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belonging to the venerable Sir Joseph' however, suppose the College stood Banks, bart.
near the East end of the Church, Bollington. About a mile South where there are certainly many founof Wragby, now an hamlet to Goltho. dations, and a remarkable remnant The Abbey stood on a rising ground, of a brick building with ap arched close by a wood: a ruin remains, in' roof, like a bath. a plain stone wall about 14 feet high, Croyland. The venerable ‘ruin of and 20 long. The space of ground is Croyland is in the same precise state moated round, containing about six it was 20 years ago ; when Mr.
A mean-built farm-house, and Gough, with his friend Mr. Nichols, the stone wall above-mentioned, are visited and described the reinains, the only appearance of buildings on The North aile of the Abbey Church the spot. On the East side is a cir- is now the Parish Church. The Abocular moat, inclosing a small space hey and offices were situated on the of ground, with a pond in the middle, South side this building, on land bethe use of which is difficult to longing to Mr. Whitsid, and now grow. guess. The Abbey ground belongs ing hemp, Sept. 14, 1810. C. to a gentleman of the name of Hackett, lately purchased of Chapman, esq.
Whitkirk, neur Leeds, Hugworthington. Near Spilsby.
Sept. 1, 1810. The religious house here stood on a HA
AVING lately had occasion to sunny hill side, South of the village, look into the antient registers on land now the property of Lord of this parish, I was induced to exNewark. A plain stone-built end wall, amine the whole series from the year with two fire-places, one over the 1603, when they commence, as well as other, is all that remains of the build the Church wardens' accounts, which ing worthy of notice.
are preserved as far back as the year Haugh. Near Alford, on heatby 1653, and other parish records, ene wolds, now an extra-parochial place. tered in the saine book with those The lower part of the presi ut farın accounts. In the course of this reor inanor-house is of brick, and very search I was led to make some exantient in appearance. It
tracts, which may not be altogether high dry ground ; and is probably unacceptable, or at least may tend to part of the religious house called excite farther examinations of such Haugh. The Church, a small edi. old records as may be yet in existfice, contains several monuments and ence, and thereby furuish similar or memorials of the Boll family. The more curious information. The acestate belongs to some ladies of the counts of the Overseers of the Poor name of Horsfield. An avenue of 70 for the 'Township of Temple-Newsam, antient yew-trees is near the house. lying chiefly in this parish, are also pre
Torksey. This religious house served from the year 1663, and those of was situate on the East part of the the Constables for the same Township Village, in a place now called the from the year 1670; but I met with Abbey-yard. There is no building nothing sufficiently strikiog in either upon it, but a new-erected brick and of them, on a cursory survey, to draw tiled barn ; even the foundations have my attention. been so leveled down, that scarce The following is the list of the any vestige remains. The estate be- Vicars of this Parish as far as I have longs to sir Abraham Hume, bart. been able to make them out from the
Tattersall College. Situate on the notices that occur in these records, Eastside the Market-place, on the Richard Tharold, M.A. first occurs: back of a new-erected dwelling-house, buried 10th Dec. 1618. inhabited by Mr. Footit. What re Nathaniel Taylor, B.D. succeeded, mains of the College is a large brick inducted 8th May, 1619. and tiled building, now made use of He occurs iu 1623, but I do not as a malting. The walls are very find the register of his burial. thick, the door-cases and windows Christopher Rudston, M. A. buried are of stone, some arched, and 13th July, 1635. others with mullions, very antient. Charles Procter, M. A, succeeded, The building, and site thereof, be- inducted 30th Nov. 1635: ejected or longs to Earl Fortescue. Some people, resigned in 1661.
Richard Wright succeeded, inducted not appearing in this register, as these June 1661 : buried 14th Dec. 1674. entries occur during his incumbency,
Jonathan Dade succeeded, occurs and in connexion with the others ; 5th April 1675, buried 4th March, and as the name never occurs in the re1638–9.
gisters, at least within any reasonable Richard Hopkins succeeded, in time, before or after his incumbency. ducted 1st July 1689, buried 17th And as I find only one, the youngest, Feb. 1701-2.
of these children entered in the reJoha Ray succeeded, inducted 1702, gistry of Burials, I conclude that he buried 17th April, 1735.
went away with a wife and ten childDaniel Hopkins
buried sth ren living. It was only the preceding April, 1743.
Summer that he had been at the exPeter Simon succeeded, inducted pence of titting up the Vicar’s Pew May 1743, died 14th June 1779. in the Church, which does not seem
John Wilson, B. A. succeeded, in as if he was then contemplating his ducted Jan. 1780, died 27th July, removal. I annex the inemorial of 1785.
this transaction ; several others of Samuel Smalpage, M. A. succeeded, the like nature occurring in these reinducted 31st Dec. 1785 ; the pre- cords, by which the present title to sent incumbent.
many of the pews may be ascertained of most of these, little more is and established. noted in the records to which I refer,
“ Memorandum, That itt is agreed the than what is here put down ; but of 10th day of July, 1660, by the Vicar and one of them, wbo occurs in the most Churchwardens, whose names are undereventful period, Mr. Charles Procter, written, that that 'Stall or Pue in the more is recorded. The first thing Quire of the Parish Church of Whitkirke, that attracted my particular notice being the next to Mr. Nelthorpe's pue, with respect to him was, his witness which Mr. Procter built att bis Owne ing bis successor's reading himself in, charge, and wherein Mrs. Procter bath as appars from the following: always sit, shall belong to the present
aud succeeding Ministers' wives, reserving “ Memorandum, That the nine-and- only a seate in the said stall or pue for thirty Articles of Religion were publickely Katherin Dixon, the present Clarke's and distinctiy read, in the parish church
Wife, so long as shee shall live; the preof Whitkirke in the county of Yorke, by
sent and succeeding vicars keeping the Richard Wright, ricar of the said Church,
same in sufficient repaire, and in such upon the twenty-tbird day of June, in the
decent manner as becomes the house of thirteenth yeare of the raigne of our So
CHARLES PROCTER, veraigne Lord, Charles the Second, by
Ric. BoOTHE, the Grace of Gud, King of England, Scot.
John EAMONSON." land, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. Anno Domini 1661. In I have before hinted that the first testimony hereof, wee hereunto set our
impression upon my mind was, that hands. CHARLES PROCTER.
Mr. Procter was one of the Ejected Will. Dixon. [Parish Clerk.)” Ministers ; on which account, under Under the idea of his being one of the circumstances which I have menthe Ejected Ministers, I could not tioned, he would be entitled to sebut feel strongly interested for Mr. rious commiseration ; particularly if Procter on this occasion ; particu- bis removal were occasioned by larly when I found he was a inarried scruples of conscience, in declining man, and burthened with a large fa- the subscription to the Articles. Upon mily. Seven children I find regis a closer comparison of dates, howtered to Charles Procter, vicar, be- ever, I am willing to hope that he tween the years 1618 and 1658, both might be preferred to another benen inclusive ; and I also find myself fice, as the operation of the Parlia. under the necessity of fathering four mentary procecdings would of course olher children upon him, registered bave ceased long before the year
folto Charles Prockter, with a trifling lowing the Restoration of Charles II. variation of the spelling, and without and the date of his successor's reading the addition of vicar, between the himself in was about one year and year's 1639 and 1645 inclusive; as two months prior to St. Bartholothere is no direct evidence to the mew's day, when by the Act of Unicontrary, the da!e of his marriage formity, 14 Charles II. about 2000 of
the Clergy, according to Hume, were July 3d, 1670. Given then by the deprived of their livings.
neighbours to a poor lame itinerary, one In the Churchwardens' Accounts I
Mr. Walker, who then preached here,
and after the sermon stood in the midle find the following entries :
ile to receive the people's charity, which “ 1653. Given to Mr. Procter towards was 9s, 3d. the providing a dinner for the Ministers November 20th, 1670. Given then in upon the Exercise day, 5s.
the midle ile of the church by the neigh1654. Charges upon the Ministers on bours to a poore mendicant itinerary lame the Exercise day, 6s.
priest, one Mr. Walker, who had preached 1659. Charges att a meeting att Whit here the 3d of July 70, and preached kirke of severall neighbours, in consulting again this day, the summe of 3s. 6d. about the returne of an auswer to a war July 30th, 1671. Given then in the rant from the Sheriffe about Ejected Mi- midle ile of the church by the neighnisters, 4s. 6d.
bours to the aforenamed Mr. Walker, tho Mr. Procter, and Francis Dawson's mendicant itinerary lame ministér, who charges, in going to York about the same had been liere severall times before, and businesse, 5s. 2d.
did then preach, the summe of 6s. 3d. Given to Mr. Procter by consent of the Parishioners, for going to Yorke, and his
Yours, &c. paines about the same, 5s."
London, Dec. 13. From one article in these accounts The evil of the present Lincolnshire after his resignation or attained a height at once alarming ejectment, viz.
and disastrous, and being pregnant “ 1662. Edward Butterfield's charges with imminent danger to the comin going into Lincolnshire, to speake with monwealth, every character converMr. Procter about Mr. Askwith’s le sant in matters of finance, and the po.
litical world in particular, are beof the distresses of the Ejected hoved, by the manifest existence of Clergy at this period, some at least the fact, maturely to deliberate of the following entries are melan- thereon, and to suggest any appacholy instances :
rently efficient mode for the removal 5 1667. Given to a poore old Minister
of this primary cause of general diswho preached here June 2nd, 3s. 6d.
tress, this source of a series of pa. Charges at severall times upon severall
tional misfortunes, and principal Ministers that preached bere, 3s. 6d.
measure, by which the Government 1668. Charges upon Mr. Bennington may, in regard to the prosperity, and some friends of his when hee preached strength, and true interests of the here att Christmasse, 2s. 2d,
Country, be misled. Impressed with Bestowed in ale upon a poore preacher the great importance and magnitude that preached here, 6d.
of the subject, I shall venture (al1669. Given to a poore Minister who though in a great measure destitute preached here at the Church April 25, 5s. Bestowed on him in ale, 4d.
of the qualities of a Fipancier or a February 13, 1669. Collected then by tained facts,
Politician), after stating a few ascerthe Churchwardens in the Church upon a
to offer some material testimoniall, and at the request of the observations; and hope, that should Lord Bishop of Yorke, for one Mr. Wilmut, any thing of an incongruous or india poore Minister, the, summe of 8s. 4d. gested nature appear in my view of
May 16, 1675. Collected then in the the case, I may have the advantage Church, upon a Lettre of Request brought of the concise and limited manner in by Mr. Francis Fowler, of Bungay in the which your Publication obliges me to County of Suffolke, a poore distressed Mi treat it. My design is simply to call nister, which was given to him May 17, the attention of your readers to the 1675, 5s. "id. ob."
subject; and, in doing that, my end But the most affecting instances is answered. are those which follow:
It has, Sir, recently been demonApril 10th, 1670. Given then by the
strated by a gentleman intimately acneighbours to a poore mendicant Minisa quainted, as well with financial conter, one Mr. John Rhodes, who then
cerus, as with all the arcana of office, preached here, and after sermon stood in and official circumstances, that “ the the midle ile to receive the charity of difference between £46. 148. Bd. and the people, the summe of 12s. 3d. €56. (that is to say, the difference
between the legal value of a pound, conviction that we cannot look to or 12 ozs. of gold, and its present our manufactures as the real cause value in Paper Currency), is the mea of the increase. Let us but cast our sure of the depreciation of Paper;" eyes around, let us view all the miand observes, " that it is the measure nutiæ of the commercial system, and of that depreciation, as well with re we shall be satisfied that no perceptispect to gold, the universal equiva- ble extraordinary demand was made, lent, as to every other commodity." nor no new inducement for smuggling Assuming, therefore, this demonstra or contraband of war was created; tion as the criterion, the present de our commercial relations were much preciation is about £19. 178. or near on the same footing, and were con€20 per cent. (I say the present, be- ducted on the same principles ! There cause by the óatural operatiou of the could not therefore be any alteration existing order of things, it must in- in these respects. I am ready to adcrease, and will continue to do so mit that the industry and labour of until the cause is completely eradi our manufacturers are truly great, cated), a circumstance which has and that the enterprising genius of thrown a new light on all revenue, Brilish mercbants is ever watchful for commercial, and manufacturing con- expedients; yet physical impossibi. cerns; and, by an application of the lities will of course have their own rules and degrees of proportion, we weight, and obvious truths will of are furnished with the true key of course remove delusion. Can it be prosperity. It is conclusive that the imagined that a far greater exportafluctuations of the circulating me tion of woollen manufacture's took dium must, relevantly, and immedi- place in 1809 than in 1802, a year ia ately, govern the foreign exchange, which we were at peace, and trading the mercantile negotiations, and the with every trading nation in the globe? prices of most commodities; and, ge- Can it be imagined that in consenerally, it has a more or less influence quence of our trading in 1809 with on every act or thing in any wise con such a comparatively minute part of nected with the welfare oi the Coun- the globe, and consequently the detry. A depreciation is an evil the mands bearing no proportion to what more to be dreaded, as it creeps upon they were in 1802, that nevertheless us in a gradual and imperceptible our manufactures increased to an exmanner; and although it is known to tent almost incredible? If we recolact, and to act magisterially and with lect that, with the exception of our decision, yet it is comparatively but colonies, Portugal, Sweden, Sicily, little heeded, and, until the late re and a portion of Spain, we, at the peport of the Bullion Coinmittee, passed riod of the return referred to, held no almost upregarded.
intercourse but that of stealth, no We have been told that the export trade but that of contrabaud, we trade rapidly increases ; that in the last shall be fully satisfied of the fallacy year the amount of the woollen ma of attributing the increase of the remufacturés exported was £5,416,151, turn to the increase of the exportaexceeding by £562,152 that of the tion. Weighing, therefore, these cirpreceding year! If this immense ex cumstances, with the demonstration of portation is attributable (for so the the £ 20. per cent. depreciation, likeReport ipfe s) to the manufactures wise with the consequent high price exported, without any reference to of each article by which the manufacthe Paper medium, we must doubt tures are produced, and with the very less conclude that the country is in a high wages of artizans and workmen most flourishing condition; but, after of all descriptions, we cannot be at a the very able exposition given us by loss to devise the true origin of the the gentleman alluded to, it is utterly augmented amount of our commerimpossible to entertain any such idea. cial returus. Perhaps if I were to Supposing, however, for a moment speculate on the progressive aonual that the high amount of the returns advancements, and calculate the grawere not to be attributed to the fluc dual depression of Paper Money, I tuations of the Paper Currency: to might discover, that the declared anwhat they can we attribute it?' The nual increase is, in point of fact, an fact of the very limited extent of the annual depreciation of the circulating demands would of itself afford ample medium, iu a ratio of little more or
İess than the annual advancement. forestall and monopolize? It is some
In 1307 some papers were laid be what consolatory to reflect, that those fore Parliament, which were after who are the primary cause of the dewards printed, and in wbich it was preciation, and reap a present gain, stated,' as the result of ascertained must in the end pay the deficiency ; facts, that wages since 1700 had ad and perhaps, if it were not for the vanced £39. 78. ld, per cent,; and mischief it causes in leading the world, that the price of provisions had ad and the Government in particular, to yanced, in the same time, £84. Ss. 2d. believe that the export of our manu
To what but the immense factures is annually increasing, and and incalculable amount of Paper cir- that to an amazing amount, when in culating in the world can we ascribe reality it is nothing more than a fall these calamitous evils ? What, but in the value of money, and also the, the unlimited discounts of the Bank, advancement it creates in the prices giving life and energy to a swarm of of all articles whatsoever, it were. jobbers and speculators; their unre better to leave this trading company strained issues, mregulated by an al. to the pursuit of their plans, and lusion to the Bullion and Coin, and await the blow which may sunite them proper securities, in their coffers; so severely as to level them with the and the fictitious capital thus float dust. ing, and enhancing by ils plenitude The cause and multiplicity of bank, every commodity its eyes are cast on? rupicies is another point to which I If a period is not put to such prac- beg to call your attention. In a getices, it is to be expected (although neral sense, they are a considerable beby the shutting of the Swedish poris nefit to the Country ; a partial evil, the calls for our nianufactures are but a general good: they are the still more limited than they were in proofs of the disappointment and con1809) that the returns for the current fusion of speculators; they are the year will far exceed that of its prede- failures of men, who, as far as in cessor! By the mode of the Bank them lies, have aimed at some ens discounts, à merchant, or body of grossment, meditated some foresialmerchants, disposed to speculate or ment, or contemplated the disposal, engross an article likely to advance at an advanced price, of some necesin price, may, by sending their own, sary commodity; they are the rea; bills or paper (together with such as source of men, who, by a tolal disre. the credit of their namne, or their in- gard of repule, and an abuse of pub-: fiuence, can obtain from their friends) lic confidence, have plunged into ba-; at different but close periods, into the zard, and staked every thing their Bank, get the whole discounted (that credit can hy any possible means obis to say, get the currency of the tain, to accomplish their sole and, realm in exchange for them); and, selfish view of enriching themselves by applying the produce to the buy- (although it musí of necessity be acing-up (to make use of a well-under- complished at the expence of the in-, stood phrase) of that article, cause an terest of their Country, and of nume inconceivable advancement in its price, berless individuals), and being disapand consequently a reduction in the pointed in such their landable endeavalue of Paper, and a long train of yours, are .reduced to the extremity attending miseries and evils. This of appealing to the bankrupt laws virtual encouragement of the most. (laws which are wisely ordained for base aod infamous of practices, this the protection of the honest trader, boundless issue of the legal currency, and ior his amelioration when, by undo they not, by throwing an immcu foreseen misfortunes, he is involved in sity of that currency into circulation, embarrassmeut and difficulty) for renot only cause and accelerate its de- liet; and, fursooth, to become bankpreciation ; but may it not ultimately rupt, and be exempted from any peendanger the very existence of the nalty whatever! In justice to the state? Do they not encourage and community at large, and as a prefurther the views of that swarm ventive againsi such malpractices, a of locusts which prey on the very vi distinction should be made in bank. tals of industry? Do they not en ruptcy; those failures which have hance the prices of the necessaries of arisen from a fall in the articles in life, by holding out an inducement to which the bankrupt dealt, from bad