The Registers of the Parish of Askham in the County of Westmoreland, from 1566 to 1812

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Bemrose, 1904 - Registers of births, etc - 256 pages
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Page 223 - An Act for the better Preventing of Clandestine Marriages PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO ACT OF PARLIAMENT By JOSEPH Fox, Parish Clerk to the Honourable the House of Commons.
Page 223 - LONDON: Printed for JOSEPH Fox, Bookseller in Westminster Hall ; and BENJAMIN DOD, Bookseller to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, At the Bible and Key in Ave-Mary Lane, near St Paul's.
Page ix - Lowther; upon condition that he find one chaplain to celebrate mass for the soul of her father and her ancestors in the chapel of St Mary of Ascome...
Page ix - It has now been incorporated with the Hall and is used as a dairy, Dr. Taylor mentioning that the site was verified by the discovery of a piscina and a pointed arched doorway still to be seen on the south side ; and Machell refers to it in his MS. — "The chapple window has two lights with coloured glass of our Saviour an'l Virgin Mary.
Page vii - The Church yard, wherein there are no Monuments, is but ill fenced ; and the entrance into the Southern Door of the Church (seldom used but when they bring in a Corpse, or by some prescribers of Helton) is almost grown up. The walls are very low and crazy. In the quire the Communion Table is well rail'd in, and very decent.
Page vii - In the Quire the Communion-Table is well rail'd in and very decent. Both ye Lady Lonsdale (in whose hand the Impropriation is at present) and Mr Sandford, who sold the Tithes to the late Lord, have Seats here. Before the latter of these, in the Entrance into the Chancell, lyes a large Gravestone (under which was lately discover'da great lead Coffin) thus inscribed : HOHS DE CLAYWORTH.* The Womens seats in the Body of the Church (which wants whitening) are without Backs ; but those for the men well...
Page 168 - January y* lo"1 and 1 1"1 there happened the greatest fall of snow I ever remember ; the snow was so deep, that I could not go to Church, January the...
Page 184 - Be it remembered that when inducted into the Living I found the Parsonage House very inadequate for the Residence of the Vicar, I therefore built the Vicarage House upon the present Site, being more contiguous to the Church and highly advantageous with respect to situation, the expence of which amounted to the sum of Six Hundred and Eighty pounds which I laid out without receiving pecuniary aid from any quarter whatsoever. I also...
Page viii - Burn say : — The church is a small old building, with two little bells. Upon the timber in the body of the church...
Page 140 - Memorandum that in the year 1735 tne whole roof of the north side of the parish church of Askham was taken down and repaired at a very great expence and the tax was laid according to the Book of Rates, the lordship of Hilton paying equally and raising the like sum with the lordship of Askham for the defraying the expence of this repair. June the...

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