Ellerton Terrier 1853

A true and perfect Terrier of all the Glebe Land and other Land Stipendary payments and Ecclesiastical Dues whatsoever belonging to the Perpetual Curacy of Ellerton made by the Incumbent and Churchwardens and principal Inhabitants this twenty eight day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three.


No dwellinghouse nor outhouse of any kind belonging to the Curacy.

A Garth by estimation one rood in grass with a Quick Thorn Fence about it abutting on the North against Abbey Garth on the South against the Alms House. The tenant dresses annually a rood of Dyke in the Fogg Lane for the said Garth.

Snape Horn is exchanged for other lands.

Two Elm trees growing in the Church yard upwards of thirty years growth.

No Tithe paid to the Minister.


The sum of one hundred pounds was given by one Henry Robinson of Buckton and County of York Esquire for the perpetual augmentation of the Curacy of Ellerton and eighty pounds of the said money was laid out in a purchase of land lying in the different parishes of Wheldrake and Eastrington by William Alder then Curate and the Feoffees appointed by the said Donor in or about the year one thousand six hundred and thiry two. The remaining twenty pounds reserved by the said Curate with this proviso that the said Curate of Ellerton and his successors should preach at Aughton as well as Ellerton for ever according to the custom of the said manor.


The Deeds belonging to the above named purchases are in the custody of Darcy Otley late Vicar of Aughton now or lately in the Isle of Wight. The Land in the Parish of Wheldrake consists at present of four closes lying together by estimation twelve acres in tillage. The fences are Quick Thorn bounded on the East by John Raimes ground on the West by Tabitha Plummer’s and let together with half an acre of land adjoining to Mr. Petche’s ground in the field East of the Town for the clear yearly rent of fourteen pounds. No Wood. The other land in the Parish of Eastrington consists of one close by estimation six acres in Tillage surrounded by a Quick Thorn Fence bounded by Gilberdyke Field on the East and bysandholme Lane and Suer Dyke on the West. A few oak and Ash Trees upon the same small and of little value. Twenty nine acres three roods and twenty five perches of common land inclosed by the consent of the Lord and Freeholders of the Manor of Ellerton in order to entitle the Church of Ellerton to the Bounty of Queen Anne (as by an Attested Copy of request made by William Store Curate and signed by the Lord and Freeholders annexed to this Terrier appears. Lays altogether. The Fences Quick Thorn bounds on the east by Latham Lordship on the West by Mr. Bridges land. Two more common Closes lying together called Stodder Ends containing nine acres in closes lying village bounded on the east by a place called Lund Bridge on the West by Mr fairfax’s ground fenced with Quickwood. Three other Common Closes lying altogether known by the name of Bracken Hills containing sixteen acres in tillage bounded on the East by Ellerton Common on the West by Ellerton Syke Field fenced with Quick Thorn.


Four hundred pounds of Queen Anne’s Bounty laid out in land at a place called Fogg Lane bounded on the South by land belonging to Aughton Church on the North, by the Causeway Lane on the East and West by Mr Worswick’s Land. Eight Debentures paid annually at the latter end of October by the Receiver General of Land Revenues at the Office of Woods &c. London, on presenting to him either by a Banker or any other person a proper receipt for the same, but a deduction of ten shillings poundage Debenture and Acquittance is always made, the sum received is four pounds sixteen shillings and eight pence.


No pension payable out of the Curacy nor custom established to the expense of the incumbent.

The customary Surplice fees are as follows – For a Marriage by License thirteen shillings and four pence, by banns five shillings. For an adult buried in the Church five shillings and four pence. For a Child in the Church three shillings. For a burial in the Church yard one shilling. For a Churching one shilling. For a certificate of Marriage two shillings and six pence and for a Grave Stone laid down in the Church yard ten shillings.


The Furniture of the Church are a Surplice and Cushion for the Pulpit, an Altar Cloth with a Linen Cloth and Napkin for the Communion. Two Bells. No Clock. A Font of Stone. A Silver Cup without inscription or any mark of weight upon it. A Flaggon and two Plates all Pewter. No Books excepting Bible and Prayer Book.


No money or lands in stock for any Repairs.

the Church is repaired at the joint expense of the Parish. The Chancel is repaired by the Lord of the Manor. The whole was rebuilt in the year 1847 And the Church yard surrounded by a brick wall which is repaired at the expense of the Parish.

The Clerk and Sexton’s wage’s by ancient custom


The above is a true Terrier, As Witness our hands


Wm Geo Wilkinson, Incumbent

Willm Knapton, Robert Nutt, Churchwardens

David Nutt

Robert Browne