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St Leonard's Church C. of E.
Please note that this is not an official church site, but part of the Thrybergh history site
Rev Janet French
14 Manor Farm Court
Rotherham S65 4NZ
2 Three Hills Close
Rotherham S65 4PH
Set in picturesque surroundings the Church of St. Leonard holds the traditional historic beauty of the area. In the times of the early Rectors the view from the Church towards Rotherham would have been magnificent to the eye. Sadly we can only imagine that view now. Thankfully the grounds of the Church have been well maintained judging by the photographs . When you look at the wonderful architecture of St. Leonard's and other Churches built at the time, you realize what a lack of character today's architecture holds.
French notable historian
Claude Husson who at this moment in time is writing a book on the diffusion
of St Leonard of Noblat's cult. Claude has done a large amount of research
into the subject and writes.
A Family festival was held on a Whit Sunday in memory of St. Leonard. Sir John also makes mention of the fact that the stone cross named Sir. Leonard's Cross which is still in the village today, was already defaced in the 1600's. The first mention of the Altar being dedicated to our Reresby saint is on a deed dated 1349.
In 1825 The Church is mentioned as follows:
THRIBERGH ST LEONARD
[ Rectory in Charge] Area 1, 290 acres Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake S. D.
Population 332 Church room 200 Net value 329 L
This anciently belonged to the Normanvilles and from them to the Reresby's
Patron John Fullerton esq.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at 6L. 13s. 4d: in the Kings books at 12L. 11s. 4d after deducting for Synodals 2s: and procurations 6s. 8d and in the Parliamentry survey vol xviii page 473 it is stated!
A Rectory 60L. per annum. Now as Dalton Parva lieth part in the parish of Rotherham and part in Thribergh, but nearer this parish by half a mile, we annex Dalton Parva to Thribergh.
Note: In 1818 the church room was returned sufficient for the then population of 272
An enclosure act was passed 37th Geo III. Dalton.
For the arms, monuments, crosses and lists of Rectors see Hunters South Yorkshire vol ii page 39: and for the arms and inscriptions see Bodleian MS No 5078 and mem. ib. 510.
A chantry is mentioned in the Valor Ecc.
8th November 1783 faculty to erect a gallery
The Glebe house which was built under a faculty dated 13th August 1750 is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1599
Elizabeth Finch's gift by will in 1760, Rent charge of 10L. 10s per annum for teaching ten poor children of the parish.
Hedges gift vide Adwick in the street the dividends on 100L three per cents are divided by the minister on St Thomas's day among the poor. Also the dividends on 600L like stock are paid to the Schoolmaster.
Vide 18th report page 637
[ Under research ]
1392 Adam Cotorell, Rector of Thrybergh
1520/21 Thomas Westby Rector: From [ Hunter 11 42 ]
"We first meet with this Rector on the 8th February 1520/21 when as a bachelor in decrees he was admitted to the rectory of Thribergh in Yorkshire, on presentation of Ralph Reresby Esq. He became Vicar of Tolleshunt Darcy in Essex in 1527 but resigned.
A Biographical Register of the University of Oxford, A.D.1501-1540 - Page
1583 :Edith=2nd husband, Anne, mar. = John Rev. Hy. Leadbeater, Rector ... Thrybergh, co. York; mar. 1603; living 1618 at Darton Lockwood 9 Feb.
1671 Rev. Robert Banks later became Rector of Conisbrough
Biographical Register of Christ's College, 1505-1905: And of the Earlier
...by John Peile, John Archibald Venn - 1913
A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and
...by John Burke - 1838
In the Rectory house at Thrybergh in 1881were his son
Granitte Leigh Bennitt age 8 born in Mansfield, Nottingham,
son Edward Leigh Bennitt age 7 born at Leamington, Warwick,
daughter Maude Leigh Bennitt age 5 born at Thrybergh,
daughter Mary Ellinor Leigh Bennitt age 4 born at Thrybergh,
son Harrold Grey Leigh Bennitt age 1born at Thrybergh,
Other Male Cecil Granitte age 4 born at Dartmoor, Devon.
The Rectory had several servants who were
Cowin Gills unmarried Male age 26 born at Prestan, Kent, the Gardener,
Mary Sargan unmarried Female age 20 born at Thrybergh, the Cook ,
Kate Cucke umarried Female age 21 born at Coleby, Lincoln, the Nurse,
Emm Cooknell unmarried Female age21 born at Bornbe, Warwick, England the Housemaid,
Zillah Cucke unmarried Female age 14 born at Coleby, Lincoln, the Nurse Maid
Rev Janet French Present
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