b'Rush Plantation. In 1814 a close of over 15 acres wasChurch Incomebought in Hutton Cranswick near Great Driffield for aThe Terriers show the source of revenue available total of 600. to the incumbent of Bishop Wilton. The second As the system of open fields came to an end, theearliest document, dated 1716, lists the small tithes Vicar was allotted fields in the various townships;and the traditional Easter offering of 2 pence from from 1770 there was a close at Youlthorpe of nearly 5all the communicants including those of Bolton and acres, and when Gowthorpe was enclosed in 1811,Youlthorpe, and the tithe paid by the Impropriator as 13 acres was assigned to the Vicarage of Bishopthe only income. By 1726 the charges of the various Wilton. Although Enclosure in Bishop Wilton itself tookceremonies performed by the Vicar are also listed. The place voluntarily in 1726 and by Act of Parliament incharge for a marriage is 2 shillings and sixpence; for 1772, the land which was allocated to the church ata burial 2 shillings; for churching 8 pence. By the last that time is not mentioned in the 1789 Terrier, in factdocument, 140 years later, the charges had increased not until the one in 1809 because of the lengthy gapto: marriage by banns 3 shillings and 6 pence (with between the two. Over 12 acres of Glebe land fencedbanns at 6 pence a time), marriage by licence 13 with quickwood was allocated, situated south ofshillings and 4 pence; burial service in the churchyard Braygate and bounded by Thorny Lane in the west.3 shillings and 6 pence, and 8 shillings and 4 pence in the chancel; churching 1 shilling and 6 pence. In Christian tradition churching of women wasThe Value of the Terriersthe ceremonial purification and blessing of a woman after her recovery from childbirth.Information has been gathered about the old The ceremony included thanksgiving forVicarage, the items that belonged to the church and the womans survival of childbirth, and wasits sources of income. Tracking information contained performed even when the child had beenin a series of comparable documents over an stillborn, or died unbaptized. It continued inextended period of nearly 200 years, also enables us Bishop Wilton into the 1970s. to mark changes, to watch traditions alter and evolve, and to understand more about the way of life in the village.BULLETIN 15 289'