THE STORYS OF KIRKLINTON AND BRANCHES.
IN THE BURGH BARONY ADMITTANCES, I738-I759, IS THIS ENTRY (p. 25).
1740. - October 17th, the Rev. Mr. John Story, heir to Mr. Thomas Story, his father.
The Rev. John Story, M.A., of Dalston, entered Queen's College, Oxford; date of institution, April 3rd, 1731; Bishop, Dr. Law.
The Rev. John Story was transferred from the neighbouring parish of Thursby on April 3rd, 1731, to fill the place of the Rev. William Nicholson.
In the Burgh Barony Admittances, 1738 to 1759, mention is made of the Rev. Mr. John Story, heir to Mr. Thomas Story, his father, Burgh, Oct. 17th, 1740.
The Dalston Registers inform us of Mr. Story's death thus:-1776. The Rev. John Story, forty-five years vicar of Dalston, aged 86, September 12th. (Born 1690).
On the death of Mr. Story, his successor to the living of Dalston was the celebrated William Paley, afterwards Archdeacon of Carlisle. Mr. Paley entered upon the living on the 2nd December, 1776.
MANOR OF BURGH.At this court came the Rev. Mr. John Story (mentioned in Bishop Nicholson's Diary, pp. 28-29, Transactions, Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian Society, vol. I.), and took of the Lord of the said manor, by the demise of his aforesaid steward, all that parcel of land called Mill Moor, lying at Kirk Bampton, in the manor of Burgh, with all appurtenances thereto, belonging of the ancient yearly Customary Rent of One Shilling, and now in the Lord's Hands, to be demised upon the decease of Mr. Thomas Story, father of the said Mr. John Story, and whose only son, the said Mr. John Story, is to have and to hold the said premises, with the appurtenances unto the said John Story, for the term of the life of the said Lord and the life of him, the said John Story, jointly according to the custom of the said manor, yielding, paying and performing therefore unto the said Lord, at the days and times accustomed, all such rents, fines, dues, duties and services as are due and payable to him out of the said premises, and the said John Story, having paid to the said Lord, as a fine for this admission, the sum of twenty shillings, is accordingly as aforesaid admitted tenant (p. 25).