Licences of schoolmasters, 1776-1791. PE58/T62
“John Thomas Ball Master of Arts Vicar General and Official Principal of the most Reverent father in God William by divine providence Lord Archbishop of York Primate of England and Metropolitan lawfully authorized To all Christian People to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye That upon the Day of the Date here of Thomas Smith of Nafferton in the County and Diocese of York a literate person in Order to be Licenced to Teach the free Petit or English School at Nafferton aforesaid Personally appeared before the Reverened Edward Willan Clerk our lawful Surrogate and voluntarily and freely Subscribed to the last Clause of the Declaration or Acknowledgement mentioned in the Act of Uniformity made in the fourteenth year of the Reign of King Charles the Second in these Words following, to wit
I Thomas Smith do declare that I will confirm to the Liturgy of the Church of England as it is now by Law established.
In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our office ot be put hereto this Eleventh Day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one.
Signed Joseph Buckle, Deputy Register.”
“Joseph Banks Batchelor of Law Vicar General and official principal of the Most Reverent Father in God Robert by divine providence Lord Archbishop of York Primate of England and Metropolitan lawfully Authorized To our well beloved in Christ John Broumton the Yonger of Nafferton in the County and Diocese of York Greeting having had Suffieint Testimony of your Ability Good life and Conversation as appears by a Certificate to the Effect aforesaid we hav thought good and do by these presents Licence and authorize you to teach the petit or English Free School at Nafferton aforesaid upon the Nomination of William Paul of Great Driffield in the said County of York Esquire (Trustees for the said free School of Nafferton aforesaid in pursuance of the will of John Baron late of Bridlington in the said County of York Yeoman (Deceased) so long as you shall honestly and Carefully demean yourself or until you be otherwise commanded by Sufficient Authority Given under the Seal of our said Office the Twenty ninth day of October in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Seventy Six.
Fr. Wright, Deputy Register”
“Joseph Banks Batchelor of Laws Vicar General and official Principal of the most Reverend Father in God William by Divine Providence Lord Archbishop of York Primate of England and lawfully authorized to all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come Greeting know ye that upon the Day of the date hereof Thomas Johnson of Nafferton in the Diocese of York in order to be Licenced to teach the petit or English School at Nafferton aforesaid … personally appeared before the Reverend Richard Forrest Clerk … Surrogate … and Voluntarily and freely made and Subscribed the last Clause of the Declaration or acknowledgment mentioned in the act of uniformity made in the fourteenth year of King Charles the Second in these words following, to wit,
I Thomas Johnson do Declare that I will conform to the Liturgy of the Church of England as it is now by law Established. (Signed Thos. Johnson)
In Witness whereof We have put the Seal of our Consistory Court of York the twenty first Day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty one.
Edwd Clough, Proctor
Fra. Wright, Deputy Register
R. Forrest, Surrogate”