Bubwith Glebe Terrier 1778
A true and perfect terrier of all the lands, stipendiary payments and all other Ecclesiastical Vicar dues and rights whatsoever belonging to the vicarage of Bubwith made by the Minister and churchwardens and principal inhabitants this Fourth day of June in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Eight.
(1)The Vicarage House is built with brick and covered with tile, and contains the following rooms: First a dining room floored with deal [planks, usually of pine]; the next a middle room floored with brick and flaggs; next a forekitchen floored with brick and flaggs; next a back kitchen floored with brick and flaggs; the inside walls of the above mentioned are all brick and run with lime and hair, Four rooms below. Above these over the dining room a chamber floored with deal, over the passage a little chamber floored with deal, partitioned with slit deal. Over the middle room a chamber floored with Oak boards. Over the forekitchen a chamber floored with deal, with a study in the same. The inside walls of the above mentioned are all brick and are run with lime and hair. Three garret chanbers floored with deal and divided with brick and deal. A stable and hayhouse eight yards long and four and a half wide divided in the middle by a brick wall, the walls are brick covered with tile. A pigeon house, five yards long and four wide walled with brick and covered with tile.
(2)On the west side of the house, a little court fenced with quickthorn on the west and south, a brick wall against the street on the north and a housegate. At the south end a kitchen garden thirty four yards long and twenty broad fenced with quickthorn, and at the south end of that a small croft by estimation a rood and a half in grass fenced with quickthorn bounded on the east by a part of the Night Garth, on the west by Mr hepton's croft, with a passage from the housegate by the court and kitchen garden to it....A croft on the backside of the church by estimation 3 rood in grass bounded on the east by the ground of Robt Jefferson esq. On the west by the Town Street fenced with quickthorn. Another croft in the township of Bubwith by estimation an acre, bounded on the east by by George Elmor's croft, on the west by Mr Price's croft, with a dwelling house upon it in tenantable condition and a little orchard on the south side of the house; no wood upon any of the above mentioned; nothing growing upon the churchyard, except a few willow trees and an elm tree. The last mentioned house has a full right of common according to the custom of the town. A croft in the township of Willitoft, by estimation an acre, in grass, bounded on the east by the High Road leading to Spaldington, on the west by Mr Stricklane's ground, fenced with a quick hedge, fourteen oak tress growing upon it, value 3 shillings apiece. The above crofts are none of them said to be glebe....A Small parcel of ground in the township of Willitoft called Chapel Garth, three parts in grass the other planted with apple trees bounded on the east by John Carlisle's house and Fold Garth, on the west by Mr Strickland's ground fenced with quickthorn, no wood upon the same.
(3)Small tythes are due to the vicar throughout the parish viz: every Easter's oblations and all other small reckonings as cows, calves, hens, eggs, bees, foals, dove houses, whins etc, excepting the township of Breighton which pays a certain stipend by messuage and cottage...At midsummer a moiety of half the wool and lamb. At Michaelmas hemp, line, rape, potatoes, turnips, carrots, apples, gressel, wood thorns, nuts and xxxx in the town of Bubwith only; geese, ducks, turkies and pigs as they happen throughout the parish. A modus of five shillings and six pence is paid yearly for Gunby: Oblations are paid every easter by the tenants. A modus of eight shillings and four pence is claimed from the Manor House of Spaldington but has not been received for thirty-two years last past: Humphrey Strafford esq., Lord of the said manor, insisting that the above named small stipend exempts the whole town of Spaldington from paying any tythes whatsoever to the vicar, tho' the tythes of that town have been paid every Easter time out of mind to the former vicars, likewise the eight shillings and four pence for the manor house.
(4)An augmentation rent of ten pounds per annum by the Dean and Chapter to the vicar of Bubwith in lieu of the tythe cole and rape seed...An augmentation of two hundred pounds by lot, from Queen Ann's Bounty, to the first mediety of Bubwith, the interest of which is four pounds per annum forty shillings, paid at Michaelmas, the other forty at Lady Day, by Sir Jeffrey Elwes, Treasurer. Ten shillings paid to the vicar for an anniversary sermon on Low Sunday left by James Turner of Foggathorpe and paid out of the rents of certain grounds at Aislaby...The customary surplice fees are for a marriage by licence ten shillings and six pence, by banns, three shillings and six pence. For a churching, one shilling in the church, in the house two shillings and six pence. For a christening in the church, nothing, in the house, two shillings and six pence. For a burial one shilling and six pence. Mortuaries are paid as by Act of parliament.
(5)The church furniture are two surplices; A cover of blue cloth, with a table cloth and napkin for the communion, a cushin for the pulpit which is hung with blue cloth, a chair, table and two bookcases in the Vestry. Four bells, a clock, a font of stone with a cover and bier. The communion plate are a salver and cup, both silver without inscription or any mark of weight upon them; two flagons both pewter with this inscription – Bubwith Church Flaggons 1720, and three pewter plates not marked. The books belonging the church are in such a ruinous condition that no exact copy can be taken.
(6)A close in the Lordship of Aughton known by the name of Church Close, the rent received two years together by the churchwardens of Bubwith for the repairing of the church, the third year received by the churchwardens of Aughton for the rrepairing of their parish church. A close in the Lordship of Foggathorpe known by the name of St Mary's Close which has paid the sum of six shillings and eight pence yearly for a great many years towards the repairing of the church of Bubwith but now withheld by Mr Oldfield of York whose tenant has the possession, as no writings can be procured, how, or by whom left.
(7)The chancel is repaired by the owners or occupiers of the Great Tythes. The church and tower by the parish in general. The Vestry by Gunby Estate, the churchyard fence is repaired as follows: The CastleGate is maintained by the parish from thence to the Church Bridge leading to Gunby by the Dean & Chapter; on the south Castle side adjoining the river Dean & Chapter; a gate and two lengths of fence posted and railed, each ten foot long, repaired by the township of Brighton and Gunby; other two lengths each ten foot apiece by the town of Spaldington; one length ten foot by the town of Willitoft; another length ten foot by the town of Gribthorpe from thence to the river Derwent by the parish. This bounded on the south by the river on the west side fifteen yards of posts and rails repaired by the parish: two lengths from thence each ten foot by the town of Althorpe; from thence to the churchyard by Bubwith; the gate and stile by the parish; from the stile to Mr. Jefferson’s orchard, on the north side, by the vicar, from thence to the CastleGate by Mr Jefferson.
& the clerk and sexton’s wages by ancient custom.
The above is a true Terrier, Witness our hands
Geo: Ion Minister