From the Register
1578, June 27th (buried). – One man child brought upp in the towne which no man could show who ought him buried.
1586, May 16. – Elizabeth, the daughter of one Jackson of Selside. 1587, December 31.- A poore wenche Sandes daughter of Kirkland.
1587, Jan. 30. – One poore man yt died in Brigsteare, I could not learne his name because he was a stranger.
1608, Aug. 14. – John, ye sonne of Hugh Moore, a vagrant fellow.
1608, Jan. 7. – Richard Walton borne in Yorke, brought up in Martindall, printic at London, dyed Martin Sheperds of Natland.
1608, March 5. – Richard foster, a poore passenger who died by ye hieway.
1609, Aprill 15. – Willm. flattershy, servt. to Allan Gilpin of Hiegt., slaine with lightning.
1610, Nov. 28. – Willm,, which God sent us, a poore Ladd who dyed at Jeffery Crosbies in Hiegate.
1617, Aug. 23. – Thomas Walcam, a prisoner who was executed.
1622, Oct.25. – A poore old man, dyed att Old Earth.
1623, Octr. 23.– A man that was found dead in the fforest drowned.
1623, Dec.23. – A poor wenche called Alice.
1623, Feby. 19. – A woman found dead in the snow.
From the Churchwardens’ Books
1658. Paid to George Wilkinson (sexton), for keeping the belstrings lockt vpp in the Deske from jangling of boyes, 2s. 6d..
1662. Payd for Bent to Strawe in the High quire agst. Dr. Joseph came, 2d.
1664. At ye p-mptory day, being ye 18th day of October,1664, the generall meeting of the churchwardens, whose names are here under written, doth order that George Wilkinson shall keepe the clocks and chyme in Better order, and shall keepe swine out of the churchyard, and whip ye doggs out of the Church in time of Divine Service and Sermon, and remove the Dunghill and the Stable doore which opens into ye church yard before ye next p-mptory day, and reform all abuses belonging to his office, or else the churchwardens will make complaint, so that it shall be reformed by the ordinary. [Signed by 21 churchwardens.]
1679. It is ordered that touching Virmin-heads, such prices shall be paid by the Churchwardens as is hereafter pticularly Limited and sett downs, vizt.-A fox-head 12d., a brocke 6d., an otter 6d., a clean mart 4d,, a foul mart 2d., a wild catt 4d., a raven 2d. (if come to flying). Such Virmin-heads to be brought in wth the hairs or downe on, and the said heads to be brused and carryed to the Kentside and thrown into midle of the water.
1694. Jon. Lowes and Arthur Cowperthwaite the last year denyed to pay for ye Buriall of their Wifes in ye church, by reason yt they dyed in child-bed, alldging yt it was ye customs yt such should be buried in ye church free, whereupon they had notice to appears this 29th day of June, being a Peremptory to give their reason for so doing. And it being enquired before ye Vichar and Churchwardens they could bring no instance yt it had been ye customs in this prish. Therefore they are ordered to pay. Accordingly they do, as appears in ye accounts.