parifh
of Middleton Tyas aforesaid
all Entries of any Burial, Marriage, Birth or Chriftening, without
any Stamps or Marks affixed thereto, or thereupon; fubject
neverthelefs to the Payment of the Duty impofed thereon, by an
Act, entitled "An Act for granting to His Majefty, a Stamp
"Duty on the Regiftry of Burials, Marriages, Births and Chriften-
"ings;" and for the Payment of which, fufficient Security hath
been given by Bond to His Majefty: And I do grant this Licence,
under this particular Condition, that the faid Daniel
Watson shall whenfoever thereunto required, from
Time to Time, produce and fhew the faid Parifh Regifter to
Me, or to any other Officer, or Agent duly authorifed by the
Commiffioners of the Stamp Duties, or the major Part of them,
for the Purpofe of infpecting, or viewing fuch Regifters, and the
Entries made therein; provided always, that this Licence fhall
continue in Force, until the Commiffioners for the Time being,
appointed to put feveral Stamp Laws in Execution, or the
major Part of them, fhall revoke the fame, and give Notice
thereof in Writing, and no longer. Given under my Hand
the Seventh Day of October One Thoufand
Seven Hundred and Eighty three
             John Crowder


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