Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.
The place: RASKELF. Church dedication: ST. MARY.
Bulmer wapentake. -Population, 459, vide Easingwold ; Chapel-room,. 230 *1; Net value, vide Easingwold.
Patron and impropriator, the Bishop of Chester.
Valued in 1707, at £8; and in 1818, at £140 per annum.
Augmented in 1744, with £200; and in 1765, with £200 -both by lot.
An Inclosure Act was passed 4th and 5th Wm. IV.
The glebe house was returned in 1818 as unfit for residence, being " only a small cottage ;" and was returned " unfit," in 1834.
The Register Books commence in 1747, but apparently deficient from 1773-1812. -Vide transcripts at York.
Foster's charity, vide Easingwold. The proportion due to this township is £6. 13s. per annum.
Poor's Land. A close, containing five acres, purchased with a legacy of £100, bequeathed by William Jackson. Half the rent is distributed by the minister and churchwardens, in bread and money, among poor people at Christmas, and the other half is paid to a schoolmaster, for teaching five poor boys or girls to read. A close of land, containing about two acres, was purchased in 1741 with township money, and the rent is distributed by the churchwardens and overseers of the poor in bread every Sunday. At the time of the Report, it was proposed to fell about thirty pounds' worth of timber, and invest the amount.
rent charge. 5s. per annum, out of land at Dishforth, the property of Francis Barmby ; when or by whom given is unknown, but it is regularly paid every Whitsuntide.
Poor's Money. This consists of a sum of £20, composed of a legacy of £10, bequeathed by Isabel Jackson, and £10, arising from sale of timber from the poor's land. A child is taught to read, in addition to the five taught out of the rent of the poor's land; and 4s. is given in bread. -Vide 6th Report, page 597.
Post town: Easingwold.
Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Raschel), page 26. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 31. Gentleman's Magazine, vol. xc. page 390.
*1 In 1818, the return was 378.
George Lawton in 1842..
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